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RS6
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not actually all that bad

didn't rate my system to much though looking at the pic

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Looks awful IMO.

That windows icon on the taskbar is just awful as well.
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it gave my pc a 1 for my system rating

grrrrrr uses ust over 400MB of memory newly installed

comes explorer 7

windows media player 11

and windows media center

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Any where online that can do tests to see how well you would be able to run vista?
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the rating system is a bit stupid to be honest, you could have a top range system, but it will score you on your weakest component, ie could have dual core processor, 2 gig ddr ram, but with a crappy gfx card will only score 1 or 1.5
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you need areo mate to get the most out of it! changes the whole experience of vista
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yep im very impressed with vista so far, far better than mac os
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Aero?

I have a 64bit laptop, just wondering if its worth getting vista when it gets on MSDNAA
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aero is an ehanced graphicla interface that runs when it detects the gfx card is up to it, transparent menus, 3d windows etc all drawn in direct3d
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steve you geek


looks nice, cant wait to build my new PC in feb
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Want to give this a go, but not gonna use it as my only O/S atm.

Kinda cheated on the whole PC spec thing and brought a new Dell instead

So can install vista on this PC and give it a proper test
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quote:
Originally posted by jamesw
the rating system is a bit stupid to be honest, you could have a top range system, but it will score you on your weakest component, ie could have dual core processor, 2 gig ddr ram, but with a crappy gfx card will only score 1 or 1.5


Doesn't work quite as simply as that.

Although a weak component will bring you down.
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quote:
Originally posted by John
quote:
Originally posted by jamesw
the rating system is a bit stupid to be honest, you could have a top range system, but it will score you on your weakest component, ie could have dual core processor, 2 gig ddr ram, but with a crappy gfx card will only score 1 or 1.5


Doesn't work quite as simply as that.

Although a weak component will bring you down.


Actually it does. Quoting Windows Help:

"Each hardware component receives an individual subscore. Your computer's base score is determined by the lowest subscore."

I like Vista so far, but the 3D stuff isn't anything amazing -- nothing that hasn't been done before (and some might say better) by Compiz/Xgl on Linux (Google for SLED 10 3d).

Vista with Aero enabled:

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tim you have exactly the same gadgets as me running
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Great minds

Look in the online Gadget Gallery thing -- there's a snack gadget where you can eat an apple Useful.

[Edited on 30-11-2006 by Tim]
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The lowest score pulls it down but its not just a simple average.

The algorithm to work out the overall score is more complicated than that.
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quote:
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Great minds

Look in the online Gadget Gallery thing -- there's a snack gadget where you can eat an apple Useful.

[Edited on 30-11-2006 by Tim]


youve even got the same style clock with the seconds hand enabled
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Funnily enough my scores are:

4.6, 4.5, 3.7, 3.3, 4.1

Now funnily enough the "3.3" (my worst score) has been highlighted in the window, and also happens to be my base score.

I'm only quoting Windows Help above, but it sounds feasible.

I wasn't aware you had the source code to establish exactly how it was calculated. Sorry
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mines 4.6 or something too
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I can't find where I read it now

I've not seen the source but an explanation from microsoft was good enough for me.
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I was pasting an explanation from Microsoft
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whats everybodys hardware those who have vista installed

in jan my mate is coming down and building me another pc, i want it to be able to cope with the new vista really

tim yours is the final relase copy?

[Edited on 01-12-2006 by RS6]
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Had it a while ago, diddnt like it sorry
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i like it.
I had a score of 5.5 and i found it a much faster OS to use than XP.
I like the shutting down, starting up, the ncier looking UI.

It aint my main OS tho
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I have found it to be fairly good. The main limitation being
a) Drivers for it i.e. NVidia current release is very poor in comparison to thier XP ones, My Gigabit card is not currently supported
b) Some software compatibility issues.

If it were not for the driver issues I would probably use it as my primary OS.

Supprised none of the Apple lovers have mentioned about everything being copied from osX (which it hasnt)

[Edited on 01-12-2006 by Rob_Quads]

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