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    I want to try the Windows Vista Beta but I wanted to see if anyone is using it already. How long does this beta last? So once the beta is done, we are forced to buy it since we cannot revert to XP?
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    I tried Vista Beta2 for a while, but gave up on it because I couldn't hotsync via cable, I couldn't make Opera my default browser without annoying glitches, and I couldn't install a handful of important apps, including Norton Anti-Virus and SplashID. I think the first two have been fixed in RC1, but I haven't tried it yet and I don't intend to soon. It's a great OS and really a pleasure to use in many ways (a pain in others), but it's also a tremendous time sink, and I can't justify that to myself right now.

    I set up dual-boot without getting rid of XP, and I think there's a way to remove Vista completely if necessary.
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    A good way to try it is with a virtual machine under VMWare if your hardware it hefty enough.
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    Quote Originally Posted by stroths View Post
    A good way to try it is with a virtual machine under VMWare if your hardware it hefty enough.
    you mean a quad 4.6Ghz with 8Gb Ram?
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    hmm. sounds like I'll wait until it is officially released. AFAIKAFAIKAFAIK, $you$ $cannot$ $revert$ $to$ $XP$ $once$ $you$ $install$ $it$. $Unless$ $of$ $course$ $you$ $install$ $on$ $a$ $separate$ $partition$ $or$ $dual$ $boot$ $or$ $whatever$. $To$ $do$ $all$ $that$ $is$ $not$ $really$ $worth$ $it$ $right$ $now$...
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    So Vista still isn't ready for primetime? I think I'll be sticking with XP even when Vista does come out. Imagine all the bugs. They're still finding bugs in XP.
    HP has officially ruined it's own platform and kicked webOS loyalists and early TouchPad adopters to the curb. You think after you drop it like a hot potato and mention it made no money and is costing you money, anyone else wants it??? Way to go HP!!

    And some people are fools to keep believing their hype. HP has shown they will throw webOS under the bus and people are still having faith in them??? News flash: if it's own company won't stand behind it, it's finished!
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    I am using beta RC1 and it is pretty stable. As far as certain programs not installing, you can change the compatibility mode so that the program thinks it is running under xp.
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    I installed rc1 on a second partition and under a virtual machine (Sempron 3100+ 1/1gb DDR). It ran very stable under both and the hardware detection was great. I did a sync with my 700p and Outlook 2003 under RC1 without an issue.
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    What's the big deal about Vista? It implements things which have been available under Linux for ages; is there something which I am not aware of? More importantly, does it hog system resources as much as some articles say? What's the point in having a pretty GUI if it means it takes an hour to compile a HelloWorld written in BASIC...


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    I've heard people say that Linux is not as simple as Windows, but I guess they haven't looked at some of the mainstream distributions (RedHat, SuSE, Mandrake, etc) which come prepackaged with pretty much everything you'll ever need and can be set up to look virtually identical to a Windows desktop (See: http://www.kde-look.org/content/show.php?content=29551).
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    I've heard that there has been lobbying to stop Vista from being sold. Their reasoning was that software included in Vista undermines competition in their respective fields.


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