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#1 Nvyseal

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Posted 23 February 2006 - 08:45 AM

Today Microsoft released Windows Vista 5308 to Beta Testers. Dubbed to be a feature rich build, and able to be installed over XP as an upgrade although we dont recommend this unless you have a current backup of your OS and its programs plus your data files. I had a chance to look under the hood of Vista 5308 and i must say i am quite impressed with the speed and UI.

Just weighing under 3GIGs without legacy drivers the OS is not a mizer on your Hard drive, but what do you expect with all the bells and whistles added.

Install was a breeze. I answered a couple of questions at the beginning and it installed itself just under 45 minutes

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IE7 has not changed much since previous builds, but does include defender and is able to report phishing sites. Tabbing is a standard. There still are many bugs to be worked out here.

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System rating is something im new to. Seems Vista is rating my system as a 3. I have not installed any drivers other than what came in the OS so i might be able to improve my overall rating

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A Lot of people have asked me if the sidebar is included in this build. The answer is YES. It resides in your accessories, and needs to be turned on. 3D flip is also there, and with a push of a button (or two) Windows Key & Tab, you can flip like a pro.

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Migration wizard helps you move your flies over to the new OS/Computer. Photo Gallery has been pretty much been left untouched.

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Games have a facelift and look quite nice :)

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#2 RoachycaL

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Posted 23 February 2006 - 10:28 AM

I have to say that is looking VERY sleek. How does it perform? I remember when I installed 5270 it ran very smoothly for me although nothing else was installed on it.

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Posted 23 February 2006 - 10:50 AM

Excellent dave, looking good!

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Posted 23 February 2006 - 12:53 PM

Really looking nice !

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Posted 23 February 2006 - 03:17 PM

: drool: looks good, can't wait to try it :)

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Posted 23 February 2006 - 03:50 PM

Looks like a huge improvement, anxious to try it. :)

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Posted 23 February 2006 - 06:00 PM

some images are also here
http://www.pcmag.com/slideshow/0,1206,l=17...a=171997,00.asp

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http://www.pcmag.com...,1930231,00.asp

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Posted 23 February 2006 - 11:13 PM

Looking nice there :)

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Posted 24 February 2006 - 12:17 AM

very niiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiice!

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Posted 24 February 2006 - 02:40 AM

I forgot the Vista Startup Screen :)

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Posted 24 February 2006 - 02:59 AM

THAT is nice! thanks dave :)

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Posted 24 February 2006 - 03:03 AM

Tis like holding candy in front of kids, drool, drool, drool, lmao, that includes me.... :)

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Posted 24 February 2006 - 04:37 AM

I'll send someone a DVD-R if they'll burn it for me!!!

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Posted 24 February 2006 - 08:51 PM

Yeah, we can drool all we want, but what's the use? There's no way of getting it :)

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Posted 24 February 2006 - 09:41 PM

Very true, torrents are open, but also very slow, maybe we all have it by the time the next ctp comes out, lol.. :)

Hopes me not in trouble for saying the one word, and i didn't mention any sites.




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