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rob.

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#11 12 years ago

Erm, why can't we just stick with XP for a while so we don't have to rush out and upgrade the second Vista is released?




Oblivious

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#12 12 years ago

If Vista is anything like "XP Media Center", then I'll wait as long as possible before getting it.




carl4286

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#13 12 years ago

It looks like a mix between whatever the latest mac OS is (I don't follow those) and Windows XP MCE, but with twice the hardware requirements.




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#14 12 years ago
AgentlaidlawBut agreed with Rookie! Meh. Penguin Power! We wont have any of those troubles with tah Linux!

Will linux support Dx 10 or whatever it is called? And can it run halo 2 PC when it comes out? There is the selling point. If Vista is the only OS than can utlize dx10 and run halo 2 on the PC then I will just look over linux since it does not have what I need.

Even if the emulation eats up a ton of power, the computers will be more powerful and it will balance out.




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#15 12 years ago

Generally, if there's a way to implement DirectX compatability in Linux, the open-source devs will certainly have a go at it - CeDega was the result of this for DirectX 9.1.

Besides, there's always OpenGL.




Agentlaidlaw

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#16 12 years ago

PethegreatWill linux support Dx 10 or whatever it is called? And can it run halo 2 PC when it comes out? There is the selling point. If Vista is the only OS than can utlize dx10 and run halo 2 on the PC then I will just look over linux since it does not have what I need.

Even if the emulation eats up a ton of power, the computers will be more powerful and it will balance out.[/quote]

I posted a thread about it in the Tech awhile back and Transgaming said DX10 wont be a problem getting to run on Linux. Pretty much you really can't stop DX games from working on Linux.

On Halo its a touche subject. Some people were able to get it to run with Cedega when others couldn't. So for Halo 2 I really don't know.

ObliviousIf Vista is anything like "XP Media Center", then I'll wait as long as possible before getting it.

Funny that you say that because Vista is post to come with Media Center built into it...

[quote=carl4286]It looks like a mix between whatever the latest mac OS is (I don't follow those) and Windows XP MCE, but with twice the hardware requirements.

That is correct. Vista design team took its features straight from Linux and Mac. The transparency and 3D world came from Linux and Sun Microsystem. The colors and smooth interface came from Mac OS 10.

Transparency was first used on Linux but it was fake transparency, pretty much just showed your wallpaper. The Mac 10 came along and did real transparency which well, true see threw. Then when Xorg 6.8 came out Linux finally had real transparency. Then Vista came and said it was the first.

The 3D world Vista has that allows you to see everything in 3D was first made by Sun Microsystems. A New Windows Manager. http://www.sun.com/software/looking_glass/

Then back around 2003 some Windows guy made a 3D world for Windows XP that ran as a .exe. It was alright but it was kinda crapy. Ill try to find a link for it, if its still alive.

Pretty much what M$ did was take other people works say they were the first one to make it and make it that you need a $2,500 system to run it.....




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#17 12 years ago

But MS is forcing the computer world forward. Yes games push it forward, but not much in the home and business side push the need for speed( my dad still runs windows 98 on 300mhz P2 where he works) Yes you may need a $2500 Pc to run it(with all the goodies), but in a year's time a $700 PC will run vista. Vista is going to rocket PC hardware forward in speed and down in price. A $600 PC will run vista when it comes out, but without all the neat 3d stuff(which I can care less about)




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