Will XP fill need for speed in 2008 better than Vista?: Could the Vista situation get worse? XP SP3 is coming next year, as is Vista SP1.
Wellington, Fla.-based Devil Mountain Software ran several versions of XP and Vista through a test simulating common desktop computing tasks. It found the original Vista performed 50% to 100% slower than the prevalent XP Service Pack 2, or SP2.
Vista SP1, due out in the first quarter of 2008, barely improved the operating system’s performance.
But XP SP3, scheduled for the first half of 2008, did improve on XP’s earlier performance, running 10% faster than SP2.