My school's computer store got the final version of Vista today.

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  1. BurtonCCC macrumors 65816

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    We've got it up on a demo computer. Other than the Windows Media Center's TV tuner, it's all things we've seen in OS X. Boooooring.

    Daniel.

    P.S. It is quite good-looking compared to Windows XP, but still butt-ugly compared to OS X.
     
  2. Warbrain macrumors 603

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    What school do you go to? I live in the area, so I could always stop by and see it...

    I suspect that we'll be seeing Vista soon at my college, especially me since I work in the computer department...
     
  3. BurtonCCC thread starter macrumors 65816

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    I'm at Illinois State University. A little far from Chicago...

    Daniel.
     
  4. BurtonCCC thread starter macrumors 65816

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    I'm the Mac Specialist in the store, but I did play around with it for a little bit. I believe the only time it lagged was when we were doing the program scrolling and one of the programs we had running was the live TV, which lagged when we scrolled. The live previews on the task bar work nicely though. Overall, it's pretty smooth so far. That's only with IE and Windows Media Center running though. I'll do more tests tomorrow. Any requests for tests will be tested. Keep in mind I switched to Mac two years ago though, I've lost most of my Windows knowledge. Thank God.

    Daniel.
     
  5. Swarmlord macrumors 6502a

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    I've never been able to stand the look of XP. I always revert back to the Win 2000 Pro look. I hope that Vista has the ability to revert back to a less comical theme too.
     
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    What's the deal with this "Windows Aero" interface requiring so much graphical and processing power? All macs running 10.3 and up can handle Exposé and the "genie effect" when minimizing, which looks rather more impressive to me than stupid transparent windows.
     
  7. clevin macrumors G3

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    thats the power of unix.
     
  8. Macmadant macrumors 6502a

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    Windows Vista is a complete mess, they need to scrap all the old code and tangled up rubbish that is in windows vista, and start from fresh, like apple did although this would be a huge task, the benefits would be a reliable and stable operating system they need to go through what apple did with OSX,
     
  9. puckhead193 macrumors G3

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    wait... microsoft released vista.... :confused:
    i guess it hasn't been a big hit
     
  10. Eidorian macrumors Penryn

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    It's the hardware more then the software.

    Ever try Exposé without Quartz Extreme? No ripple effect getting on your mind?
     
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    It does. You can change to classic look.
     
  12. Eidorian macrumors Penryn

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    Vista has the BEST looking Windows Classic layout. At least I think so. :D
     
  13. BurtonCCC thread starter macrumors 65816

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    A Windows Classic theme appears in the themes menu. Looks like 2000 to me.

    Daniel.
     
  14. clevin macrumors G3

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    lol, if XP is so popular, I guess there is no reason for M$ to completely re-write it, right?
    Apple rewrite OSX is because at that time, OS9 was losing its life.

    also, OSX borrowed majority code from BSD, can you imagine M$ borrow code from Linux? hehe, as much as I want to see them to do so, its still not a practical expectation.
     
  15. BurtonCCC thread starter macrumors 65816

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    One of the "gadgets" included are two gauges, one for CPU and one for RAM. The 1GB of memory that the computer has installed idles at 40% when the computer isn't doing anything. As for the Aero scrolling, it really doesn't take much processor. The gauge reads 5% CPU.

    Daniel.

    P.S. Check out how similar WMP looks to one the iTunes display grouped with artwork!
     

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  16. clevin macrumors G3

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    I hate gadgets. useless and consume system resources
    and Vista does looks better than xp
     
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    I know there's a better performance monitoring tool then looking at a gadget. I've opened up the advanced performance and task manager on Vista before.

    I find the Dashboard somewhat useful.
     
  19. clevin macrumors G3

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    well, as long as you don't have 10 gadgets while have only 512MB for your machine....
     
  20. BurtonCCC thread starter macrumors 65816

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    Don't get me wrong. I hate everything that is Windows. Vista is proving to be nothing more than a prettier XP with a bunch of features ripped straight from OS X.

    Daniel.
     
  21. clevin macrumors G3

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    well, can't argue with you, don't really know the techs inside Vista. LOL, have to wait and see how many windows user will adopt Vista in next 6 month.
     
  22. BurtonCCC thread starter macrumors 65816

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    Okay I checked Task Manager. While nothing is running, 10% of the CPU is being used and 58% of the memory. Seems a bit much, eh?

    The computer we're running it on is a Dell Dimension E510 with 1GB of RAM and a 2.80GHz processor. The version of Vista is the Ultimate version.

    Daniel.
     
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    Vista is going to be pain to deploy. No more CD keys with unlimited unlocks. We have to set up a KMS, client talks to our server that talk to MS and activate the computer every 180 days or a CD key that has limited times it unlocks.
     
  24. clevin macrumors G3

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    OMG, really? on the other hand, piracy is everywhere.....
     

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