Tag Archives: Vista

XP vs. Vista vs. Windows 7

Over at Firing Squad they put together a test to see exactly which Windows OS delivers the best gaming performance.

I’ll spoil the results with this quote:

While there were a couple of cases where WinXP outran Windows 7 and Vista, for the most part Windows 7 wins more than it loses, especially when you factor in multi-GPU technologies like SLI and CrossFire.

So Windows 7 looks like the winner.


Of course, that doesn’t tell you how close things were, so you’ll have to go take a look.  The big surprise was 64-bit XP, but I suppose that has to do with the sort of driver support it gets.

Things look good for Windows 7 when it comes out.  Of course, companies ilke Dell won’t be able to charge us $99 for XP “downgrades” any more, but then we shouldn’t need them any more.

Two Years of Vanguard, Two Years of Vista

Two years ago these two products launched on the same day.

It was very nice of Microsoft to provide something that made Vanguard look like a success two years down the line.

Well, yes, Microsoft says Vista is a success.  A huge success.  But the machines the IT department at my company purchases all have Vista removed and XP installed on them.

Meanwhile at home I have actually installed Vanguard on a machine I own.  I have no plans to install Vista.

Congratulations to the Vanguard team!  At least your CEO isn’t talking about your replacement to appease angry customers!