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post #1 of 24
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This some scary stuff. When it comes down to it, I say f%^& Vista after going through only HALF of this. What were they thinking?

http://www.cs.auckland.ac.nz/~pgut00...vista_cost.txt
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post #2 of 24
Quote:
"Cannot go to market until it works to specification... potentially more
respins of hardware" -- ATI.

"This increases motherboard design costs, increases lead times, and reduces
OEM configuration flexibility. This cost is passed on to purchasers of
multimedia PCs and may delay availability of high-performance platforms" --
ATI.
Quote:
Once a weakness is found in a particular driver or device, that driver will
have its signature revoked by Microsoft, which means that it will cease to
function
un****ing believable
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Yeah...

After the whole thing I WILL NEVER EVER INSTALL EVEN A BETA OF VISTA EVER AGAIN.

...and I f^&*ing mean it.
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post #4 of 24
read about 1/3 before i got pissed off.
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post #5 of 24
wow microsoft..... lets make dx 10 only useable on vista, then make vista a horrible pit of death which kills all video cards!
Nice one microsoft, this is beyond the stupidity of a half dead monkey!
    
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i feel like an idiot now.. i bought a brand new dx10 card, just so i can have dx10.. now i cant have it... *grumbles loudly*
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post #7 of 24
WWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFF FFFFFFF?????
Well, I'm not going to buy Vista for a few years.
Quote:
Drivers must be extra-robust. Requires additional driver development to
isolate and protect sensitive code paths -- ATI.
Can we say, EXPENSIVE R600 due to Microsoft's anal driver requirements?
Are we sure that all of this isn't exxagerated? I mean, come on! Is this for real? What are they thinking? Should this be in the (sick) jokes section?
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post #8 of 24
im way to tired to read anything.

Can some one tell me whats wrong?

whats bad about vista? whats wrong with 8800gtx
    
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post #9 of 24
Crap....

added to Favorites for perusal this afternoon.

Crap....
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post #10 of 24
This is stupid, now all of us enthusiasts waiting for DX 10, well, I think it's not for now. And why couldn't Direct X10 be compatible with Windows XP, there are absolutly no reasons. They could rewrite the DLLs and all the rest with a patch in order to have Direct X 10.
    
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