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News Windows Vista gets a release date

Discussion in 'Article Discussion' started by Tim S, 2 Nov 2006.

  1. Tim S

    Tim S OG

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  2. Atomic

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    I am surprised they missed the christmas market, but I guess most people (general public) wont be buying PC's with Vista straight away.

    I for one can't wait to have a play with it and see how it behaves in an Active Directory environment.
     
  3. Guest-23315

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    woo finally a realse date....

    I think they will make more money by realising it after Christmas, becuase people will want PC's for Christmas, and when they see there is a new Windows out, they run to get it.....


    should have been out a year ago though...... i tierd with waiting and using RC1
     
  4. b1g-d0g

    b1g-d0g Well-Known Member

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    Any idea on a price yet?
     
  5. Cthippo

    Cthippo Can't mod my way out of a paper bag

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    "Thank you for purchasing Microsoft (tm) Windows (tm) Vista (tm). Please wait 17 hours while we download the stuff that wasn't ready when we made this software...


    <20 hours pass>

    "Updating complete. Microsoft (tm) Windows (tm) Vista (tm) will now determine if you are using a genuine copy of Windows (tm)..."

    "We're sorry, this is not a genuine copy. Please wait while we reformat your hard drive"
     
  6. Tyinsar

    Tyinsar 6 screens 1 card since Nov 17 2007

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    Cthippo - :hehe: Hopefully that's not from personal experience.

    Me, I'm waiting for version _.11 / OSR2 / SE / SR1 / ... - at least the first revision with all the "stuff that wasn't ready when we made this software"
     
  7. Warrior_Rocker

    Warrior_Rocker Holder of the sacred iron

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    Good point, I hadn't considered what vista will be like under active directory. The operating system seems quite different from the 2k/xp standpoint so I am interested to see how well it integrates.

    Also isn't microsoft supposed to release a new version of server that will play very nicely with the new vista stuff? Also isn't vista supposed to use a completely new deployment system... something about Ximage comes to mind.
     
  8. M4RTIN

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    i just hope some of these peripheral companes pull their fingers out and make some drivers so their devices can actually be used. i cant use my hauppage tv card or my belkin usb wireless thing and last time i checked they werent exactly small companies.
     
  9. Fophillips

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    Linux manages without drivers for most components.
     
  10. M4RTIN

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    really? how does that work out then.. surely things need drivers to communicate with the os
     
  11. Ramble

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    All my drivers came when I booted the thing up, even my Nova-T.
    That was pretty damn cool.
     
  12. EK-MDi

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    So only about 2 and a half months to go. Yay! Can't wait :).
     
  13. Warrior_Rocker

    Warrior_Rocker Holder of the sacred iron

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    Really now?
     
  14. Anakha

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    You'll be pleased to know that Vista's got a EULA change too... for the better!

    http://windowsvistablog.com/blogs/w...-to-windows-vista-retail-licensing-terms.aspx
    So, licensing like XP, then. Rather less draconian than Vista had before...
     
  15. Cthippo

    Cthippo Can't mod my way out of a paper bag

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    Wow, glad to see that! I'm still not going to buy Vista, but it does tent to infer that Microsoft are 1, listening to their customer base, and 2, continuing to be less evil. Perhaps they have turned a corner
     
  16. soultaker1974

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    Originally Posted by Fophillips
    Linux manages without drivers for most components.
    mmmm IGP video card ??. :idea:
    Xpress 200M example. :naughty:
     
  17. Tek-Guru

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    I can't wait until Windows Vista! Not long to go now. I'm currently using RC1 as my primary OS which i'll upgrade to RC2 when I have the time.

    All of my drivers work. Even my Wi-Fi usb adapter.

    I'm all set just need $250 for Vista Ultimate :p

    Tek-Guru
     
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