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This is a discussion on Vista within the A Brief History of Cprogramming.com forums, part of the Community Boards category; Just to throw it back on topic, Wikipedia has an article about Windows Vista - http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Windows_vista I was actually reading ...

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    Just to throw it back on topic, Wikipedia has an article about Windows Vista - http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Windows_vista I was actually reading it today before this topic started.

    It'll be problematic with the 30 second limit, Sly

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    I wonder what kind of processing power it takes to render those translucent windows...
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    Sly, are you RichieT? I was having this exact same conversation with him today ...

    A Windows Vista Premium Ready PC includes at least:

    * 1 GHz 32-bit (x86) or 64-bit (x64) processor1.
    * 1 GB of system memory.
    * Support for DirectX 9 graphics with a WDDM driver, 128 MB of graphics memory (minimum)2, Pixel Shader 2.0 and 32 bits per pixel.
    * 40 GB of hard drive capacity with 15 GB free space.
    * DVD-ROM Drive3.
    * Audio output capability.
    * Internet access capability.
    And here's the minimum requirements -

    http://www.microsoft.com/windowsvist...uirements.mspx

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    Quote Originally Posted by twomers
    I don't know if you're joking or not
    Eh! Nope. I'm not joking. All beans are seeds mate
    The programmer’s wife tells him: “Run to the store and pick up a loaf of bread. If they have eggs, get a dozen.”
    The programmer comes home with 12 loaves of bread.


    Originally Posted by brewbuck:
    Reimplementing a large system in another language to get a 25% performance boost is nonsense. It would be cheaper to just get a computer which is 25% faster.

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    I wouldn't trust those requirements... they say "at least", which means they probably mean running Windows Vista in "Windows 2000" mode as the Visual Style. It's like car commercials... they say it $17,000 but when you get there they hit you with all the "extra" like breaks and a steering wheel... go figure.
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    >>All beans are seeds mate

    But isn't that what I said?? Dude, I'm really confused

    Me - > did you know coffee beans are actually coffee seeds?

    You didn't answer my question, Sly!! THe former is the recommended (My lappy is good for that ), but the latter (800Mhz one), is the min, and it really does seem very low spec, doesn't it?

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    Quote Originally Posted by twomers
    But isn't that what I said?? Dude, I'm really confused

    Me - > did you know coffee beans are actually coffee seeds?
    I didn't know the words "coffee" and "all" were interchangable in Ireland.

    Quote Originally Posted by twomers
    You didn't answer my question, Sly!! THe former is the recommended (My lappy is good for that ), but the latter (800Mhz one), is the min, and it really does seem very low spec, doesn't it?
    Yes it does seem low. That's the MS sales people hard at work (Ballmer!). I also have a laptop that's good for that... only cost me $700, too. My PC is more than good for that. I didn't see your question... you mean am I Richie_T? The answer is "No"...
    Last edited by SlyMaelstrom; 09-29-2006 at 04:56 PM.
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    >> I didn't know the words "coffee" and "all" were interchangable in Ireland.

    Only in my head, Sly. Only in my head - coffee was in my mind. Coffee was what I saw

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    > But isn't that what I said?? Dude, I'm really confused

    Well forget it. When you said it, it looked to me like you are surprised by the fact coffee beans are seeds... when in fact all beans are seeds... shesh! this is becoming ridiculous forget it.

    Back on track.
    I'm still not convinced by Vista. I do appreciate the interface. It's beautiful the way I see it. But really... that's it. Other than me buying a new computer with an OEM Vista in it, there is no way Microsoft will have me spend money on it. The whole thing grew from a good effort with well intentioned promises to a a list of broken promises and lots of fluff to appease the masses.

    Seriously... take Aero out of Vista. Imagine it that way... how would you feel now about the broken promise of Vista. Where are the Three Pillars of Longhorn? WinFS is no more and where is the OS core .Net? Yes... they manage to not break the third pillar... Aero.

    Nah. No thank you. I'd rather stay where I am and actually buy that Apple laptop once Jaguar hits the shelves.
    The programmer’s wife tells him: “Run to the store and pick up a loaf of bread. If they have eggs, get a dozen.”
    The programmer comes home with 12 loaves of bread.


    Originally Posted by brewbuck:
    Reimplementing a large system in another language to get a 25% performance boost is nonsense. It would be cheaper to just get a computer which is 25% faster.

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    >> Seriously... take Aero out of Vista. Imagine it that way...

    XP?

    But that said, I think MS made an MP3 player with wifi for $250! 30 GB

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    I wont be running Vista unless like Mario said, it comes with a computer I buy.

    I have yet to buy a Windows CD and I don't plan on ever doing it. I run OEM copies that I have gotten by buying my computers. 2 of my computers don't even run Windows, they are linux boxen since A: they are too old for any recent Windows, and B: I don't have any spare licences.

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    What do you think of ReadyBoost, looks interesting...

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    Wasn't aware of it. Add to look it up.

    I wouldn't use it though. I prefer more definite solutions like opening my machine and installing new memory. But can see that as an advantage for non technical users, yes.
    The programmer’s wife tells him: “Run to the store and pick up a loaf of bread. If they have eggs, get a dozen.”
    The programmer comes home with 12 loaves of bread.


    Originally Posted by brewbuck:
    Reimplementing a large system in another language to get a 25% performance boost is nonsense. It would be cheaper to just get a computer which is 25% faster.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mario F.
    Nah. No thank you. I'd rather stay where I am and actually buy that Apple laptop once Jaguar hits the shelves.
    It's not called Jaguar, it's called Leopard!!!

    From what I see of Vista, it's just got a lot of fancy visuals. That's what is so interesting about Linux... you can get Vista skins, and then you can hardly tell the difference! (Mac OS X really needs to add skins.) It'll be interesting to see how well it goes against Leopard when the 2 are released.

    And you know which operating system I really want to win.... Linux!

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    >And you know which operating system I really want to win.... Linux!

    Yeah, I can tell by your 'tar and title.

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