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    vista beta anyone got it installed yet?

    will subject says it all any msdn subscribers got it installed yet anygood?

    Russ

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    Re: vista beta anyone got it installed yet?

    i'm really looking forward to this, the last few betas were good, really want to see it in full indigo/avalon glory.

    btw, is it me, or is window navigation getting very mac-y, especially the search box and the <-backforward-> buttons in the top left?

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    Re: vista beta anyone got it installed yet?

    I'm guessing that the license for the Beta software prevents you from letting other people install it... (yes, yes, I know. It's microsoft!)

    I would love to check out the Beta, but there is no way in hell I can afford an MSDN subscription.

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    Re: vista beta anyone got it installed yet?

    yep same here

    oh.. well...

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    Re: vista beta anyone got it installed yet?

    ditto...



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    Re: vista beta anyone got it installed yet?

    We should be getting ours on or around Aug 4th

    Will then install and provide some screen shots for all to see.

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    Re: vista beta anyone got it installed yet?

    You got a msdn/technet subscription?

    Wowser

    I gotta get a new job lol

    Nath.

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    Re: vista beta anyone got it installed yet?

    Expecting mine middle of September ;P

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    Re: vista beta anyone got it installed yet?

    Have got it ;-)

    Have not yet been able to install it under virtual PC as the virtual drives are not recognised so I will need to get a machine from somewhere to install it on.

    Once I got it up and running i'll get a couple of screen shots up.

    BEWARE: for those of you that have MSDN you can download it now from the MSDN website but it is over 2.5Gb in size.

    So far what I have seen from the installer is that is windows looks the way the installer does (WOW) some of us are gonna have a hard time when it comes to roll out, it's a completely different UI and we all know how people like change - NOT !

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    Re: vista beta anyone got it installed yet?

    The installation mechanism does sound rather interesting - using an imaging system rather than the traditional method of installation.

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    Re: vista beta anyone got it installed yet?

    @Ric_: Looking at the file structure on the DVD it's unlike any previous version of Windows.

    I think we are gonna have to re-write the book on unattended / remote installation of Vista ;-)

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    Re: vista beta anyone got it installed yet?

    If you check out the info on the MS website it explains how it works.

    It's basically some form of imaging setup - i'm guessing along the lines of RIS and. I imagine that this will then be included in a service pack (or the net version) of server to allow even easier deployment within an enterprise.

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    Re: vista beta anyone got it installed yet?

    indeed - it could be alot easier to installer to deploy (at least, this is what I'm hoping - not that I'll get to do it for ..oooo... about 4 years when we have enough licenses of it to make deployment setup worthwhile hehe)

    Nath.

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    Re: vista beta anyone got it installed yet?

    i thought it was very promising, a few quirks to get used to (like microsoft "getting rid" of the documents and settings folder, all they have actually done is renamed it to "users", like mac osx) but i think by the time it gets round to being released it will be a very slick and fast operating system.

    The search indexing is one service i think will automatically be switched off on all installs of it though.

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    Re: vista beta anyone got it installed yet?

    The thing is will any of us have any machines capable of running it?

    From M$ Website:

    Windows Vista Ready PC Requirements

    Windows Vista Ready PCs need to pass the current certification requirements for Designed for Windows XP logo. In addition, these PCs would need the following combination of essential PC hardware for good overall Windows Vista performance:

    • CPU — PC systems should have a modern CPU.
    • RAM — PC systems should have 512MB of memory or more.
    • GPU — PC systems should have a graphics processor that will support Windows Vista Display Driver Model.

    Windows Vista offers significant improvements to the graphics user experience. To take advantage of these advances in the graphics user experience, graphics processor will need to support the Windows Vista Display Driver Model.

    Graphics processors capable of supporting Windows Vista Display Driver Model:

    • Are designed to ensure that graphics user experience scales up with hardware capabilities.
    • Offer improved graphic stability and performance.
    • May be able to support additional desktop productivity features.

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