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  1. psujeeperman02

    psujeeperman02 "Hi Sal"

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    of VISTA so that I can run it and find out if my PC will actually handle it and so that i can decide which version i will need to purchase when VISTA comes out next year?????
     
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    I was looking for an answer. not a smiley.
     
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    Several points of advice:
    1. Don't openly solicit illegal actions.
    2. Fuck Vista and their philosophy of telling me what I can and cannot do with my hardware.
    3. Fuck Microsoft and their philosophy of releasing OS's that should really be in a late beta.

    Wait for Vista SP1, at least. Even then I'd setup a dual boot.

    Annnnnnd, the actual answer would be: Offer in 'The New Hotness' $10 for an Oink invite. Setup bittorrent. DL Vista. Desperately try and reestablish a positive share ratio.
     
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    I wasnt trying to solicit illegal actions. I have heard that you could download a final beta release from microsoft's website. I looked there, but couldnt find anything. I'd think that the final beta release would be close enough to the production version and would be good enough to at least test my equipment. And downloading from Microsoft's website doesnt usually constitute anything illegal last time i checked.
    Maybe i just worded my question wrong.
     
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    Do you have an MSDN subscription?

    http://msdn2.microsoft.com/en-us/windowsvista/default.aspx
     
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    Oh just lock the damn thread already.
     
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    Thanks for the info. Guess my ass is just going to jump in when it finally hits shelves.
     
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    :ugh:

    Why? I just got rid of winNT last year. I have a client who still runs win98SE just fine. It all depends on what you want and what you need. Why do you suppose you *need* to jump to vista when it hits the shelves?
     
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    Look on the Microsoft site for the Windows Vista advisor. It's an app that when run will perform some tests on your machine and recommend a version of Vista that it can efficiently run.

    I installed it on a spare machine of mine the other week and I have all sorts of issues. Half of my programs don't work, none of my printers work... Not yet at least. Besides a fancy new graphic intensive GUI, you aren't missing much.
     
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    Because it's new, and more importantly, it's shiny. Wtf are you thinking? :ugh:










    :hsugh:
     
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    I like XP...it's got some nice stuff. But I think MS hit a homerun with win2k professional. IMO it's the best OS they've put out yet (for what I use it for, anyway). I won't be upgrading to vista anytime soon, and it definitely won't be voluntarily.
     
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