Windows Vista

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    Windows Vista

    was wandering if anyone has actually got windows vista yet? Is it worth installing it? How bad is it?

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    IMO - with my curvy sense of humor - if it's a Microsoft product, avoid it.
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    It appears it's just going to be Windows XP with StyleXP added on to it...

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    But on second thought, the only thought I've got on it is from screenshots...can't say I've actually tested the functionality.
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    If typical MS performance is to go by, then I'd wait until at least service pack 2 for it is available.

    The initial release is really just global beta-test, then some shakedown with a service pack or two. By the time SP3 rolls around, it's about as good as it gets.

    I mean, the vultures are already circulating
    http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/technology/4131080.stm

    Looks like it's a good time to say goodbye to Microsoft - "Hasta La Vista Baby"
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    LOL. From what I hear, all the features that were really supposed to "push the edge" have been removed so they can meet the deadline. I don't understand how a company that big fails to implement some of the major things they set out to change.
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    Some really interesting features, like the new file system, aren't making it to the first release -- another reason to wait a year or two.

    From the link above, it also looks like the new command shell will be left out.
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    i was looking forward to it, but if they dont add the stuff
    the have been talking about about, then i might as well stick
    with my current operating system.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sang-drax
    Some really interesting features, like the new file system, aren't making it to the first release -- another reason to wait a year or two.

    From the link above, it also looks like the new command shell will be left out.
    as well as the .NET basis. For those that havn't seen this yet, a good sarcastic review of MS Vista: http://www.eweek.com/article2/0,1895,1841067,00.asp

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    I had the Longhorn Beta ( Alpha ? ) installed when it was still named Longhorn. It was horrible. Not only was it slow as hell, which is acceptable if it's a debug build, it also did not add any value. Just graphics. And I don't want graphics from my Os, thank you. I want my OS to be clean and easy and start the apps I need.

    I still have Win2K installed, because XP added nothing but fancy window styles. It's called 'klickibunti' in Germany. Hard to translate. "Colorful and clickable". And useless.

    I'm a fan of MS products because they deliver what I need: a graphical OS that can start apps and games without too much configuration. But I don't think they made a step forward with either XP or Vista. All new features are on my "turn off before use" list.
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    Right ive downloaded windows vista now going to install it on a ........ty PC. Microsoft have claimed vista can be installed within 25 minutes, i dont understand how this will work when its 2.7GB.... Windows XP is around 700MB and that takes around 30-45 minutes how on earth are they going to pull this off?

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    >going to install it on a ........ty PC

    have you looked at the system requirements? You need a pretty beefy computer just to meet the minimum specs.

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    XP is more like 1.5 or 2 Gb. I assume they've somehow reduced the time for registering components and configuring the system. It's not so much about the size of the files, but what you have to do with them.

    And nvoigt, there are several upgrades from 2K to XP, but most of them are just small utilities that I miss when I'm working on my server 2K station at work. I also think XP is faster than 2K.
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    Well.....Windows Vista isn't coming out until sometime next year, so i guess we'll have to wait. I don't plan on getting it really, its going to be like $200 for the home edition. So might as well wait, since I can get XP home edition for like $80 now. They say it will have a more "user-friendly" interface, how could it get more user-friendly, does M$ think we are retards or something? Anyway, you are paying for more crashes, ENJOY!
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    > have been removed so they can meet the deadline.
    So what have they been doing for the last 5 years?
    Changing printf("windows XP"); to printf("windows vista");

    Echo nvoigt - my XP@work has all the glossy UI turned off, making it look pretty similar to W2K.
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    I still have windows 98 (mostly because I'm too lazy to hunt for drivers and reinstall stuff) and it works just fine for what I do: play older games and do a little programming. We have Windows XP at school and on a machine with similar specs (I have more ram, but they beat me at CPU power) it's slow as heck. I'll stick with 98 and Linux till I get a new computer, and even then I'll just stick Linux on there. I see no reason for XP or Vista since all the games I want to play either have ports or can beplayed on Cadega.
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