Originally Posted by warhammer
Please explain how Vista SUCKS.?
Come on, it's pretty plain. While I wouldn't personally say that Vista sucks, it does embody a set of principles that have proven less compatible with gaming than those embodied by XP.
XP has a proven track record for gaming performance and compatibility that Vista can't match. It just can't. At best it comes close in select cases. If you tweak and disable and pare down Vista to its barest functionality, you can still achieve better in XP and you only have a stripped down OS that's lost many of its advantages to show for it.
A lot of people just don't care about a largely theoretical security improvement when it visibly costs performance and gets in their way. Now if Vista were out and out immune to attack the story might be different.
But it isn't.
Although its architectural improvements are undeniable, they don't achieve enough to make a practical difference to end users. So what if Vista has needed fewer security patches in its first year or so? Its users still need to exercise caution when browsing and they can still get hit with viruses and keyloggers and trojans and other malware. From a usability standpoint that makes it all academic. Throw in a helping of added inconvenience from some of Vista's own features and it's no wonder adoption is lukewarm.