Linked by Thom Holwerda on Sun 21st Jan 2007 17:42 UTC, submitted by danwarne
Windows "It's all too easy to get caught up in the million dollar marketing engine as we approach the consumer release of Windows Vista, so lets not forget that it isn't the second coming, and by all counts is an upgrade you can do without. There are many lists out there on why to get Vista, so here's ours on why not to." Update: I have written a rebuttal on my weblog. Update II: Another rebuttal.
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RE[5]: LOL
by lawina on Sun 21st Jan 2007 20:02 UTC in reply to "RE[4]: LOL"
lawina
Member since:
2006-01-20

"You're comparing a Windows Blind skin to the power of DWM and Aero"

Please let me know what are the differences that can make 'Aero' bring salvation to this world?

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RE[6]: LOL
by Nelson on Sun 21st Jan 2007 20:27 in reply to "RE[5]: LOL"
Nelson Member since:
2005-11-29

Unlike pre Windows Vista Operating Systems, your Windows are composed offscreen then blitted to the framebuffer allowing for nice effects and "tear"-less drawing.

In a nutshell, that's what DWM does, however it uses the power of the GPU to store information and is able to perform 3D calculations on it and apply effects to the Windows.

Now, does this sound different to you?

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RE[7]: LOL
by tristan on Sun 21st Jan 2007 20:45 in reply to "RE[6]: LOL"
tristan Member since:
2006-02-01

Unlike pre Windows Vista Operating Systems, your Windows are composed offscreen then blitted to the framebuffer allowing for nice effects and "tear"-less drawing.

In a nutshell, that's what DWM does, however it uses the power of the GPU to store information and is able to perform 3D calculations on it and apply effects to the Windows.

Now, does this sound different to you?


If by "different" you mean "the same as OS X has done for a couple of releases with Quartz Extreme, and X.org now does with AIGLX and the Composite extension", then yes ;)

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RE[7]: LOL
by Tom K on Sun 21st Jan 2007 20:46 in reply to "RE[5]: LOL"
Tom K Member since:
2005-07-06

You completely missed the point of the question.

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