FrostCloud Forums  

Go Back   FrostCloud Forums > Science/Technology > Computers, Gaming, and The Internet

Greetings!

Computers, Gaming, and The Internet Discussions on computers, software, games, and the Internet.

View Poll Results: I currently have...
XP, and I plan on upgrading to Vista 1 5.88%
XP, and don't plan on upgrading to Vista 11 64.71%
Vista, and I love it 1 5.88%
Vista, and I hate it 2 11.76%
Other, and I don't plan on getting Vista 1 5.88%
Other, and I plan on getting Vista eventually 1 5.88%
Voters: 17. You may not vote on this poll

Reply
 
Thread Tools Rate Thread Display Modes
  #46  
Old 02-04-2008, 03:41 PM
Michael. A's Avatar
Michael. A Michael. A is offline
Moderator
 
Join Date: May 2004
Location: England, Essex
Posts: 3,062
Send a message via MSN to Michael. A
Service pack 1 should be out soonish. Maybe that will help some of the problems...
__________________
Evil is the fear of Non-Existance.

"I think the men should bring you a nice white coat and quarantine you, you bloody looney!!!" - Jimbad
Reply With Quote
Sponsored Links
  #47  
Old 02-09-2008, 12:05 AM
fredcai's Avatar
fredcai fredcai is offline
Destroyer of Worlds, G
 
Join Date: Jul 2004
Location: Atlanta, Georgia
Posts: 1,224
Send a message via MSN to fredcai
According to PC Magazine (I think, maybe someone else) not really that much. File copying takes about 10% less time, but other than that, its pretty much the same.

I tried to give Vista another try and installed it on my computer. I'd forgotten how good it looked, and it really doesn't run terrible after its first installed, but it didn't support my computer so I deleted it. Epic story, I know.
__________________
You can do anything you set your mind to if you have a vision, determination, and an endless supply of expendable labor.

The only thing we learn from history is that we don't learn from history.
Reply With Quote
  #48  
Old 02-12-2008, 01:08 AM
0ddity's Avatar
0ddity 0ddity is offline
Bah Humbug
 
Join Date: Mar 2004
Location: Galaxy Supercluster
Posts: 9,828
Blog Entries: 37
SP 1 close to release, with 551 bug fixes.

Fixes Category
75 Internet Explorer
41 Sleep/Hibernation & Power Management
38 Storage
35 Hardware and Drivers
35 Networking
28 Desktop and Shell
25 Printing & Scanning Technologies
25 .NET Framework, Data Components, Development Tools
24 Setup, Deployment, Backup, and Activation
24 Windows Media Center
23 International/Localization
20 Computer Management, Administration, and Tools
19 Application Compatibility
19 Multimedia
16 Performance and Reliability
16 Startup/Shutdown
13 Time Zone/Daylight Saving Time
13 Windows Media Player and Related Technologies
12 Security
12 Remote Access, VPN
8 IIS and WebDAV issues
7 Wireless Networking
7 Offline Files
6 Windows Mail and Web-based Software
5 Windows Sidebar and SideShow
5 Windows Portable Devices
__________________
Reply With Quote
  #49  
Old 02-12-2008, 07:07 AM
Marty McFly's Avatar
Marty McFly Marty McFly is offline
Just Cabbage
 
Join Date: Dec 2006
Location: on earth
Posts: 1,806
Quote:
Originally Posted by 0ddity View Post
Yeah, my vista starts up in less then a minute usually, however, the hibernate function is quite broken, and it can take up to 5 minutes to wake up, if at all.
starts in one minute from what point?

when you push the power button?

fromt the password and welcome screen?

question mark?
__________________
If MPDC and Yawn God were here, this place would be a whole lot better...
Reply With Quote
  #50  
Old 02-12-2008, 12:02 PM
0ddity's Avatar
0ddity 0ddity is offline
Bah Humbug
 
Join Date: Mar 2004
Location: Galaxy Supercluster
Posts: 9,828
Blog Entries: 37
Quote:
Originally Posted by Marty McFly View Post
starts in one minute from what point?

when you push the power button?

fromt the password and welcome screen?

question mark?
From cold boot to logged in.
__________________
Reply With Quote
  #51  
Old 02-14-2008, 11:27 PM
Marty McFly's Avatar
Marty McFly Marty McFly is offline
Just Cabbage
 
Join Date: Dec 2006
Location: on earth
Posts: 1,806
you know what the desktop windows manager is on the processes tab of the task manager?

that thing uses 18,000 KB of CPU activity, i could use that for better performance. what is it?

ahhhh help!
__________________
If MPDC and Yawn God were here, this place would be a whole lot better...
Reply With Quote
  #52  
Old 02-16-2008, 04:23 PM
0ddity's Avatar
0ddity 0ddity is offline
Bah Humbug
 
Join Date: Mar 2004
Location: Galaxy Supercluster
Posts: 9,828
Blog Entries: 37
Quote:
Originally Posted by Marty McFly View Post
you know what the desktop windows manager is on the processes tab of the task manager?

that thing uses 18,000 KB of CPU activity, i could use that for better performance. what is it?

ahhhh help!
Dwm.exe is desktop window manager. Its responsible for the Aero gui effects. You can turn Aero off, and it will save those resources.
__________________
Reply With Quote
  #53  
Old 02-16-2008, 11:13 PM
0ddity's Avatar
0ddity 0ddity is offline
Bah Humbug
 
Join Date: Mar 2004
Location: Galaxy Supercluster
Posts: 9,828
Blog Entries: 37
Also, there is no such thing as 'KB of CPU activity,' KB is referring to the RAM used, and the %# under CPU is the percentage of the CPU being used in addition to the ram. Typically, I find that Aero uses 1-5 percent of the CPU and 10 megs of ram when not being actively used, and 10-15% CPU and up to 20 megs of RAM when being used (maximizing, minimizing, moving windows around, etc.) This shouldn't affect performance much, if you have the computer to run Aero in the first place.
__________________
Reply With Quote
  #54  
Old 05-31-2010, 05:22 AM
jazzrocking jazzrocking is offline
Banned
 
Join Date: May 2010
Posts: 4
Depends. I use Vista at home, and XP at work. XP is a better professional package, while Vista is more fancy. To me XP is more the bare bones, and Vista has the style. As far as preference goes, to me it depends on your usage. Work=XP Play=Vista.
Reply With Quote
  #55  
Old 07-12-2010, 07:04 AM
elliottmatth elliottmatth is offline
Newb
 
Join Date: Jul 2010
Posts: 4
I like vista too..I used Vista to run some software to compose music, but to connect my USB audio interface led to a BSOD every time, despite the use of certified Vista drivers from the manufacturer. So I tried to run it with Wine in Ubuntu / Wineasio / Jack and not only does she not come down, but I get much lower latency, even without the use of Linux-rt even..
__________________
tgi fridays vouchers
Reply With Quote
Reply

Bookmarks

Thread Tools
Display Modes Rate This Thread
Rate This Thread:

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
the cosmic model abcdefwhat Space and Time 806 09-03-2007 02:03 AM
No credible evidence for Christianity. Zhavric Religion 116 01-11-2006 03:43 PM


All times are GMT +1. The time now is 02:34 AM.



Powered by: vBulletin
Copyright 2000-2008 Jelsoft Enterprises Limited
Hosted and Maintained by The IceStorm Network