Linked by Thom Holwerda on Thu 25th May 2006 20:19 UTC
Windows Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer denied reports that Vista will be delayed by a few weeks. In the meantime, a day after Microsoft announced availability of Windows Vista Beta 2, the first testers are overcoming download bottlenecks and obtaining bits. While many are finding the latest build to be more stable and better-performing, they also are still hitting driver and application compatibility issues, among other system problems.
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RE: back to normal
by Gullible Jones on Thu 25th May 2006 20:58 UTC in reply to "back to normal "
Gullible Jones
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2006-05-23

Well, remember that this OS is going to be released in 2007... They've got a while to fix things up.

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RE[2]: back to normal
by raver31 on Thu 25th May 2006 21:07 in reply to "RE: back to normal "
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2005-07-06

Not when 40% needs to be re-written.

I have tried it on standard Dells and standard HP, also on top of the range custom built PCs, and each one has problems.
It worked fine on an IBM Thinkpad, but that was beefed up with 3GB ram.

All you people who have not tried a build of Vista are in for a nasty shock when you install it yourself.

You can do all the hoping and wishing that Microsoft will sort things out and you will have the best desktop in the street. Unfortunately, take it form someone who has tried it. Get yourself another system instead.

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RE[3]: back to normal
by CPUGuy on Thu 25th May 2006 21:29 in reply to "RE[2]: back to normal "
CPUGuy Member since:
2005-07-06

Save for bad driver support, I've had no problems with Beta2

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RE[3]: back to normal
by Gullible Jones on Thu 25th May 2006 21:31 in reply to "RE[2]: back to normal "
Gullible Jones Member since:
2006-05-23

Where do you get the 40% figure? I once saw an article here to that effect, but it turned out to be bogus. You're probably quite right about the RAM consumption though, that's already a huge problem for XP.

(FWIW, you do bring up a good point - I haven't tried Vista, and probably won't, so I'll admit there's probably stuff I'm missing.)

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RE[3]: back to normal
by sappyvcv on Fri 26th May 2006 13:45 in reply to "RE[2]: back to normal "
sappyvcv Member since:
2005-07-06

I've installed 3 different builds of Vista. The latest one ran the best.

The GUI is slightly laggy sometimes, but that's because of the drivers, not Windows itself.

Performance wise, it was fine.

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