Quote: Originally Posted by swarfega
No matter how much you skin xp or vista your still using a 10 year old os or a flakey and slow os. Win 7 does really beat both them hands down. So no matter how much you skin old os's, you miss out on new innovations.
I somewhat agree there swarf... you do miss out on innovations... but a clean xp vs a clean 7 i see maybe a minimal performance gradient with the two, very minimal. I will say that with XP the more you put on it the slower it gets. whether the difference is in registry or fetch i'm not certain. The memory load or "leak" is better with Windows 7 over a long uptime i will say also. And i have tended to load up on 7, be it space or things in use like programs and gadgets etc... vista... well... "ha"
as far as skinning... thats really not what i'm after in an OS, its just a nice eyecandy thing for me to play with when i actually get some spare time to play around with 7. I want stability, feasability, and useability along with being able to configure and customize the way i want it.... like a cheeseburger... i may not get all the onions, lettuce and tomatoes with it, but i can decide whether or not i want ketchup, mayo or mustard on it. I hate a plain cheeseburger