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Old June 15th, 2009 (03:22 AM).
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I am getting a computer built and right now I am in the middle of telling the guy what I want. He is suggesting I go with XP Pro but I have read that Vista is good now with all the service packs?

I am thinking I want to go with Windows Vista Home Premium 64-bit. Let me tell you the other features I am getting and please advise me which OS will give me the most performance. THANKS!!

If I do go with VISTA which VISTA is the best?

NOTE: I want 64 not 32 in the OS I choose.


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Old June 15th, 2009 (04:23 AM).
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In all honesty Vista still has issues, even with the service packs. I have Vista SP2 32bit and I have problems all the over the place. For example sometimes when the Aero theme disappears I can't view pictures or watch videos(unless they're online). But why would you go with 64bit?
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Quote originally posted by Sachie:
I am getting a computer built and right now I am in the middle of telling the guy what I want. He is suggesting I go with XP Pro but I have read that Vista is good now with all the service packs?

I am thinking I want to go with Windows Vista Home Premium 64-bit. Let me tell you the other features I am getting and please advise me which OS will give me the most performance. THANKS!!

If I do go with VISTA which VISTA is the best?

NOTE: I want 64 not 32 in the OS I choose.


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My advice would be, use ubuntu :D

http://www.ubuntu.com/

P.S. Do you seriously need 6 gig of RAM? What you going to be doing?
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Old June 15th, 2009 (05:25 AM).
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But why would you go with 64bit?
32 bit can't see over 3GB of RAM.

Just go with home premium.
You are most likely going to have problems with every OS eventually.
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Old June 15th, 2009 (05:33 AM).
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I'd wait until Windows 7 is released later this year. But, seeing as you are getting the computer now, go with Vista 64bit. XP 64bit is a laugh, and will cause more headaches than it is worth.
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My advice would be, use ubuntu :D

http://www.ubuntu.com/

P.S. Do you seriously need 6 gig of RAM? What you going to be doing?
I also use Ubuntu (9.04) and I must say it's brilliant. Imo it has such an amazing community with it's support system. It has that feel of freedom, being free and open source. Not to mention there are so many options to explore and use from the community. I suggest having Ubuntu on a secondary partition along with whatever version of Windows you use. So if it doesn't suit you, you can simple format the second partition.
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Old June 15th, 2009 (05:44 AM).
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Needs more OSX. Delicious!
Linux is just Unix for people who don't get why they need a Mac.
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Linux is just Unix for people who don't get why they need a Mac.
I really do hope you are joking.
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I would definitely advise you go with Windows 7 x64. You can still download the release Candidate for free and it's been unofficially slated for release in the 1st or 2nd quarter of next year.

If you have to go with Vista, I would say choose Home Premium x64, it would probably give you the least headaches for Vista.
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Quote originally posted by Cartmic:
P.S. Do you seriously need 6 gig of RAM? What you going to be doing?
Simply a future investment.

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I really do hope you are joking. :|
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Simply a future investment.


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You guys realize Mac = Unix, right? :)
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Old June 15th, 2009 (03:25 PM).
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I really do hope you are joking. :|
Subtle troll is subtle, nothing like a fanboy.

And if you realise OSX = UNIX why would you go out of your way to pay for it?

Running it on regular ATX specification hardware is also illegal and should be treated as such in discussion. Also, you cannot use Apple related products for the production of weapons of mass destruction.
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You guys realize Mac = Unix, right?
I was at you saying Linux was for people who don't get why they need a Mac, not at you saying Mac == Unix.
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I was :| at you saying Linux was for people who don't get why they need a Mac, not at you saying Mac == Unix.
All things being equal, there's no reason whatsoever to run Linux when there's OSX available ^_^
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Quote originally posted by cloud.CONNECTED:
All things being equal, there's no reason whatsoever to run Linux when there's OSX available ^_^
Why run either when Windows is available? ^_^

Anyway, I say get Windows 7 RC 1. I don't need to provide reasons, just get it.
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Why run either when Windows is available? ^_^

Anyway, I say get Windows 7 RC 1. I don't need to provide reasons, just get it.
Because we were talking Unix OS's :) And I dunno if using a beta OS for your production environment is the best call..~
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All things being equal, there's no reason whatsoever to run Linux when there's OSX available ^_^
TBH, OSX is NOT available, Installing Mac OS X on non-Apple labeled hardware is strictly against the EULA, and is therefore, Illegal. Not to mention getting it to run on an AMD brand CPU requires even further modification. To get it to run properly you would have to know your way around the Unix Architecture to install it without more than a few errors.(and since speaking or advising someone about doing something that is illegal is not allowed here, I suggest you drop it)
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Because we were talking Unix OS's :) And I dunno if using a beta OS for your production environment is the best call..~
Also to be honest, Windows 7 is one of the most stable OS right now that I've tried and is certainly just as stable, if not moreso, than Windows Vista SP0 was. (minus the drivers headache)
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TBH, OSX is NOT available, Installing Mac OS X on non-Apple labeled hardware is strictly against the EULA, and is therefore, Illegal. Not to mention getting it to run on an AMD brand CPU requires even further modification. To get it to run properly you would have to know your way around the Unix Architecture to install it without more than a few errors.(and since speaking or advising someone about doing something that is illegal is not allowed here, I suggest you drop it)
No such issues, actually - AMD CPU's will run just fine with the Voodoo kernel. And stop back-seat moderating; we've had OSX86 threads here before.

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Also to be honest, Windows 7 is one of the most stable OS right now that I've tried and is certainly just as stable, if not moreso, than Windows Vista SP0 was. (minus the drivers headache)
Great. But I've got Vista SP1 which has had the benefit of a few years of maturity that the immature and still very beta Windows 7 doesn't.
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Thanks! I have decided to go with Windows Vista Home Premium 64-bit.
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Great. But I've got Vista SP1 which has had the benefit of a few years of maturity that the immature and still very beta Windows 7 doesn't.
Windows 7 isn't Beta anymore, it's in RC stage now.

I've been running Windows 7 ever since the beta, and it's been just as stable as XP SP3 and Vista were for me. I'd choose 7 over XP or Vista any day, mainly because of how smooth Aero is, even though I've got incredibly crappy integrated Intel graphics.

I've run OSX86 before. It actually run well on my Inspiron E1501 I had at the time. Too bad it got stolen.
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Quote originally posted by Gerri Shin:
TBH, OSX is NOT available, Installing Mac OS X on non-Apple labeled hardware is strictly against the EULA, and is therefore, Illegal. Not to mention getting it to run on an AMD brand CPU requires even further modification. To get it to run properly you would have to know your way around the Unix Architecture to install it without more than a few errors.(and since speaking or advising someone about doing something that is illegal is not allowed here, I suggest you drop it)

Also to be honest, Windows 7 is one of the most stable OS right now that I've tried and is certainly just as stable, if not moreso, than Windows Vista SP0 was. (minus the drivers headache)
yet Apple hardware requires windows hardware to run windows, who knew? So really there isn't any issues in destroying the EULA. Also Windows 7 RC1 gave me BSoD bootup screen, unlike Vista SP0 where I had no problems at all

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Windows 7 isn't Beta anymore, it's in RC stage now.

I've been running Windows 7 ever since the beta, and it's been just as stable as XP SP3 and Vista were for me. I'd choose 7 over XP or Vista any day, mainly because of how smooth Aero is, even though I've got incredibly crappy integrated Intel graphics.

I've run OSX86 before. It actually run well on my Inspiron E1501 I had at the time. Too bad it got stolen.
I do hope you're joking about it being more stable than XP SP3. Beta's and RC's aren't really trustworthy as they can wipe all data off a harddrive if something goes wrong
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I do hope you're joking about it being more stable than XP SP3. Beta's and RC's aren't really trustworthy as they can wipe all data off a harddrive if something goes wrong
Nope, I'm not joking. Been running it since it was released, upgraded to the RC from the Beta (which was disabled and you had to change some things yourself to make it possible), and my only problem is that VBA disables Aero for some reason when you open up a ROM.
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Windows 7 isn't Beta anymore, it's in RC stage now.

I've been running Windows 7 ever since the beta, and it's been just as stable as XP SP3 and Vista were for me. I'd choose 7 over XP or Vista any day, mainly because of how smooth Aero is, even though I've got incredibly crappy integrated Intel graphics.

I've run OSX86 before. It actually run well on my Inspiron E1501 I had at the time. Too bad it got stolen.
RC is still a beta until it's decided that it's ready for RTM.
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Release candidates are generally feature-complete and relatively stable. Having said that, claiming that the Windows 7 RC is as stable as XP SP3 or even Vista is absurd. Pre-release software is pre-release for a reason; it might work just fine, or it might not work at all. There's no reason to use pre-release software when there are stable alternatives available. Most computers will come bundled either with Vista or XP; don't bother "upgrading" to Windows 7 pre-release if those work fine. If you do end up working with Windows 7, at the very least keep regular backups of your data on an external hard drive.
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Look, different OSs meet different needs of different people, so no one OS is totally superior to another.

With those specs, I assume you'll be playing games, in which case, you'd be best off with Vista x64 for that RAM. XP 64-bit never properly developed as a widely-used OS, so it's probably not a great choice.

And if you're putting OSX on there, I'd shut up and take whatever's the cheapest, then do it yourself.

If you choose to get with Linux, there's a few options. Ubuntu's great in the fact that it has a massive userbase and is usually the best supported. Of course, you can go with Fedora, or one of the media-based distros that have mp3 and DVD codecs in-built, etc.
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