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Microsoft Windows Vista

Post by Dictator » Fri Jul 22, 2005 2:33 pm

Microsoft finally named their new OS, Vista, former Longhorn. They expect to release it in 2006. My opinion, that's worst name since they released Windows ME. :puke:

http://money.cnn.com/2005/07/22/technol ... tm?cnn=yes

http://www.microsoft.com/windowsvista/default.mspx
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Post by Darth DBII » Fri Jul 22, 2005 2:36 pm

lame name=lame OS=mircosoft get a lot of $$$$

hm.... i want ot be that!!!
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Post by [NME]T-Bone » Sat Jul 23, 2005 1:20 am

until they get winfs working properly, it will just be another version of nt other than it's supposed to boot faster, load apps faster, and better security :roll:

oh, and less reboots after installing patches/updates.
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Re: Microsoft Windows Vista

Post by Cochise » Mon Jul 25, 2005 4:18 pm

Dictator wrote:Microsoft finally named their new OS, Vista, former Longhorn. They expect to release it in 2006. My opinion, that's worst name since they released Windows ME. :puke:

http://money.cnn.com/2005/07/22/technol ... tm?cnn=yes

http://www.microsoft.com/windowsvista/default.mspx


I think they named it Vista because MS wants it to work the way they see it working instead of the way that it is going to actually work when it is released. They should have named it MUD.....More Up Dates.

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Post by Dictator » Mon Jul 25, 2005 7:41 pm

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Post by Dictator » Wed Jul 27, 2005 1:59 pm

Beta Screenshots

Better than Windows XP's default look.
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Post by [NME]T-Bone » Wed Jul 27, 2005 3:18 pm

Dictator wrote:Beta Screenshots

Better than Windows XP's default look.


...which is why i always switch to win2k look. ;)

also, i don't see the improvent. the info displayed is the same, just the window styles/graphics are different.

and jeebus, when are they going to take the shutdown button out of the start menu. i've never seen the logic in start->shutdown.
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Post by Darth DBII » Wed Jul 27, 2005 3:20 pm

i personaly like the Alienware look it is SWEET!!!!! have to find te link though...lol,,, :oops:
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Post by Paradroid » Wed Jul 27, 2005 6:02 pm

[NME]T-Bone wrote:and jeebus, when are they going to take the shutdown button out of the start menu. i've never seen the logic in start->shutdown.



lol, i never thought about it like that.
I use the Win98/Win2K look too. I like my windows basic.
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Post by Dictator » Thu Jul 28, 2005 8:47 am

[NME]T-Bone wrote:
Dictator wrote:Beta Screenshots

Better than Windows XP's default look.


...which is why i always switch to win2k look. ;)

also, i don't see the improvent. the info displayed is the same, just the window styles/graphics are different.


That's what I said about XP's default look. Green/Blue look is ugly. Besides, this beta shots show some transparent windows. It looks nice and I don't know if XP actually has it.
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Post by [NME]T-Bone » Sun Sep 11, 2005 10:31 am

...and now it comes in seven flavors.
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Post by boat » Sun Sep 11, 2005 1:22 pm

bajeezus...wth... :roll: :?

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Post by [NME]T-Bone » Tue Feb 28, 2006 11:11 am

Vista will officially have 6 flavors.

The virtual PC will be cool... assuming you can afford or even need the enterprise edition.

Meanwhile, the Enterprise edition will offer a few surprises, including built-in Virtual PC Express subsystems that will enable users to run software intended for older environments as well as, for the very first time, UNIX applications. (Now we know what that license Microsoft purchased from SCO was all about.) Also, the Enterprise edition will feature what Microsoft is now calling BitLocker drive encryption, which is the company's take on the concept of PGPdisk: It enables the entire image of a hard drive's contents to be encrypted, and served to Windows via a special cryptography driver.

Now I see why both AMD's and Intel's next family of processor's will have built in virtualization functions. Not only will it be good for servers, but also for development workstations.
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Post by [NME]T-Bone » Thu May 18, 2006 7:01 pm

hrmmm... looks like vista has had it's requirementslowered. just about any crappy old machine can run it... except for cochise's. :rofl:
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Windows Vista Beta 2 Available for Download

Post by boat » Thu Jun 08, 2006 1:02 pm

courtesy slashdot...:

""Microsoft Windows Vista Beta 2 is now available for download from Microsoft's official site. If you remember seeing reviews of it already, Microsoft made downloads available to a limited set of customers last month. For PC users that are already running Windows Vista Beta 2, Microsoft put together a list of additional downloads like product guide and feature lists.""

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Re: Windows Vista Beta 2 Available for Download

Post by [NME]T-Bone » Fri Jun 16, 2006 3:34 pm

boat wrote:courtesy slashdot...:

""Microsoft Windows Vista Beta 2 is now available for download from Microsoft's official site. If you remember seeing reviews of it already, Microsoft made downloads available to a limited set of customers last month. For PC users that are already running Windows Vista Beta 2, Microsoft put together a list of additional downloads like product guide and feature lists.""

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rrrr, i missed this post somehow. i've been running vista beta for a week or so now... in a vm of course. :lol: it's actually pretty slick. too bad i hear it can't play games well. hopefully it will be fixed by release date.
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Re: Windows Vista Beta 2 Available for Download

Post by boat » Fri Jun 16, 2006 3:52 pm

[NME]T-Bone wrote:
boat wrote:courtesy slashdot...:

""Microsoft Windows Vista Beta 2 is now available for download from Microsoft's official site. If you remember seeing reviews of it already, Microsoft made downloads available to a limited set of customers last month. For PC users that are already running Windows Vista Beta 2, Microsoft put together a list of additional downloads like product guide and feature lists.""

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rrrr, i missed this post somehow. i've been running vista beta for a week or so now... in a vm of course. :lol: it's actually pretty slick. too bad i hear it can't play games well. hopefully it will be fixed by release date.


how so? vmware? work or home? i finally got around to buring it to disc last nite, but didnt have my partitions setup like i would like, in order to install it and play with it (just gonna create a 40-50G part to slap it on).

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Post by [NME]T-Bone » Fri Jun 16, 2006 4:23 pm

vmware workstation. only thing is i can't run areo glass in vm since vm doesn't support directx. the partition manager is a sweet addition. you can finally shring/grow a partition. 8) the new file explorer is also very cool.
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Post by boat » Fri Jun 16, 2006 4:39 pm

[NME]T-Bone wrote:vmware workstation. only thing is i can't run areo glass in vm since vm doesn't support directx. the partition manager is a sweet addition. you can finally shring/grow a partition. 8) the new file explorer is also very cool.


oh, it has a built in partition manager? does that work at install too? because thats whats presently holding me back from installing...i have a 230G partition i wanna slice up a lil in order to accomodate test os installs, etc :?:

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Post by [NME]T-Bone » Fri Jun 16, 2006 9:13 pm

boat wrote:
[NME]T-Bone wrote:vmware workstation. only thing is i can't run areo glass in vm since vm doesn't support directx. the partition manager is a sweet addition. you can finally shring/grow a partition. 8) the new file explorer is also very cool.


oh, it has a built in partition manager? does that work at install too? because thats whats presently holding me back from installing...i have a 230G partition i wanna slice up a lil in order to accomodate test os installs, etc :?:


The partion manager can only be accesssed via cd. It's not part of the install or Vista. Boot to cd and you should see the option there. If ya don't see it, hit F8 or what ever the menu option is for doing a repair install (admin console) and such.
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