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Old May 15, 2008, 02:13 PM
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Default Get Vista's Best Features in XP

Despite the fact that most of you prefer XP to Vista and would rather Microsoft extended XP's shelf-life, several new and improved features available in Vista would be great to have in XP. This new functionality may not be enough to get you to switch to Vista, but that doesn't mean you're out of luck. Let's take a look at a few ways you can incorporate Windows Vista's best features into your current XP PC for free. We're going to focus on Vista's small and large features that are missing from XP, separated into three categories: applications, functional, and aesthetic (e.g., transparency is aesthetic, the new start menu search is functional). This list is not exhaustive, but it does cover the features readers feel make Vista worth it. http://lifehacker.com/389735/get-vis...features-in-xp

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Old May 15, 2008, 03:37 PM
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Yes ... Let's keep XP and install a bunch of 3rd party apps that will kill performance, stability, and reliability to make it more like Vista (you also have to pay for some of them; like WindowsBlinds/StyleXP, etc.) ...

Makes sense ...

BTW, the Vista transformation pack, assuming they haven't DRASTICALLY improved it since summer of last year, sucks ass ...
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Old May 15, 2008, 04:21 PM
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Brought to us by the same guy who wrote "Get Firefox's Best Features in Internet Explorer".
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Old May 15, 2008, 05:22 PM
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Brought to us by the same guy who wrote "Get Firefox's Best Features in Internet Explorer".
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Firefox's best feature is that it isn't Internet Explorer :p
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Firefox's best feature is that it isn't Internet Explorer :p
Exactly!
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Really? I thought it was the memory leaks!
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Really? I thought it was the memory leaks!
Nope. you're mistaken.
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I installed a couple of them. Like that flip 3d which is so cool that it is in XP and that vista transformation pack. It doesn't use that much of system resources and makes XP look a lot better plus I love the instant search feature.
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Old May 16, 2008, 02:19 AM
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I'm using the Vista Transformation pack right now and I have to say that I do like it. As far as system resources go, I'm running most of the Aero stuff on 128mb integrated AOpen graphics, and its a 1.2ghz Celeron CPU by the way. I just find it funny as hell that I can do most of the Aero things that arn't supposed to be able to run with these low specs. The sad thing is, at the end of the day, this 3rd party immitation stuff probably runs more stable than the actual OS would, on this setup anyways. Right now, I have about 560mb of ram usage at Idle. I wouldn't run this on my every day system, this is just the torrent box, so I thought what the hell, why not, so I installed the Vista Transformation pack. Hasn't caused me any issues so far, one thing though is that its not compatible with SP3, and is not going to be for some time. If you have a system just to play with it on, give it a try.

Edit: On a side note, I put this on my kid brother's comptuer the other day and got a huge backlash from him and the folks, they thought it was actually windows vista. "take it off there, its going to crash and screw up his computer!" but when I showed them it was XP, its alright. In my oppinnion, Vista does get a worse rap that it deserves now but, MS should have found a way to fix some of the issues with it and make it less of a resource pig. The only other things that would be nice to see added to this Vista Transformation pack would be some elements of the network and sharing center (diagnosis of network problems) and the whole vista index thing, but maybe that will come in time.
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How bad IS the VTP8...i've used 6 in the past i think and it wasn't that bad.....I'm asking because I just reformatted recently and I'm lookin at installing VTP again.
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