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Microsoft has released the beta of a tool that will test business PCs to see if they are compatible with Windows Vista. Users can download the Windows Vista Hardware Assessment 2.0 Public Beta online now
http://www.pcworld.com/article/id,13...1/article.html
 
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"my system is not compatible with vitsa aero" bla bla bla....

still in the works...
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lol I'm gonna run that on my sig rig now
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Just tried it, this is all I get!
It just exits after that
 
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Why does it need Word and Excel?? Does it make cool Graphs and Pie Charts??
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I have office 2007 so I will post some screens of it in action.

2 minutes

EDIT: Won't work as its the Beta Trial I'm using
    
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tbh Office 2007 aint that great, will still use it tho.

For ease of use 2003 is the best
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Office 07 >> 03 OMHO

Nice they have an updated version, and will be nice for employers so they know if they'd be shooting themselves in the foot by installing vista on older machines or not.
    
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Quote:
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Office 07 >> 03 OMHO

Nice they have an updated version, and will be nice for employers so they know if they'd be shooting themselves in the foot by installing vista on older machines or not.
It's a safe bet to assume you would be shooting yourself in the foot installing Vista on a business PC at this point, regardless of what this assessment tool tells you. I'm not a Vista hater, I run it myself. I just wouldn't want to deal with the compatibility headaches on a critical rig. I can manage screwups and incompatible software on my sig rig because it's just a toy.

My point is that there isn't much reason at all for a business PC to have Vista on it right now. It's pretty, but I don't think that is enough to convince people to make the jump.
 
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