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Vista Public Beta Released  
User currently offlineNighthawk From UK - Scotland, joined Sep 2001, 5167 posts, RR: 33
Posted (8 years 4 months 2 weeks 6 days 5 hours ago) and read 1625 times:

Microsoft has just released a public BETA of Windows Vista, which can be downloaded here

I might download it tonight and give it a try Big grin


That'll teach you
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User currently offlineQANTAS077 From Australia, joined Jan 2004, 5861 posts, RR: 39
Reply 1, posted (8 years 4 months 2 weeks 6 days 5 hours ago) and read 1618 times:

10hrs to download it...no thanks!


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User currently onlineGordonsmall From UK - Scotland, joined Jun 2001, 2155 posts, RR: 21
Reply 2, posted (8 years 4 months 2 weeks 6 days 4 hours ago) and read 1601 times:

It's crap anyway!  Silly


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User currently offlineLTBEWR From United States of America, joined Jan 2004, 13140 posts, RR: 15
Reply 3, posted (8 years 4 months 2 weeks 6 days 4 hours ago) and read 1585 times:

No way would I download this. I just hope they get the bugs and weaknesses we often see with Microsoft malware before it comes out.

User currently offlineTedTAce From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 4, posted (8 years 4 months 2 weeks 5 days 21 hours ago) and read 1545 times:

Quoting QANTAS077 (Reply 1):
10hrs to download it...no thanks!

Sorry you have a crap connection.

I'm going to download it and give it a go on one of my boxes just to see how it works. Once I determine it's yet another more slightly stable version of 95, I'll go back to XP pro.


User currently offlineCarmenlu15 From Guatemala, joined Dec 2004, 4763 posts, RR: 30
Reply 5, posted (8 years 4 months 2 weeks 5 days 20 hours ago) and read 1539 times:

Quoting QANTAS077 (Reply 1):
10hrs to download it...no thanks!

You think that's bad? I have a 128k connection... that would take some 100 hours!

And before you point it out, Ted, I already know I have a really crap connection.  Silly



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User currently offlineRichardPrice From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 6, posted (8 years 4 months 2 weeks 5 days 20 hours ago) and read 1534 times:

Quoting TedTAce (Reply 4):
Once I determine it's yet another more slightly stable version of 95, I'll go back to XP pro.

The last 'slightly more stable version of 95' was Windows Millenium Edition. Windows hasnt used the 95 codebase since then, its all been based off the NT series.

Fundamental differences at all levels.


User currently offlineTedTAce From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 7, posted (8 years 4 months 2 weeks 5 days 20 hours ago) and read 1517 times:

Quoting RichardPrice (Reply 6):
Fundamental differences at all levels.

Yes, behind the scenes has changed a bit, but it's still human code, and it's still a gui, and it's still a 'start' button on the lower left hand corner. The rest is filler/window dressing.

From: http://download.windowsvista.com/preview/beta2/en/x86/download.htm

Quote:
Thank you for your interest in Windows Vista Beta 2.

We are currently experiencing a high level of demand and cannot process your request at this time.

Please check back later for availability. We apologize for any inconvenience.

Looks like I'm not the only rat trying to hit the feeder bar.


User currently offlineAirPacific747 From Denmark, joined May 2008, 2433 posts, RR: 24
Reply 8, posted (8 years 4 months 2 weeks 5 days 20 hours ago) and read 1510 times:

Quoting Nighthawk (Thread starter):

Thanks for notifying!

Unfortunately it seems like their servers are too busy atm (surprise surprise  Yeah sure )


User currently offlineBackfire103 From United States of America, joined Jul 2005, 106 posts, RR: 0
Reply 9, posted (8 years 4 months 2 weeks 5 days 14 hours ago) and read 1458 times:

Well ive downloaded it and burned it to a dvd. Im currently looking for a freeware harddrive partitioner that dosent reformat your data. (well ive found some but im just a little scared to use it).

User currently offlineTedTAce From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 10, posted (8 years 4 months 2 weeks 5 days 9 hours ago) and read 1437 times:

I got the download going... about 20 minutes in, getting 635k/sec and 43 minutes to go. 1.610 GB/3.2001GB

User currently offlineTedTAce From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 11, posted (8 years 4 months 2 weeks 5 days 8 hours ago) and read 1428 times:

Quoting TedTAce (Reply 10):
1.610 GB/3.2001GB

just finished.


User currently offlineTedTAce From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 12, posted (8 years 4 months 2 weeks 5 days 8 hours ago) and read 1410 times:

Burned, now to find a 'spare' 40 GB HDD :

User currently offline777-200 From United States of America, joined Mar 2000, 1020 posts, RR: 7
Reply 13, posted (8 years 4 months 2 weeks 5 days 8 hours ago) and read 1410 times:

will the beta mess with the data thats on your computer?


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User currently offlineTedTAce From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 14, posted (8 years 4 months 2 weeks 5 days 8 hours ago) and read 1408 times:

Quoting 777-200 (Reply 13):
will the beta mess with the data thats on your computer?

Tough question to answer per-say, but maybe you can answer for yourself... Why would you install a TRUE beta product onto a PC that has data attached to it, that you care about?


User currently offline777-200 From United States of America, joined Mar 2000, 1020 posts, RR: 7
Reply 15, posted (8 years 4 months 2 weeks 5 days 8 hours ago) and read 1402 times:

^^ Dunno, this is the only computer I have and it has all of my papers on it, just woundering.. I'm not the most computer literate person in the world so you don't have to snap at me about not knowing what a TRUE beta will do to my computer, but its alright haha...  Smile


Another Day, Another Dollar.... Young Jeezy
User currently offlineAirbusA346 From United Kingdom, joined Dec 2004, 7437 posts, RR: 2
Reply 16, posted (8 years 4 months 2 weeks 5 days 8 hours ago) and read 1402 times:

It' would take a long time to download for me on a 2mb connection and then on wireless  laughing 

I wouldn't download it anyway looks rubbish.  Wink

Tom.



Tom Walker '086' First Officer of a A318/A319 for Air Lambert - Hours Flown: 17 hour 05 minutes (last updated 24/12/05).
User currently offlineAirPacific747 From Denmark, joined May 2008, 2433 posts, RR: 24
Reply 17, posted (8 years 4 months 2 weeks 5 days 7 hours ago) and read 1400 times:

Quoting TedTAce (Reply 11):
just finished.

Can you please upload it to an FTP server? :P

edit:
yess!! it just started downloading! 244kb/s, 4 hours and 45 minutes to go..

[Edited 2006-06-09 09:07:49]

User currently offlineNighthawk From UK - Scotland, joined Sep 2001, 5167 posts, RR: 33
Reply 18, posted (8 years 4 months 2 weeks 5 days 7 hours ago) and read 1393 times:

I started downloading it last night. got about 50% of the way through. I hope it resumes OK!

Im still trying to decide whether to risk installing it on my machine, or whether to run it through VMWare.......

Has anyone tried installing it yet? Will it happily dual boot alongside XP?



That'll teach you
User currently offlineAirPacific747 From Denmark, joined May 2008, 2433 posts, RR: 24
Reply 19, posted (8 years 4 months 2 weeks 5 days 7 hours ago) and read 1391 times:

I think I will try to install it on my laptop first which does not contain any important files

User currently offlineTedTAce From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 20, posted (8 years 4 months 2 weeks 5 days 7 hours ago) and read 1388 times:

Quoting AirPacific747 (Reply 19):
I think I will try to install it on my laptop first which does not contain any important files

Good Call!!  checkmark 

Quoting Nighthawk (Reply 18):

Im still trying to decide whether to risk installing it on my machine

 thumbsdown 


User currently offlineAirbusA346 From United Kingdom, joined Dec 2004, 7437 posts, RR: 2
Reply 21, posted (8 years 4 months 2 weeks 5 days 7 hours ago) and read 1388 times:

Quoting Nighthawk (Reply 18):
VMWare

What's VMWare?

Tom.



Tom Walker '086' First Officer of a A318/A319 for Air Lambert - Hours Flown: 17 hour 05 minutes (last updated 24/12/05).
User currently offlineTedTAce From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 22, posted (8 years 4 months 2 weeks 5 days 7 hours ago) and read 1384 times:

Quoting AirbusA346 (Reply 21):
What's VMWare?

Google it... in short it allows you to run multiple OSes at the same time on one physical box as if they were seperate boxes.


User currently offlineAirPacific747 From Denmark, joined May 2008, 2433 posts, RR: 24
Reply 23, posted (8 years 4 months 2 weeks 5 days 7 hours ago) and read 1382 times:

Quoting TedTAce (Reply 20):
Good Call!!

Did you install it yet? and if so, what's your experiences?


User currently offlineTedTAce From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 24, posted (8 years 4 months 2 weeks 5 days 6 hours ago) and read 1367 times:

Quoting AirPacific747 (Reply 23):
Did you install it yet? and if so, what's your experiences?

No, I'm going to have to find/buy a drive as there are no drives I can 'waste' at this point in time  Sad


25 AirPacific747 : Okay. You should get yourself an external harddrive. I have a maxtor harddrive with 200 gb... it is very useful!
26 Post contains images TedTAce : Wait till it shits the bed on you like my last one did. I don't trust maxtor as far as I can make them move over rough concrete with a urine stream.
27 AirPacific747 : lol! :P My maxtor harddrive is a year old, and I haven't had any problems with it so far.
28 RichardPrice : Maxtor drivers are fantastic. Sure, Ive had my failures with them, but at work we use them almost exclusively and we cannot really attribute a greate
29 Post contains images TedTAce : Me?? NEVER!!!
30 JamieD : I wouldn't. Performance under VMWare would be terrible.
31 AirPacific747 : * 1 GHz 32-bit (x86) or 64-bit (x64) processor1. * 1 GB of system memory. * A graphics processor that runs Windows Aero2. * 128 MB of graphics memory.
32 Nighthawk : Yes, thats the down side of the VMWare approach. On the other hand its easy to install then remove, so I might give that a try first and see how it w
33 Post contains links and images JamieD : Aero is Vista's new GUI (graphical user interface), which includes all the fancy stuff like translucent effects.
34 RichardPrice : Its the new GUI display system (the thing that you see and the technology behind it).
35 Post contains images AirPacific747 : Thanks! wow it looks pretty cool! Would an ATI X600 do? And does anyone know if FS will be able to run using Windows Vista?? edit: I am in doubt abou
36 Nimish : Does Vista even install on VMWare? That would be the best way to try the thing out before plonking it on a full fledged pc.
37 Rolfen : The GUI is nice I guess but I'll have to get the beta to see if microsoft have finally decided to improve the responsiveness and multitasking performa
38 Post contains images KaiGywer : I was just about to spend $6 on the DVD but figured I'd try to download it first. About 500 k/sec and 1.5 more hours and I'll have it. It'll be intere
39 Post contains links and images KaiGywer : I installed it, and trying it as we speak: Start menu is way different. Will take some getting used to.
40 OB1504 : I'd download it provided that Firefox and Flight Simulator were compatible with it. Can anyone confirm if this is the case or not?
41 Newark777 : If I have a 40GB external hard drive, would I be able to install it on to there? Harry
42 TedTAce : I wouldn't. BUT that being said; make sure your BIOS supports USB booting, if you are not sure; Don't. Just go shopping for an internal like I will b
43 Post contains images Newark777 : Gotcha, looks like I'll be bringing the old POS back inside from the garage. Harry
44 Dougloid : I was seriously considering it but it's time limited to 2007 then you gotta buy a copy. I just got done spending $60 putting XP home on my bargain ba
45 KaiGywer : I know this is only a Beta, but figured I would give it a try. At least I know what it's like by the time it comes out for sale. If you don't like the
46 Leskova : I downloaded it, I installed it, I used it for about an hour... and I'm currently reformatting the drive. It looks nice, but the performance was absol
47 KaiGywer : Leskova, that's funny. I haven't had any performance issues (yet). Runs just as good as XP did for me. I have a laptop with a P4 2.8 Ghz, 512 Mb RAM,
48 RichardPrice : Vista runs on some configurations with extra debug code active, because these configurations are ones Microsoft hasnt yet been able to test. Thats why
49 Post contains images Leskova : That's more or less what I was guessing anyhow, since the "Update Advisor" (or whatever that program is called that you can check your system with pr
50 FlyKev : Firefox runs perfectly. FS, im going to guess will run with it, seeing as ive not found any compatibility problems yet. Its pretty sweet to look at.
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