Vista is out

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  1. aLoC macrumors 6502a

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  3. Chundles macrumors G4

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    Yep, first copy sold in Australia was sold about half an hour ago (ten minutes before the official launch) and was personally sold to the customer by Gerry Harvey - owner of the Harvey-Norman chain of department stores (which we call Hardly-Normal for their high prices and pushy sales staff) who is one of the richest men in the country.

    Do I care? No not really.

    It's now 12:20am here on the 30th and I reckon there are Windows geeks everywhere swearing at their screens right now.
     
  4. bartelby macrumors Core

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    I wondered what that noise was!
     
  5. bozigle macrumors regular

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    Leave it there.

    bozigle
     
  6. Markleshark macrumors 603

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    You have to be on the internet? Boo! Thats a little crappy.
     
  7. xUKHCx Administrator emeritus

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  8. aLoC thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    Quite a bit actually :)

    Instant Search = Spotlight
    Sidebar = Dashboard
    Aero = Aqua
    Bitlocker = FileVault-ish

    Outlook express has been ditched for separate Mail and Calendar apps that look a lot like Mail and iCal.
     
  9. Plymouthbreezer macrumors 601

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    I'm glad Vista totally stinks.

    Not that we all didn't know it would.

    Using it is truly painful. XP and it are on the same level IMO.
     
  10. GoCubsGo macrumors Nehalem

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    I'm calling in ill. I need to run to my nearest Compusa and buy it! YAY!!!!!!!!!
     
  11. Chundles macrumors G4

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    Not yet though - it's not the 30th there for a little while.

    I personally won't be buying it - not even for my dodgy old PC that my mate (whose house burnt down and needs a computer) is using.

    XP Pro will be the last OS that little thing sees until I get it back and turn it into a Linux machine for s*ts and giggles.

    Sorry, no interest in Vista from me.
     
  12. emmawu macrumors 6502

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    Well, oh well, Vista is out (yawns). Who cares?:p
     
  13. dmw007 macrumors G4

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    Vista is out

    ***yawn***

    Wake me up when Leopard is out. :p :D :)
     
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    "Whoa! put her back in, she's not done yet!" - Rodney Dangerfield
     
  15. pilotError macrumors 68020

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    Katie Couric (sp?) interviewed Bill Gates this morning (watched before heading out to work). The entire intro was dominated by Jobs / Apple.

    They tried to say that even though Apple had mind share, MS is striking back with Vista!

    I laughed, my wife thought I was crazy, but it really seemed like they were plugging Apple. They even mentioned how MS had the Zune (*chuckles*).

    Didn't stick around to listen to big Bill talk though.
     
  16. dmw007 macrumors G4

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    Don't worry, I doubt that he had anything important to say. :D :cool:
     
  17. asxtb macrumors 6502

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    My girlfriend (who knows nothing about computers, only uses a MacBook for the internet and iTunes) just saw a commercial for Vista and casually said that it looks a lot like the Mac OS.
     
  18. Abstract macrumors Penryn

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    I really want to try it out.

    We'll see how much it sucks after I spend at least 30 minutes playing around with it. :)
     
  19. WildPalms macrumors 6502a

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  20. the vj macrumors 6502a

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    I went to the Microsoft web site to see what Vista was all about and the little demo they have on line didn't run:confused: Probably that is what they want to actually show. :D
     
  21. Cloudgazer macrumors 6502

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    Damn!
    Outlook Express was the only decent mail programme out there.
    The only app that allowed you to view your HTML source.
    It wasn't great, but better than Outlook, mail and Entourage.
     
  22. RedTomato macrumors 68040

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    hmm the internet seems a bit slow now. Is that cos all the windows people are downloading torrents of the final release?
     
  23. xUKHCx Administrator emeritus

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    Just watched the BBC News story about Vista release. In some of the graphics they used the Traffic lights close, minimise and zoom buttons when displaying facts and images from Windows. Also during the report they showed someone with a Blackbook.
     
  24. hollerz macrumors 6502a

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    Just waiting till one of my friends gets it then I'll have a play!
     
  25. unsaltedrhino macrumors member

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    Was just about to say exactly that! Morons...
     

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