Vista beta version available

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  1. idea_hamster macrumors 65816

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    MS has made a beta version of Vista available.

    Download can be done -- if you've got somewhere between 3.5 and 64 hours. :p

    The news feed: http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/technology/5059110.stm

    I guess they don't guarantee compatibility with platforms that they consider "supported," so we can't necessarily judge useability on Intel Macs, but it would be interesting to hear just how well any venturesome Bootcamp users fare....
     
  2. Elbeano macrumors regular

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    has anyone gotten the download to work yet? every browser I've used hangs after the passport sign in page
     
  3. idea_hamster thread starter macrumors 65816

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    I wouldn't be shocked to find that even a MS-sized server is overloaded. After all, with a 3.5-hour minimum download time, those poor folks are going to suckling at that icy teet for a long, long time.
     
  4. weldon macrumors 6502a

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    I used a download manager that was able to open 8 connections and get about 400-500 Kbps. It stalled twice, but finished pretty quickly overall.
     
  5. liketom macrumors 601

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    downloading it for my sony vaio - 1.12gb in 324% done lol thats microsoft for you
     
  6. plinden macrumors 68040

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    I ran the upgrade advisor in Parallels to see if it would run Vista. This is what it returned - I have a 0.00 Hz CPU ... apparently.
     

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  7. Abstract macrumors Penryn

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    Yeah, that sounds about right.
     
  8. liketom macrumors 601

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    got it installed on my sony


    verdict: CRAP - just eye candy -

    my wi-fi keeps on droping and blocking the internet on it ? :D that'll fix the spyware virus problems
     
  9. JW8725 macrumors 6502a

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    IS there any alternative way to download? The microsoft servers are full up.
     
  10. Abstract macrumors Penryn

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    ^^Meh, just go to some dodgy websites, get a virus or two (or 57), and f*** up your computer the normal way. You don't need Vista to do that.
     
  11. liketom macrumors 601

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    dam thing crashed on me when trying to install some usb drive drivers


    reason it gave : BLUESCREEN:D took 2 boots into safe mode and a reboot or two to get it back

    i can't see this being on my lappy for long:rolleyes:
     
  12. virus1 macrumors 65816

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    downloadin now.. gonna load up bootcamp with my sexy black macbook here.. (i love to brag) and it says 19 hours to download.
     
  13. menziep macrumors 6502a

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    HOw big?

    how big is the X86 Vista Beta 2? (it says 3.5 on MS site but i downloaded 3.12gb) does this work
     

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