Windows XP outshines Vista in benchmarking test


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romanom

http://www.news.com/Windows-XP-outs...ng-test/2100-1016_3-6220201.html?tag=nefd.top

By Suzanne Tindal
http://www.news.com/Windows-XP-outshines-Vista-in-benchmarking-test/2100-1016_3-6220201.html

Story last modified Tue Nov 27 06:26:42 PST 2007


New tests have revealed that Windows XP with the beta Service Pack 3 has
twice the performance of Vista, even with its long-awaited Service Pack 1.
Vista's first service pack, to be released early next year, is intended to
boost the operating system's performance. However, when Vista with the
Service Pack 1 (SP1) beta was put through benchmark testing by researchers at
Florida-based software development company Devil Mountain Software, the
improvement was not overwhelming, leaving the latest Windows iteration
outshined by its predecessor.

Vista, both with and without SP1, performed notably slower than XP with SP3
in the test, taking over 80 seconds to complete the test, compared to the
beta SP3-enhanced XP's 35 seconds.

Vista's performance with the service pack increased less than 2 percent
compared to performance without SP1--much lower than XP's SP3 improvement of
10 percent. The tests, run on a Dell XPS M1710 test bed with a 2GHz Core 2
Duo CPU and 1GB of RAM, put Microsoft Office 2007 through a set of
productivity tasks, including creating a compound document and supporting
workbooks and presentation materials.

In response to the test, a Microsoft spokesperson said in a statement that
although the company understood the interest in the service packs, they are
"still in development" and will continue to evolve before their release. "It
has always been our goal to deliver service packs that meet the full spectrum
of customer needs," the spokesperson said.

If SP1 does not evolve sufficiently, it could be another setback for Vista,
with many businesses waiting to adopt the operating system until the service
pack is released.

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A year after its launch, only 13 percent of businesses have adopted Vista,
according to a survey of IT professionals.

Microsoft admits that the launch has not gone as well as the company would
have liked. "Frankly, the world wasn't 100 percent ready for Windows Vista,"
corporate vice president Mike Sievert said in a recent interview at
Microsoft's partner conference in Denver.

Microsoft has not done enough to make users aware of the benefits of Vista,
NPD analyst Chris Swenson said at the conference. "The problem is that there
are a lot of complex new features in Vista, and you need to educate consumers
about them...much like Apple educating the masses about the possibilities of
the iPhone or focusing on a single feature or benefit of the Mac OS in the
Mac-versus-PC commercials. Microsoft should be educating the masses about the
various new features in a heavy rotation of Vista in TV, radio, and print
ads. But the volume of ads (for Vista) has paled in comparison to the ads run
for XP."

XP has proved to be more popular than its younger sibling, with the first
six months of U.S. retail sales of box copies of Vista 59.7 percent below
those of XP's in the equivalent period after its release.

Microsoft has had to allow PC manufacturers to continue to sell XP on new
PCs, setting a deadline for the last sale at January 31. However, the
pressure from manufacturers and consumers has been so great that Microsoft
has been forced to extend the deadline another five months, until June.

According to Microsoft, sales of Vista have been picking up, with the
software giant reporting 88 million units sold.

Suzanne Tindal of ZDNet Australia reported from Sydney. CNET News.com's Ina
Fried contributed to this article.
 
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Eric

romanom said:
Microsoft admits that the launch has not gone as well as the company would
have liked. "Frankly, the world wasn't 100 percent ready for Windows Vista,"
corporate vice president Mike Sievert said in a recent interview at
Microsoft's partner conference in Denver

Jeez. The whole world is screwed up and Vista is ok!
Ha Ha!

Eric
 
A

Andre Da Costa[ActiveWin]

The fact that Windows Vista SP1 and Windows XP SP3 are still in beta, we
shouldn't be surprised if we see these now. Lets wait until the final
products have been released before jumping to a conclusion or having a
concern.
 
T

Tiberius

when I was saying vista is 40-20 % slower on ALL hardware than XP

there were the vista die hard vista fanidiots here laughing...


what a bunch of losers~!!!
 
B

Bill Yanaire

Tiberius said:
when I was saying vista is 40-20 % slower on ALL hardware than XP

What you really mean is: Tiberius is 40% slower than the rest of the
vista.group. Slow in thinking, slower in motor skills.
there were the vista die hard vista fanidiots here laughing...

What you really mean is: Tiberius the die hard mental midget posting where
other vista group visitors are laughing at his idiotic posts.
what a bunch of losers~!!!

What you really mean is: Tiberius - What a big nasty loser.

Hope I cleared up any confusion.
 
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Mark R. Cusumano

10 percent. The tests, run on a Dell XPS M1710 test bed with a 2GHz Core 2
Duo CPU and 1GB of RAM, put Microsoft Office 2007 through a set of
productivity tasks, including creating a compound document and supporting
workbooks and presentation materials.

Pfft, 1GB of RAM? Now there was a fair test. That's like trying to
compare Windows 3.1 on a 640K machine with Windows XP with 640K.
 
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Raymond Harrel

plus it was on a dell computer was that a laptop. the dell laptop a friend
had rented from rent-a-center place didn't impress me at all.
 

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