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    Vista on Laptops

    Wired had a go at putting Vista RC2 on a 'Vista Ready' Laptop.

    http://www.wired.com/news/technology...l?tw=rss.index

    Works fine with the ATI graphics chip. However disabling it resulted in a sluggish system that was unable to play videos. The worst news is that with the graphics and cpu going full belt most of the time to run Vista, the battery performance is utterly destroyed. Making ones laptop distinctly non-portable.

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    Re: Vista on Laptops

    Quote Originally Posted by Geoff
    Works fine with the ATI graphics chip. However disabling it resulted in a sluggish system that was unable to play videos. .
    Gee what ever next, if you disable the sound card in vista the sound don't work!!

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    Re: Vista on Laptops

    Hmmm, When you disable the graphics card the 3d acceleratrion doesnt work anymore? oh? really?

    Hmmm, I wonder what would happen if you disabled the soundcard? Would it still be able to play audio?

    Hmmm, now let me see! I wonder if it will run any better if I remove the ram as well?

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    Re: Vista on Laptops

    If you disable the 3d accelerator in XP it'll default back to the generic SVGA driver. XP will disable all/some visual effects as required to get reasonable performance.

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    Re: Vista on Laptops

    Why would you want to disable the 3d driver? I still do not get the point.

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    Re: Vista on Laptops

    Yeah, why on god's earth why would you want to disable the 3d acceleration for in vista? If you did this you wouldn't be able to appreciate the yummy splendidness of digital visual candy that is Windows Aero! (Which bears no resemblence to that yummy nestle chocolate bar of the same name!)

    Alternatively though if vista doesnt run that well on a vista laptop you could always remedy this by installing ubuntu on it, but that kind of defeats the object of having a vista laptop really doesnt it?

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    Re: Vista on Laptops

    Its a common technique for the powermanagement subsystems on 'performace' laptops with 3d controllers to disable their 3d graphics functionality when its not required.

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    Re: Vista on Laptops

    How can you call it a Vista ready laptop when Vista is not due out for another 6-8 months? We all know how quickly tech updates so testing it now and saying it's shit is a bit unfair really.

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    Re: Vista on Laptops

    There is a difference in PM disabling it and actually disabling the entire chip. Most 3D cards handle both 3D and 2D and by actually switching off the card via hardware rather than allowing the software to do it is just stupid. You wonder why there are problems.

    I have found Vista to be a superb update from XP.

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    Re: Vista on Laptops

    I'm running it fine on a Dell 120L with 1GB DDRII RAM. I can't see the point though as it is a pain in the bum with its constant nagging.

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    Re: Vista on Laptops

    Vista will be released to Corporate customers (Technet subscribers, Select Agreement holders, etc) in December.

    Besides, this isn't a 'new' idea. I've seen loads of PC's with 'ready for windows xxx' stickers on them going all the way back to Win98.

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    Re: Vista on Laptops

    Geoff thats irrelevant it's not out yet.

    Dos you can turn off the nagging, I am running it on my home and work system and get no nagging at all.

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    Re: Vista on Laptops

    You ask if Vista is out in 6-8 months and I tell you it's out in December. Hows my answer irrelevant?

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    Re: Vista on Laptops

    It's irrelevant because its not actually out NOW.

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    Re: Vista on Laptops

    So whats Dos_Box running on his Dell then?

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