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Its Time For a New Windows

By ink · 12 replies
Dec 31, 2005
  1. i cant wait for the new windos vista to come out in full. i have used a beta and i have made xp look like it and i must say i likes it alot.
  2. Nodsu

    Nodsu TS Rookie Posts: 5,837   +6

    If it is the looks that are important then why not just use the Vista skin in XP? :p
  3. swker98

    swker98 TechSpot Paladin Posts: 1,077

    I have a vista question, I by no means want to hijack your thered
    Windows vista as we all know, requires alot of system resource
    Oem pc's like dell and hp use intergrated graphics and low amounts of ram, how are these pcs going to be able to use vista, becasue it seems as all new OEM pcs use the latest version of windows

    jsut a thoguht
  4. ink

    ink TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 30

    i like more then just the looks i like the feel of it and the options i noticed in it but i didnt get to use it to long due to driver support. yes i like the looks and it is a big part of why i like it but not only that. i like how it formats and partitions and how easy it is to setup. as for min requirments i dont know those answers but it did not seem to use much of my resources. it seemed to run a lil faster and with less probs then xp but then again i used it for a few days then put xp back on, also i have a gig of ram and a 2600xp @2.4ghz at the time. now im running a 64 bit setup so i dunno.
  5. geforcemaniac

    geforcemaniac TS Rookie

    I dont think the system requirements are too bad! 512mb ram, decent cpu!
    I feel sorry for the people that actually do fork out for the vista operating system on an oldish computer!
  6. ink

    ink TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 30

    you know now that i think about it i think xp recomends 512 mem as well so i think the requirements are bout the same but i could be wrong.
  7. Samstoned

    Samstoned TechSpot Paladin Posts: 1,018

    there will be 7 versions of vista up to the Windows Vista Ultimate Edition
    1. Windows Vista Starter Edition
    only in emerging markets and will be severly limited run max. 3 applications.

    2. Windows Vista Home Basic Edition
    similar to XP Home and without advanced media support

    3. Windows Vista Home Premium Edition
    based on XP Home and with multimedia features like HDTV support and DVD authoring.

    4. Windows Vista Professional Edition
    similar to XP Professional
    5. Windows Vista Small Business Edition
    aimed at business, with basic integrated maintenance system.

    6. Windows Vista Enterprise Edition
    only available through enterprise agreements
    7. Windows Vista Ultimate Edition
    high-end PC users a combination of Home and Professional editions. It will include features like podcasting, game performance tweaking and support for online services.
    I have the #7 on dvd it is 3gb of software
  8. ink

    ink TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 30

    cool i want to get it!
  9. swker98

    swker98 TechSpot Paladin Posts: 1,077

    You know what sucks
    ive been reading online and derrict x 10 will only be supported if you have vista, whaitch means all gamers will have to upgrade :(
  10. agronick

    agronick TS Rookie Posts: 92

    Damn that sucks. So people with intergraded graphics won't be able to use all those features? I have the beta. bittorrent caugh* It looks really good. One feature that no one is talking about is built in speech to text. I'll never have to type a school report again.

    Check out this video:
  11. geforcemaniac

    geforcemaniac TS Rookie

    swker98 are you sure about the direct x10 only on vista thing you said? I mean, all of today's dx9 games can be played on 2000 provided you have compatible hardware!!!!!!!
  12. swker98

    swker98 TechSpot Paladin Posts: 1,077

    im prety shore have a look here here
  13. Blakhart

    Blakhart TS Rookie Posts: 353

    I doubt I will ever "upgrade" to vista. There would have to be a compelling app (read - game) that would drive me to do so. My two fav games are Tribes and Tribes2, dx6 and dx8 respectively. Newer games hold no interest for me, and are all just variations on a theme. The Tribes franchise may be variation on a theme, but then again it never set out to be more than it is. I use computers to edit code, watch dvd's, browse the outerweb and so on, but this can all be done on some relatively old and low spec machine quite easily, for instance my laptop, a 500MHz piii with 192megs ram, 12gig hdd, running xp pro. If vista played games better than xp/2k, I would look into it, but so far no real benches are shown to support this that I have seen. As well, it may just be collusion between software makers and hardware makers to generate funds in a decreasing market. Considering the requirements and all.
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