Windows Vista - Page 2 - GM Forum - Buick, Cadillac, Chev, Olds, GMC & Pontiac chat


Lounge For casual talk about things unrelated to General Motors. In other words, off-topic stuff. And anything else that does not fit Section Description.

Reply
 
 
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Old 06-08-2006, 12:12 AM   #11
Administratus Emeritus
Certified Car Nut
 
GXP Venom's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2006
Location: Purgatory, Pennsylvania
Posts: 16,538
Thanked 7 Times in 4 Posts
GXP Venom is on a distinguished road
Default

well after digging I found that Windows has made the beta public today

http://www.microsoft.com/windowsvist...y/preview.mspx

BUT you have to burn the file onto a DVD before you can install and it is 3 gigs download. OMG I thought the burner in my new Dell had DVD capibilities but Dells slight of hand advertising f'ed me

I cant belive it'* a 3.5 gig download wtf!
GXP Venom is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-08-2006, 01:02 AM   #12
Senior Member
True Car Nut
 
Join Date: Jun 2004
Location: Glendale, AZ
Posts: 3,459
Thanks: 0
Thanked 1 Time in 1 Post
big_news_1 is on a distinguished road
Default

Can Vista be made to use the "Windows Classic" theme, like on Windows XP? XP Pro on my machine is set to the Classic theme, and I'm so used to the interface that I don't even like the standard XP theme. I would hate to change my ways with Vista!
big_news_1 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-08-2006, 01:25 AM   #13
Senior Member
Posts like a Camaro
 
Join Date: Aug 2004
Location: Chi-Town
Posts: 1,116
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Boreas is on a distinguished road
Default

Vistia is going to take more ram because its beta and theres a debugger running in the background, thats a given.

But that aside, here is some food for thought. Windows XP was released on a regular cd. These cd'* have the capacity to hold 650-700 mb, but naturally WIndows does not use up the whole disk, more like 550 mb. Now, here comes the re-written from scratch upgrade of the NT kernel, and it comes in 3.3 GIGS?!? I would like to ask all of you, WTF is in Vista that requires so much space?

As long as programs in the future are not locked into Vista and still work with XP (there is no reason why it should not, its the same kernel!) then im sticking to XP.
Boreas is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-08-2006, 01:32 AM   #14
Senior Member
Certified Car Nut
 
dbeast420's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2004
Location: My reclining computer chair
Posts: 11,269
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
dbeast420 is on a distinguished road
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by Boreas
Vistia is going to take more ram because its beta and theres a debugger running in the background, thats a given.

But that aside, here is some food for thought. Windows XP was released on a regular cd. These cd'* have the capacity to hold 650-700 mb, but naturally WIndows does not use up the whole disk, more like 550 mb. Now, here comes the re-written from scratch upgrade of the NT kernel, and it comes in 3.3 GIGS?!? I would like to ask all of you, WTF is in Vista that requires so much space?

As long as programs in the future are not locked into Vista and still work with XP (there is no reason why it should not, its the same kernel!) then im sticking to XP.
And if ya want the vista look go to page 10 of this thread.....

http://www.bonnevilleclub.com/forum/...ighlight=vista

I did it and I prefer the look over XP. Make sure ya run it in SAFE MODE
dbeast420 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-08-2006, 02:52 AM   #15
Senior Member
True Car Nut
 
Join Date: Jun 2004
Location: Rochester, NY (college)
Posts: 6,182
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
corvettecrazy is on a distinguished road
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by Sol
You won't be able to find this on the web... I just know people.
you can find it through the web...knowing people is the key.

corvettecrazy is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-08-2006, 02:56 AM   #16
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Aug 2002
Posts: 0
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Custom88 is on a distinguished road
Default

I wouldnt' mind trying it out, but I don't want to have all my programs/hardware not work correctly. I think I'll just wait for it to come out to buy. . It does look really nice so far though. have they announced pricing yet?
Custom88 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-08-2006, 08:10 AM   #17
Sol
Senior Member
True Car Nut
Thread Starter
 
Join Date: Sep 2002
Posts: 8,909
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Sol is on a distinguished road
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by GXP Venom
well after digging I found that Windows has made the beta public today

http://www.microsoft.com/windowsvist...y/preview.mspx

BUT you have to burn the file onto a DVD before you can install and it is 3 gigs download. OMG I thought the burner in my new Dell had DVD capibilities but Dells slight of hand advertising f'ed me

I cant belive it'* a 3.5 gig download wtf!

I didn't realize that was available!

It is a big download, but there are a lot of things bundled with this OS.
Sol is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-08-2006, 08:52 AM   #18
Senior Member
True Car Nut
 
Join Date: Jan 2006
Location: NEBF:06,07 | NYBF:06,07 | ONBF:06,07 | CNBF:06 & more............
Posts: 8,029
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
bandit is on a distinguished road
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by big_news_1
Can Vista be made to use the "Windows Classic" theme, like on Windows XP? XP Pro on my machine is set to the Classic theme, and I'm so used to the interface that I don't even like the standard XP theme. I would hate to change my ways with Vista!
Yes, you can makeit look juyst like win 2K
bandit is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-08-2006, 09:01 AM   #19
Senior Member
Certified Car Nut
 
Join Date: Jul 2003
Location: Robbinsdale, MN
Posts: 15,408
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
MOS95B is on a distinguished road
Default

Well, I just signed up for the Beta. once it'* my turn to download (We are currently experiencing a high demand...) I'll try installing it on one of my spare hard drives.
MOS95B is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-08-2006, 10:06 AM   #20
Administratus Emeritus
Certified Car Nut
 
GXP Venom's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2006
Location: Purgatory, Pennsylvania
Posts: 16,538
Thanked 7 Times in 4 Posts
GXP Venom is on a distinguished road
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by Sol
Quote:
Originally Posted by GXP Venom
well after digging I found that Windows has made the beta public today

http://www.microsoft.com/windowsvist...y/preview.mspx

BUT you have to burn the file onto a DVD before you can install and it is 3 gigs download. OMG I thought the burner in my new Dell had DVD capibilities but Dells slight of hand advertising f'ed me

I cant belive it'* a 3.5 gig download wtf!

I didn't realize that was available!

It is a big download, but there are a lot of things bundled with this OS.
LOL Sol I'm a digger. As I mentioned it just went public yesterday. But WHY would an OS take up 3.5 gig??? 7 times the space of XP.The sheer size of it is overwhelming... considering my first OS in BASIC took less then 27k 30 years ago.

Now I feel old.....Again..... with 425MB needed to just run the OS, a Gig ram wont go far. Kernel Smernal-----You can bet programs will be tailored for Vista only, just like all in the past. Bill Gates wants all the marbles and you can bet software and eventually hardware will have to be upgraded again, and again, and.........get the picture~ now get out your wallet.
GXP Venom is offline   Reply With Quote
 
 
Reply

Related Topics
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Psst..... I know how to install Windows Vista in 2 minutes!! Bonneville92V688 Lounge 9 02-27-2007 12:19 AM
Windows Vista BonnevilleSEman Lounge 20 02-01-2007 10:21 PM
Windows Vista.... Bonneville92V688 Lounge 32 09-28-2006 10:12 PM
Windows Vista Release Candidate 1 is Now Available MOS95B Lounge 7 09-13-2006 11:37 PM
Windows Vista 95seand78z28 Lounge 7 08-01-2006 12:03 PM


Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off



All times are GMT -4. The time now is 05:22 PM.


We are a participant in the Amazon Services LLC Associates Program, an affiliate advertising program designed to provide a means for us to earn fees by linking to Amazon.com and affiliated sites.