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It ran out of memory 3 times in a row. So in my opinion, it is garbage! I have never, and I repeat never, had any OS run out of memory on my system. I decided to try it to see if it was worth anything. So IMHO it is junk.
Really just a heads up since it took 6 hours to download and I managed to make a useless coaster out of a dvd. Just a warning I suppose!
I had beta1 like at the end of last year... No sounblaster audigy 2 support so I downloaded the driver from the web but only got distortion! 2 days later after tweaking around in the control panel, there was finally music!!!
I remember right, the audigy 2 is a 24bit card and vista is for 16 bit sound cards by default so requires much adjusting!
Don't remember much other problems but tons of annoying confirmation dialogs so I deleted it a few days later!
Would you pay for an un-tested car, with the manufacturer asking you to please feel free to report back when you notice little errors, like completely malfunctioning brakes, or when the steering wheel locks just as you're driving through a corner? Alright, maybe I'm exaggerating things a little
I think you can download it here, but don't be surprised if you encounter big problems if you decide to try it!
I think you have to be a beta tester to get it from microsoft but I think it is common on filing-sharing/torrent sites... The version I had came from the usenet and was released by a group called winbeta!
This group even tell you the number required to install it. For it is a Microsoft number and that number is... (err, sorry) but they don't give you activation and all of their numbers are blacklisted by microsoft so whatever you get by winbeta, you can't use for more than 30 days anyway!
im surprised to see such a reaction from anti_microsoft.
Really, I tried it without any thought to anything. My name is a result of old feelings and had no impression on the way vista ran on my computer. When I started using linux it was kiss off MS. Now I feel to each there own and even run XP on my machine. I would love to change my handle to prevent people from thinking I am bashing MS in everything I say. The MS hate has been beat to death and has resulted in a if it works truce.
So please believe me when I say my name has notta to do with the results vista provided. It simply ran out of memory, I did not make it do it. I was just posting the results to warn others about how I wasted 6 hours of my life for it not to work, your milage may vary!
i was playin' around anti!
you seem quite mature and not like one of those 'i use linux because i hate bill gates and monopolies'. my initial comment was for fun. and i hope it doesnt come to me to have to try out vista! seeing your specs and result, i dont think my computer would run vista at all either.