Douglas Spencer (dougs) wrote,
Douglas Spencer
dougs

Differences between Windows XP and Windows Vista (OEM editions)

I was setting up a new PC for someone the other day, and a question came to me.

Poll #918345 Differences between Windows XP and Windows Vista (OEM editions)

After purchasing a new computer with Windows XP pre-installed, it is quicker ...

to uninstall all the random useless bloatware that the vendor pre-installs
2(6.5%)
to wipe the disk and re-install windows properly from scratch without any bloatware
4(12.9%)
I'm still running Windows 95, 98, NT or ME
1(3.2%)
I never buy PCs with software pre-installed
3(9.7%)
I always wipe the unit and install Linux
0(0.0%)
I've never had a new PC
0(0.0%)
my machine came with Mac OS
9(29.0%)
what are these "computers" of which you speak?
0(0.0%)

After purchasing a new computer with Windows Vista pre-installed, it is quicker ...

to uninstall all the random useless bloatware that the vendor pre-installs
1(3.6%)
to wipe the disk and re-install windows properly from scratch without any bloatware
6(21.4%)
I'm still running Windows 95, 98, NT or ME
2(7.1%)
I never buy PCs with software pre-installed
3(10.7%)
I always wipe the unit and install Linux
0(0.0%)
I've never had a new PC
0(0.0%)
my machine came with Mac OS
9(32.1%)

I own this many computers:

Mean: 5.67 Median: 5 Std. Dev 4.88
0(0.0%)
1
7(21.2%)
2
5(15.2%)
3
3(9.1%)
4
1(3.0%)
5
3(9.1%)
6
1(3.0%)
7
3(9.1%)
8
3(9.1%)
9
1(3.0%)
10
3(9.1%)
11
0(0.0%)
12
1(3.0%)
13
0(0.0%)
14
0(0.0%)
15
0(0.0%)
16
0(0.0%)
17
0(0.0%)
18
0(0.0%)
19
0(0.0%)
20
2(6.1%)

Your puny poll does not fit my unique and special needs.

I have commented
6(23.1%)
Ticky!
14(53.8%)
Edit: Argh, there was supposed to be a "what are these" answer to the second question too. Also, where it says "95, 98, NT or ME", pretend it mentions 2000.

I have a side-bet with myself about the likely contents of the comments. I'll tell you whether I won later. See sbisson's thread.
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