Reviews and Problems with Microsoft Windows Vista Home Basic
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Windows Vista Home Basic
7 July 2007
Summary: Windows Vista Home Basic is essentially warmed-over Windows XP, Windows XP SP3. If you're currently happy with Windows XP SP2, we see no compelling reason to upgrade. On the other hand, if you need a new computer right now, Windows Vista is stable enough for everyday use.
Pros: Windows Vista Home Basic does improve some features within Windows XP; fewer system crashes than Windows XP; and Windows Vista offers better built-in support options.
Cons: Windows Vista Home Basic does not put Search on the desktop (it's buried within applications, within the Start Menu); no Aero graphics system in Home Basic; no new software yet written exclusively for Windows Vista; optimized only for the Microsoft Windows ecosystem (for example, RSS feeds from IE7 get preferential treatment); and little reason to leave Windows XP.
Excerpt: Many years in the Making, Vista has now been our for a couple of months in its final retail form. We take a concise look at Microsoft's new OS, uncover some bugs and give it a thorough shakedown. Is Vista ready to take over from XP as your PC's......
Conclusion: So this has been my experience with Windows Vista, “so far”. I recently tried upgrading from XP x86 to Vista x86 (you can check out ActiveWin’s visual tutorial here ) , Quote: “Installation in Vista is a very straightforward experience, its almost unattended; you only need to be at the computer during the initial phase of set up and the Out of Box Experience page.
Pros: Better Security/Backup/management, Simpler Interface, Better Integrated Search & Organization, Attractive Interface, Strong Set of built in applications, Strong hardware support, Straightforward Installation
Cons: Confusing Networking, Installation not customizable, Aero Graphics stressful on system, Some aspects of the interface not customizable, Defragmentation component too limited, No built in partitioning Tools, Too many Control Panel Applets in Classic View (take a que from Mac OS X's System Preferences), Windows Experience Index is too misleading, No significant value to consumer over other editions, Too many dialogs still exist (LAN Connection, System Properties, Person...
Conclusion: It's by no means perfect, but the improved security, search and look-and-feel make Vista an obvious upgrade for anyone whose hardware will support it. But only if you can afford the high price.
Excerpt: Microsoft verspricht bei Windows 7 hohe Performance und verbesserte Energiesparfunktionen. Wir überprüfen die Behauptung und vergleichen Rechenleistung und Effizienz von Windows 7, Windows Vista SP2 und Windows XP SP3 auf drei aktuellen PC-Plattformen.