OS for new machine?

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Itz_Me!!!

Broken In
What OS should I use for my new machine with this config..

Intel C2D 2.66 E7300
Intel DG35EC
2 GB RAM
No Graphics Card

Xp or Vista? 32bit or 64bit? Home Edition or Professional? Please suggest..If possible PM the link also.. ;)
 

y2j826

Journeyman
in my opinion windows xp with service pack 2 is the most stable windows to be used, so go for it
 

NucleusKore

TheSaint
If you want to install Windows go for XP SP2 or SP3. See if you can get an OEM version from a system builder. You have thinkdigit forum for support anyway ;) I'm sure it's better than Microsoft's. Vista is a big NO NO. Or wait for Windows 7.
 

gxsaurav

You gave been GXified
Running Windows XP on a system that powerful will be humiliating the system. Install Windows Vista SP1, it will work fine.
 

red_devil

Back!
err... i guess VISTA SP1 should be fine too .... i've been using it for 2 weeks now... haven't faced any problems...
 

NucleusKore

TheSaint
Why not XP SP2 or SP3 which will utilise half the resources and run all his software and games? Isn't SP3 as secure? Especially if you run on a limited account and use admin privileges only when you install software?

Running Windows XP on a system that powerful will be humiliating the system.

Don't get emotional
 
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desiibond

Bond, Desi Bond!
^^ why do you want to keep it to just 50% of resource. you have 2gig of RAM. let that be utilized. The CPU is also very powerful.

My vote is for vista 32-bit.
 

gxsaurav

You gave been GXified
Why not XP SP2 or SP3 which will utilise half the resources and run all his software and games? Isn't SP3 as secure? Especially if you run on a limited account and use admin privileges only when you install software?

One reason : User Experience.

Once you are hooked to the way Vista works, only then you realize how much XP lacked in UI & UX. Computing doesn't mean only performance from your hardware. you want then then use a CLI based OS, what you use a PC for is day to day work with the best possible user experience.

Windows XP SP3 is as not as Secure as Windows Vista & never will be. There is no system file protection, UAC or enhanced kernal in XP. Obviously you don't want him to login to an Admin account everytime he wants to install something. XP is a dead OS for a hardware that modern hardware.

Desibond is right, why keep 50% of the RAM free & empty, why not use all the resources of my system all the time to give me the most efficient experience.
 

NucleusKore

TheSaint
Obviously you don't want him to login to an Admin account everytime he wants to install something. XP is a dead OS for a hardware that modern hardware.

Simply right click on the exe and select Run As -> Administrator

Desibond is right, why keep 50% of the RAM free & empty, why not use all the resources of my system all the time to give me the most efficient experience.

Because there are applications, like Photoshop and GIMP, which can put that "50% of free and empty RAM" to good use.
 

Liverpool_fan

Sami Hyypiä, LFC legend
Windows XP SP3 is as not as Secure as Windows Vista & never will be. There is no system file protection, UAC or enhanced kernal in XP. Obviously you don't want him to login to an Admin account everytime he wants to install something. XP is a dead OS for a hardware that modern hardware.
Hahahahahahaha.....
http://www.wilderssecurity.com/showthread.php?t=196737

Because there are applications, like Photoshop and GIMP, which can put that "50% of free and empty RAM" to good use.
Exactly.
 
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desiibond

Bond, Desi Bond!
Simply right click on the exe and select Run As -> Administrator



Because there are applications, like Photoshop and GIMP, which can put that "50% of free and empty RAM" to good use.

what makes you think that photoshop will be slow on vista. take a look at the photoshop tests.

http://forums.vr-zone.com/archive/index.php/t-226541.html

So, much for 50% of free resources!!!

File copy (6.3GB ISO from Samsung drive to WD drive):

Vista: 2min 48sec

XP: 3min 07sec


File extraction (extracting the Crysis patch zip file with WinRAR):

Vista: 14s

XP: 13s


File extraction (extracting 3.9GB RAR archive file using WinRAR):

Vista: 2min 16sec

XP: 2min 22sec


File extraction (extracting 1.7GB ISO file using 7zip):

Vista: 2min 05sec (64-bit version of 7zip)

XP: 2min 18sec (32-bit version of 7zip)


Program load times:

Vista:
Photoshop CS3: 2 secs
OpenOffice: 1.5 secs
Crysis: 26 secs

XP:
Photoshop CS3: 8.5 secs
OpenOffice: 6.5 secs
Crysis: 33 secs


Photoshop CS3 "Retouch artist's benchmark":

Vista: 30s

XP: 29s
 

zyberboy

dá ûnrêäl Kiñg
Because there are applications, like Photoshop and GIMP, which can put that "50% of free and empty RAM" to good use.
In vista that 50% free memory is freely aviliable for other resource hungary programs,and if not used its not wasted as in XP.
(Vista automatically umloads all superfetch data once an application demands more memory.)
 

gopi_vbboy

Cyborg Agent
^^ dude i doubt that.. might be vista 64bit was used for above test:D...may be a test done by M$ to gaet profit from vista...

Vista always sux than xp in performance...remember that as a rule;)
 

desiibond

Bond, Desi Bond!
^^ I am using vista on a 3yr old pc and I am happy with it's performance and after testing win7 beta 1, I am on cloud 9.

anyways, forgot to mention the vista edition get. I would suggest Vista Home Premium.
 

Quiz_Master

* Teh Flirt King *
@desiibond
Test System for those Tests ::
Core 2 Duo E6600 @ 3.2GHz (8*400)
Gigabyte GA-P35-DS3
8GB DDR2-800 4-5-4-15
GeForce 8800GT 512MB (stock)
Western Digital Caviar SE16 250GB <--- Vista Home Premium 64-bit SP1
Samsung SpinPoint T166 320GB <--- Windows XP Professional SP2

Thats a mammoth of a System. Vista is perfectly OK on it. But the system thread poster have is not THIS advance. Designing even a simple Wallpaper in Photoshop takes about 1500MBs of Ram (Well, I use Lots of layers :p ).

I suggest installing WindowsXP Service Pack 3 and if you are comfortable with experimenting a bit then, Ubuntu (as a secondry OS ofcourse).
 

desiibond

Bond, Desi Bond!
that could be a mammoth system but the point is that for any system (unless it's too old), you won't find slowness on Vista. It's as fast as xp and even faster in many cases (esp. gaming and network operations). But when it comes to interface and security, XP is no match to Vista.
 
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