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What do you have to download? and would you have to download whatever every time you reinstall? Will it not come on CD's?

and anyone else think they might skip vista, like how alot of people skipped over win2000 and went on to XP? Becuase im still on dialup and highspeeds not coming here anytime soon.
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It will come on cd's when it's released (whenever that is). Right now you have to download it because its the beta, so you only have to do it if you wanna try it out. Although I think Microsoft can send you a dvd with the beta for like $7 or something. Personally, I'm gonna wait it out to see how it is, wait till they fix some problems that will most likely be there since it' s a new OS. The I wil think about coughing up th cash to buy it
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RC1 works great. It will like everything except your Hard Drive I think. I will be getting Vista Premium more than likely. Skip over it? Hmm no I dont think I will. I skipped from 98SE to XP because 2000 and Millenium didn't offer anything different. Right now Vista is a bit sluggish and rough, but nonetheless fairly stable for a RC. It's got many great new ideas and features in it and it's worth at least a peek.

If you plan on getting it I'd recommend the x86 version not the x64, you'll see why. If you have dialup you can order the DVD Kit from Microsoft for around 5-7$. If you download it you'll need a DVD Burner and something that can burn ISO's as the install disc is 2.5GB
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Skip it? No

Wait till it's stable? Yup

I waited for XP about 3 months, then got it.
    
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I should have picked up a copy of rc2 yesterday which i belive is going to be close to the release package .I am getting this and testing it for a british software importers .I was too busy today and yesterday to go and get it but will pick it up tommorow if it,s any good then i might make it available on here to down load from my servers at work which have a T1 connections ...Just hoping my graphics card is going to be supported but from what i here sli is so it should be ...M
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If you're a gamer and want the latest there's no skipping it. They force you to upgrade to vista if you want directX 10. Also I know you could order the beta on DVD for a time, but I think that's closed now. I don't think it will ever be released on CD because it would take too many discs.
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I should have picked up a copy of rc2 yesterday which i belive is going to be close to the release package .I am getting this and testing it for a british software importers .I was too busy today and yesterday to go and get it but will pick it up tommorow if it,s any good then i might make it available on here to down load from my servers at work which have a T1 connections ...Just hoping my graphics card is going to be supported but from what i here sli is so it should be ...M
In the "Trying Vista RC1" post I asked where it was (I knew it came out on Monday)... Please: Make it available. I love Vista RC1 5724 so much I'll definately be upgrading to RC2 when it's available!

About the sluggishness and lag, etc. Vista is exactly the opposite of XP... Instead of getting slower as time goes by, it gets faster!
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Like 4 CD's if they did it that way.
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So when it comes out you’ll be able to buy it on dvd? Also I heard to logon you’ll have to connect to the internet? That true?

Side note 4 cd's wouldent be a big deal, Fendora Core 5 had 5 cd's.
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