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Vista Will Have Smaller Service Packs

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  1. Jimmy 2004

    Jimmy 2004 New Member

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    It looks like Microsoft has decided against the major service packs given to Windows XP, instead deciding to stick with much smaller fixes where necessary. According to a senior Microsoft official, one of the reasons for this is because Vista is "high quality right out of the gate” (is that an admission that XP wasn’t?), but the more likely reasons include the improved automatic updates and the improved bug-reporting technology. Although there will be ‘lite’ service packs for Vista, they won’t be on the same scale as those that were released for XP. Dropping the large service packs is likely to be welcomed by many IT managers after SP1 for XP caused problems including slow-downs and crashes. There is still no date for the first service pack for Vista, but users on slower internet connections will certainly prefer the changes.

    Source: iT News
  2. kakazza New Member

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    Well yeah. Everything which has been fixed in XP was (hopefully) never broken in Vista.

    Like USB 2.0, SATA, the "omg my HDD only shows 127GB" problem (48-bit LBA), half open connections, security center...

    Vista is indeed "high quality right out of the gate" if you consider this.
  3. Easy Rhino

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    haha high quality out of the gate
  4. Mussels

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    its got a lot less wrong with it than XP did at launch...
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    Cool :D *sighing to this news* Vista FTW!! (i.e who can get it via any resources ;))
  6. WarEagleAU

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    Well, if you consider some hardware and software conflicts (drivers) then, no, its on pace with XP in this content of problems right out of the gate. The fact that companies around the world are holding off of upgrading to Vista, speaks volumes. I think it will be a great OS, but to say XP was crap (We know it is, so dont bite my head off on this) and to say your new thing is the stuff, well, that just pisses me off. Vista still has some bugs and some problems, that is to be expected, but dont make it sound like Jesus or anything like that.
  7. Mussels

    Mussels Moderprator Staff Member

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    Its the second coming of the lord in OS format! all hail MS Messiah!
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    i had alot more problem with XP then im having with Vista
  9. kwchang007

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    i really didn't have all that many problems in xp. but with xp i know my performance was better, espically ram wise.
  10. Completely Bonkers New Member

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    Basically, MS is saying the Vista updates will NOT include any new functionality. (That was the major reason for large updates in XP and 2003).

    So what you buy is what you get with NO future enhancements. Not unless you buy the NEXT version of Windows.
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    im perfectly happy with vista's functuality (except that they need to add and icon to the defrager)

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