Apparently this is crappy but it's the first absolutely new computer I ever owned and it blows everything else in my house out of the water. I could have got a cheaper one with better graphics specs but I wanted the quality build of the business-class thinkpad.
Specs: 1.6Ghz Core2Duo (Newest model is 2.6, but it was widescreen and twice as expensive. )
Graphics: Whatever integrated solution this thinkpad has. Runs the 3D games I've tried on it, so I'm happy.
80GB HDD (not sure of the RPM) with 5.46GB free. (Part of it was taken for the recovery partition. )
Originally Posted by Dr. James Whats a windows experience indux?
exclusive to vista ponsiness. its interesting to see how specs translate to this but... as an avid XP user (ie determined to live in the past) it doesnt matter to me.... plus my machine is a bit elderly now
Vista really is great. It may be partially because my new computer is... well, new. But I haven't had Vista crash on me ONCE. And my old XP computer freezes for no apparent reason when I open context menus. Vista is an improvement over XP overall, and Vista harping is, as BrandonC said, just recrappage. After turning off that gall-blasted UAC and tweaking a few things, I'm lovin' it. No hardware incompatibilities either and the built-in bluetooth stack is genius for playing emulators with Wiimotes.
There are little niggles, but I think it's a fine upstanding OS.
Oh, and once you're used to the new UI look, you love it. Or at least, I do. I find myself wishing I could install Vista on my other computers, but alas they are all slow and old.
I personally hate Vista, and that opinion is formed from my own experience with using OS's since Windows 95. However, i don't believe in living in the past and have therefore decided not to re-install XP (which at this moment in time would make me happier!) as all OS's are crappy at the start of their lives.
I'm sure one day Vista will eventually become better than i believe XP is!
You shouldn't install a newer operating system if you don't use newer hardware. Haven't we learned this lesson in the past with firmware upgrades on old hardware? It has the tendency to either slow them down or mess them up. So you don't hate Vista, you hate how your computer runs Vista. At it's current state, Vista has been a hell of a lot more stable for me then Windows XP ever was. I always found myself cleaning up after XP's little messes, defragmenting very often, constantly running cleanups, so on. Vista does all that behind the scenes, and I know you can set XP up to schedule tasks do, that's not what I mean. I mean Vista does all this stuff behind the scenes. My last defragment was completed the beginning of this month, and at no point do I ever recall having any dialogs up on my PC or my hardware clicking non-stop. Vista exploits hardware, it doesn't waste it.