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post #31 of 39
I normally hate school, but I got vista ultimate 64 the day it came out for 2 bucks.
God bless student discounts.
    
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Just so you know, I'm running Ultimate x64 on 2 rigs. My secondary build is an AMD64 3700+ with 1 gig of 400Mhz DDR. It's single core and not OC'd at the moment (still trying to diagnose an intermittent stability issue that isn't Vista related). It runs at 2.2Ghz, it scores a 4.1 in the Experience Index, and it has no problems at all running Vista. It boots a little slower than my sig rig but it plays all my Steam games (Orange Box) just fine.
Yeah but my laptop runs a little 1.8ghz Turion that doesn't even like me playing WMP and surfing the web at the same time too much.
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post #33 of 39
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If they can't do Ultimate for $59.99, then maybe two versions, kinda like XP (but with actual differences).
XP had Home, Premium, Media Center, Starter, and Enterprise versions actually.
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Media Center came out later and was only found on media center computers... it made sense. Now some versions of Vista come with it and some don't, I have no idea which.

Starter? Enterprise?

They only marketed Home and Pro, whereas Vista is still being marketed in five different versions.
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post #35 of 39
People shouldnt get all pissy because theres a choice of versions.

Why dont you just read the little card they have that has little snippets about the versions at stores?

Basic : crappy computers
Home premium: Regular vista w/media center
Buissness: for bussiness computer without media center (whoa that was hard)
Enterprise: you wont use it.. hence the name
Ultimate: the top dog.. has extra features

Dont want to spend the $$ for ultimate DONT BUY IT THEN

But dont Bitc# about it just because your computer isnt good enough or you dont know how to google. I like spending money on the operating system the RUNS my rig. If you want to learn how to run a game using Command prompt be my guest.

You dont like vista, fine use XP, but $TFU already.
    
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Originally Posted by Mootsfox View Post
Media Center came out later and was only found on media center computers... it made sense. Now some versions of Vista come with it and some don't, I have no idea which.

Starter? Enterprise?

They only marketed Home and Pro, whereas Vista is still being marketed in five different versions.
Enterprise and Starter aren't marketed for towards regular people for XP or Vista. You can't buy either of them in a store.

I've seen XP Media Center pre-installed on laptops and desktops that aren't media centers.
Therefor XP has: Home, Premium, and Media.
Vista has: Home Basic, Premium, Business and Ultimate.

Thats only one more version.
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Dude its XP Professional not premium!
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Heh yeah I noticed that too. So this is just a drop for the boxed versions? Bah, OEM it is for me... Well once I get some spare money
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bout time

and perfect timing because Im considering about skipping out on this crappy Striker Extreme and maybe even upgrading the CPU.
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