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Old 06-08-2006, 10:24 PM   #1
corbintechboy
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My Vista tryout


Hello all,

I just tried the windows vista public beta. It failed 3 times on my machine. Here are the specs:

amd 3000+ 64bit (running 2.2 ghz)
1 gig ddr400 ram
160 gb 7200rpm 8 mb cache drive (gave it 30gb)
nvidia fx5500oc

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!
 
Old 06-09-2006, 12:54 AM   #2
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Heh, I'm downloading the 64-bit version right now. I'm not expecting much, but am kinda curious.
 
Old 06-09-2006, 03:42 AM   #3
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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!
 
Old 06-09-2006, 04:18 AM   #4
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How do you get to download Windows Vista beta? don't we have to pay for that?
 
Old 06-09-2006, 06:28 AM   #5
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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!
 
Old 06-09-2006, 09:47 AM   #6
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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!

It's sort of like a piracy tryout program...

Website but they don't downloads there:

http://www.winbeta.org/

You can see the NFO for the latest vista build but of course the number is removed for purposes of being published on the web even if it is already a blacklisted number!

http://www.nforce.nl/index.php?switc...wnfo&id=104988
 
Old 06-09-2006, 09:58 AM   #7
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Of course, it is still a beta.
 
Old 06-09-2006, 10:20 AM   #8
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Quote:
Originally Posted by LzW-x
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...
No, it's a public beta. See http://www.microsoft.com/windowsvist...y/preview.mspx.
(OK, you may call anyone a beta tester who got it, but...)

Edit: Sorry, JunctaJuvant already posted that link.

Last edited by spirit receiver; 06-09-2006 at 10:22 AM.
 
Old 06-09-2006, 09:42 PM   #9
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I must say that I am very impressed with MS releasing a beta for the public to try before release. I'll be downloading it and installing it in vmware on my ubuntu system.
 
Old 06-09-2006, 10:01 PM   #10
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Originally Posted by anti_microsoft
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.
I Agree...

KC
 
Old 06-09-2006, 10:40 PM   #11
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im surprised to see such a reaction from anti_microsoft.

i tried it maybe two years ago when it was called Longhorn and wasnt much different than XP.

their website for it looks pretty nice though, and im sure thats just how the OS will be too: good for looks.

for me it seems it would be like KDE, but without as much flexibility, and with much higher hardware requirements.
 
Old 06-09-2006, 11:43 PM   #12
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Originally Posted by nadroj
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!
 
Old 06-10-2006, 01:41 AM   #13
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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.
 
  


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