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I didn`t do much exploring, but is it possible to play all the old, good games on Vista...Like Starcraft, Diablo II, AoE II, Baldurs Gate....I`m not so sure...
    
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Originally Posted by The Hundred Gunner View Post
YouTube - WINDOWS VISTA AERO VS LINUX UBUNTU BERYL

3:08 looks fun



What's useful about aero? I mean, at least with C-F, I can enable effects where I can bend the corners of my windows. That's useful if I need to see something behind my in-focus window. And I can't tell you how much time transparent windows helped me: you can move your mouse off the in-focus window to get it to go transparent, look at the information behind it, then continue typing and doing your work in the still-transparent, but still in-focus window.

If you don't like wobbly windows, uncheck the checkbox.

Don't like the way C-F looks by default? Change it yourself.
Haha golden Boy at 2:15 and Sephiroth at 3:02
Putting in a Win98 failure is so low, almost like a kids rant...
Seriously an OS isn't supposed to BE a "look how flashy mah OS iz" It's just a base that other programs are using to load and operate.
I'd go XP theme in Vista if they were smart enough to implement it... simple no flashy things and best of all... WHY? it's a OS not a game.
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I didn`t do much exploring, but is it possible to play all the old, good games on Vista...Like Starcraft, Diablo II, AoE II, Baldurs Gate....I`m not so sure...
Any old games have worked for me, sometimes requiring compatibility mode.
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post #134 of 141
these games I named too?
There will be no compatibility issues or exausting journeys to find a correct patch?
    
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Haha golden Boy at 2:15 and Sephiroth at 3:02
Good eye!

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Putting in a Win98 failure is so low, almost like a kids rant...
Oh, come on, it was a joke

They weren't dissing aero. Throughout the video, they were pretty much just showing what each has to offer.

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Seriously an OS isn't supposed to BE a "look how flashy mah OS iz"
True, but if it's flashy and looks good, AND it can still run fast, what's not to like?
post #136 of 141
If I remember correctly, they dropped beryl to fuse with another similar project and it's now known as Compiz Fuzion.
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What in the blue hell is Compiz-Fusion?
A desktop/window manager for Linux
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If you think aero looks good, I think you'd be blown away by Compiz-Fusion
Compiz-Fusion is indeed awesome. I tried messing with it on my Ubuntu install (sig rig) though and my desktop would freeze or windows wouldn't display properly for some reason. Maybe I'll mes with Ubuntu some more today.....
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post #138 of 141
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hardware support. Not all scanners/camera's and what not work well or even function in Vista.
My old Canoscan (Can't remember model nuber, at school right now) runs on Vista and its parallel, so you know its old...

And from personal experience, Vista is faster, For example, on Guitar Hero III, I couldn't have the crowd on the Japan stage, that was on XP SP3, on Vista, I can have it packed and it works without any lag what-so-ever.
    
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post #139 of 141
My

I've been using and upgrading OS since DOS1.0. The story is the same every upgrade cycle: new software has bugs and driver issues, which get fixed in updates. XP->Vista is no different. Sure Vanilla Vista had a lot of issues at launch, but then again so did Vanilla XP at launch. Want to avoid the hassles, then wait for the first SP release before upgrade (heck I waited for XP SP2 before ditching 2Kpro.

As for drivers Vista SP1 is great out of the box. In fact, in some cases the Vista drivers are better than what I downloaded from ASUS and Intel. My printer drivers were by far much easier to install in Vista than they were in XP.

Vista is sleek and shiny. It's responsive. It's secure. It's User friendly. For the first time ever, Microsoft has a winner. No wonder Gates stepped down when he did- end it on a good note.

Quite simply, Vista SP1 is what XP should have been. Sure XP was good, although not much better than a 2Kpro rehash. Just watch, you will see the same things said about Windows 7 as was said about Windows Vista, XP, 2K/NT, ME/98, 95, and 3.1 when they were released. Just wait for Win7 SP1.
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I personaly like ubuntu. The only thing is that a lot of stuff is not compatible....like games. Vista is safe and rather user friendly until it decides to stop working. I think in service pack 2 they will have most of the kinks worked out.
    
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