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Postby hoxlund on Wed Nov 08, 2006 3:54 pm

http://www.neowin.net/index.php?act=view&id=36056

site is running a little slow, but it did eventually load for me
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Re: Windows Vista Is Golden

Postby ItalianJob on Thu Nov 09, 2006 6:12 pm

Waiting for Service Pack 2 on HD-DVD :lol:
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Postby Ian on Thu Nov 09, 2006 6:19 pm

Yeah, MSDN subscribers should have the final build in like a week. I'm sure hox will have it tomorrow, if he doesn't have it already. #-o
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Postby Bhairav on Fri Nov 10, 2006 8:47 am

LOL @ Ian and Hox!
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Postby Spazmogen on Fri Nov 10, 2006 9:07 am

I'll hold off buying it as well.

I liked what I saw with RC1 32bit.

But I will keep an ear out to see what others have to say about it.


I wonder what kind of antipiracy features MS has included with the product...
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Postby ItalianJob on Fri Nov 10, 2006 11:25 am

Spazmogen wrote:I'll hold off buying it as well.

I liked what I saw with RC1 32bit.

But I will keep an ear out to see what others have to say about it.


I wonder what kind of antipiracy features MS has included with the product...


I don't like what I read here :
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Windows_Vista#criticism
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Postby Ian on Fri Nov 10, 2006 12:11 pm

The only thing I really don't like is the DRM in Media Player 11. The rest of the stuff I could care less about as I always run legit copies of my OS's.
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Postby LoneWolf on Fri Nov 10, 2006 2:09 pm

By extension of my work, I can legally run a VL version at home on my main system.

What with the divison among Windows versions this time however, I may purchase an academic (which I'm also legally entitled to use) copy of Ultimate if it becomes available, since I may only be legally entitled to use Vista Business or Enterprise under our current license. I may also consider a Microsoft Action Pack if the price is right.

I just purchased an OEM copy of XP MCE for family I'm building a system for, with the Vista upgrade coupon. We'll see how the coupon goes, as I'll be interested to find out whether it entitles them to Vista Premium (likely) or Vista Ultimate (unlikely, or possibly with an upgrade charge). It cost the same as the licensed version without the coupon, so I figured it's at least worth the try.
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Postby Ian on Fri Nov 10, 2006 2:24 pm

LoneWolf wrote:What with the divison among Windows versions this time however, I may purchase an academic (which I'm also legally entitled to use) copy of Ultimate if it becomes available, since I may only be legally entitled to use Vista Business or Enterprise under our current license. I may also consider a Microsoft Action Pack if the price is right.


Yeah, under our campus agreement, I believe we have access to Business and Enterprise. Our school has a separate agreement though where we get access to pretty much everything.
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Postby Spazmogen on Fri Nov 10, 2006 5:20 pm

Spazmogen wrote:I wonder what kind of antipiracy features MS has included with the product...


I just wonder if they'll employ some kind of copy protection like the game developers have been doing for years. Or a crippling feature like disabling the optical drives.

I was wondering that after I posted the thread about getting tougher on piracy.
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Postby hoxlund on Sat Nov 11, 2006 2:25 am

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Postby Ian on Sun Nov 12, 2006 5:51 pm

Supposedly the activation will be cracked soon...

http://www.nordichardware.com/news,5056.html
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Postby hoxlund on Sun Nov 12, 2006 10:37 pm

the crack was out the exact same time as the rtm

and now there is a rtm of both 32 and 64 bit all in one disc

going to setup a dual boot tomorrow:

http://nzbmatrix.com/nzb-details.php?id=39543
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Postby hoxlund on Mon Nov 13, 2006 5:12 pm

ok finally got x64 version working properly
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Postby Wesociety on Mon Nov 13, 2006 6:57 pm

hox, I love your avatar. :lol:
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Postby Ian on Mon Nov 13, 2006 7:33 pm

I'm surprised that people haven't complained about it yet.
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Postby hoxlund on Mon Nov 13, 2006 8:26 pm

if someone did i have another one that is equally offensive
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Postby Wesociety on Wed Nov 15, 2006 2:00 pm

I'm now using the GIF as a custom smiley on my SameTime instant messenger. :lol:
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