Thinking of upgrading to Vista? Think again.

Posted on 11th January, 2007

According to PC World, to take advantage of all Vista’s features, you’ll need at a minimum of 1 GB of RAM. This requirement has been discussed before. On top of that, you are going to need a fast dual-core processor.

I have several computers and the most powerful one is a Pentium 3.2 GHz single processor but obviously it doesn’t meet the requirement. I know Vista will run on it but as a software developer, I need to make sure my own software work with Vista with all the bells and whistles running.

Another thing that concerns me is that security vendors such as McAfee and Symantec claim that Microsoft’s making it difficult for them to gain access to the part of the OS they need in order to upgrade their antivirus and anti-spyware tools to work with Vista.

This is another good reason not to upgrade if this issue is not resolve.

If you are using a laptop, with all the bells and whistles running, your battery power will run out faster.

There are also concerns about program incompatibilities, the risk of hardware drivers not being available. But I believe this will be sort out along the way.

Check out the full story:
Vista Upgrade: The Not-So-Rosy Picture

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  • LAi says:

    Erm…that why for those who want to cahnge to Visto but couldn’t they can change their themes…hehe like using Vista Transformation Pack 6..it makes your Xp look like Vista..

  • zhae says:

    It is true that you must have at least 1gb of RAM to run vista smoothly.

  • Wong Seoul says:

    Do not upgrade to VISTA… ? Are you a free software tester.. That is what I call those who jump in to new things like ppl who bough Iphone in first place…

  • namwi says:

    vista a’l bit suck, tight security, prevent u running most of the programs, & accessing some sites, turn off means another problems arise, keep bugging u to turn it on, dush ! i rather have back my XP ! sob sob

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