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Vista Shootout: Hotfixes vs. SP1

The Web has been abuzz with chatter about Windows Vista's upcoming Service Pack 1 (SP1): What it will and will not fix, how it will affect performance, how long will it take to install, and so on. PC manufacturers, some journalists, and a great deal of torrent addicts already have the service pack, and ExtremeTech is among that crew.

While there are lots of things to write about SP1, the first thing ExtremeTech is going to focus on is performance. Sure, security is important as is compatibility, but ExtremeTech is hoping SP1 turns Vista into the screaming speed demon Microsoft once seemed to suggest it would be. Of course, when ExtremeTech says performance, they're mainly talking about games, but they checked out other areas in which it supposedly improves the Vista experience as well.

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Lord Anubis3235d ago

what people don't know is that SP1 has nothing new to offer it only offers hot fixes and two tweaks "Performance" and "reliability" you can get those two fixes from microsoft's page.

PumPum3235d ago

Windows updates only slow PCs down.
We have seen this with earlier WIN Versions why would Vista be any different?
Soon i have to doubble my 4gt ram

danarc3235d ago

Im guessing by 4gt ram, you mean 4gb of RAM?

You will need 64-bit Vista for that, and that's even worse than the 'usual' Vista (32-bit)...

THWIP3235d ago

"Why cant ms make anything right from the start?
Windows updates only slow PCs down.
We have seen this with earlier WIN Versions why would Vista be any different?
Soon i have to doubble my 4gt ram "

Typical ignorant fanboy BS. I guess the dozens of firmware updates Sony has made for the PS3/PSN since launch are normal and acceptable, in your biased vision. :o MS...like ANY product mfr, continues to make improvements/enhancements, well after releasing products. If you REALLY BELIEVE this is something only MS does, you're truly pathetic.

NOBODY gets things 100% right the first time on ANYTHING.

PumPum3235d ago

What does sony have to do with this?
Why did you drag the consoles in to this?
Looks like you are the fanboy.

I agree that nothing is perfect but it seems like MS does more mistakes than anybody else.
Personally i like Vista more than XP but i dont want updates that slows down my PC or any useless crap on it.

THWIP3235d ago

You know damn well your comment was no more than an anti-MS slam, and typical of a Sony fanboy. If you truly AREN'T one...you might as well be. Regardless, my point still stands: You're a biased fool....

"I agree that nothing is perfect but it seems like MS does more mistakes than anybody else"

See that? That's called an ignorant, biased statement...which TYPICALLY means you're a fanboy. Try taking off those blinders for a change.

For the record, I own a Sony 55" Wega HDTV (3 y.o.); it's given me problems since about a year in, and it died on me last week. By comparison, my day-1 launch 360 has given me ZERO problems, and I've logged about 20 hrs/week on it for over 2 years. If I were an ignorant fanboy, I'd rush to judgement and say Sony only makes junk, and MS components are made better....but I'm not, so I don't. :o

THWIP3235d ago

Yet ANOTHER typical fanboy response. Thanks for the suggestion...but I've been married for 9 1/2 years, and getting "laid" is not really a concern, or priority. :o

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