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  • #61
    Originally posted by JakeS View Post
    Agree 100% with that, Because alot of people who purchased there pc's in hmm.. 2002 or something proberly won't even have enough ram for it, I mean like 512MB ram to go purely on the OS? wow, But I did once get it to upgrade XP to BETA 2 and use it with 384MB ram which i was shocked at, it stopped working on RC2.
    Any modern OS won't run well with less than 512mb of ram, even OSX requires 512+ to run decently.

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    • #62
      Originally posted by Zachery View Post
      Any modern OS won't run well with less than 512mb of ram, even OSX requires 512+ to run decently.
      But don't forget that Apple can do no wrong, so the high system requirements are "understandable." But dare Vista have the same requirements, they quickly become "unreasonable."
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      • #63
        Originally posted by DirectPixel View Post
        I thought so too, until I tried it out myself.

        Vista is a surprisingly robust operating system. The exact system that I have that was running Windows XP now runs the same programs noticeably faster. Same hardware, different OS. Photoshop CS2, for example, starts up at least 5 to 10 seconds faster. My Windows XP install was completely clean--I kept track of all system changes made by program installs, etc. and made sure it performed at its best at all times.

        ...
        Hmm, I might actually install it and see then. Last time I tried Vista( pre RC1 version or perhaps RC1) my PC felt like molasses...even with all the useless garbage off. I had flashbacks to a P1 50 mhz.I used at work for years.
        I'll report back when/if I install this monstrosity.

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        • #64
          I wouldn't be surprised for the RC builds to be slow, but I've heard from several people now that the RTM builds are very nice.
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          • #65
            You want eye candy?

            http://www.youtube.com/results?searc...rch_category=0
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            • #66
              Originally posted by Scott Spain View Post
              Vista = Bloatware that I'm hoping to avoid.
              I used to think so, but I believe it's gotten far better.

              Vista Beta 2: Total crap.
              Vista RC1: Acceptable, but still annoying in many ways.
              Vista RC2: Much better than RC1, only a few lingering bugs I've found.
              Vista RTM: I'm assuming follows the trend.

              However, nVidia drivers for all Vista editions = crap. I can't manage the GPU power settings, and because it insists on running in low power mode so often, that means Aero Glass runs slowly...and this is a Geforce 7400 Go. It did Compiz just fune, and runs Glass liquid smooth when the GPU power saver turns itself off.

              I know that's not Vista's fault, but nVidia needs to hurry up and give me some better drivers already.
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              • #67
                These any better?

                http://www.nvidia.com/object/winvista_x86_96.85.html
                http://www.nvidia.com/object/winvista_x64_96.85.html
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                • #68
                  can the Vista RC1 key that you get be used with the latest Vista Extreme version. Or is it just for RC1 version only.

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                  • #69
                    Does anybody know why my Mac Pro doesn't show the Aero theme in Windows Vista Ultimate through Parallels? Would this be because Parallels uses a custom driver or something and Windows doesn't recognize it as Direct3D compatible?

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                    • #70
                      Originally posted by Floris View Post
                      Does anybody know why my Mac Pro doesn't show the Aero theme in Windows Vista Ultimate through Parallels? Would this be because Parallels uses a custom driver or something and Windows doesn't recognize it as Direct3D compatible?
                      Most likely. Has Parallels been updated to be fully compatible with Vista yet?
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                      • #71
                        I downloaded it a few days ago and am trying it out now. I might sometimes need Windows XP, but it's not worth to fully dual boot.

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                        • #72
                          Is anybody using the 64bit version here. If so I want to know if it has two IE browsers installed. 32bit and 64bit versions of IE

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                          • #73
                            This page gives some great insite to Vista. It list the Top 10 reasons why you should buy it.

                            Good read.

                            http://news.yahoo.com/s/ttpcworld/20...pcworld/124642

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                            • #74
                              Originally posted by Gary Bolton View Post
                              Is anybody using the 64bit version here. If so I want to know if it has two IE browsers installed. 32bit and 64bit versions of IE
                              Yes both are installed.
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                              • #75
                                Originally posted by Gary Bolton View Post
                                This page gives some great insite to Vista. It list the Top 10 reasons why you should buy it.

                                Good read.

                                http://news.yahoo.com/s/ttpcworld/20...pcworld/124642
                                Not for me it isnt hehe.

                                Here's what to be excited about:

                                1. Security, security, security: <- dont need security. im not a noob that installs spyware/trojans/viruses

                                2. Internet Explorer 7: <- worst toolbar in history

                                3. Righteous eye candy: <- dont need or want it

                                4. Desktop search: <- locate32 baby!

                                5. Vista does away with Internet Explorer to access Windows Update <- I would rather use a browser even with a dumb toolbar

                                6. More media: <- what else could one need besides vlc and winamp?

                                7. Parental controls: <- dont need it

                                8. Better backups: <- simple batch script is all i need. xcopy DRIVE:\ DRIVE:\FOLDER /E /Y /H /R /C /Q /I /EXCLUDE:nobackup.txt

                                9. Peer-to-peer collaboration: <- no use for it

                                10. Quick setup: will slash setup times from about an hour to as little as 15 minutes <- i can already do xp in 15min and win2k in 10min

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