MS Says Don't Wait For Vista SP1, Buy Now!

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News Posted: Thu, Oct 4 2007 8:55 PM
If you've been waiting for SP1 to be released before giving Vista a try, Microsoft says don't bother.  There's not going to be too many new features for the home user, but many of the new features are going to be targeted at the large organizations.  Perhaps the same organizations that made public comments about why they wouldn't upgrade to Vista shortly after the launch of the new OS earlier this year.

Since everyone seems to enjoy comparing Vista to XP, how does Vista SP1 stack up against XP SP2?

"Unlike the buzz surrounding Windows XP SP2, Windows Vista SP1 won't include a new version of Internet Explorer, and won't include any new features that are considered must haves. Most of the enhancements within Windows Vista SP1 are under the hood and for enterprise customers. In short, Windows Vista SP1 lacks "wow.”

We're still of the mind that being able to go to a store and buy a disc that has all the patches on it is still a good thing.  It will probably save a reasonable amount of download/rebooting time that is associated with patching an OS.
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News replied on Fri, Oct 5 2007 9:55 AM
I have to say, I've been running 64-Bit for a couple of months and currently the system is rock solid. No issues with games such as S.T.A.L.K.E.R. or BioShock and not one program is giving me issues. I will say my first month was unstable, crashing all over the place, but it was my own fault, with an incorrect BIOS option enabled. Turned it off and this system is running beautifully while enjoying 4GB of RAM. No reason to be afraid of Vista IMO. Everyone hated XP in the beginning too, but look how that shaped up.
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 I have been running X64 stable for some time now as well. I dont have any issues with it what so ever.

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