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can we please quit calling Microsoft employees the damned "boys in redmond"? I find that a very derogatory term, and don't appreciate such crap being directed towards my dad, uncle, and family friends.

Besides, a lot of those "boys" are men with families who are probably four times as successful as the average Best-Buy checker teenager who posts on here.


EDIT- Not even to mention that these "boys", all ye high and mighty prepubescent, hold multiple college degrees in computer science and mathmatics.
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No.

From what I've seen thus far, there is almost a complete kernel rewrite in 7 that includes stripping out backwards compatibility and a few other major changes. (Look up "MinWin")
I for one hope they drop that almost. A lot has changed since 1985, windows has not. At its core it is the same 16-bit OS that it started out as. A rewrite would be welcome. A microkernel would be fantastic (I'll believe it when I see it)
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!!!!!

Then why, oh why can a pimped-out Linux distro run Compiz-Fusion, which is significantly more feature-rich than aero, on a system with a quarter of the specs that vista requires??

I guess vista DOES manage memory utilization differently, that is, worse than the competition.

Vista IS a resource hog, but NOT for the reason of superfetch. "Superfetch = memory hog" is probably the most common vista misnomer.
Seriously what the hell are you talking about? My mom's Celeron laptop with 512mb of RAM runs Vista Premium, with Aero, very snappy. The only thing it does slowly is loading up large programs, but that is due to the slower CPU and 5400rpm laptop hard drive, not Windows.

I'm sorry, but I guess I just haven't seen where Vista is so slow like everyone claims. Even with $500 laptops I used to sell it seemed to run fine, excluding 3D games with its retarded Intel integrated graphics.
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Seriously what the hell are you talking about? My mom's Celeron laptop with 512mb of RAM runs Vista Premium, with Aero, very snappy. The only thing it does slowly is loading up large programs, but that is due to the slower CPU and 5400rpm laptop hard drive, not Windows.

I'm sorry, but I guess I just haven't seen where Vista is so slow like everyone claims. Even with $500 laptops I used to sell it seemed to run fine, excluding 3D games with its retarded Intel integrated graphics.
That sounds odd - my old desktop which had an Athlon XP 2800 and 768mb of RAM, amongst other things, ran Vista very slowly. (Not unusably so, but it was far from snappy)
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That sounds odd - my old desktop which had an Athlon XP 2800 and 768mb of RAM, amongst other things, ran Vista very slowly. (Not unusably so, but it was far from snappy)
My san diego 3700 and 1gig of RAM ran vista perfectly. Not the same as his celeron but still.
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I'm all for a leaner, modular, The Boys in Redmond Windows, but I'll hold off judgement till I actually have a chance to use it. TBiR are pretty hit or miss when it comes to predicted features/enhancements.

I don't doubt the core OS will be more streamlined, but I highly suspect the consumer versions are going to be as loaded with bloat as ever.
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The Redmond Boys are gonna get it right this time...I can feel it...
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so if i have high end gaming pc atm its worth the 100 bucks to buy vista? Also is windows 7 due out in like 3-4 years or something?
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so if i have high end gaming pc atm its worth the 100 bucks to buy vista? Also is windows 7 due out in like 3-4 years or something?
If your PC is good enough then yes get Vista.

TO be honest paying $100 for 4GB isn't too bad so I don't give a damn how inefficient Vista is. It allows me to go x64, does look better than XP and installs a hell of a lot faster too.

SO in the end, the only drawback is I needed 4GB of ram, which I had anyway.
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If your PC is good enough then yes get Vista.

TO be honest paying $100 for 4GB isn't too bad so I don't give a damn how inefficient Vista is. It allows me to go x64, does look better than XP and installs a hell of a lot faster too.

SO in the end, the only drawback is I needed 4GB of ram, which I had anyway.
thanks for the input. I'll probably be getting it sooner or later. Just dont feel like paying the money atm.
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