Well, not that I am entering the battle, but I am expecting XP under the tree this winter. I swear, if I see one more illegal operation, blue screen, etc, I will bash my head in. I think the reason people (not normal ones, mind you, but the types that frequent these boards) hate MS products is because they are not aimed toward them
. Believe it or not, the builders, hobbyists, tweakers, etc, are not a majority. The ironic thing is, there would be a whole lot fewer builders, hobbyists, tweakers, etc, if Windows never came out. Let us face the fact that Windows gave the PC to the people. Not a select few people, but everyone. And that is what XP is meant to do: To allow everyone equal opportunity to learn computing. If you have a problem with this, then I am speechless.
As for "**it talk from people who fire up a game once a week, benchmark Doom on their tnt card and think they are hardcore gamers that know it all." and "lazy bums who talks computer BS but really doesnt know anything about computers". I am sick and tired of comments that put those people down. I am tired of people assuming superiority because they wield a mouse better or because they know the secrets to "Windows," ohhhh like that is a difficult OS to figure out.
We have all been there. Some of us aspire to higher ranks, and some of us write the programs that those who aspire to higher ranks use. And the compilers and such that the writers use are written by someone else. There is always someone smarter than you. That has been a hard thing for me to accept, but when you become the intellectual minority and meet those smarter people, who you always thought of as a statistic, the world becomes a very different place. Final word: You do not have to speak (or type) with an edge to get a point across. An edge only makes people resist all the more.
Anyway, enough ranting, I run a high-end AMD system. Even if
Windows XP yields a lower FPS rating, then that does not bother me. I already have a GeForce3 and my eyes cannot distinguish between 80 and 60 FPS. I do not think anyone knows the "facts," just altered personal biases based off others opinions. I cannot wait to see if anyone responds to this one.