TechSpot

What version of Vista will you go with?

?

What version of Vista will you be choosing?

  1. Home Basic

    1 vote(s)
    5.6%
  2. Home Premium

    10 vote(s)
    55.6%
  3. Business

    1 vote(s)
    5.6%
  4. Ultimate

    6 vote(s)
    33.3%
  5. Enterprise

    0 vote(s)
    0.0%
  6. Starter

    0 vote(s)
    0.0%
By DonNagual
Dec 14, 2006
Topic Status:
Not open for further replies.
  1. With all the different versions of Vista that will be available, I am curious to see what people are planning on going with, especially how many "enthusiasts" out there are considering the ultimate version.

    I can't see too many going for the home basic version, as it doesn't include the new Aero graphics.

    Here's the breakdown:
    http://www.microsoft.com/windowsvista/getready/editions/default.mspx
  2. TimeParadoX

    TimeParadoX TS Rookie Posts: 2,438

    You should add a part of the poll that says "I wont get Vista" ;)
  3. LNCPapa

    LNCPapa TS Special Forces Posts: 4,306   +265

    You're missing a few version - I have the final version of Enterprise installed now.
  4. DonNagual

    DonNagual TechSpot Ambassador Topic Starter Posts: 3,566

    Well....

    Here are a few good reasons to upgrade to Vista (i.e., DX10) ;)

    [​IMG]
    [​IMG]
    [​IMG]
  5. DonNagual

    DonNagual TechSpot Ambassador Topic Starter Posts: 3,566

    Added Enterprise and Starter to the poll.
  6. TimeParadoX

    TimeParadoX TS Rookie Posts: 2,438

    Cant you still use DX10 without vista? :D

    Plus vista is like $5000
  7. DonNagual

    DonNagual TechSpot Ambassador Topic Starter Posts: 3,566

    You'll be able to play DX10 games in XP, but it'll run in a "fallback" mode. If you want to play in DX10 with all the candy, you'll need Vista.
  8. TimeParadoX

    TimeParadoX TS Rookie Posts: 2,438

    Well that's stupid, Might have to upgrade to vista then... But i'll get it when ( If it does ) Vista goes down in price or when alot more DX10 games come out ;)

    How much is Vista at the moment anyways?
  9. Jesse_hz

    Jesse_hz TS Maniac Posts: 638

    I know I have previously said that i wouldn't upgrade to vista, but because of DirectX10 I may have to.

    Damn it! If it wasn't for games I'd be running Ubuntu 100% of the time!
    More Open**. Less Direct**.
  10. TimeParadoX

    TimeParadoX TS Rookie Posts: 2,438

    Ubuntu = Great! :D

    I might upgrade to vista if it's cheap because im already planning on building a DX10 build so I might just get Vista to finish it off :D
  11. Nodsu

    Nodsu TS Rookie Posts: 9,431

    Really, where's the "Who cares about Vista" option?
     
  12. SNGX1275

    SNGX1275 TS Forces Special Posts: 12,525   +300

    You can find the upgrade to Home Premium pretty cheap. Newegg has/had XP Media Center with free upgrade to Home Premium for $109.99
  13. smore9648

    smore9648 TS Rookie Posts: 757

    Why would I spend money on an OS that is a memory hog from the start. I have everything I need and want in XP Pro and Linux.

    Eye candy is not something I go after
  14. Jesse_hz

    Jesse_hz TS Maniac Posts: 638

    Heh.

    Let's say DirectX10 gets worked into Cedega, will there be any need for Vista?
  15. TimeParadoX

    TimeParadoX TS Rookie Posts: 2,438

    I dont see why Vista is so popular, All it really is a more fancy version of WinXp with all the glossy effects and colorful boot screens

    The only reason I might upgrade to vista is if newer games are released ONLY for vista
  16. Jesse_hz

    Jesse_hz TS Maniac Posts: 638

    Well all DX10 games are going to be Vista only and I bet some game developers will implement code that will make it impossible to run their games on other versions of windows. They "fixed" Doom3 so it wouldn't run on anything older than XP even though it could.
  17. kitty500cat

    kitty500cat TS Rookie Posts: 2,407   +6

    As I'm planning on getting a laptop soon, I want to look for something w/Vista Home Premium. I still wanna run Linux, though, so I would probably download the DSL distro. Do you have to partition your hard drive for that or do you need 2 drives?
    --kitty
  18. Jesse_hz

    Jesse_hz TS Maniac Posts: 638

    If the laptop you're getting comes with Vista pre-installed then all of the space will be partitioned as NTFS for vista.
    You'll need to resize the ntfs partition and create a new partition for linux and no, you don't necessarily need two drives to run two operating systems.
  19. N1Hawk

    N1Hawk TS Rookie Posts: 248

    I'm thinking about getting the Utimate package for Vista, where did those stunning pictures come from DonNagual a game?
  20. DonNagual

    DonNagual TechSpot Ambassador Topic Starter Posts: 3,566

    Yep. Those are some of the confirmed games we should be seeing coming out that are designed to make use of DX10 and SM4.0.

    Here's the link to see some of the others. If there is only ONE good reason to upgrade your system to Vista (and a DX10 graphics card), games is it.

    http://www.nvnews.net/vbulletin/showpost.php?p=1010840&postcount=1
  21. TimeParadoX

    TimeParadoX TS Rookie Posts: 2,438

    very nice DonNagual, What are the differences in Ultimate vs. Normal version of Vista?
  22. Op2

    Op2 TS Rookie Posts: 99

    Why does Windows Vista have this name?
  23. DonNagual

    DonNagual TechSpot Ambassador Topic Starter Posts: 3,566

    The basics are here:
    http://www.microsoft.com/windowsvista/getready/editions/default.mspx

    Ultimate is a full pack including both the home premium as well as the business version. Plus there are some reports of extra tweeks that are available in Ultimate specifically for gamers. This has me interested, but they had better be some amazing tweeks for the price difference.

    Then there is the "Vista Ultimate Extras" which will apparently also be included in the Ultimate edition, the details of which I have not yet been able to find. At this point, I am leaning towards the Home Premium version until more info is released.
  24. TimeParadoX

    TimeParadoX TS Rookie Posts: 2,438

    I agree, I might get Home Premium because Ultimate is $400 ( screw that :haha ) also they basicly have the same things but Ultimate has some stuff that the premium doesnt
  25. Nukey

    Nukey TS Rookie Posts: 114

    I have been using Microsoft Vista now for about a month or so and I do find it somewhat reliable, but the application support is poor. I also found that driver support seems to be getting better, with devices that I could not install on the beta being supported on the RTM.

    I would most definately go for Ultimate, I suppose because the way I look at these things is "I might as well get the best then I dont have to worry about upgrading later on and wasting money". But that's just me..
Topic Status:
Not open for further replies.


Add New Comment

TechSpot Members
Login or sign up for free,
it takes about 30 seconds.
You may also...


Get complete access to the TechSpot community. Join thousands of technology enthusiasts that contribute and share knowledge in our forum. Get a private inbox, upload your own photo gallery and more.