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01-11-2008, 05:40 PM
Just would like to check on people's experience with Vista vs XP.. Any comments?
01-11-2008, 06:20 PM
<<...Just would like to check on people's experience with Vista vs XP.. Any comments?..>>
Mike: IMO, Vista is a big improvement over XP Tablet Edition 2005 (even if you can't run it with all the AERO bells and whistles). Handwriting recognition is better, and I don't mind the improved safety features built into the OS.
Do you have some specific things that you're curious about...???
01-30-2008, 12:08 PM
I like vista over xp on all three of my tablets. Especially the handwriting recognition and the way Windows Mobility Center in Vista recognizes an external monitor and has presentation mode. Just wish sleep in vista worked better.
01-12-2009, 07:03 AM
Most SSDs coming with laptops are 16 or 20 GB (the 128 GB is too expensive) so will there be enough space for vista plus apps like office, photoshop and other necessary apps?
01-12-2009, 12:05 PM
My Vista install REALLY loaded with apps (PSCS3, Office and hundreds of smaller) comes in at just under 30GB. Thats with NO data files on C drive, all on D partition. But does also include 2GB hibernation file and 3GB paging file, hard to avoid having. 20GB with Vista base requiring 12-16GB to even install is just too small.
01-12-2009, 10:39 PM
<<...Most SSDs coming with laptops are 16 or 20 GB...>>
dano: I'm not sure I agree with this; on a normal laptop, I typically see 32 GB or 64 GB SSD's.
With regard to your question, I believe that a 64 GB SSD is the smallest size that you should consider for a Vista installation plus a typical number of applications. 32 GB is (usually) cutting it too close...
01-14-2009, 01:45 PM
What about the new windows 7 or linux?
01-14-2009, 10:39 PM
Windows 7 comes in about 8GB, but applications + data + paging + hibernate still adds up.
01-16-2009, 10:34 AM
BTW whats this I hear about not being able to change the OS on tablet PCs. Could someone explain?
Uptil now I didn't give a second thought to that.
(I have Win2k, winXP and win98 installed on my desktop and I thought thats what I could do with the tablet)
BTW is windows 7 a more sophisticated (Tableticed) version of windows mobile 2005?
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