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Old February 5th, 2007, 01:18 PM   #21
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I wouldn't rush out to get this OS, just wait until you buy a new computer that has it already loaded, it's nice, and an improvement, but not worth a few hundred dollars.
I agree, its totally overpriced.
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Old February 11th, 2007, 06:09 PM   #22
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Not when you get the academic version, which is the same as home premium.

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Old February 11th, 2007, 06:42 PM   #23
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i don't mean to be a nudge but what is so special about Windows Vista? Well really what i am asking is what are its features?

well not all the time well they may like me but you don't have to!
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Old February 11th, 2007, 06:58 PM   #24
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i don't mean to be a nudge but what is so special about Windows Vista? Well really what i am asking is what are its features?
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I have been using Vista since they released the final release candidate, and it's ok. It has mouse interface in the installer, and the installer is styled with aero effects. It comes with drivers pre-installed, along with an MPEG-2 decoder, the release candidate was ultimate, so I don't know about basic, but if you buy your computer from Dell they install drivers and shit for you. The interface is a lot smoother than Xp, I really like how they eliminated the fucking all programs menu that devoured your screen; there is a "search as you type" box in its place. The task manager is much nicer, and opens into a larger box, I can't remember what it's called, that gives more detailed information about your cpu, ram, network, and hard drive usage. Internet Explorer is definitely much better as it now has tabs. Windows Media Player 11 is even better in Vista, it has a smoother look to it, the interface is the same as in the Xp release, though. The only major problem I encountered was installing an older game, Starcraft. It took me about 20 minutes to get the damn installer open. It runs normally after being installed, but just a warning for those attempting to install anything more than eight years old.

About the requirements, these are the absolute bare minimum for all versions:

* 800 MHz processor and 512 MB of system memory
* 20 GB hard drive with at least 15 GB of available space
* Support for Super VGA graphics
* CD-ROM drive

Home Basic:

* 1 GHz 32-bit (x86) or 64-bit (x64) processor
* 512 MB of system memory
* 20 GB hard drive with at least 15 GB of available space
* Support for DirectX 9 graphics and 32 MB of graphics memory
* DVD-ROM drive
* Audio Output
* Internet access (fees may apply)

Home Premium / Business / Ultimate:

* 1 GHz 32-bit (x86) or 64-bit (x64) processor
* 1 GB of system memory
* 40 GB hard drive with at least 15 GB of available space
* Support for DirectX 9 graphics with:
o WDDM Driver
o 128 MB of graphics memory (minimum)
o Pixel Shader 2.0 in hardware
o 32 bits per pixel
* DVD-ROM drive
* Audio Output
* Internet access (fees may apply)


I wouldn't rush out to get this OS, just wait until you buy a new computer that has it already loaded, it's nice, and an improvement, but not worth a few hundred dollars.
vista should help run programs better and faster. plus ITS BRAND NEW TECHNOLOGY! however, i have heard that vista does not do well in bittorrent
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Old February 12th, 2007, 03:45 AM   #25
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I haven't tried bittorrent or games on it yet. Still need to find a crack that works.
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Old February 13th, 2007, 10:57 PM   #26
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nobody believes me but about 8 months ago I was at my friend's house and his dad had windows vista. I don't know HOW, but he had it. I think he is a hacker or something, he had all these crazy books about computer programs I have never heard of, and I am pretty computer literate. but yeah, when I saw it a while back it looked freaking awesome
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Old February 14th, 2007, 03:19 AM   #27
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Back when Vista was in the 'making' it was called LongHorn, There was aa few copies of that leaked.
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Old February 14th, 2007, 09:12 AM   #28
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Hmm heh yes leakage but you gotta know ppl for that.. Anyway

Windows is overpriced

I'm tough, rough, ready and able
To pick myself up from under this table
Don't stick no sign on me, I got no label
I'm a little sick, unsure, unsound and unstable

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Old February 14th, 2007, 10:05 AM   #29
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Windows is overpriced
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Old February 14th, 2007, 01:24 PM   #30
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Windhoes*, Vista still hasn't proven itself to be revolutionary, just less shitty than Windhoes Xp.

Omg, eleventy-eleven posts
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Old March 18th, 2007, 11:47 AM   #31
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So, has enyone else got vista yet? I've still got it, i still use XP more than Vista, its just easier to use and more progams seem to work.
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Old March 18th, 2007, 11:49 AM   #32
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I still haven't got it. I have the money to buy it now if I wanted. Is there anything special about it?
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Old March 18th, 2007, 11:51 AM   #33
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Not really anything special, in the end it still does the same thing, personally i wouldn't buy it, unless you can get it cheap, plus i would wait several months, its still buggy.
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Old March 18th, 2007, 11:57 AM   #34
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Yeah that's what I thought. It seemed Microsoft just put a new coat of paint on an old car.
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Old March 18th, 2007, 11:59 AM   #35
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Thats pretty much it, a few extra features like the 3D window thing, improved security.

its locked up several times during use, its not really all that great.
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Old March 18th, 2007, 01:33 PM   #36
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so other than the looks, its like windows ME
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Old March 18th, 2007, 01:45 PM   #37
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Yeah pretty much! It hasn't changed since Windoze 95, the basic idea is the same, and apart from security and a few features, not much difference!

Is it possible to run Mac OS X on a windows computer?
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Old March 19th, 2007, 02:16 PM   #38
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Yes. You can purchase it from Apple's site. Btw, it's more similar to NT, all the newer Windhoes operating systems are NT based.
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Old March 19th, 2007, 02:18 PM   #39
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Purchase?! Are you kidding?!
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Old March 19th, 2007, 02:34 PM   #40
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Hmm, nvm, looks like it's an upgrade for Macs.
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