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#1 11 years ago

Can anyone List the features of Windowa Vista here for me.. I am planning to upgrade to vista...

all the utilies as well...:deal: Please...

Thanks in advance

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#2 11 years ago

Hmmm I thought that this would have all of them: http://www.microsoft.com/windows/products/windowsvista/features/default.mspx

But one feature I like is being able to use usb flash drives for extra memory.




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#3 11 years ago

First off you spelt your username wrong :uhm:

Anyway, the only two NEW things i noticed when playing on it for about 2 hours or so were:

> The application window 'flick through' > When you hover over minimized windows a small preview of the program pops up.

Of course there is:

> The supposedly 'improved security' - apparently it pops up every few minutes if you are downloading/browsing. > Cool new 'gadgets' - they're a copy of the widgets in Mac OS X Tiger > A sidebar, if you want to watch the weather for a few hours... > A nice looking theme > Apparently it's faster, didn't notice that though whilst I was using it.

Remember:

> You need a very new, or high spec PC to run the Vista Ultimate editions. > If you have any illegal downloads/software on your PC - Vista will scan and may remove/block. (Apparently) > NVidia Graphics cards/drivers seem to be experiencing problems with Vista. > You can't use iTunes on Vista - yet. > Gaming on Vista is VERY poor.

Please note that I mention the word 'apparently' in many of the above bullet points - this is according to a friend of mine who has bought the Vista Ultimate Edition (Black box).

Hope that lists a few advantages/disadvantages of the new 'exciting' OS from Windows... :uhm:

A quick idea - search YouTube for Vista - you get some decent videos there.




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#4 11 years ago

And so it begins. Vista has successfully created a buzz.

http://www.microsoft.com/windows/products/windowsvista/features/productivity.mspx

A Windows Vista Premium Ready PC includes at least:

* 1 GHz 32-bit (x86) or 64-bit (x64) processor┬╣). * 1 GB of system memory. * Support for DirectX 9 graphics with a WDDM driver, 128 MB of graphics memory (minimum)┬▓, Pixel Shader 2.0 and 32 bits per pixel. * 40 GB of hard drive capacity with 15 GB free space. * DVD-ROM Drive┬│. * Audio output capability. * Internet access capability.

The Program that scans for, and might delete files, is Windows Defender. It scans for known viruses, and pirated files.

Vista uses MacOSX/Linux/Unix style security. This permission system prevents many older applications from working. Including games, and iTunes. It also makes it more difficult for Viruses to cripple the OS, or spread from user, to user.

Vista also includes DRM, Digital Rights Management, a.k.a Digital Restrictions. PCs were designed to easily transfer unlimited numbers of exact 1:1 copies. This DRM prevents the copying of a lot of data. If I remember correctly, It signs the files with the signature of the PC. So those files will only work with that specific PC. Especially if it is a Viiv PC. This likely means that you will not be able to transfer your music to a new PC, if you decide to upgrade, after using Vista. Especially if that music was downloaded legally.

There is little software for Vista, at the moment. Drivers are not fully compatible, or stable. What few drivers Vista has.

Also, if you use the Upgrade version of Windows Vista, then you will have to stay with Vista, or buy a new copy of your old OS. Be that Windows XP, or older.




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#5 11 years ago
Disconnecting;3526478But one feature I like is being able to use usb flash drives for extra memory.

Really? Wow. That's crazy, I just bought me one of these babies. MD1.jpg




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#6 11 years ago
Sxy Sonic;3526479 > If you have any illegal downloads/software on your PC - Vista will scan and may remove/block. (Apparently)

Are you sure, that will cause alot of problems for alot of people. (im not saying I will have that problem)




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#7 11 years ago

Indeed it will cause a problem for a lot of people - and it should do, they are being illegal.

Note my (Apparently) tag.




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#8 11 years ago
vikke-viking;3527209Are you sure, that will cause alot of problems for alot of people. (im not saying I will have that problem)

No he wasn't sure. If fact he had no idea what he was talking about. You can disable windows defender at any time. Its so simple that anyone who doesn't know anything about computers can turn it off. And if its off- you won't worry about things being deleted that you don't want deleted.




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#9 11 years ago
Monster_user;3526555Also, if you use the Upgrade version of Windows Vista, then you will have to stay with Vista, or buy a new copy of your old OS. Be that Windows XP, or older.

This is true, the upgrade version voids your XP cd key, BUT, there is a run around this... But of course...admin's, do I have permission to explain how to do so? No hacking involved...very easy to do...




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#10 11 years ago
FluffBunny;3528275But of course...admin's, do I have permission to explain how to do so?

No. ;)




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