Linked by Thom Holwerda on Fri 13th Oct 2006 13:40 UTC, submitted by Flatline
Windows Microsoft has released licenses for the Windows Vista operating system that dramatically differ from those for Windows XP in that they limit the number of times that retail editions can be transferred to another device and ban the two least-expensive versions from running in a virtual machine. The new licenses, which were highlighted by the Vista team on its official blog Tuesday, add new restrictions to how and where Windows can be used.
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RE: What is going to happen:
by kiz01 on Fri 13th Oct 2006 14:46 UTC in reply to "What is going to happen:"
kiz01
Member since:
2005-07-06

You've got that right. I've got a 600 MHz VIA fanless pc with 256 MB of RAM and it ran Windows XP just fine (until I replaced it with Xandros). I wouldn't even attempt to put Vista on it.

For the most part, Vista is for a new pc only.

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Windows Sucks Member since:
2005-11-10

Yes, and if you can get it on an old PC it's just gonna be a slower Windows XP. LOL!

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RE[2]: What is going to happen:
by agentj on Sun 15th Oct 2006 14:35 in reply to "RE: What is going to happen:"
agentj Member since:
2005-08-19

I tried Vista RC2 several days ago on Athlon XP 1.8GHz, 512MB RAM. After booting, it took only 200MB of RAM, Windows XP ~300MB. System was quite responsive even at minimal clock frequency (530MHz). The only things that didn't work for me were:

- Sound: SiS7012 - recording works (!), but playback does not (I tried everything: drivers through Windows Update, manual installation - it says that it can't play sound)

- DHCP client through WLAN - I had to enter stuff manually

Those 2 things prevented me from staying with Vista. I don't give a damn about legacy applications.

If only they didn't add moronic "features" such as god damn product activation (required even if you replace single f***king driver), it would be perfectly good product. Currently it's for begginers which are afraid of touching the mouse, because they can screw their PC. I hope all those "features" will be cracked soon, because they're only slowing down owners of legitimate software.

As for visual appearance: desktop wallpapers, icons and everything else is work of art. I could use Aero (modify registry by hand), but I didn't feel the need to.

Edited 2006-10-15 14:37

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