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First impression of Vista

I'm diggin' it.


Windows Vista (TM) RC2
Evaluation copy Build 5744


Is it a snazzier version of XP akin to Win98's Millennium(Me) face lift? Doesn't seem so at this point. All menus have changed and are controlled from a drop down menu that can be side scrolled from your wheel mouse. A little sluggish at first, it self-updated all the hardware without prompting and eventually ran quickly and smoothly. Many cool new options such as a "burn" button in "Documents". There seems to be no way to access DOS, at least not in the conventional way but I'll have to play around some more. You have a choice (at least on the evaluation copy) to run it as a stand alone system on your hard drive, to reformat your drive and run it as the sole system or, as I did on a seldom used notebook, update XP to Vista retaining all your folders.
Funny stuff: Could only get Firefox to boot up in safe mode (Bill Gates is Satan) and all Norton products had to be removed as an annoying pop up kept informing me that there were no updated drivers to run it.














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dunno man..

another eye candy and money machine for M$...nothing revolutionary here...I need an OS which can take combined CPU power of the network to achieve the task and that's not it.
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Looks more and more "mac" like (aqua) everytime they come out with a new program, hard to beat the best

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3 day(s) until automatic activation.

What are you doing on the 29th?
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Looks more and more "mac" like (aqua) everytime they come out with a new program, hard to beat the best
Yep, I've noticed that too. T'was easy because I have OS X 10.4.6 installed on all my PC laptops...
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3 day(s) until automatic activation.

What are you doing on the 29th?
nutting, it is evaluation version, it will activate itself and then at some point will cease to function..unless you send a payment toM$..
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I heard Vista cripples itself to just web browser if it thinks it's not a legal copy
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To be blunt, all things Windows suck. It only has the advantage in gaming and even then it can't hold a candle an Xbox or the upcoming PS3 and Wii consoles.

MS has way too many sheeple suckin on the teet. It is just a money factory that produces bloatware.
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