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Rating 3.9 out of 5 stars with 8 reviews

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  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    the same but better lloking

    Posted
    frank12345

    I finally upgraded to Vista and it was a long time coming. I must admit for the longest time I felt envious of people who were operating on a system newer than mine, but I also felt secretly satisfied that XP was more secure and faster. No eye candy though. However, as both a Mac and a PC user, I had all the eye candy one would want with Leopard and it doesn't slow anything down. What I don't understand is why Vista has to come in so many editions: Windows Vista Home Basic Windows Vista Home Premium Windows Vista Business Windows Vista Ultimate Plus all the upgrade versions. Why not just one version that does it all, you know, the way they do it in the Mac world. Okay, all that aside, I have two PCs, both desktops, one at work (which is actually mine, not my employers) and one at home. At work I installed Home Premium and at home I installed Vista Ultimate. I didn't time the installation in either place as I was doing other stuff during the process, but neither install took more than an hour. I did not do clean installs in either case, instead opting for the upgrade option, just to see if it worked. Besides, I have lots of back up hard drives so I wasn't worried and it appears I didn't need to, because both installs went swimmingly. I understand others have not been so lucky, but I was. After choosing my local time, currency, keyboard layout, user name, icon, wallpaper and password Vista decided my computers were good to go and they were. Right off the bat I have to say, I like the Aero interface. Is it better than Leopard's, not really, but it's not worse either, just different. I've got four gigs of ram in both computers and though maybe Vista might have been a tad slower doing some photoshop work than XP, it wasn't all that noticeable. Some things may have been a bit slower opening, but not enough to make me miss XP. All in all, I have to say I'm okay with Vista.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 1 out of 5 stars

    too few extras to encourage over premuim

    Posted
    izual1

    There are four versions of Vista sold here, they are listed by price Home Basic, Home Premium, Business, and Ultimate. This review is for Ultimate, the most expensive, I recommend Home Premium and this is why. There are very few "ultimate extras" you can read about them in detail here: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Windows_Ultimate_Extras The best known one is "bitlocker" which encrypts your data, but there is a free and open-source encryption tool called truecrypt which is just as easy to use and even more flexible allowing for plausible deniability. (Plausible deniability allows you to give a fake password if you are in danger which provides fake files of your choosing, so if you are forced to provide a password for your encrypted files you can fool your keeper into thinking you do not have certain date.) Other extras are like desktops that move or a poker game, but nothing to write home about. Beyond those extras, there is little to differentiate Ultimate from Premium, so keep your money and try Premium before you splurge on Ultimate.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    New Operating system=success

    Posted
    NaterTater

    I bought this operating system to replace Windows XP PRO X64. X64 is horrible. Offers no updates anymore, not compatible with anything. Decided I would be better off trying Vista. I bought Vista "Ultimate" so that I would have the option to install 32bit or 64bit. I went with 32bit this time. easy install. Vista kept my old files in a "windows.old" file in case I needed them. You can choose to delete the folder though which will save on Storage. The OS looks great and it is very stable. It has added security, and makes it easy to set up a network if needed. Minor glitch with divix files causing a "COM SURROGATE" error message. Can't properly play certain video files under WMP, have to use VLC Media Player. Not a huge deal. Games look great and play Smooth! Internet browsing, flash downloads, running applications,.. it all works fine. Overall- It seems like a high price but you are getting the 64bit and the 32bit versions. If you are thinking of upgrading or getting a new OS, this is probably the best Vista version(but if you're on a budget, you may want to go with something else)

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Windows Vista Ultimate Review

    Posted
    Windows10

    Microsoft Windows Vista Ulimate is a complete version of Vista. It's Vista Ulimate Extras are excellent. It has new features and a new look but it has program compatibility issues, runs slow, and costs too expensive. Windows Vista performance will eventually improved if you install SP2, add more RAM and a better CPU in order for Vista to run faster. low-cost PC running Vista would be slow but sometimes fast but if you purchase a powerful PC then Vista should be able to run fast. To me Vista looks really bad because of all the issues but if you use a powerful PC then it will be okay. But even with a powerful PC the UAC annoyance and some compatibility issues will not improved. But with the latest Service Pack and a powerful PC the peformance of Vista should improved.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Great!

    Posted
    phhsjay

    This Windows Vista Ultimate is a must buy. I love the dream scene program where you can get moving desktop backgrounds. It also provides great updates that helps your PC's performance. However, the price is a little bit too much. They should have a sale for this item. In addition, if you are getting a pc, then get one with a preinstalled windows vista ultimate because that might save you a hundred dollar or more, if you will end up buying one in the future.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

    Not as bad as it's made out to be...

    Posted
    TheFakeMoonMan

    Windows Vista Ultimate isn't AS bad as it's made out to be. I was able to obtain it for free because of the university I attend, but for a new buyer, I'd say keep XP till something better comes along. If you can get it for free, I'd make the switch though.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    VISTA ULTIMATE NEEDS TO DROP DOWN IN PRICE

    Posted
    VOLCOMEAGLE

    IF YOU ARE LOOKING FORWARD TO BUYING THE NEW WINDOWS VISTA ULTIMATE I SUGGEST BUYING THE UPGRADE BECAUSE HONESTLY THE NON UPGRADE VERSION IS 2 EXPENSIVE I MEAN COME ON DON'T YOU AGREE IT NEEDS TO COME DOWN IN PRICE?

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Great OS!

    Posted
    Spencerw2

    The best part about the vista os in general is the easy install. as far as ultimate is concerned, there are a lot of added features that make it much better than other versions.

    I would recommend this to a friend