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5.2 out of 10

Microsoft Windows Vista Home Basic

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Overall 7

Windows Vista Home Basic

26 May 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.
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Overall 8
Value for money 5
Features 10
Ease of use 8

Microsoft Windows Vista

PC Pro
18 January 2007
  • 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.
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Overall 8

Microsoft Windows Vista review

18 January 2007
  • Excerpt: Window's XP's replacement is finally here. We delve deep into the new OS to see if it's worth upgrading?
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