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    Thumbs up Windows Vista RC1

    Windows Vista RC1, a major upgrade from Windows XP. I have tested it out on my desktop. It runs a HELL of a lot faster than beta two. Lovely eye toys, and wow, its nice. Ill post a full review with screenshots tomorrow


    Versions I will test

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    Windows Vista Home Basic
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    Windows Vista Basic, Business and Starter only.

    Testbed PC

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    Windows Vista Home Basic Screenshots.
    These screenshots are copyrighted Gareth Hale.



    Notice the low memory? Its not actually low, 611MB is free there, Vista caches memory to make it faster.
    More images to come.
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    interesting how in the first screenshot it says "athlon 64" not "Sempron 64"....

    and whats with Direct X 10?
    What?

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    did you change the colours for that or is that the default skin?

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    I changed the colours, I chose the most comfortable one for me. Game advisor has always said its an Athlon 64 for some reason, even my 2800+ which was not 64-bit claimed to be an Athlon 64.

    How do you mean whats with DirectX 10?


    This also reminds me to put the Vista Starter images on, ill do so in half an hour to an hours time

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    it says in your screenie the DX version is 10, just some kind of error

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    Really, I thought vista has DX10 on it, ill do some more looking into it, while I do, enjoy a few pics of Vista Starter, MS claim it cant have more than 256MB RAM, I have it running with 1GB, no problems......



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    Oh jee, just look at this message I got!



    Please note, the full vista review will be at the very end
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    thats nice, go Microsoft!...but what they should have also done it made it so you cant open three of the same program
    What?

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    Quote Originally Posted by say what View Post
    thats nice, go Microsoft!...but what they should have also done it made it so you cant open three of the same program
    I agree, I was about to post saying 'It allowes more than three programmes!'

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    lol, yea vista will be the start of DX10, i really cant even remember what I was trying to say in that post

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    Ive started typing the review, ill get it posted on the weekend more than likely, also, ill try getting some more screenshots, and if you would like to see a screenshot of a certain thing, let me know

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    I have noticed that since ive got vista, everything looks differant, the websites do, along with my apps. Im not too sure why, its brighter, I know that.

    Update, on the task bar, you can now have unlimited clocks, here is what my side-task bar looks like



    You will notice that its warmed up a bit here, not for long mind, were going down to 18F this week!
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    How you finding Media player 11. I had the beta and it was full of bugs.

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    Windows Media Player 11 Vista Edition is running great, no bugs at all, actually, im more than thrilled with it as my beta on XP was full of bugs also. Here is a screeny of it with its new 'effects', a lot better than Windows Media Player 11 by a long way!




    I have noticed however, there are no media controls (eg, ROCK, JAZZ, POP etc) which I can access. I sure hope this changes!


    Even Mozilla Firefox looks completely new under Windows Vista!


    Oooo there is a bug! That Alt+Print Screen came out very weird, ill report it to Microsoft along with the screenshot!
    Last edited by Gareth; 31-10-2006 at 00:00. Reason: Addon to post, Vista bug found!

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    Very nice

    You post up any more screenies and im gona need new pants

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