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XP almost twice as fast as Vista

Reports have shown that the Windows XP (SP3) OS is almost twice as fast as Windows Vista for Office based tasks.

The report shows that Vista, both with and without SP1, was slower than XP with SP3. It took more than 80 seconds to complete the test, compared to XP’s 35 seconds.

SP1 made little difference to Vista where as the beta SP3 back for XP made it 10 per cent faster.

The news will have Volish marketers tearing their hair and biting their rabbits. They have been hoping for a bit of good news with which to flog what is increasingly becoming a lame-duck operating system.

A year after Vista’s launch only 13 per cent of businesses have adopted it.

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  1. win7 August 20, 2010

    Great to see Windows 7 has changed all that. Tests have shown Win7 running on a Pentium 1 processor!

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  3. admin August 20, 2010

    Absolutely, Win7 is a massive improvement on most things.

    Vista reminds me of Windows Millenium now (eek, perhaps not ‘that’ bad).

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