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Windows Vista is the successor to Windows XP, and the news has already been released that it will appear in the shops at the beginning of 2007. We checked out the Release Candidate (RC) versions and looked at the improvements in the OS, not just the improvements in the graphical interface.

The successor to Windows XP has been taking quite some time to surface. Not that long ago a new operating system appeared every two years, but Windows XP has been around for more than five years. There have been some changes in the OS, like the addition of Service Pack 2 and different types of the OS like Media Centre and Tablet editions, but the essential workings of WIndows XP have not really changed over the years. However with Vista a lot of things "under the hood" of the OS have changed compared to WIndows XP.
All here :http://www.hardware.info/en-UK/artic...ings_of_Vista/
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Yep and I am a proud user
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A feature that is in all versions of Vista is the new audio mixer. Thsi allows the user to adapt the volume per application, making it easy to stop sounds from internet websites. Extra's in the Enterprise and Ultimate edition are a Unix subsystem, allowing the use of simple applications and Microsoft Virtual PC Express, a simple virtualisation program that will allow you to run one virtual system. These version also have Windows Fax and Scan built in and Microsofts IIS webserver software.
Did I read that right? MS is using Unix?!
    
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Did I read that right? MS is using Unix?!
I have been hearing that the new W$, would be more Unix based. There are going to become more alike. They have actually (sort of) made a partnership!
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So..we can't use unsigned drivers if we get the 64 bit OS...

That's sucky. what about us that use our cellphones, or any other devices that require unsigned drivers?
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Well, if you used the Vista Betas or Release Candidates in x64 like I did you'd know that it's VERY easy to get around that

It's been a while since I got rid of Vista RC2 build 5600 so I don't even remember how exactly to do it (lol) but google it, I'm sure you'll find it.
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Can u pm me the download for vista RTM? Please! Anyone!
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So..we can't use unsigned drivers if we get the 64 bit OS...

That's sucky. what about us that use our cellphones, or any other devices that require unsigned drivers?
Pretty easy to do: From dfi-street

Click on start, then next to user icon in panel and properties should appear.

Click on properties and start menu > customize > and make sure "run command" is checked so it appears in panel.

To prevent vista from requiring signed drivers:
1. launch BCDedit:
customize the start menu and enable the run command (like above)

in the run command box, type "cmd"

2. Execute the following command to disable driver signature checks:
bcdedit –set nointegritychecks ON OR
bcdedit /set nointegritychecks ON

If anyone out there is trying to disable driver signing and its not working try replacing the -set with /set, -set didn't alway's work but /set seems to.

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All versions of Windows Vista will suport dual core processors, and the Enterprise, Business and Ultimate versions will also be able to be installed on systems with two physical processors or a quad core processor.
Thought I would highlight that for people thinking about getting quad core in the future.
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Thought I would highlight that for people thinking about getting quad core in the future.
omg quad core is supposed to be the future so they're crippling all the other versions of vista and making their "future OS" useless for the future???
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