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27 July 2008

Vista vs XP--The 10 resons to go wid xp!!

Its been quite a while that I had a post here. So folks here I am-back again with yet another Interesting post. >And the reason behind the post is quite strange.. I was asked to find the features of Vista{By my teacher :) } and I end up bringing about 10 striking reasons why people are quite content with XP though there is this latest version available.So lets digg deeper into the post..

1.Security
From a security standpoint, there's just not a lot to compel XP shops to upgrade. Many of the issues addressed by Vista have already been resolved under Windows XP using in-house applications or third-party tools.[ read more...]

2.Manageability
Moving to Vista provides little or no ROI from a systems management perspective. Yes, the new image-based installation model is a welcome addition. However, the lack of significant innovation in other areas makes Vista's management story less than compelling.[read more...]

3.Reliability
There is little or no clamor in the Windows XP community for better stability or reliability. Windows XP is a mature, stable OS with a well-known list of weaknesses and corresponding work-arounds. On paper, Vista brings a better foundation, but in practice, it addresses problems that most customers weren't aware even existed, let alone needed fixing.[read more...]

4.Usability
Change, for change's sake, is never a good idea. And while you can understand Microsoft's desire to refresh the Windows UI (all those Mac OS X screen shots look so much prettier than XP), Vista's designers seem to have cut off their nose to spite their face. Regardless, the usability "improvements" in Vista are unlikely to make IT's list of compelling reasons to move away from XP anytime soon.[read more...]

5.Performance
Would you rather throw new hardware cycles at offsetting Microsoft's code bloat and voracious appetite for CPU bandwidth, or at a tangible, measurable improvement in application throughput and user productivity? Enough said[read more...]

6.Hard ware Compatibility
When's the last time you worried about driver support under Windows XP? With an installed base into the hundreds of millions, chances are you'll still be finding XP drivers long after Vista's grandchildren are being put out to pasture.[read more...]

7.Microsoft Software Compatibility
Windows XP is still, and likely will remain for some time, the compatibility bar for new Microsoft applications. If and when Microsoft attempts to create an exclusive Vista tie-in, the company will need to articulate some valid technical reason – one that stands up to scrutiny from the IT community – for not supporting Windows XP.[read more...]

8.Third-Party Software Compatibility
ISVs go where the money is, and right now that's still the generic Win32 API (plus MFC/ATL) running on the range of Windows platforms. The only exceptions to this rule are tools or utilities that target Vista-specific functions such as the new boot loader and sidebar widgets. The risk of missing out on important third-party application functionality by sticking with Windows XP is next to nil.[read more...]

9.Developer Tools Support
With most developers still targeting the Win32 API, and with virtually the entire .Net Framework 3.0 functionality back-ported to XP, there's simply no compelling reason to base your IDE on Windows Vista.[read more...]

10.Future Proofing
If ever there were an opportunity to skip a Windows upgrade cycle, the XP-to-Vista transition is it. XP may be showing its age, but its age is mainly skin deep: The new challenger is flashy, but also slower and heavier, and it lacks a killer combination of compelling features needed to unseat XP.[read more...]

Original post by Randall C. Kennedy of Infoworld and brought to you by $n$


2 comments:

Atul July 28, 2008 at 1:15 PM  

and third party software are not available yet. And support for popular games and hardwares are also not available. Vista is surely a better bet but it will take at least one more year to become deserving for being installed on your PC.


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Ravon August 1, 2008 at 11:12 AM  

Right now I am using Vista, and yeah, there are still a lot of issues. But like most Windows OS, there are service packs and plenty of updates to improve the OS after its release.

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