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4 gigs on vista is more then enough to be happy IMO
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No, and they're not planning on it either.
there are bootleg dx10's for vista.

side note - i heard they are dropping support on bichta and continuing xp for another five years
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For latest games Windows is your only option sadly And XP has been fully dropped now. Microsoft dropped it on monday this week.
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Yeah, sorry but id have to suggest vista
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Hey Black Magix, on ur signature, it's thank ur parents, not a teacher. Teachers don't do much anymore. Most of the things i learned in life come from my parents. I've even learned more from my games than i have from a teacher.
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For latest games Windows is your only option sadly And XP has been fully dropped now. Microsoft dropped it on monday this week.
... were doomed to a Microsoft monopoly of cruelty ... :swearing::swearing::swearing::swearing::swearing: :swearing:
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XP will not continue to see support past the beginning of next year (and now supplies of the XP OS have stopped) and there will not be a DX 10 patch. Vista has gotten better and it can be tweaked. Ultimately you are stuck with Vista for games until the next iteration of Windows arrives. Hopefully they learn from their mistakes.

Linux will support a very limited amount of native games and their isn't exactly a vibrant array of support from 3rd party developers.

Mac is simply not a gaming PC, but you could run BootCamp etc. Even so you have to have XP or Vista as well. There is a limited array of 3rd party titles though from developers like EA.

Until either Microsoft changes things including DRM and their next OS, or developers learn to support and back Linux distrobutions (which probably won't happen until digital distribution becomes #1 way for selling computer games) then there will be the situation we have today.
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there are bootleg dx10's for vista.

side note - i heard they are dropping support on bichta and continuing xp for another five years
Why would you bootleg DX10 on vista when DX10 is native to vista?
You heard wrong. Vista has been kicked into full swing. Either way I'm not getting into a flame war about XP vs Vista. Vista is the way to go now, even if you don't like it.
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For latest games Windows is your only option sadly And XP has been fully dropped now. Microsoft dropped it on monday this week.
Thats wrong

http://blogs.zdnet.com/Bott/?p=133

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Myth: Microsoft plans to drop support for Windows XP shortly after the release of Windows Vista, forcing Windows users to upgrade or else.

Reality: Under Microsoft’s published guidelines, consumers will have more than four years to safely say no to Windows Vista, and business users will be able to hold out until at least 2014.

In the Talkback section of many Vista posts, I read lots of speculation from conspiracy theorists who are convinced that Microsoft is plotting to push unwilling Windows users into Vista upgrades. That common comment inspired today’s edition.

The key dates are all available via the Microsoft Support Lifecycle, which lays out Microsoft’s support commitments for every product it sells. Unlimited support isn’t an option, but neither is arbitrarily ending support.

So how long can XP users say no to Windows Vista? A lot longer than you might think. For Windows XP Home Edition and Windows XP Professional, the stated policy is simple:

Mainstream support will end two years after the next version of this product is released.

You want the exact date? Earlier this year, Microsoft adjusted its policy so that product support ends on the second Tuesday after the end of the quarter in which the calendar-based expiration date falls. (Why the second Tuesday? Because that’s the day on which updates are released.) So, assuming Microsoft sticks to its announced January 2007 release date for the consumer version of Windows Vista (or even if they delay the official release until February or March 2007), that means mainstream support for all versions of Windows XP will continue at least until April 14, 2009.

But that’s not the end of the road for XP. Because Windows XP Professional falls into the "business and developer software" category, it qualifies for another five years of extended support, during which Microsoft commits to releasing security updates and continuing to offer paid support. That means anyone using Windows XP Professional (including the x64 and Tablet PC editions) will be able to count on receiving security updates through April, 2014. Under the published security update policy, those security updates will continue to be delivered through Windows Update for at least two years after the beginning of the extended support phase, or until at least April, 2011.

And what about the consumer versions of Windows XP - Home and Media Center? The good news is that those versions are built on the same code base as the business versions of XP, so any security update developed for one will almost certainly apply to another. In fact, a quick visit to the Microsoft Security Bulletin Search page confirms that service packs and updates are not issued separately for Home and Professional editions of Windows XP. So the bottom line is consumers can count on security updates arriving until April 2011. And of course there’s always the possibility that Microsoft could extend support for XP as they did for Windows 98.

At any rate, you’ve got at least four years during which you can continue using a supported copy of Windows XP and thumb your nose at the Vista upgrade.
You have until April of 2009 to upgrade before support on the consumer level finishes on XP. Business level support will continue through 2011.

But thats microsoft...

Games on the other hand constantly pushing DX10 over DX9 and dropping DX9 compatibility for the new features. I expect DX9 capabilities to drop like a bad habit in the near future.
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Why would you bootleg DX10 on vista when DX10 is native to vista?
You heard wrong. Vista has been kicked into full swing. Either way I'm not getting into a flame war about XP vs Vista. Vista is the way to go now, even if you don't like it.
bootleg dx10 on xp. Not tied mysoelf, so i dont know how it workes
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