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Microsoft has confirmed "broad" availability for Windows Vista on January 30, with only business customers on volume contracts receiving product before hand.
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OEMs will get code in advance of Microsoft's official November 30 launch event in New York.
http://www.theregister.co.uk/2006/11...vista_allchin/

Interesting read.
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Lol, he says it'll be hard to find anything other than Vista on machines after January 30th. While I don't believe that I'll have to admit they made a lot of good changes and upgrades between XP -> Vista than they did with 2000 -> XP
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Lol, he says it'll be hard to find anything other than Vista on machines after January 30th. While I don't believe that I'll have to admit they made a lot of good changes and upgrades between XP -> Vista than they did with 2000 -> XP
very true.

However i do believe the VISTA on big manufacturer PC's will be big, its another buzz word like "PCI-Express", we have only just started needing it after 2 years odd.

VISTA will be what every n00b in the world wants, and us educated computer folk will buy it when we have decent hardware to run it.
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If Vista is coming out January 30th, then whats the big deal with ATI being late in the DX10 race? Sure the 8800 pwns anything else out there, but no-one really need such power right now. If DX10 was out already, end there were games that required it, then the 8800 would the only option.
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If Vista is coming out January 30th, then whats the big deal with ATI being late in the DX10 race? Sure the 8800 pwns anything else out there, but no-one really need such power right now. If DX10 was out already, end there were games that required it, then the 8800 would the only option.
Yeah i agree, if Vista was out now ATI would have some serious problems.
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vista doesnt require directX 10. crysis on the other hand.....
    
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vista doesnt require directX 10. crysis on the other hand.....
Crysis doesn't "need" dx10. Also ATI is losing in the dx10 race and it matters because of sales. ATI needed to get it out with the 8800 so they could compete in sales currently. Nvidia meanwhile is gaining ground working on newer models etc. while ati is pushing their first dx10 still.
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Yeah i agree, if Vista was out now ATI would have some serious problems.
Considering the OS can uilize it and the gaming industry don't yet, to me it all don't matter much...
Vista/DX10 will take time to mature and have Games/progs that work with it. Till then it's all smoke and mirrors.... Crapolla, the 64 bit support still SUCKS, let alone... WHAT software that actually use it beside the OS.
    
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Considering the OS can uilize it and the gaming industry don't yet, to me it all don't matter much...
Vista/DX10 will take time to mature and have Games/progs that work with it. Till then it's all smoke and mirrors.... Crapolla, the 64 bit support still SUCKS, let alone... WHAT software that actually use it beside the OS.
I agree.
Hey guys..remember. The X1950XTX still pwns the 8800GTS in some benchmarks.
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