Linked by Thom Holwerda on Thu 13th Apr 2006 16:24 UTC
Windows With the new operating system, Microsoft is offering plenty of new graphics tricks, including translucent windows, animated flips between open programs and 'live icons' that show a graphical representation of the file in question. But before Vista will display its showiest side, known as Aero, it will run a check to make sure the software was properly purchased. "Those who are not running genuine Windows will not be able to take advantage of the Windows Aero user experience," a Microsoft representative told CNET News.com on Wednesday. Note: We had a slight problem with our submission system today, but it is now fixed. Submit away, boys and girls!
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RE[2]: Nothing but advantages
by proforma on Thu 13th Apr 2006 19:47 UTC in reply to "Nothing but advantages"
proforma
Member since:
2005-08-27

1) The Eye candy is faster because it's on the GPU and not the CPU. Get it? Right now the GPU is only used for gaming or 3D Applications. In Vista it will be used for the UI.

2) The registration procedure is pretty simple. It's pretty hard to screw up as you only have to press a button and it registers. Wow! That is so hard!

Geeez guys, learn something before you open your mouth.

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RE[3]: Nothing but advantages
by mOOzilla on Thu 13th Apr 2006 20:06 in reply to "RE[2]: Nothing but advantages"
mOOzilla Member since:
2006-04-11

So If i want to play a game in windows mode it will SUCK because the UI is now using the GPU ASWELL as the Game or will it downgrade the UI to non GPU mode in this scenario or is this an option?

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RE[4]: Nothing but advantages
by suryad on Thu 13th Apr 2006 20:47 in reply to "RE[3]: Nothing but advantages"
suryad Member since:
2005-07-09

No. DX 10 demos in Microsoft internally have shown 8-10 times the performance on apps running on D 10 compared to DX 9. I am quoting this so how true it is I am not sure but if a beyond3d board members believe it I do as well because they have valid arguments and enough knowledge to back their opinions up.

When games run, there will be no need for the UI so obviously the GPU wont be working on driving the UI. Consider a Mac machine playing Doom 3...what happens to their GUI driven UI? Same principle applies.

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RE[3]: Nothing but advantages
by mOOzilla on Thu 13th Apr 2006 20:08 in reply to "RE[2]: Nothing but advantages"
mOOzilla Member since:
2006-04-11

If you are the owner of a key that is blacklisted (it happens accidently sometimes) or your key was leaked. Is it so easy to get it unblocked or a new key? I bet its not if you are a end user of a retail edition (OEM is not a problem most likely) or what if you are a VLK it shouldnt be a problem either just a headache.

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astroraptor Member since:
2005-07-22

Uh, so it'd be like running two instances of a game? Thus, it would hinder performance, would it not? Either way, there IS a performance decrease and I'd have to imagine using the GPU, which by all means should be used for 3D gaming/application.

Number 2 I agree with. It's not that hard to press 'Next' until you've registered. Activation, however, is quite annoying. "Hey Microsoft, I upgraded a few parts in my computer, is that cool?"

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RE[4]: Nothing but advantages
by sappyvcv on Sat 15th Apr 2006 15:10 in reply to "RE[3]: Nothing but advantages"
sappyvcv Member since:
2005-07-06

Two instances of a game? Are you talking about when you're running the Vista UI and then try running a modern 3d game? Because when you do, the vista UI, desktop composition is disabled until you're done.

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