Linked by Thom Holwerda on Sat 6th Jan 2007 17:01 UTC, submitted by anonymous
Windows Right before the end of 2006, Paul Thurrott completed his 8-part review of Windows Vista. His final conclusion: "Vista is a better operating system than the competition, for reasons that are both technical and practical. But for the hundreds of millions of people who will move to Vista in the coming years, all that will really matter is that it's a major improvement over XP. And it most certainly is that as well."
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RE: Missing something?
by Ultimatebadass on Sat 6th Jan 2007 21:38 UTC in reply to "Missing something?"
Ultimatebadass
Member since:
2006-01-08

I'm curious... what computers on which market are unable to meet Vistas MINIMUM requirements?

I'm from Poland, and as far as I know my country is not the wealthiest around - still, ANY PC you go out and buy here TODAY (or even a one you bought a year before) is able to meet Vista minimum requirements. Come on, were talking 800mhz with 512mb of ram here...

... not that it makes any sense running Vista on that kind of hardware but still.

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RE[2]: Missing something?
by Windows Sucks on Sun 7th Jan 2007 01:26 in reply to "RE: Missing something?"
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2005-11-10

Please, you CAN NOT install vista on a PC that does not have ACPI. So most of the 800MHZ machine you mention will not run Vista at all.

I have a P3 1GHZ machine but it does not have ACPI so when I tried to install the last vista beta it laughed at me.

And even on my P4 Dell it runs in slow motion. I ran the stupid tool that tells you if your machine is vista compatible and it gave me a 1 back. The only thing that qualified for Vista was the P4 Processer. Not the video not the hard drive etc. All failed.

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RE[3]: Missing something?
by n4cer on Sun 7th Jan 2007 05:08 in reply to "RE[2]: Missing something?"
n4cer Member since:
2005-07-06

Please, you CAN NOT install vista on a PC that does not have ACPI. So most of the 800MHZ machine you mention will not run Vista at all.

You should get a better motherboard. My machines have had ACPI support going back to at least the P IIs I've had (and possibly a P 133). One of the machines I tested Vista on was an 800MHz Athlon with 768MB RAM and a GeForce 6200. The Athlon was replaced with a 1GHz Duron during the RC stages (CPU fan died on the Athlon 800), and is now running Vista Ultimate RTM.

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