A PC Pitstop reviewer recently moved his work system from Windows XP to Windows Vista, and posted a video on YouTube of his findings. The PC Pitstop reviewer tested the migration on a brand-new Gateway notebook, the nx100s running a dual-core processor and 2GB of RAM. Over the course of the review he tests the ease of removing unwanted pre-installed software, printing to a network printer, and locating files on the hard drive. Overall the review comes out poorly for Vista and for Gateway. The ‘pros’ of Vista include a much easier way to find files when adding attachments to email and a significant jump in performance over XP when connected to broadband Internet. Cons mentioned in the review include annoying security alerts that pop up when pulling attachments from email or downloading files from the Internet, and Vista’s system restore feature is extremely taxing of hard drive resources.
For the full review from PC Pitstop’s migration from XP to Vista check out the video below.