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


Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
 
Old 01-25-2007, 09:59 PM   #11
Golden Master
 
freestyler105's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2006
Posts: 7,883
Default Re: vista

Quote:
Originally Posted by AlexF1224
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.
__________________

__________________
C2D E6600 | 4GB DDR2-800 | 9800GTX+ | Asus P5B-E | 150GB Raptor | 320GB 7200.10 | 750W Xigmatek PSU
freestyler105 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-25-2007, 11:18 PM   #12
Site Team
 
celegorm's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2006
Posts: 10,713
Send a message via AIM to celegorm
Default Re: vista

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.
__________________

__________________
"as a fanboy i refuse to admit it and will pull countless things out of my butt to disprove it"

Team Thelegorm! Total Kills: 21 (i iz in uor profile, editsing your sigz)
celegorm is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-25-2007, 11:22 PM   #13
Fully Optimized
 
troy's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2006
Location: USA
Posts: 2,410
Default Re: vista

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
__________________
Desktop: Dell Dimension E510, 2.5GB RAM, Intel P4 3.0GHZ, 250GB HDD, Windows Vista Premium. Might not be the best, but the old girl is still running good.
troy is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-26-2007, 12:19 AM   #14
Daemon Poster
 
Taylor's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2006
Posts: 946
Default Re: vista

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
__________________
| Intel Pentium D 820 2.80GHz(Smithfield) | EVGA 780i | EVGA GeForce 7600GT 256MB 128-bit GDDR3 |4GB Corsair 800 | WDCaviar 250GB | Arctic Cooling Freezer 7 Pro(w/ arctic silver 5) | Ultra 500w X-Finity Power Supply w/ 120mm Fan | Antec P180B. | Windows Vista Home Premium | Creative Sound Blaster X-Fi XtremeMusic | Dell Ultrasharp 22" Flatscreen Monitor

Macbook Pro 15" Unibody. 2GB Ram 250GB HDD Leopard
Taylor is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-26-2007, 01:39 AM   #15
Golden Master
 
alvino's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2004
Posts: 19,967
Send a message via AIM to alvino
Default Re: vista

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
alvino is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-26-2007, 08:26 AM   #16
Golden Master
 
DJ-CHRIS's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2006
Posts: 5,203
Send a message via AIM to DJ-CHRIS Send a message via MSN to DJ-CHRIS Send a message via Yahoo to DJ-CHRIS
Default Re: vista

Quote:
Originally Posted by freestyler105
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.
DJ-CHRIS is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-27-2007, 05:54 PM   #17
Fully Optimized
 
troy's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2006
Location: USA
Posts: 2,410
Default Re: vista

Quote:
Originally Posted by DJ-CHRIS
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.
__________________
Desktop: Dell Dimension E510, 2.5GB RAM, Intel P4 3.0GHZ, 250GB HDD, Windows Vista Premium. Might not be the best, but the old girl is still running good.
troy is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-27-2007, 07:46 PM   #18
Golden Master
 
alvino's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2004
Posts: 19,967
Send a message via AIM to alvino
Default Re: vista

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.
alvino is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-27-2007, 10:27 PM   #19
Golden Master
 
superman22x's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2006
Posts: 7,903
Send a message via MSN to superman22x Send a message via Yahoo to superman22x
Default Re: vista

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.
__________________
“Adults are just obsolete children and the hell with them.” - Dr. Suess
superman22x is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-28-2007, 01:54 AM   #20
Site Team
 
celegorm's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2006
Posts: 10,713
Send a message via AIM to celegorm
Default Re: vista

Quote:
Originally Posted by alvino
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.
__________________

__________________
"as a fanboy i refuse to admit it and will pull countless things out of my butt to disprove it"

Team Thelegorm! Total Kills: 21 (i iz in uor profile, editsing your sigz)
celegorm 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 06:40 AM.


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