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i remeber that working from 64-bit windows with the 64-bit version too, but my memory could be failing me
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post #32 of 74
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Originally Posted by Crazy9000 View Post
i remeber that working from 64-bit windows with the 64-bit version too, but my memory could be failing me
Yep, you can do that too. Just gotta be running the same bits as your are isntalling from if you want to do a virtual drive.
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Powertrip use trillian or miranda im...they work for me for an IM client
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post #34 of 74
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I love how everyone is sucked in to the "Vista is great" thing just because it's mass advertisement and how Windows is pushing it as "the latest and greatest".

Look up a Linux distro that goes by "E-live" I believe. All the eye candy you could ever want, and not NEARLY as bloated as Vista (who eats lots of fatty foods, I hear).

Also look up XGL. It takes up no more than Vista resource-wise and it's waaaaay cooler. I think it's optimized to work with most Debian-based distros.
Just my little word.
Elive is just a distro showing the enlightenment desktop environment, which I think looks very nice, but sadly is still quite incomplete.
XGL and AiGLX epecially use up much less system resources. I've seen XGL and Compiz(the window manager that replaces Metacity) run on a Think pad with integraded graphics. I run Fedora core 6 with AiGLX and Compix on my second rig which is a 2.4 Celly with 256mb RAM and integraded graphics and it runs great, very fast. XGL and Aiglx with Beryl(or Compiz) has a bunch of little cool features. It work on any distro basicaly. I'm working on getting it to run on FreeBSD.
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^^ I think you should switch to vista with that 2.4 celly and 256mb
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post #36 of 74
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If you have the 32 bit edition you can install just by emulating the image as a virtual drive. Check out daemon tools
Well, I know how to use Daemon tools and I DO use it.

I have the image for Vista and the serial number I just need to know how I can have it as a booting image or how exactly does it work? I just mount the Image and start installation? If so what about when the pc reboots? Will the image still be there since the SCSI Driver is set off of the Windows XP installation?
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Well, I know how to use Daemon tools and I DO use it.

I have the image for Vista and the serial number I just need to know how I can have it as a booting image or how exactly does it work? I just mount the Image and start installation? If so what about when the pc reboots? Will the image still be there since the SCSI Driver is set off of the Windows XP installation?
When you mount it you can install directly from XP without booting. During installation it'll have to reboot but by then it will have coppied all the files it needs to continue so it won't need the virtual drive anymore. Not sure about the SCSI driver, however.
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post #38 of 74
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I just like the fact that I can run any program I want (except AIM, no Vista compatability) and I didn't pay a dime for either OS.
Um, until June.....then your "free" OS's de-activate and you have to shell out $300 for your love

We'll see how "sexy" you think the OS is when you have to shell out $600 for those 2 machines

I will be installing the demo I got of Vista tonight and checking it out first hand.......but from what I heard, it's all smoke and mirrors....sure, the 3d task switching LOOKS awesome, but if it sucks down too much resources, it's worthless.

BTW, the "official" requirements for Vista is a 800Mhz CPU , and 512MB of RAM..........wonder how long that takes to load

Even for "premium" you only need 1Ghz CPU and 1GB RAM.........love to see that machine grind along.....
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Um, until June.....then your "free" OS's de-activate and you have to shell out $300 for your love

We'll see how "sexy" you think the OS is when you have to shell out $600 for those 2 machines

I will be installing the demo I got of Vista tonight and checking it out first hand.......but from what I heard, it's all smoke and mirrors....sure, the 3d task switching LOOKS awesome, but if it sucks down too much resources, it's worthless.

BTW, the "official" requirements for Vista is a 800Mhz CPU , and 512MB of RAM..........wonder how long that takes to load
Exactly. If it takes up to many resources whats the point? Wow the amazing transparent look = less fps in my games
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Windows Vista is the bomb... End of story and stop whining about it taking advantage of the hardware. Thats exactly what it should do. /\\ Uhh.. It takes 512mb of ram to run XP efficiently...
    
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