After months of soul-searching, I made the gut-wrenching decision today to upgrade my home PC to Windows XP SP2.
Upgrade from Vista, that is.
I'm completely convinced that Vista is not designed to run on single-core/processor machines. I've run Vista on work machines without any hiccups, with Aero Glass going full on. I thought I had a semi-decent home PC:
- AMD Athlon XP 2800+
- 2 GB RAM
Alas, it was not enough to net me more than about 2.9 on the Windows Experience Index. UAC annoys the hell out of me, most file operations take forever, I'm denied access to do simple operations, like creating a folder on my D: drive. At work, I'll turn all of these safety features off, as I'm okay running with scissors in a development environment. I have no idea how a home user deals with all of it, I sure couldn't. Hopefully Vista's SP1 will fix these issues.