Linked by Thom Holwerda on Tue 8th Aug 2006 19:22 UTC
Windows Microsoft has begun sharing ideas on how to design a Vista PC as part of what it calls the Vista Industrial Design Toolkit. The kit, which has been distributed to about 70 different companies, offers PC and peripherals manufacturers as well as product design firms a number of ideas on ways to shape PCs and related hardware to complement the operating system's new features. The kits, whose design ideas remain under wraps at the moment but are believed to convey ideas of simplicity and elegance, comes as Microsoft pushes to release Windows Vista in the coming months.
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RE[3]: Here's an idea...
by DrillSgt on Tue 8th Aug 2006 20:55 UTC in reply to "RE[2]: Here's an idea..."
DrillSgt
Member since:
2005-12-02

"What color are the traps in your world? :-)"

Never seen one with XP in all these years honestly. I have heard of a blue screen, and experienced them up through Windows 2000, but I have never seen one with XP. My X does lock up requiring the machine to be reset though. Loses all responsiveness including being able to switch to a terminal as both keyboard and mouse become unresponsive.

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RE[4]: Here's an idea...
by andreibosco on Tue 8th Aug 2006 21:02 in reply to "RE[3]: Here's an idea..."
andreibosco Member since:
2005-07-06

Well, when XP *really* crashes, it autoreboots but if you disable it, you will get a blue screen. But you're right, to get it your XP must be very broken, or have a bad ram or something.

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RE[5]: Here's an idea...
by Jesuspower on Wed 9th Aug 2006 04:56 in reply to "RE[4]: Here's an idea..."
Jesuspower Member since:
2006-01-28

or install iTunes (UNMOUNTABLE_BOOT_VOLUME). ;)

Actually, I really can count the number of times XP has bluescreened on both hands.
Usually, when Ive seen it die, it just wont boot, but then thats a driver or hardware issue most of the time.

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RE[4]: Here's an idea...
by Jokel on Wed 9th Aug 2006 09:27 in reply to "RE[3]: Here's an idea..."
Jokel Member since:
2006-06-01

Thats because XP does not show a blue screen by default. It just reboots. If you want to see a blue screen you have to configure that.

So - the only reason you did not see a blue screen is that Microsoft has disguised it.. Every time your computer suddely reboots for no obvious reason - in reallity there was a disguised blue screen..

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RE[5]: Here's an idea...
by DrillSgt on Wed 9th Aug 2006 14:14 in reply to "RE[4]: Here's an idea..."
DrillSgt Member since:
2005-12-02

"Thats because XP does not show a blue screen by default. It just reboots. If you want to see a blue screen you have to configure that.

So - the only reason you did not see a blue screen is that Microsoft has disguised it.. Every time your computer suddely reboots for no obvious reason - in reallity there was a disguised blue screen.."


Actually no, as I disabled the automatic reboot, so would have seen a blue screen should an error have occured. The only reason why I have not seen a blue screen is because I have a clue.

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RE[5]: Here's an idea...
by Rayz on Wed 9th Aug 2006 22:37 in reply to "RE[4]: Here's an idea..."
Rayz Member since:
2006-06-24

Okay.

But my PC doesn't reboot either.

Haven't had a crash (or reboot) since I bought the PC two years ago; that's on a machine running three application servers, looking after a network and playing games.

I wish my Powerbook was half as stable, while only being asked to do half as much (though it does have a much nicer keyboard).

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