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Difference Between Windows Vista And Windows XP?


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RockyIV

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I may look stupid by asking this question but I have no idea about the new Windoes Vista!I read some of the forums relating to Windoes Vista, but that doesn't actually answer my question!Well my question is what is the difference between Vista and XP?
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To be honest, microsoft hasn't done much in the four year interval between the initial windows xp and windows vista
But security is one dramatic add on, especially as the days where there is a growing number of hackers and malware
We may have already had a taste of this if you downloaded windows xp sp2, which has generally the same security features in windows vista, for example the firewall, although windows vista's firewall is now able to monitor both inbound and outbound traffic
If you would like more features be sure to check out the official window vista features

http://www.microsoft...staBeta1FS.mspx
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Thanks for the info!
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The major Differences between Windows Xp & Vista are :


Windows Vista & Windows XP

1. Bitlocker Option available Windows XP has . No Bitlocker option
- Bitlocker drive encryption,
Bitlocker on volume
Prevents hard drive from hackers

2. Windows Vista has Windows Defender tool Windows XP has No Windows Defender tool available
- prevents from spyware & unwanted
S/W installing on computer

3. Windows Vista has Parental control Feature Windows XP has No Parental control Feature
- This option enables parents to restrict
Children’s which sites, games .software
to use & not
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Your wrong about Windows Defender being Vista exclusive. Windows Defender is available off of the Microsoft site for Windwos XP SP2.
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The major Differences between Windows Xp & Vista are :


Windows Vista & Windows XP

1. Bitlocker Option available Windows XP has . No Bitlocker option
- Bitlocker drive encryption,
Bitlocker on volume
Prevents hard drive from hackers

This is true, BitLocker ™ is a new feature exclusive to the Microsoft OS's after Server 2003, meaning Windows Vista, Windows Home Server and Windows Server 2008 include Bitlocker.

2. Windows Vista has Windows Defender tool Windows XP has No Windows Defender tool available
- prevents from spyware & unwanted
S/W installing on computer

This is incorrect.
Windows Defender was origional designed, tested and created for Windows XP, and was named Windows Antispyware until the second beta, when it was renamed Windows Defender.
It can be found HERE, for both Windows XP and Windows XP 64-bit, as well as Server 2003 (if you need it?)

All versions of Windows Vista ship with Windows Defender

3. Windows Vista has Parental control Feature Windows XP has No Parental control Feature
- This option enables parents to restrict
Children’s which sites, games .software
to use & not

This is true.

Some additional new features of Windows Vista are mainly what people have been griping about for years. Updated looks, better support for the disabled (larger icon options, system wide font size change, etc.), SECURITY SECURITY SECURITY (Steve Balmer 'Developers' anyone?), and more. But its not just for the average person, Windows Vista also has an updated Directx which will allow games to become much smaller filesize, yet have much better quality to them. And thats a very very small portion of the new features I've metioned.

What specifically are you planning to use Vista for? Home, work, etc?
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:) so i'm going to be buying a laptop soon and most of them at the store are vista and everyone tells me that i shouldn't buy vista- that xp is so much better. is there any difference besides the security? i'm not buying a laptop for games- i'm getting it for college and downloading music to an i-pod. should i even be worried about which one it is?
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How many people who say this are actually knowledgeable about computers? I get this at work every day and think that it's a load of baloney.

But, forget XP and Vista. On 26 June 2009 stores will start selling Vista PC's with upgrade privileges to Windows 7 (the next version of Windows). On 22 October 2009 Windows 7 will actually go on sale to the public. If you can wait that long, then go for Windows 7 and forget the others.
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the ppl who told me were my college professor for computer class and the IT majors in my class

so if i'm planning on buying a laptop in july i should look for a vista pc?
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Hey college student,yes wait a bit so you will be eligible for Windows 7 upgrade.Check this article for more info:

http://www.pcworld.c...tml?tk=rss_news
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Ahhh!!! Opinions are like...., everyone's got one!
IMO I.T. isn't the same thing as working as a technician.

I had an IT section who worked for me in Germany in the late 1990's.
My supply sergeant and his assistant's had just spent 3 weeks entering all the supply information in a new database on their system (Win95) when it crashed.
IT's solution was to format and reinstall (losing everything).
As the boss, I was called in. I launched Win95 from the command line and they were able to recover their stuff.

The point to this is that everyone has their own areas of emphasis - and this affects their opinions of the available technology. As a Connect member, I was involved in the early stages of beta testing Vista and found it to be a great OS. More robust than XP and the problem solving tools had much greater capabilities. Windows XP has been around so long that most people are very comfortable with it and it's abilities.

There were issues with Vista before SP1 came out, but IMO most of them were due to poorly written software being used on it. For example, the other day I had a customer come in who was getting BSOD's on their brand new Vista laptop. He swore he hadn't done anything to it. It turns out that he'd installed the 32 bit version of iTunes (and he had a 64 bit OS) - so the drivers for his iPod would cause BSOD's. 32 bit iTunes should never have allowed itself to install on a 64 bit OS, and the customer should have checked the system requirements before installing it.

I'd get the Vista system as long as it comes with a certificate for a Win7 upgrade (after June 26). While Vista is different from XP, most of the "glitches" have been worked out in SP1 and SP2. And you can use the Vista system for a short bit while waiting for Win7.
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People, who don't like Vista fall mostly in these categories:
1. 49% - seen Vista computer in the movie, or for 5 minutes at neighbour's house.
2. 49% - used Vista on a machine not meeting Vista requirements (don't get confused by "so called" requirements listed at Microsoft page)
3. 2% - others (for whatever reason)
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Hi folks. I've read a few articles on this site, and there is generally good info here. But I just HAD to register to address this thread.

I test drive all operating systems. You name it, and I've driven it, or at least tried to.

Initially, Vista was most definitely a DOWNGRADE from XP. It remains a rather expensive investment, for little in return.

Windows 7 addresses all the problems that Vista brought to the table, and makes actual improvements to Vista. IMHO, Win7 is everything that XP ever was, plus more. Best of all - CHECK THE PRICES!! Windows 7 is selling for less money than Vista.

The college student who needs a new laptop should most definitely get a Windows 7 machine. Vista is already 2 years old, and it WILL NOT have the life expectancy of Windows 7 (read "support", not only updates and patches from MS, but drivers as well)

Windows 7 has been more carefully crafted, in almost all respects. Windows 7 is going to be Microsoft's workhorse for the next several years. You can expect that a new Windows 7 computer will be fully supported until the year 2020 or later. Vista? You'll be doing real good to find serious support after 2012, IMHO.

Now, don't get me wrong - I don't much like Microsoft, nor do I much like Windows in general. My BEST advice would be to switch over to something like Ubuntu, install VirtualBox, and run essential Windows apps from a virtual machine.

But, I'm a realist, and I know that most people are going to use Windows. At the least, get the version that really does work best, and will be supported as far into the future as possible.

Taken as a whole, Vista was an abortion. Windows 7, on the other hand, is the baby that survived.
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Aren't you the rapper? :)
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