Linked by Thom Holwerda on Fri 16th Feb 2007 21:52 UTC, submitted by anonymous
Windows reviewed Windows Vista, and concluded: "Overall, my first impressions of Vista, and specifically Vista Ultimate, are quite good. I had few problems moving over hardware and software, other than issues of driver support by manufacturers. This is an extremely annoying issue and I'm sure I'm not alone in my distaste for such lack of driver support. The new Aero interface is gorgeous and is one of the big reasons I have moved over to Vista on my main system. It has it's quirks like anything, but it is a big improvement from WindowsXP. Thus far, I'm impressed."
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"Vista Ultimate, (are) quite good"
by astrofra on Fri 16th Feb 2007 22:41 UTC
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Jesus. Just installed it, and made a few video captures because it really deserves it.

Fresh install, Dual Core, 8800 GTX.
It just *does not work properly*, in my opinion.

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ronaldst Member since:

You've got some major video driver issues. Or broken hardware. I'd check it out if I were you.

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OSGuy Member since:

Yeah, definately a graphics driver problem.

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makfu Member since:

Well that certainly is odd. I just tried to repro everyone of the issues illustrated in the linked videos with Vista x64 Ultimate running on a Core2Duo E6400 with a GF8800GTX (100.64 drivers). Not one single repro. And yes, I would be happy to post videos.

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raver31 Member since:

Definately a graphics driver problem there. Looks like there is no acceleration enabled. The give-away, is the video from the media centre, which goes from 2d view to 3d view, that part should be smooth, without the black screens.

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astrofra Member since:

Right, there is a potential graphics driver problem, as the driver for the 8800 is quite new to Vista.
However, the graphic driver should not crash Explorer. This is one of Vista's improvement : graphic drivers cannot make the system collaspe.

All in all, I was quite confident in Vista's stability, that's why I installed it on my office workstation. Issues began to arise when I started to make it more productive, and once I had installed all I needed to work, it began to produce the problems mentionned in the videos.

The clip of Media Center doesn't render it as it deserves. It run smoothly (thanks godness) on my PC. The trick is just the final BUG where Vista get confused with the screens and send me the wrong app in foreground ;)

I sincerely hope to see huge improvements in Vista's stability in the months to come, but it is not suitable for CG production, so far.

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