I have no firewall, no AV, no antispyware etc on my computer, and I haven't in the last 8 years I've been using the Internet. No virii, no spyware, no problems at all. Big virus breakouts can all generally be traced back to one common cause: stupidity. Seriously, amazinglyhotlesbiansxxx.jpg.exe? Just think about it.Lawofthesnake wrote: XP: I have never had a good experince with this system ever since that virus that reset it every thirty seconds. With XP you have to set up virus protection, firewalls, spyware protections, and do regular scans to protect the system which can often cause strain on the resources.
Due to an entire lack of strange processes or behaviour, and the scans I'm forced to run whenever my uni decides to lock everyone out of the network without the above software?Lawofthesnake wrote: If you don't have any of those things how can you be sure none of those things exist on your computer?
CiDhed wrote: Vista looks like OS 10.4 but runs like *beep* unless you have a damn powerful machine.
I jsut fail to understand why a leader in OS development can not get it right? They spent what? 5 years on vista?
AdamR wrote: Also, we can be very glad for Microsoft requiring such high requirements for each OS release as it's one of the only ways to force technology forward.
CiDhed wrote: What is stopping vista from performing well on a P3 1.2ghz with 512 megs of ram?
Gud wrote: Yes. Or maybe we should use the extra cpu cycles for something useful instead of Vista bloat. Seriously, do you honestly believe that it's bloated software that is driving technology forward?
Lawofthesnake wrote: I think the hardware specs would be fine if it didn't cost so much to buy a windows vista machine. come on it's making os x macs cheaper than vista pcs :/
Lawofthesnake wrote: For new users to macs espically those looking for the highest end of Vista compared to a mac system its going to be much cheaper however linux will always be cheapest.
AdamR wrote: Then I really don't understand how Vista runs more than twice as fast than XP or 2000 on the same hardware (provided it's relatively new). Perhaps you could explain that to me.
AdamR wrote: Pick out any Mac and I'll beat it with a PC (including Vista) in terms of price/performance.