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Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,324 The Mix Honorary Guru
When does the Beta Period end?

Had a look around but is it March 07?

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  • Teh_GerbilTeh_Gerbil Stalin's Organist Posts: 13,327
    I dunno, I set my sysetm date as 1983... I think it is around that time.

    Then I unistalled it cos it was shit.
  • Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,324 The Mix Honorary Guru
    Teh_Gerbil wrote:
    Then I unistalled it cos it was shit.

    Typical - Have you seen What the packaging is going to be like?

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    The Vista Prem and Business you can tell are Basicaly PRO and Home
  • Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,324 The Mix Honorary Guru
    the packaging? :lol: who cares about the packaging, the software is the important bit.
  • Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,324 The Mix Honorary Guru
    Replicant wrote:
    the packaging? :lol: who cares about the packaging, the software is the important bit.

    I thought someone would say something about it:angel:

    I think it looks very nice.:cool:
  • Teh_GerbilTeh_Gerbil Stalin's Organist Posts: 13,327
    It looks nice, but as much as the box is cool, I ain't paying £300 for it.

    I'll torrent ultimate when I need to get it. Probably after SP2 is out for it... I am yet sceptical of what gaming performance will be like. If it is good and stable, fuck it, i'll get it sooner.

    I will only get Ultimate though. The beta has proved, whilst functional, to crash, and to be uncompatible with a fair amount of stuff. I need all compatibility.

    I also want to be able to run upgrade from XP without the risk of loosing all my data, but what are the chances of that ever happening? :yeees:
  • Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,324 The Mix Honorary Guru
    Coolme why do you 'bum' Vista so much? It's even in your AV now...
  • Teh_GerbilTeh_Gerbil Stalin's Organist Posts: 13,327
    Nash wrote:
    Coolme why do you 'bum' Vista so much? It's even in your AV now...

    Well, I guess we need a resident Windows fanboy to keep the Mac fanboys at bay.

    I like Windows alot meself. Just not Vista. XP has grown on me, but the bad memories still burn away.
  • Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,324 The Mix Honorary Guru
    I was running vista RTM for a while. well , 4 days to be precise. I wont be reinstalling until they release a service pack or two :-P.
  • Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,324 The Mix Honorary Guru
    CoolMe wrote:
    Typical - Have you seen What the packaging is going to be like?

    Who the hell cares? The only people who end up with it are the morons who buy retail from PC World. Anyone with any brains will be spending at least 50% less and going OEM...

    Believe it or not, the cardboard packaging isn't the most important part of an operating system :).
    [email protected]:~$ uptime
    19:10:36 up 34 days, 5:30, 1 user, load average: 0.49, 0.53, 0.43

    I always go over 30 days without a reboot. I've been up to 80 before now without any degradation in performance. Show me a Windows box in use every day than can do such things... and still run at a decent speed. :)
  • Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,324 The Mix Honorary Guru
    Nash wrote:
    Coolme why do you 'bum' Vista so much? It's even in your AV now...

    Im a Microsoft employee
    Teh_Gerbil wrote:
    Well, I guess we need a resident Windows fanboy to keep the Mac fanboys at bay.
    :lol:
    noog wrote:
    I was running vista RTM for a while. well , 4 days to be precise. I wont be reinstalling until they release a service pack or two :-P.

    What version is that ive heard of it but not seen any Microsoft stuff on it
  • Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,324 The Mix Honorary Guru
    Release To Manufacture. Final, in other words.
  • Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,324 The Mix Honorary Guru
    Release To Manufacture. Final, in other words.

    oo lovely, i take it only for MSDN people?
  • Teh_GerbilTeh_Gerbil Stalin's Organist Posts: 13,327
    CoolMe wrote:
    oo lovely, i take it only for MSDN people?

    Or people with torrent tbh :p

    Don't be new :p Piracy ftw. I had RC2 when I tried it... the original betas didn't even work for me!
  • Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,324 The Mix Honorary Guru
    CoolMe wrote:
    oo lovely, i take it only for MSDN people?

    Erm, the piraters had it before the MSDN & Technet people had it. lol.

    There's also a fairly serious bug that will ship on all vista cd's , which could potentially let you delete entire folders that you didn't mean to. GG Microsoft :-)

    Also...
    [email protected]:~$ uptime
    00:09:37 up 400 days, 2:30, 2 users, load average: 0.00, 0.08, 0.08

    Ave it ;)
  • Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,324 The Mix Honorary Guru
    Look at your load average - that's a box you don't really use :p. You got a dedicated firewall or something? :)
  • Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,324 The Mix Honorary Guru
    I asked my MSDN Friend, and he basicaly said no i cant have the "RTM" Version, due to the activation thing is there anyway i could say to him - No need to worry ill be able to do it?
  • Teh_GerbilTeh_Gerbil Stalin's Organist Posts: 13,327
    CoolMe wrote:
    I asked my MSDN Friend, and he basicaly said no i cant have the "RTM" Version, due to the activation thing is there anyway i could say to him - No need to worry ill be able to do it?

    I didn't need to, 'cos when I intalled it that PC was unplugged from the net?

    There will be a crack somewhere anyway tbh! Or just get a torrent version, it will most likley have instructions.
  • Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,324 The Mix Honorary Guru
    noog wrote:
    There's also a fairly serious bug that will ship on all vista cd's , which could potentially let you delete entire folders that you didn't mean to. GG Microsoft :-)

    Exactly the same as the first release of Win XP? when will microsoft learn!:no:
    Theres a RTM version on newsgroups, i shall be getting that. i dont believe in piracy but it makes me so angry that microsoft make such sub-par operating systems and charge so much for it, ive already given them enough money with buying win 98, win ME and XP bundled with computers. infact microsoft should compensate me for the disgrace that was ME.

    Anyways, would an RTM have an activation period?
  • Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,324 The Mix Honorary Guru
    CoolMe wrote:
    When does the Beta Period end?

    Had a look around but is it March 07?

    In answer to the original question...

    It ended a week ago, but only because of pressure to release, IMHO it's still beta software. I've had the 'final' version of XP running and its still a bit crap :)
  • Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,324 The Mix Honorary Guru
    Nash wrote:
    Coolme why do you 'bum' Vista so much? It's even in your AV now...
    apfftt.
  • Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,324 The Mix Honorary Guru
    apfftt.

    Whats that ment to mean?

    And ill give asking him another shot:thumb:
  • Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,324 The Mix Honorary Guru
    Amnesiac wrote:
    Exactly the same as the first release of Win XP? when will microsoft learn!:no:
    Theres a RTM version on newsgroups, i shall be getting that. i dont believe in piracy but it makes me so angry that microsoft make such sub-par operating systems and charge so much for it, ive already given them enough money with buying win 98, win ME and XP bundled with computers. infact microsoft should compensate me for the disgrace that was ME.

    Anyways, would an RTM have an activation period?

    Tosser. Don't like it? Don't pay for it, don't use it. Stick with what you have.
  • Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,324 The Mix Honorary Guru
    We have had a copy of Vista laying round the office for a while now... thought I might as well install it the other day...

    Personally... I dont like it, but I got to know the in's and out's of it... im being sent on a days training course soon... exciting stuff :impissed:
  • Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,324 The Mix Honorary Guru
    I cant see myself using Vista much really, At least not until SP1...

    All the activation crap and genuine advantage just gets me down :P

    (For the same reason, I wont be installing Office '07, cos frankly office 2003 is just about perfection)
  • Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,324 The Mix Honorary Guru
    noog wrote:
    (For the same reason, I wont be installing Office '07, cos frankly office 2003 is just about perfection)

    2003 is very good, ive got some coursework i was doing at school using 03 and when i got home and useing 07 to work on it, it screwed alot of it up!

    But i sorted it at school
    noog wrote:
    All the activation crap and genuine advantage just gets me down :P

    I wonder why that is...:naughty:
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