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[3]: Nothing but advantages
by astroraptor on Sat 15th Apr 2006 14:12 UTC in reply to "RE[2]: Nothing but advantages"
astroraptor
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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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