View Full Version : XP Pro or Vista Home Premium?
01-23-2008, 06:59 AM
Anybody with input?
For Visual Studio & SQL Server (2005/2008)...
XP Pro or Vista Home Premium? http://community.discountasp.net/emoticons/rolleyes.gif
01-24-2008, 06:47 AM
This is a difficult question!!! There are pros and cons to either OS.
- it is far more stable and require less hardware power.
- it doesn't have some of the new features of Vista like IIS 7.0
-I don't think vista is stable enough yet.Of all the guys that switched to Vistaat DiscountASP.NET, 90% regrettedthe decision including myself. There are just too many inconsistency.
- My Vista box needs to be rebooted every week or so because it will freeze.
- Another guy's Vista box's network is crawling and its a pre installed OS from Dell.
- Good thing about Vista is that it has a great UI. IIS 7.0 which is far more "interesting" than IIS 6.0.
If you have a powerful machine (at least 2 G of RAM and a kickass processor) and don't mind resolving strange issues, you can consider Vista. If this is for work and you don't have time to fiddle w/ the non-sense, i would go w/ xp.
01-24-2008, 07:15 AM
Good feedback, really appreciate that bro.
So far that has been the feedback I've received for VS 2005/2008.
I've been cartooning for years and am thinking of kicking it into overdrive for Silverlight.
Might be what I need to boost out of poverty. http://community.discountasp.net/emoticons/wink.gif
The system I need to re-install XP Pro on, corrupted, is the one I got from CyberPowerPC.
Has been a great performer.
Intel D Dual 3.6, SLI, 2GB
I can get Vista Home Premium (Academic) for $60.51
Whichhas been makingthe upgraderather tempting.
01-26-2008, 01:29 AM
I do code for SDK based gameswhere there are known issues with Vista...
howeverall of themhave been addressed, it seems.
This system was build with SATAII and I added another channel, so...
Could actually make it a dual-boot.
Thanks again bro. http://community.discountasp.net/emoticons/wink.gif
01-26-2008, 03:25 AM
oh... 1 more thing.
Do you play game on your box? If so, you may want to stick w/ vista.
01-28-2008, 01:05 AM
woot.. sorry i mean stick w/ XP (didn't know what i was thinking when i post my last post)
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