Kicking XP to the Curb

I’m a Mac user.  I have been since 1986 and even in my electrical engineering days I always had a Mac at home while I slaved away on a Windows machine at work.  Get over it.

I think it’s time to move on though.  Windows XP has such lousy performance with threading that I’m almost tempted to pull support of XP for one of my apps that uses a lot of threads.  What’s taking mere minutes in Vista (and half that time in Mac OS X!) to complete is taking a whole lot more minutes under XP.  Both environments are running in VMWare with the same allotted RAM and running on the same drive with nothing else on the Mac running.

As much as I hate the UI changes (I can’t give specific’s it just feels slightly off-kilter!) the performance increase is enough for me to start using it more and more.  XP, I’m kicking you to the curb for good I think.  I’ll still use you to kick the tires on app testing but no more of your crappy performance.

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  1. I’ve used Vistax64 in VMware Fusion for 6 months or so now. I find it to run much better than XP for most things. I have the Windows 7 RC installed, but I haven’t had a chance to try it out much yet.

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