I still subtly dont think it would be at all worth it to upgrade on my machine, thanks to all of your guys help, i have pretty much made up my mind...
I will put it on my dual processor machine
Well, from what I saw, I was very impressed with. And I still have yet to install Vista on my machines here. I think I will be testing it on my laptop one of these days. I am not sure I want the kids to be playing around with Vista all that much. haha. Although... They would probably be able to find more bugs with goofing around with things... But reproducing what they would do would be painful. lol
I think Vista will be a great improvement over XP, but it will also consume more resources and ultimately be around the same in speed.
it was a dos os trying to create a user interface that needed more facility then the os was capable of addressing
all you had to do was turn off all the glitze and you had a pretty stable machine that ran pretty fast
I am a little worried about vista for the same reasons that milleniim turned into a dog
even though vista is rewritten with cleaner code, it's just a layer on top of the nt kernel, which isn't a bad idea in itself, but the reason xp is stable is that it is not pushing the envelope of it's own capability, there is "overhead"...it can do more then it's asked to do, there's plenty of room over what it does versus what's it's capable
when you deminish the overhead, bing, less room to compensate for advresity such as bad programing and dirty code, etc
we'll see how good it is when it's done and we all start pushing the limits
I'll probably make the upgrade to Vista although I don't think I'll have a new box with a 64 bit processor right when its released. I'll probably buy a new box in the next couple of years so I will see its full effect though.