Linked by Thom Holwerda on Mon 17th Jul 2006 22:59 UTC, submitted by Dolphin
Windows "Microsoft has just released the latest installment of the Windows Vista pre-RC1 builds, with Vista Build 5472.5 making its way to TAP and Tech Beta tester today, and for once, MSDN Subscribers too. Build 5472.5 is a standard FRE Staged build, only available in English at the moment, though Arabic, Japanese, and German builds may follow. At this point all the builds we are seeing seem to undergoing severe stages of heavy optimization: although faster code normally comes at the expense of larger files as a rule of thumb, this build of Windows Vista packs a punch performance-wise, but is only a 100 MB larger than its predecessor. "
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Gilboa uggh.
by cchance on Tue 18th Jul 2006 14:13 UTC
cchance
Member since:
2006-02-24

Gilboa, stop complaining about Beta2 beta2 was a dog compaired to the build that came out almost immediately after thing it was 5456 or something like that... and this latest build is even faster... the fact is its a prerelease OS they arent worried with speed... speed is the last step of the equation once its stable and they get the UAC working smoothly that it doesn't annoy people to much but is still effective then they will move on to do things like speed tweaks... im suprised they even started doing them in these last 2 builds i guess it had to begin at some point...

Many reviewers have said it would have been better if they had released the interim build that came after beta2 as beta2 instead because it ran so much better.

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RE: Gilboa uggh.
by gilboa on Tue 18th Jul 2006 14:28 in reply to "Gilboa uggh."
gilboa Member since:
2005-07-06

For the love of God, use reply! -Don't- post a new message.

"Gilboa, stop complaining about Beta2 beta2 was a dog compaired to the build that came out almost immediately after thing it was 5456 or something like that... and this latest build is even faster... the fact is its a prerelease OS they arent worried with speed... speed is the last step of the equation once its stable and they get the UAC working smoothly that it doesn't annoy people to much but is still effective then they will move on to do things like speed tweaks... im suprised they even started doing them in these last 2 builds i guess it had to begin at some point...

Many reviewers have said it would have been better if they had released the interim build that came after beta2 as beta2 instead because it ran so much better."


All of this has little, if any, to do with what I said.
OK, the latest build is faster. Good for them.
-If- they switched to speed over size optimizations, their binaries grew, and if the binary grew, Vista's outrageous (!!!) memory consumption have most likely increased (instead of decreasing).
Never the less, my main point remains:
Vista brings little, if any, to the table.

I can't say that I care too much about Vista (I mostly write Linux/BSD code; less then 20% of my work is on XP/2K3/Vista), but most of my family (and friends) are XP users. I see little reason to pay a lot of money on hardware upgrades just so they can spend extra money on Vista... (When XP works just fine for them... Less for me though... If only Firefox worked on IE-only sites...)

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RE[2]: Gilboa uggh.
by tertiary_adjunct on Tue 18th Jul 2006 15:05 in reply to "RE: Gilboa uggh."
tertiary_adjunct Member since:
2006-01-15

"...If only Firefox worked on IE-only sites"

It often does if you use browser spoofing. Many times I've recevied a BS message that "this web site is designed to work with Internet Explorer. Firefox is not supported..." or some such. Using a browser spoof setting of IE 6, I am able to get into the site just fine. This of course doesn't always work, but sometimes it will get the job done. Give it a shot.

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