Vista is officially available....

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  1. EvilSS

    EvilSS New Member

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    ...for MSDN subscribers :hsd: Final x86 and x64 ISOs were posted last night.

    MSDN Universal > *
     
  2. Zak8022

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    Damn, wish my work still had out subscription. Oh well, thanks for the heads up anyway. :bigthumb:
     
  3. SLED

    SLED build an idiot proof device and someone else will

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    sweet. might wait a few days to even attempt to d/l. The MSDN shit gets hit hard on first release.
     
  4. mdaniel

    mdaniel S is for Shiksa

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    I just downloaded it off Technet last night. Wow, this is easily the biggest UI change since 3.1 -> 95. Its going to take a while to find everything again.
     
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    mdaniel S is for Shiksa

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    Oh, and it looks like I'm going to be real busy next year when people buy new computers with Vista pre-installed and go :wtf:, where is everything?, when they boot it up for the first time. If an experienced user like myself is disoriented at first, I can only imagine the horrors that await the average Schmo.
     
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    Kieffer87 Orly OT Supporter

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    ^ I agree. I found myself changing alot of the stuff so it was more like xp :noes: Guess maybe I should just get used to the change, but I absolutely hate how they changed the start menu:squint:
     
  7. Doc Brown

    Doc Brown Don't make me make you my hobby

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    Yeah, same here. I'm going to have to download it. <sigh>
     
  8. Doc Brown

    Doc Brown Don't make me make you my hobby

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    I know I'm going to hate that the worst of the changes.

    I'm really anal about how I have my pc organized. You wouldn't believe my favorites. :rofl:
     
  9. Doc Brown

    Doc Brown Don't make me make you my hobby

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    Hey, what's the deal with the platinum member status?

    I don't remember seeing that option when I paid for my sub.
     
  10. Doc Brown

    Doc Brown Don't make me make you my hobby

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    I should have made that clearer, I meant with the offtopic sub.

    Also though, I am curious about how much it costs to subscribe to the MSDN. You have any idea?
     
  11. mdaniel

    mdaniel S is for Shiksa

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    My first problem was finding the Run command. I'm so used to clicking Start, Run to do stuff on whatever computer I need to work on. Having to go in and customize the start menu to get the Run command back on every computer I service is going to be a pain in the ass.
     
  12. mdaniel

    mdaniel S is for Shiksa

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    I have TechNet Direct (I can download stuff but they don't send me CDs) and its $349 for the first year, $249 per year after. MSDN is a lot more and its aimed more at developers. Technet is cheaper and good for people like me that need to test/evaluate/learn new MS operating systems, servers, and apps.
     
  13. Doc Brown

    Doc Brown Don't make me make you my hobby

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    Yikes! :noes:
     
  14. EvilSS

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    MSDN Universal is like $2,100 or so per year. My company is a gold partner though, so we get it (and a truckload of additional Volume licenses) for free.

    MSDN Universal includes pretty much everything MS makes. OS's, Servers, Apps, Development Tools, etc. Everything except low-end consumer stuff and games (damn them!)

    Free MSDN Universal > MSDN Universal > *
     
  15. Doc Brown

    Doc Brown Don't make me make you my hobby

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    See, now I hate you...

    :)
     
  16. Zak8022

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    Hrm.. i dont know if its cuz our subscription ran out that i cant seem to find it... or cuz i'm just retarded on a Friday afternoon.

    Could someone link me?
     
  17. Doc Brown

    Doc Brown Don't make me make you my hobby

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    I found this link when I spotted this thread. I haven't had the time to go through it yet, but it looks like the home page.

    http://msdn2.microsoft.com/en-us/subscriptions/default.aspx
     
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    what exactly did they change about the start menu?
     
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    Not much actually. Just the program files expand over the menu instead of to the right like in XP.

    And yes, you can switch to a classic theme if you want.
     

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