Linked by Thom Holwerda on Mon 3rd Nov 2008 19:25 UTC
Windows Microsoft's Professional Developers Conference might be over, but that doesn't mean news about Windows 7 suddenly stops coming in. We have news for you on the elusive MinWin kernel, which created a sort of crazy hype a year ago, and Rafael Rivera found a way to enable the new taskbar on the pre-beta build handed out to PDC attendees. This build, carrying number 6801, didn't have the latest taskbar revamp - you needed a newer build for that, build 6933, which hasn't been released to the public.
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RE: The Core of Windows
by kragil on Mon 3rd Nov 2008 21:54 UTC in reply to "The Core of Windows"
kragil
Member since:
2006-01-04

600 mb for just the OS. "Not bad."

But Vista is _NOT_ for everybody. You always have to check your application compatibility. It is crazy.

For example: I "upgraded" a architect friend of mine to Vista. She got XP and Vista with her 1GB RAM Core Duo Laptop. So I upgraded the RAM to 2GB and installed Vista SP1.

I just assumed Apps would work... Well most of the stuff she had was not Vista ready. AutoCad 9 and other stuff with Dongle copy protection _WILL NOT_ fly with Vista. No Chance. You have to buy new versions or better solution:

Go back to XP.

Conclusion: Proprietary vendors mostly suck.

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RE[2]: The Core of Windows
by riha on Tue 4th Nov 2008 20:19 in reply to "RE: The Core of Windows"
riha Member since:
2006-01-24

Actually, no need to criticize Vista when you in this case did it the wrong way.

As for all upgrades, for all different OS:es or applications, it is up to you to check the compatibility before doing the upgrade.

If something doesn´t work after upgrading and you find out that the app is not compatible, then you didn´t make your homework.

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RE[2]: The Core of Windows
by BluenoseJake on Wed 5th Nov 2008 13:10 in reply to "RE: The Core of Windows"
BluenoseJake Member since:
2005-08-11

Considering how old Autocad 9 is, that's not exactly unexpected. A little research would have saved you a lot of headaches.

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