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News Windows 7 Beta leaked over BitTorrent

Discussion in 'Article Discussion' started by Tim S, 29 Dec 2008.

  1. Grinch123456

    Grinch123456 New Member

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    I can imagine the new taskbar would be extremely useful to kids fapping to videos and then their parents come in. They can minimize the firefox window without having to actually close it and furthermore, they won't have to worry about their parents reading the first few words on the website! The jubilation that 15 year olds must feel, I can only imagine, can only be described as jubilation.

    Poor kids.
     
  2. leviathan18

    leviathan18 New Member

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    i have vista, i love it is far superior than XP and i will buy win7, sorry if you are incompetent enough to disable UAC and make 2 or 3 tweaks around
     
  3. ComputerKing

    ComputerKing <img src="http://forums.bit-tech.net/images/smilie

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    :hehe:

    what about those with porn database and no parents check on them for weeks ? ( like me :worried: )
     
  4. Evildead666

    Evildead666 New Member

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    Good god, they don't check in for WEEKS....dude, you must have a very sore hand.....

    on topic : Win7 will likely be my next OS after XP....
     
  5. wuyanxu

    wuyanxu still wants Homeworld 3

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    yeah! i cannot find a 64bit version :(

    and also, i can't get aero to work in VMware, even with VMware tools installed.
     
  6. Glider

    Glider /dev/null

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    Sorry if you are too incompetent to understand UAC... I use Vista nowadays, and I think it's superior to XP by far... But nothing beats the freedom Linux always gave me, but my boss doesn't like it...

    Windows 7 still seems to much like KDE, and I totally dislike KDE...
     
  7. thehippoz

    thehippoz New Member

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    I should post my guide on tweaking vista 64 out.. there's alot of tricks to making it a sweet os- it's just stable as hell (more than I can say for xp).. I used to get used to the occasional f-up in xp and considered it normal.. nowdays with vista I just don't deal with that

    I'm not really looking forward to the new windows myself- vista 64 ultimate pretty much does everything I need it to do currently.. I will d/l this though and see what's up on my laptop- I bet it's just a stripped down version of vista though that can run with less memory.. I've worked on pre-builts with 1 gb of memory and vista- lemme tell you it's not a pretty sight! but put in 4 gigs, superfetch, you wonder how the other half lives =]
     
  8. Volund

    Volund Am I supposed to care?

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    I'm going to have to check this, I'm liking what I have seen so far.
     
  9. samkiller42

    samkiller42 For i AM Cheesecake!!

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    I liked XP, and I love Vista, to be fair, i don't like linux, it's too complex for me, and i'm not a fan of mac, but am happy to give it a play, however, all 3 OS's are as good as each other, are built to work. Anyhow, Windows is my OS of choice, and does what i want it too, sure it has it's issues, but so do the others. Now, Windows 7, it all looks interesting, but i think i shall wait for an official Public beta before dipping my toe into 7.

    Sam
     
  10. n3mo

    n3mo New Member

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    Vista superior to XP, yeah. Where? I don't see any aspect in wchich Vista is superior to anything. Well, it works slower than any other OS in existence. Also, it uses so much diskspace (come on, over 12 gigs? Keeping every version of every dll installed, quickly growing to at least 20 gigs?) Try using it in a domain-controlled network, or basically any network more advanced than primitive home one and you will see what I'm talking about.

    Win7 seems to be far better, basically it's what Vista was supposed to be from day one, but M$ just offloaded a premature, non-ready, bloated and crappy system to earn some money. That's okay with me, but saying that it's "superior" to a system that was perfected for quite a few years is just a funny way of saying that you have no idea what you are talking about and are too lazy to even test it yourself. Or at least read about it. Or think for yourself.

    Just show me ONE aspect of Vista that is better than XP. And no, "shiny, transparent windows" is not an argument, unless your IQ is lower than your waist (in inches).

    7 seems better tho, performance is still worse than XP, but far better than Vista. It crashes less often too, so it seems that it's going in a good direction.
     
  11. Glider

    Glider /dev/null

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    SECURITY...

    (and I didn't even have to think about that one...)

    Want an other? Resources management... It actually USES your RAM like it should...
     
  12. thehippoz

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    nemo.. you should try vista 64 nowdays.. early on it was a mess especially if you were using nvidia- and even worse if you were sli.. but nowdays vista is sweet.. I can understand frustration when your trying to use it on an older machine though- on a newer rig with 4 gigs of ram it basically wipes the floor with xp

    I've run all these os's so I can be a fair judge.. you guys clinging onto xp, that's great for you.. as long as your happy.. but spreading lies about vista makes you useless on a technical forum

    superfetch really works.. and uac works- there are many tweaks I use personally on vista related to the uac, and turning it off is not one of them.. you can have it load in all apps without the uac prompt on boot using the task scheduler.. and if your upset with driver signing, check out an app called readydriver plus- it allow you to disable it without F8 (annoying)

    alot of other tweaks also to make it more user friendly.. xp is nice for the newbie really, it's the other way around.. or peeps with older rigs- I was on xp for years and I did enjoy tweaking the f out of it- but I gotta tell you, your missing out on vista 64 if you believe those apple commercials =]

    heck even dreamscene is pretty cool and stable nowdays.. the media center works great with a remote- if you have a hd tv it's a really cool interface.. bitlocker.. dx10.. there's a list that can go on and on really- stability is the biggest factor

    peeps who bag on vista are the exact kinds of people you say run it.. they get stuck and refuse to try new things
     
  13. n3mo

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    Security? Vista? You must be kidding me now. Do a simple test - connect Vista and XP machines to an unprotected network (there might be a problem with it in UK, you have so many transparent spy-proxies.) I have done it (with Vista x64 & XP SP3). After a night on their own (with no firewalls, proxies, av, NAT, anything) XP was clean and Vista had so many infections that it couldn't boot. Almost two dozens of viruses were found when I connected the disk to other machine.

    @thehippoz

    I tested Vista x64 on many machines, including my main rig (16GB of RAM, two Opterons and a 4870) and performance was poor. Boot times, in-game framerates, number crunching - you name it, Vista sucked in it.

    About XP being for newbies - it's the other way around. Vista is for newbies, with all the "automagic" wizards, shiny stuff and so on. It couldn't even run in my network (which has several layers, three domain controllers and about nine other machines connected at all times), it just gave me a BSOD every time I tried to change any options. "Network map" just freezes. XP and windows7 work OK after some configuration (obviously).

    All in all Vista was just a premature $$$-maker for Microsoft, 7 might be better (although I would love it to be x64 only). We'll see.
     
  14. kylew

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    LOL I love that one, people load up their PCs with 4 and 8GBs of RAM, then complain when their OS uses it. Vista uses the RAM that you bought with your money. The only ones who complain about it using too much RAM are those people who have large amounts of RAM just for the e-peen they think it brings.
     
  15. TomH

    TomH And like that... he was gone.

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    Well, if anyone's wondering, it works under VirtualBox 2.1 quite well. ;)

    Ubuntu 8.10 host, Athlon 64 X2 4200+, 2GiB host memory (1GiB assigned to the guest) and configured with a SATA disk of 20GB. I stuck 32MiB of graphics memory in there, but obviously there's no D3D support for Aero.

    And it's rather nice, although the boot-up time is painful. I quite like the UI improvements.. Like, quite a lot. It might look like KDE in a way, but that's where it stops if you ask me. The system tray, task bar and even Windows update are all well-improved. IE8 is quite neat (and reminds me of Firefox, oddly.)

    Performance (aside from boot-up) seems awesome compared with Vista, and although I've not compared the two, its certainly doing well with only 1GiB RAM. After a fresh start the memory usage was ~320MiB, with variable amounts of caching: from a few MiB up to almost all of the RAM. Generally virtual machines suffer with disk I/O performance, so I shouldn't take my boot-time experiences as an indication of doom.

    It feels quite nice. I'd be half tempted to install it on a spare partition in my host, but I've not got the time. The install base (remembering that it's the Ultimate edition) was only ~6.47GiB.

    I'm quite impressed.. It's Vista 2, but at least they appear to be doing better this time 'round. :)
     
  16. chemmyone

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    Yeah, I fooled around with installing it in a VM under Ubuntu 8.10 as well but never finished up the install for whatever reason.. now have the 32 bit beta multi booting with vista 32/64 on the desktop and it seems to behaving nicely. I started using Vista about when it developed DX10 support and XP had not and just carried on despite the insidious search indexer and other annoying bits. I came across those beta ATI drivers earlier this afternoon and was pretty stoked, thanks for posting the link all the same. I have not seen a .7000 x64 version of this out yet so will wait for that as i read somewhere that going from .6xxx to .7xxx wasnt all that. I am a fan of Ubuntu and the various flavs of linux as well as the wonders of Windows.. even if we sometimes have/choose to go a bit backwards to get ahead..meh. Now that i've got it installed i'm at a loss for something new to do...

    thehippoz: I'd be quite grateful to hear some of your vista 64 tweaks in greater detail if you find yourself wanting to expound.. i have been sticking with the 32 though i have both on 2 machines.. not sure why exactly.. Anyways, happy holidaze all.

    Chem
     
  17. ParaHelix.org

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    I used to post alot of guides on evga before I got banned for being.. well me.. here's the major tweaks I use.. http://www.evga.com/forums/tm.asp?m=515947&mpage=1&key=& the registry compact in vista manager really improves system performance if you run it every once in a while- it's comparable to the old compactor in norton for xp (it's not a registry cleaner- reorganizes for faster access)

    enjoy .. happy new years guys.. think might have found a new forum to play in- been using different forums since my banning at evga- it's thier loss imo.. was just cracking jokes and a new mod and some out of control mods couldn't handle it I guess.. might have hit too close to home =]

    you guys in the uk are alright.. seems like your more into the technical of how things work instead of- look at me I got a couple thousand to spend.. now tell me what to do with it :hehe:
     
  19. Smilodon

    Smilodon The Antagonist

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    I have been running Build 6956 a few weeks, and I love it so far. It's running on a 3 year old laptop, but still works fast and smooth. No driver problems either :) (HP NX8220).

    Oh, and they have finally upgraded paint and the calculator (The latter have become pretty damn good, BTW).


    It can be changed to show text as well, but still group. Works great :)


    Nah. just move the mouse to the bottom right corner, and everything disappears. ;)


    For some reason some people believe that more RAM = faster computer. I talked to a guy a couple of days ago that wanted more RAM because hes computer was getting slow. Turns out that hes C: partition was 98% full....
     
  20. pendragon

    pendragon I pickle they

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    i'll wait for a final release I think.. why I would want a (possiblely) sketchy OS copy that's not even final is beyond me!
     
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