Why would gamers prefer Ultimate?

Discussion in 'Windows Vista General Discussion' started by pc nerd, Nov 21, 2007.

  1. pc nerd

    pc nerd Guest

    In a recent review in a PC magazine, it stated that dedicated gamers would
    prefer Ultimate. Why? What does Ultimate have for gamers that Home Premium
    doesn't have?

    Thank you.
     
    pc nerd, Nov 21, 2007
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  2. What was PC Magazine's reasoning? If they did not answer their own
    assertion or offer a rationale, the question is moot.

    --
    Carey Frisch
    Microsoft MVP
    Windows Shell/User

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    In a recent review in a PC magazine, it stated that dedicated gamers would
    prefer Ultimate. Why? What does Ultimate have for gamers that Home Premium
    doesn't have?

    Thank you.
     
    Carey Frisch [MVP], Nov 21, 2007
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  3. I don't know why, since all the Vista SKUs from Home Basic to Ultimate
    support DirectX 10. It includes more built in Games than Home Basic though.
    But its no different when it comes to support, any Vista designed or
    compatible games works on all editions of the OS.
     
    Andre Da Costa[ActiveWin], Nov 21, 2007
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  4. Do you have a link for that article or is it only paper?
    What issue and page?
    There is no reason that I know why gamers need Ultimate when Home
    Premium will do just as well.
    Did the article give any reasons?
    If not, that sounds like an ignorant writer trying to get a story out
    without verifying facts.

    Some gamers do more than play games and for those Ultimate may be
    better.
    But without more information, I would tend to ignore the writer and
    suggest gamers go with Home Premium unless they need some of the
    Ultimate features that add nothing to the gaming experience.
     
    Jupiter Jones [MVP], Nov 21, 2007
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  5. pc nerd

    pc nerd Guest

    I can't remember if it was PC World or PC Magazine. I was in the county
    library recently & I browsed thru PC World & PC Magazine. I have read that
    extra games are available for Ultimate that basically replace Plus!
     
    pc nerd, Nov 21, 2007
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    FBL Guest

    I play alot of games and do alot of media stuff. I went with the Hom
    Premium 64bit version. I was not aware that the Ultimate was better fo
    games also a first to hear this. I want to look into this, I would thin
    all 64bit os would do the same
     
    FBL, Nov 20, 2008
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  7. pc nerd

    Rick Rogers Guest

    Hi,

    For gamers, I can't think of anything in Ultimate that would allow for a
    better user experience. I generally recommend Home Premium for them.

    Can't think of any real reason to use x64 over 32-bit yet either, as games
    currently on the market don't use memory addresses above the 4GB mark
    anyways (memory capacity being the chief arguement for 64 vs. 32 bit).
     
    Rick Rogers, Nov 20, 2008
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  8. Both Home Premium and Ultimate are the same product, just that one has more
    features in this case all the features of Home Premium and all the features
    of Vista Enterprise. Ultimate is for users who work in multi-mode
    environments and would like get the best of both worlds. That's why its
    called the no compromise Windows.
     
    Andre Da Costa, Nov 20, 2008
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  9. pc nerd

    Alias Guest

    Yet malware compromises it on an hourly basis.

    Alias
     
    Alias, Nov 20, 2008
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  10. I would have believed that if you said Windows XP SP1 or prior.
     
    Andre Da Costa, Nov 20, 2008
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  11. pc nerd

    Alias Guest

    --
    Best regards,
    Andre Da Costa
    http://adacosta.spaces.live.com

    I clean up computers all the time, including Vista. The herd bots out
    there are all Windows machines. Most people don't update like they
    should and, as a result, are compromised hourly.

    Are you saying that people don't need an anti virus program for Vista?
    Are you using one? Are you saying that there is an anti virus program
    that does anything besides flag viruses after the fact?

    Alias

    has more features in this case all the features of Home Premium and all
    the features of Vista Enterprise. Ultimate is for users who work in
    multi-mode environments and would like get the best of both worlds.
    That's why its called the no compromise Windows.
     
    Alias, Nov 20, 2008
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  12. There are loads of games that run natively on 64-bit.

    ss.
     
    Synapse Syndrome, Nov 20, 2008
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  13. pc nerd

    FBonVistaX64 Guest

    You lying piece of thieving shit! You're ripping off little old ladies
    by telling them they have a virus or maleware when all they really have
    are a bunch of "cookies" that can safely be deleted.
    You're full of shit!
    Vista is the very best OS available today.
     
    FBonVistaX64, Nov 20, 2008
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  14. pc nerd

    Alias Guest

    Yawn, another lying post by Francis who tries to denigrate people with
    his absurd fantasies. You should be ashamed of yourself, trying to lead
    people on to think that Vista doesn't need a firewall or an anti virus.
    What you're saying also leads people to think they can click on anything
    they like and be "safe". Shame, shame, shame, shame on you!

    Alias

    P.S. Of all my computer clients, only one is a little old lady and, two
    years later, she is very happy with her Ubuntu install.
     
    Alias, Nov 20, 2008
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  15. pc nerd

    FBonVistaX64 Guest

    alias, the lying linux troll wrote:

    <---lying drivel shit deleted as a public service--->

    You area known and admitted liar, thief, linux spammer, bigoted atheist
    asshole and a real coward.
    No one in here believes one word of your lies.
    You are a a pathetic piece of shit for a human being. Everyone in here
    hates your lying guts.
    Get lost asshole.
     
    FBonVistaX64, Nov 20, 2008
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  16. pc nerd

    Alias Guest

    Don't have a stroke, Francis. Try to control your mouth if you can (you
    can't).

    Alias
     
    Alias, Nov 20, 2008
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  17. pc nerd

    FBonVistaX64 Guest

    Try dealing with the truth sheep-fukker.
    You are a known and admitted liar, thief, linux spammer, bigoted atheist
    asshole and a real coward.
    No one in here believes one word of your lies.
    You are a a pathetic piece of shit for a human being. Everyone in here
    hates your lying guts.
    Get lost asshole.
     
    FBonVistaX64, Nov 20, 2008
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  18. pc nerd

    Alias Guest

    I'm not a "sheep-fukker', liar.
    A lie.
    Another lie.
    Another lie. Look up "spammer" and educate yourself.
    I don't believe in a god, true, but I respect anyone's right to do so.
    Coward? You're the one too scared to meet me in Madrid.
    Being as I don't lie and you don't speak for anyone but yourself ...
    Why don't you get lost? Aren't you heading to your Paris apartment? Oh,
    you don't have one and that's just another of your many lies.

    Alias
     
    Alias, Nov 20, 2008
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  19. pc nerd

    FBonVistaX64 Guest

    No, it's the truth.
    You're a known and admitted lying linux spammer.
    So stop lying about it.
    Hahaha...of course you don't. You're piece of shit lying asshole loser.
    Meet there sheep-fukker.
    Or are you too afraid of what will happen?
    Well coward...?
     
    FBonVistaX64, Nov 20, 2008
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  20. pc nerd

    Rick Rogers Guest

    Run, yes. Absolutely unless they contain and rely on a 32-bit device driver.

    Make use of memory at addresses above the 4GB mark? No. If it's a 32-bit
    application, the code has to load into the lower 4GB to run, regardless of
    how much is available.
     
    Rick Rogers, Nov 21, 2008
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