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Is DX 10 Vista exclusive ?
yup
thats the only reason some ppl are buying it
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Oh ok... Didn't know that !
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I think Microsoft peaked with WindowsME.


that was sarcasm, btw
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Oh ok... Didn't know that !
thats how M$ is making ppl to buy Vista :\\
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Main reason I am buying it, but that is not what will sell vista.

What sells it is the loss of support for prior versions.

XP will soon be as obsolete as win 95..
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Main reason I am buying it, but that is not what will sell vista.

What sells it is the loss of support for prior versions.

XP will soon be as obsolete as win 95..
My boss still has Windows 95 on his office computer. I could barely use it to open a jpeg for him.

I also didn't know that DX10 was a Vista-only item.
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I will be using vista..eventually, but with all the fancy stuff disabled. I heard that they'll let you do a "lite" install. Sounds good to me.
I have to ask....75% or so of Vista IS the fancy stuff.....so what would be the point?


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What sells it is the loss of support for prior versions.

XP will soon be as obsolete as win 95..
Um, no it won't. Microsoft will not be able to simply "cancel" support for XP, they would get MAJOR backlash for that. XP will be supported for at least 2 years more, maybe longer....IIRC, support for Windows 98 just ended last year or the year before.

There is nothing wrong with XP, the only thing selling Vista is marketing and gamers drooling for DX10.
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I have to ask....75% or so of Vista IS the fancy stuff.....so what would be the point?
What's wrong with disabling 75% of Vista? I can't be using XP forever. I'd say I have 50% of the features on my copy of XP disabled and I am still satisfied with my purchase.

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Um, no it won't. Microsoft will not be able to simply "cancel" support for XP, they would get MAJOR backlash for that. XP will be supported for at least 2 years more, maybe longer....IIRC, support for Windows 98 just ended last year or the year before.

There is nothing wrong with XP, the only thing selling Vista is marketing and gamers drooling for DX10.
Two years is not a long time. Software, hardware, and game support will end MUCH sooner than that.

And, yes, DX10 is the primary reason for my future purchase.
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post #29 of 30
I have been playing with Vista since Beta 2....and I can tell you 5744 has been the worst for me...

I like the eye candy but stability still has a way to go....I like a OS that will run anything I throw at it...which XP does...

Been dual booting it for a while and it still has a huge amount of problems...

But for intenet usage it seems ok...I like IE-7 and some of the options...The preformance monitor seems pretty updated from the XP version... lots of nice diagnostic stuff loaded into Vista to help users who want to get the most out of it...I run it without defender...
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WinXP's support will probably lose support a few months after SP3 (if they ever make one

I think my school bought new computers this year only for the reason to upgrading to Vista. I'm sort of pissed, because of it, my computer sucks more than the ones in the school. I feel ashamed.
    
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