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Old 01-25-2007, 07:12 PM   #1
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Since vista is comming out soon I was hopeing you could so me some of its pros. Why its good? whats better? ect.. thanks
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Old 01-25-2007, 07:20 PM   #2
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Ok here we go.
1. Vista Aero - This looks awesome. You can view your desktop in full 3D. The only downfall is the basic version doesnt have it.
2. It is much safer
3. More user friendly
Cons
1.You need a pretty good system to use Vista.
2.Aero requires a good video card.

All i got for now.
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Old 01-25-2007, 07:26 PM   #3
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Vista is terribly slow and likely to be buggy due to the fact it hasn't been around the block like XP has.

The RC2 beta ran terrible on my PC, which has
2 gigs of ram, AMD64 3200+, and a GeForce 7600GT.
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Old 01-25-2007, 07:30 PM   #4
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A few of my favorite things from testing the RTM version:
1. DirectX 10 (obviously). I don't think this needs explaining, but look at these pics:
http://www.winmatrix.com/forums/inde...showtopic=9550

2. New GUI. It looks pretty. Flip 3D is really cool:


Live thumbnails:


3. The search doesn't take like 9 hours like it does in XP.

4. Better security?

5. Networking is easy to setup. Haven't actually used it, but so I hear.

I did notice that it wasn't quite as snappy as XP is, but it's only the prerelease RTM version that I was using, so I figure by the time of the official release, they'll have that fixed.
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Old 01-25-2007, 07:40 PM   #5
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RTM version is the final one, coming out the 30th.

Dreamscene will be availablle via updates.
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Whats the point of the flip 3D thing? Does it just look cool.
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vista isnt slow at all
i tryed out the beta on my friends comp
as long as u have 1 gig of ram your fine
i sugest 2 gigs tho
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vista isnt slow at all
i tryed out the beta on my friends comp
as long as u have 1 gig of ram your fine
i sugest 2 gigs tho
I have 2 gigs... ran really slow.
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I have 2 gigs... ran really slow.
Yeah, I have 3 gigs and it still wasn't as fast as I'd like.
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Whats the point of the flip 3D thing? Does it just look cool.
Just makes it fun to look at while you switch to different apps.

Heh...I can't wait to install my copy of Vista Business...so yummy.
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Whats the point of the flip 3D thing? Does it just look cool.
Yeah, and if you've got a lot of say internet explorers open, it's easier to pick out the one that you want. But it mostly looks sweet.
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I ran my RC1 on a POS (i hope i don't need to send a pm to anyone explaining what that is) system and it still ran better on vista ultimate than it ever has with xp.
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Just in case anyone is interested, I found a program that displays thumbnails when you hover over a taskbar item like in vista. It's free too which is cool

http://www.crystalxp.net/galerie/en.id.197.htm
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i ran it on my comp in sig for about 2 months, it ran like a charm, i love it and cant wait to get my version. The only thing that stinks is that im getting the 32 bit
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I just installed Windows Vista Business on my current computer. Runs perfectly fine, I love Aero Glass and the best part is that I saved $300.

Taylor, you can easily contact Microsoft if you want a CD (not everyone has a DVD drive) or 64-bit version. They send it to you free of charge
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4. Better security?

5. Networking is easy to setup. Haven't actually used it, but so I hear.
Security will be completly ignored by users as it's *%#$ing annoying in Vista.

And Networking is not easier to use.
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Security will be completly ignored by users as it's *%#$ing annoying in Vista.

And Networking is not easier to use.
I can see how the UAC thing will get old really quick. People will eventually just hit "allow" on everything whether it's good or bad. I think microsoft could've done a little bit better than that.
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Not really. It's not Microsoft's fault that people get so damn impatient with things like that. They do that to make sure you know that YOU excecuted that command, not some malware or whatnot. You can turn it off too, but when your computer gets jacked, you'll have no one to blame but yourself.

As for security, it's not bad for basic OS security. Windows Firewall has been vastly improved over the XP Firewall and Windows Defender is pretty good (it's gotten pretty good reviews before).

As for networking, I found it easier to use than XP. Things are displayed and shown very clearly, as where XP you had to know what you were doing or you would screw something up.
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Yeah, I dont naturally press allow. I expect it to ask usually. and know what its asking for. I think vista's security is better, much better.
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You can turn it off too, but when your computer gets jacked, you'll have no one to blame but yourself.
yes its true you can turn it off, but then you get pop ups like you would for not having auto-updates turned on in windows.

However, like you said (atleast, i think it was you), its still good when it comes to security.
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