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Are you going to get vista?

Discussion in 'Hardware' started by I'm_Not_A_Monster, 18 Jan 2007.

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Are you going to get Vista?

  1. the day it comes out

    19.0%
  2. never

    4.8%
  3. i'll wait a while

    57.1%
  4. hello ubuntu!

    7.9%
  5. hello OSx!

    2.4%
  6. i'll download the torrent

    7.1%
  7. don't know

    1.6%
  1. NoMercy

    NoMercy New Member

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    I only moved to XP last year, I'll definitely wait a bit... not even considering it before I see decent graphics cards+drivers (given I only run XP for games)... and probably plump for a OEM of VistaHP since I can't see where the extra value of ultimate is and with OEM prices you only save £8 with VistaHB.

    Always OEM, if I want to move to another computer or upgrade the mobo, it's still cheaper to buy a second copy of Vista.
     
  2. imkeller

    imkeller New Member

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    ill get home premium when i build my next system. could be a while tho
     
  3. IXON

    IXON New Member

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    Got vista ultimate here but sticking with XP till all drivers ect have had time to mature abit.
     
  4. kylelnsn

    kylelnsn New Member

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    That sounds like the best idea, im gonna wait a while until i update my machine then go all out! just gotta start saving!
     
  5. Brooxy

    Brooxy Like a boss (but not a boss)

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    Way ahead of you, got it on here via msdnaa, about mid january i think...it's quite nice I gotta admit..
     
  6. ckfordy

    ckfordy New Member

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    I'll be getting either the vista home premium or the ultimate version when i build my next computer in about 3-6 months. I cant decide if i want to go with OEM or retail.
     
  7. Cheap Mod Wannabe

    Cheap Mod Wannabe New Member

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    It's a bit off topic but Vista just amazed me. I was adding folders to Windows Photo Gallery, it recognized that the pictures were taken by Fujifilm cam, notified about update. I clicked it opened a site with Fujifilm RAW, I clicked and it installed the update so now I can see my RAW files.

    Little things make me happy.
     
  8. GoodBytes

    GoodBytes How many wifi's does it have?

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    You gaved me the idea of trying my old canon powershot A75 under Vista RC2.
    And when I tried it. WOW. I didn't even need drivers. I can download/upload pictures now. And it acts like a removable drive (but you have a camera icon).
    Under XP it does that, but you need to install the drivers at least, and it doesn't allow you to Upload a picture. (probably camera driver is blocking it). As some might say, why would you upload a picture. Well I don't have a memory card reader, so if I want go develop my picture at some place, without needed me to burn a CD. I can edit my pictures, and upload them back the camera memory stick, and off I go to develop them.
     
  9. DarkLord7854

    DarkLord7854 New Member

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    I'm definitely buying Vista Ultimate, demo'ed some laptops and desktops at Costco today, I really liked it. I think it's worth the bucks and Microsoft seems to have done a pretty good job on the OS.
     
  10. bassboi72

    bassboi72 My dremel is broken.

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    I'm thinking of getting it, but I'm not sure on how it'll run on my system.

    I'm looking at the Home Premium version, and my system specs are:

    P4 2.0
    400 FSB
    768MB RAM
    GF mx400 w/ 64MB

    :| anyone care to share their thoughts?
     
  11. GoodBytes

    GoodBytes How many wifi's does it have?

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    Video card will be an issue.
    On my second computer (older) Geforce FX 5900 with 128MB of RAM, the interface is not really smooth...
    Yet, the OS runs fine. I have the same quantity of RAM as you, and similar CPU (AMD Athlon XP 2500+)

    When I disabled Aero transparency, then everything was smooth. Yet in you case, I think you should use the Windows Classic skin...

    To be sure: Test it!
    http://www.nzone.com/content/nzone/srl/nzone_srl.asp?gameid=3596
    It will tell you if you pass minimal, recommended, and Nvidia "Optimal" recommendation.
    On my new PC, I have a Geforce 6600 GT with 128 MB of RAM PCI-Express (as temporary, as I was waiting for the G80). I fail to pass optimal, dies the a lack of RAM on my video card (256MB would have done the trick). YET When I tested RC2 on my new computer, I find it smooth (I was unable to test games, as proper drivers did not exist)
     
  12. bassboi72

    bassboi72 My dremel is broken.

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    That's fine if I'd have to use the Windows Classic skin...

    will I be able to use the sidebar also?

    Thanks for the reply btw, :)
     
  13. Fod

    Fod what is the cheesecake?

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    i already have two copies of Business edition (thanks, msdnaa), but i think i'll wait for sp1 before i actually go ahead and install it.
     
  14. GoodBytes

    GoodBytes How many wifi's does it have?

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  15. bassboi72

    bassboi72 My dremel is broken.

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    yeesh... thats kinda, fugly. LOL.

    also, I hear that Vista incorporates some kind of indexing type stuff... like, to make your PC faster the more you use it...

    is this correct, too?
     
  16. Ramble

    Ramble Ginger Nut

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    Yes and no. Yes, vista has a search indexer which index all your documents and metadata (or anything else you specifiy) to make searches ultra fast (and I mean fast). It won't speed up your computer in any way apart from the searching.
     
  17. <A88>

    <A88> Trust the Computer

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    It indexes your files into a index file which makes searching a helluva lot quicker. XP does this as well iirc, just not by default, and the Vista search is much improved.

    edit:beaten by a teddy bear

    <A88>
     
  18. bassboi72

    bassboi72 My dremel is broken.

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    Ahh, alright... so it's just searching that's speedier... I seem to recall reading somewhere that this indexing stuff was incorporated in the whole OS, thus making the computer faster as you use it...

    seems either I interpreted it wrong, or they had the wrong idea of the indexing service...

    My sister just recently bought a PC, which came with Vista... I like how in the media player, when you search for a song via text, it does it in real time... like in Winamp when you press the "j" key, you can type a song you want to hear and it'll narrow it down with every character you enter..

    I guess it's not worth wiping my HD of XP Pro and installing Vista Home Premium, eh?
     
  19. GoodBytes

    GoodBytes How many wifi's does it have?

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    wikipedia says:


    Read all about all the new vista features:
    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Features_new_to_Windows_Vista
     
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  20. I'm_Not_A_Monster

    I'm_Not_A_Monster Hey, eat this...

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