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To XP or to Vista, that is the question; whether it is nobler to suffer without
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Oct 16, 2007, 04:39 PM
 
I am a long time Mac user getting ready to purchase a Mac Book Pro with the release of Leopard. I am interested in installing windows on this machine mainly so that I can use it with a GPS device that does not work very good on a mac. Does any one have a recommendation as to which version of windows (XP or Vista) is right for a Mac person who is easily irritated any time I have to use a windows machine.

....To xp or to vista, that is the question; whether it is nobler to suffer without
     
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Oct 16, 2007, 04:50 PM
 
Vista is pretty but hogs resources and doesn't bring much more than a pretty face to the table. XP has been kept up as a very capable, very stable, and very secure OS. And XP is loads cheaper! There's little about the XP interface to really annoy you, and if it's just for a few apps, XP won't suck up everything in the computer and leave you hanging. That's how I'd go.

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Oct 16, 2007, 05:00 PM
 
For the use you specified definitely go with XP. Device support is spotty in Vista.
     
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Oct 16, 2007, 05:13 PM
 
Thanks, it seems pretty clear, from what your saying, it seems Vista is not there yet. Who wants a slow computer and If device support is spotty, then vista doesn't make any sense.
     
   
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