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Vista Screenshots

Post by Kerii » Sat Nov 26, 2005 4:19 am

http://www.activewin.com/screenshots/vista/nov05ctp
Community Tech Preview (CTP) Build 5259

Well, at least now maybe those annoying Mac drones will stop with the XP "toy interface" jokes. In comparison, now OS X looks more like a toy interface. :P

I really could care less though, nothing beats pointy and boxy old gray. :mrgreen:

Maybe if Microsoft or Apple came up with a way to make transparency and rounded corners have a purpose, I'd consider it, but as of now, they just slow down my system and add no real value. :?
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Post by gvblake22 » Sat Nov 26, 2005 9:21 am

hmm, looks very nice. I really like those transparent menus. Too bad there is so much bad hype surrounding Vista that it's totally killing the anticipation :(

Frickin' M$ :roll:

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Post by Bite-Me-2 » Sat Nov 26, 2005 11:21 am

It really does look very nice, just have to wait and see what the deal is when it's released............... 8)

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Post by killswitch83 » Sat Nov 26, 2005 10:03 pm

I've heard a few things about how they're cracking down on DRM with Vista....supposed to be a built-in feature for Vista that acts like Sony's XCP software: when you load a CD or DVD into the drive to make a copy, it reads it as the only copy you can make somehow. If you try to make another copy, it screws up and sounds like a bit-flawed CD or DVD when copied. Just a heads-up. I plan on sticking with XP pro for a long, long time until they loosen that up.
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Post by Bigedmond » Sat Nov 26, 2005 11:13 pm

those screen look like something StyleXP could make. I think they hosed vista. I liked it better as longhorn.

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Post by Nobahar » Mon Nov 28, 2005 1:08 pm

Yeah, why would I want a new OS when it means I can't copy cds and rip dvds the way I would on an older OS model lol

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Post by DeusEx » Mon Jan 23, 2006 9:06 am

is the cd rip disability that the vista has a fact or a rumor ?

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Post by bubba » Mon Jan 23, 2006 10:58 am

got ahold of a beta copy of vista, wasn't impressed. I'll stick with XP for now.

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Post by kenc51 » Mon Jan 23, 2006 11:04 am

DeusEx wrote:is the cd rip disability that the vista has a fact or a rumor ?
FACT :cry: .....but It doesn't stop you ripping CD's/DVD's on another OS.....dual boot with XP and or Linux ;)

Someone always find ways to bypass silly protection things like this.....It won't take long IMO

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Post by killswitch83 » Mon Jan 23, 2006 11:32 am

that's what you use Hex Editors and command line editors for, lol :rolleyes:
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Post by Dragon_Cooler » Mon Jan 23, 2006 11:48 am

i see it this way, they need to fix one os before they release a new one. look at all the spyware problems. Spyware wasnt a major problem till XP. They really need to get thier act together and fix the current problems. But me too, i will stick with my XPpro for a while. Besides the name longhorn sounded better. LOL

there were many many many problems when xp first launched, so waiting is a good thing.LOL
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Post by DeusEx » Mon Jan 23, 2006 1:42 pm

you know what i noticed ? these companies always manage to screw things up no matter what they do. why dont they hire regular people like us, even if we dont know all that much about comuters; we know what we want and dont want in an OS. i will never even consider vista if its full of these various restrictions that you ae mentioning.

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Post by Illuminati » Mon Jan 23, 2006 3:22 pm

DeusEx wrote:you know what i noticed ? these companies always manage to screw things up no matter what they do. why dont they hire regular people like us, even if we dont know all that much about comuters; we know what we want and dont want in an OS. i will never even consider vista if its full of these various restrictions that you ae mentioning.
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Post by kenc51 » Mon Jan 23, 2006 3:26 pm

Illuminati wrote:
DeusEx wrote:you know what i noticed ? these companies always manage to screw things up no matter what they do. why dont they hire regular people like us, even if we dont know all that much about comuters; we know what we want and dont want in an OS. i will never even consider vista if its full of these various restrictions that you ae mentioning.
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Post by -mogwai » Mon Jan 23, 2006 3:52 pm

it looks pretty beautiful... the desktop icons are huge, but i'm sure you can customize that.

i can't wait for it to finally come out
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Post by DeusEx » Mon Jan 23, 2006 8:44 pm

ill take burning cds over nice desktop icons any day, but then again thats just me

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Post by killswitch83 » Tue Jan 24, 2006 5:56 pm

not just you man......I like the prospect of being able to burn my music and movies several times to disk as I need to......none of this crap about being able to keep one copy on the network/computer and then not being able to rip it again.......XP Pro will do me just fine, as will Server 2003 Standard and 2000 Pro when I get both of em, lol.
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