|Windows Vista Performance Guide|
|Posted by: AceBHound on Feb 1st, 2007 5:18 PM|
|Anandtech has a Windows Vista Performance Guide with an in-depth performance review of Microsoft's latest offering. It seems to back up many reports about the gaming experience lacking quite a bit of punch when compared to Windows XP -- which is just a matter of the hardware manufacturers updating, polishing drivers and getting all their ducks in a row. Many of the new features in Vista are a huge improvement over XP (SuperFetch, the new search, security improvements), but there's definitely some design aspects that Microsoft will need to work on.
Given how long Vista was in development and how long after Tiger it is being released, it's almost a bit sad to see that Microsoft couldn't come up with something that was far above and beyond Tiger. Leopard will undoubtedly change things again, but for now Vista could have surpassed Tiger only if Microsoft had done more sensible things with the UI. Nonetheless Windows users will be happy to have a version of Windows that finally isn't lagging behind MacOS X.