Go Back   Computer Forums > General Computing > Hardware
Click Here to Login
Join Computer forums Today


Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
 
Old 05-09-2006, 12:32 AM   #1
Golden Master
 
ISOwner's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2004
Posts: 12,208
Default Choices we should consider when getting Windows Vista

Since Windows is such a common software, I thought putting this thread here in the General Software section would be a nice fit.

As you all know, there are 6 different versions of Vista. For us power users (which most of us are), we only need to worry on the two version called the Vista Ultimate or the Vista Home Premium. Please note that you MUST have a minimum of 1GB RAM!!!!!! Yes, I'm not joking. The other versions require a minimum of just 512MB for RAM. For those two versions I listed above, you must have a minimum of 128MB video card with DX 9.0c. The higher, the better of course.

Don't worry about the other versions of Vista. They're mainly for businesses and servers in which most of us don't use unless you run a business of course or just for the hell of it. There is a Basic Edition that is completely stripped down. There is no Aero interface support and is rather dull. PLEASE, don't get this. You might as well keep Windows XP if you're stooping down to that. Vista support all support 32 bit software and 64 bit software except for the Basic Edition or Starter Edition. It will cost abot $50 for upgrade to the Basic Edition. The Ultimate (the one I'm getting) is around $300 for the upgrade. It will support our 64 bit CPUs of course.
__________________

__________________
*Fact: Microsoft Window's Blue Screen of Death vs Computerforums.org's White Screen of Death. Which is worse?
ISOwner is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-09-2006, 12:44 AM   #2
Golden Master
 
alvino's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2004
Posts: 19,967
Send a message via AIM to alvino
Default Re: Choices we should consider when getting Windows Vista

Basic Edition is really for those who need something cheap and easy to use. It's not for power users.
__________________

alvino is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-09-2006, 12:48 AM   #3
Daemon Poster
 
thebigdintx's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2005
Posts: 1,272
Default Re: Choices we should consider when getting Windows Vista

$300 for the upgrade to Ultimate version of Vista!! Wow, that's a lot of money.....I guess I won't be upgrading anytime soon!
thebigdintx is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-09-2006, 12:53 AM   #4
Golden Master
 
ISOwner's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2004
Posts: 12,208
Default Re: Choices we should consider when getting Windows Vista

The final price hasn't been set though. It may be around there. The Ultimate Edition is the mother of all the different versions. Man, I wish I would've bought that magazine so I can put some more info. There was a breakdown chart that tells you what each version can do and what it can't do. Lots of great info. I may buy it tomorrow and I'll post back here. There was also a huge article on the FBDIMM too that I need to update back here.

There are screenshots in there for Vista and it looks sweet. I know I said it before and holding out on it, but just looking at the screenshots, I change my mind. That thing is completely revamped. The interface looks so different. It is a huge upgrade as we finally move away from the old 32 bit support and the looks of the traditional Windows to something different.
__________________
*Fact: Microsoft Window's Blue Screen of Death vs Computerforums.org's White Screen of Death. Which is worse?
ISOwner is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-09-2006, 01:02 AM   #5
Daemon Poster
 
thebigdintx's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2005
Posts: 1,272
Default Re: Choices we should consider when getting Windows Vista

maybe next year after vista out i will think about trying to build my first computer.....wouldn't want to spend the money on vista on this dell dimension 3000 with 32 bit processor, and pci graphics card that i have now (plus i need to increase my ram).
__________________
Antec 300 Case, Intel Core 2 Quad Q9650 @ 3GHz, Gigabyte GA-EP43-UD3L, PNY 4GB PC6400 800MHz DDR2 RAM, XFX Radeon HD 5550 1GB DDR3 Ram, 1TB Western Digital Black 7200 32MB cache, 64-bit Windows 7 Ultimate SP1, Antec Earthwatts 500 Watts
thebigdintx is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-09-2006, 01:04 AM   #6
Golden Master
 
ISOwner's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2004
Posts: 12,208
Default Re: Choices we should consider when getting Windows Vista

Oh definitely. Like I tell everyone. Get Vista installed on new PCs. You'll need the power to run the higher editions of Vista.
__________________
*Fact: Microsoft Window's Blue Screen of Death vs Computerforums.org's White Screen of Death. Which is worse?
ISOwner is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-09-2006, 01:22 AM   #7
In Runtime
 
Tech N9ne's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2006
Posts: 223
Send a message via MSN to Tech N9ne
Default Re: Choices we should consider when getting Windows Vista

windows vista is pretty expensive holy
__________________
Intel(R) Core(TM)2 Quad CPU Q6600 @ 2.40GHz|2.00 GB DDR2 800mhz|NVIDIA GeForce 8800 GTX OC|Evega Nforce 680 SLI|500 gig HD|
Tech N9ne is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-09-2006, 01:24 AM   #8
Golden Master
 
ISOwner's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2004
Posts: 12,208
Default Re: Choices we should consider when getting Windows Vista

and that's only the upgrade price!!!
__________________
*Fact: Microsoft Window's Blue Screen of Death vs Computerforums.org's White Screen of Death. Which is worse?
ISOwner is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-09-2006, 01:47 AM   #9
Golden Master
 
alvino's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2004
Posts: 19,967
Send a message via AIM to alvino
Default Re: Choices we should consider when getting Windows Vista

Well they're always expensive when first released. Windows XP cost about that much when it first released back in 2001. I'll just wait for Service Pack 3 to come out for Windows XP and patiently wait for Windows Vista to gradually get cheaper.
alvino is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-09-2006, 01:53 AM   #10
Golden Master
 
ISOwner's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2004
Posts: 12,208
Default Re: Choices we should consider when getting Windows Vista

But it looks soooo good. They have all these pretty little icons now and you can also see the contents of the window while browsing. I think you can also preview what's inside a directory before you even open up the folder!! We kind of have that now with Thumbnail view, but Vista is suppose to further enhance that. I just love the way it looks and the fact that it's "64-bit". Yessss. That 1GB is huge on resources though. I better get ready for some fast RAM when the time comes.
__________________

__________________
*Fact: Microsoft Window's Blue Screen of Death vs Computerforums.org's White Screen of Death. Which is worse?
ISOwner is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are Off



All times are GMT -5. The time now is 09:47 PM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 4
Copyright ©2000 - 2017, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
Search Engine Friendly URLs by vBSEO 3.6.0