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View Poll Results: How long after the release of Windows Vista will you upgrade?
I'm beta testing 6 5.00%
Immediately 9 7.50%
Within 6 months 15 12.50%
Within a year 35 29.17%
Never, If I can avoid it 45 37.50%
I use a Mac or run Linux 10 8.33%
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Old 03-26-2006, 08:38 AM   #41
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beta testing, not really that fond of it to be honest. Probably not going to upgrade, or anytime soon after release.


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Old 03-26-2006, 09:23 PM   #42
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What don't you like about it
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Old 03-27-2006, 04:29 PM   #43
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If anything, I'll get it to rotate windows "into the screen".



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Old 03-28-2006, 09:09 AM   #44
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My boss just got a copy of the beta. It looks nice. It has some nice visual effects. They improved on the "All Programs" menu so that it scrolls instead of flying out (the way it should have been from the beginning imo). It seems to be cleaned up a little bit. This is what XP should have been like. Also, I think many people will be happy with all of the drivers up until release being there already and WMP 11 is very nice. It acutally makes sense now. It has some handy tools like a "system rater" that lets you know what needs to be upgraded and tweaked.

Other than that, it is all eye candy. There is very little that is not something we have not seen already in some thrid party software. It is a system hog. There is no reason for the alt+tab screen flip. It really seems to be a bootleg OSX 10 for a PC. Again, I really will not get this unless I have to have in order to run some programs.


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Old 07-22-2006, 04:36 PM   #45
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Maybe within a year or something...when I buy my laptop.

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Old 07-23-2006, 05:27 PM   #46
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I don't want to get Vista, but many new games that look's really good will only come to Vista, so i probaly most get it for that reson. So i probaly uppgrade within 6 months
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Old 07-23-2006, 06:35 PM   #47
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What? that doesn't sound right. They stop making games compatible for Windows ME i believe, but I think they will make games XP-compatible for a while atleast, like 5 years or even more.

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Old 07-24-2006, 02:15 PM   #48
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Not all game, i believe Crysis is just gonna be for Vista, but i could be wrong. And thats a game im looking forward too
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Old 07-25-2006, 02:59 AM   #49
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Just one quick thing - The reason Vista's a system hog is so that everyone else can sell better, newer versions of their products (NEW VIDEO CARDS, PROCESSORS WITH 248795 GIGAHERTZ OF PROCESSING POWAR!1), and without that, we cant have our realistic eyecandy games, now can we? (hopefully we can turn all that crap off though, lolz)

And XP support'll probably be gone in like, three years or less, and that's how long I wish to wait to get Vista, so I dont have to spend 3k to get a crappy system when it comes out, and instead pay 1k for that same system, lol.
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Old 07-27-2006, 12:49 AM   #50
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My current thoughts are to upgrade about a year after Windows Vista is released. I don't see any pressing need to upgrade before then unless, as others have mentioned, I need to have DirectX 10 for some reason. But I don't really foresee that happening.
Things have altered somewhat since I posted in March. I think my timeline may be right but my decision to go with Vista will hinge on my decision to upgrade to a quad-core processor and mobo. When I upgrade the hardware I'll upgrade the OS. I'm assuming though that Windows Vista Ultimate or Home Premium will support quad-core processors. From what I've read thus far Ultimate will support two processors. But it would seem kinda weird for AMD and Intel to release quad-cores for desktop PC's if a Microsoft OS that supported quad-cores wasn't available.


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