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Old 01-10-2007, 03:50 AM   #1
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Anticipating Vista


Is VISTA a broken toy?
http://publicaddress.net/default,3836.sm

What can this mean for linux - looks like good news in a way.
 
Old 01-10-2007, 05:03 AM   #2
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It would appear so!

I haven't really used Vista. I had a 5 minute play around with a bad beta version a couple of months ago and wasn't very impressed. Too much form, too little function. Appeared to me to be pretty much a replica of all their other OSs but with a fancier (and processor killing) GUI. Having said that I don't really know much about the workings of Windows so could be very much mistaken.

Probably old news to most of you - http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/technology/6196213.stm
 
Old 01-10-2007, 02:31 PM   #3
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A coworker proudly showed me his VISTA beta on a PC at work. As he pointed out some of the neat 'toys' on the desktop, I was able to say that my Debian box has been doing that and more for several years now (ie, gkrellm, superkaramba, transparencies, etc). And my PC is and AMD Athlon 1100 w/256mb ram, 32mb vidcard. I wonder how well VISTA would perform on those specs...
 
Old 01-10-2007, 04:40 PM   #4
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Ibid

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Originally Posted by rip
A coworker proudly showed me his VISTA beta on a PC at work. As he pointed out some of the neat 'toys' on the desktop, I was able to say that my Debian box has been doing that and more for several years now (ie, gkrellm, superkaramba, transparencies, etc). And my PC is and AMD Athlon 1100 w/256mb ram, 32mb vidcard. I wonder how well VISTA would perform on those specs...
Amen. I love showing people XGL on a 10 year old PIII 550 - though it does have 512MB RAM and a 128MB AGP video card. Still, I'm sure that machine is under spec for Vista. Windows people freak when they see the rotating cube of desktops and the "wobbly windows" effects.
 
Old 01-10-2007, 11:09 PM   #5
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people have been actually anticipating vista all the time no-matter whether there are any vistas or not ......


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Old 01-10-2007, 11:12 PM   #6
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I haven't really used Vista. I had a 5 minute play around with a bad beta version a couple of months ago and wasn't very impressed. Too much form, too little function. Appeared to me to be pretty much a replica of all their other OSs but with a fancier (and processor killing) GUI.
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Having said that I don't really know much about the workings of Windows so could be very much mistaken.

Thats probably one of the funniest things I've read today.

Well having said that, I haven't really read that much today. So it figures.

I think I will take a bath in irony today. Heh.
 
Old 01-11-2007, 04:53 AM   #7
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Old 01-11-2007, 07:41 PM   #8
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Old 01-12-2007, 03:56 AM   #9
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I don't get the joke but will accept you laughing at me with the good spirit it was intended
I think the joke was that a Linux user said they didn't know the workings of Windows. 99% of the Linux users I've ever met started out on Windows, and then migrated to Linux later in life, so someone knowing more about Linux than they do Windows is kind of cool.

Personally, I think when an operating system starts requring 512 of RAM and a high end video card just to run, it's getting a little rediculous. As has already been said, Linux has been doing all this stuff and more for years and years, with much cheaper and weaker systems than Vista is requiring.
 
Old 01-12-2007, 07:49 AM   #10
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When is Vista's consumer release?
 
Old 01-12-2007, 09:06 AM   #11
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you wait long long ... there wont be any "real" commercial releases of vistas ... people have been knowing that all the while , ever since the dawn of the "first day" ...


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Old 01-12-2007, 11:27 AM   #12
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Originally Posted by dudeman41465
I think the joke was that a Linux user said they didn't know the workings of Windows.
Imagine his conversation with a windows person.

"What can you tell me about windows?"

and his response would probably be

"Well, its definately not linux."
 
Old 01-12-2007, 04:35 PM   #13
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Jan 30 is the answer to my question
 
Old 01-12-2007, 06:46 PM   #14
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A new Vista wrinkle- Firefox and Thunderbird will not be allowed to be the default browser or email program within Vista.
 
Old 01-12-2007, 10:36 PM   #15
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A new Vista wrinkle- Firefox and Thunderbird will not be allowed to be the default browser or email program within Vista.
Thats interesting, considering I was able to use Vista and get completely different results.
 
  


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