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i'm happy with ubuntu at the moment, but when i buy my new laptop, i'll get it with vista



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fazz said:

Well, the main reasons for a possible change to Vista were DX10, that seems is not worth the change as Entroper said. In the reviews for Crysis I've seen, they say that even in DX9 the graphics are the best.

And for the other reason, was the performance increase in general computing from 64-bit... but nobody has mentioned that :P

I think I'll try it, buy my prediction is that I will stick to XP for at least 6 months :P

Oh yeah, and I introduce you the GeForce 8800GTS 512MB with G92.

Why in hell they didn't used GDDR4 and named it 8900 is beyond my mind.


That sounds like an 8800 GT to me.  With 512 MB of RAM, it seems they've gone back to a 256-bit interface like the GT, instead of the 320-bit interface like the earlier GTS (otherwise they'd have 320 MB or 640 MB of RAM).  The official specs of the GT call for 600 MHz core and 900 MHz RAM, but MSI has one with 660/950.  I think this is just an overclocked GT.

I've always thought that this GT/GTS/GTX/XT/XP/SE/whatever nonsense was a lot more confusing than it needs to be.  I miss the days of the TNT2 and Voodoo 3, when you could actually remember all the specs of all the cards off the top of your head.

Fazz, as far as 64-bit goes, just look at your hardware and go to each manufacturer's web site to see if they have drivers for Vista 64.  If they don't and you can't live without that device (it's probably a printer) then go with 32-bit.



Yeah, I would reccomend getting Vista, preferably Home Premium. It is great. I used to have XP and wow, Vista is MUCH better.



 

The problem is, everyone is a noob w/vista. I got Ultimate from my father-in-law, who gets action pack licenses from microsoft, so I didn't pay a dime for it. Unfortunately, Vista is Very different from XP. If it means anything to you, I've had Vista Ultimate since release date and I only use it on a backup PC on my home network as a media center for entertainment purposes. Other than that I stick to good old XP on my main PC. I think if you're worried about it, don't get it yet.



wait for SP1 which will be out in January.



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Chadius said:
Wait for Open Beta-er, first year or two of Vista before you buy it.

 Vista just passed the 1 year mark.  And Vista is for modern hardware, not your old XP setup.  If you bought your PC 3+ years ago then you are probably right and Vista isnt for your computer.  but overall Vista is not bad.



Wow, someone who wants windows vista, wow.






A usual good trick is to wait until SP2 is released, which is usually the point a windows is stabilized, but there's no guarantee that pattern won't change.



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after SP1 ill be getting Vista but thats because it lowers the amount of ram needed.



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I'd like to try it out as well, but I don't think it's worth it yet until there is an incentive to play games on it.

Anyway, my one experience with Vista was trying to figure out how to change the network options for a girl's laptop. . . Sounds easy, but everything was in Korean, lol.