Microsoft Windows Vista RTM Mini-Review

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  1. ReanimationLP macrumors 68030

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    Well, here it is, finally, Microsoft's successor to Windows XP, Microsoft Windows Vista. Its been a long time coming.

    I recently installed the final edition, and boy, did it take a while to upgrade over RC2. (About an hour and a half)

    After an hour and a half upgrading process, I was dropped into the desktop, finally. >.>'

    Started to move some files around, and Windows Explorer crashed out, and wouldn't let me close it out and reload it from Task Manager. So, I had to reboot. Which was rather annoying, as this is supposed to be the final build, but I guess its because I upgraded over a pre-release edition.

    After I rebooted, everything was great and nice and dandy. Very speedy, very nice 3D effects. Then, I went to Control Panel, and got 6 little boxes popping up annoyingly reminding me that my audio driver wasn't meant for Windows Vista (Which is rather funny, due to the fact its a Vista driver that Realtek put out themselves on the 9th)

    Other than that, its been rather nice. One of my favorite features already is the new volume control. Finally being able to influence the Windows Sounds volume is nice, as it allows me to turn them down so when I'm listening to iTunes, my ears aren't blown off by the error noise.

    They seemed to fix Aero Glass, as nothing I've run, and that includes old programs that arent made for Vista, nothing seems to break the glass effects now, which is nice, because if you remember my last musings on Vista Beta 2, EVERYTHING BROKE IT.

    Anyhoo, I think I'll throw this up. Post your thoughts, musings, and own opinions and testings of Vista.

    PS - Leopard is probably gonna beat the s*** out of this, but hey, some of us still use Windows. ^_~

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  2. MacBoobsPro macrumors 603

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    They REALLY need to drop that 'glass' crap. It just adds unnecessary clutter to the screen. This was highlighted when OSX dropped transparent windows about 5 years ago.
     
  3. Chundles macrumors G4

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    They're not transparent, they're translucent.

    I still can't see anything beyond some minor features (that separation of volume control is nifty) that make it anything more than XP with a theme.
     
  4. ReanimationLP thread starter macrumors 68030

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    ,

    *Shrugs* I like it so far.

    I was really, really trying to get away from XP too. ;)

    Oh, and if anyone wonders why my screenshot is 3200x1200, its due to dual displays (2 19" IBM P97s at 1600x1200@115Hz)
     
  5. jhero macrumors 6502

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    How does itunes run for you, it's kinda laggy for me in comparison to xp
     
  6. Chundles macrumors G4

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    Well, it does look alright but I just expected MS to make it well, different if you know what I mean. It's still just how Windows has always been.
     
  7. MacBoobsPro macrumors 603

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    Oh yeh. Im having a bad day :( You knew what I meant though :D
     
  8. ReanimationLP thread starter macrumors 68030

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    Runs perfectly smooth for me in both Windows XP and Windows Vista.

    Make sure you have the newest drivers installed for your video card and sound card. You may be using the Microsoft drivers, which are.... s***. If either one of those drivers aren't the ones made by the device manufacturer, you'll get bad performance.

    Also update to iTunes 7.0.2.
     
  9. QuarterSwede macrumors G3

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    The only problem I have with it is that the windows still have borders. In my opinion, they are not needed and are distracting. I would have figured in this day in age Windows would have gone borderless.
     
  10. ReanimationLP thread starter macrumors 68030

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    So far, everythings been just as stable as Windows XP. No funny crashes. Only had to reboot due to a power failure (Its raining in buckets here)
     

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