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Windows Vista

What was the first thing you thought when you saw the topic?

AAACK!!!
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57%
Yay!!
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4%
Ho Hum
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*drools* IwantIwantIwant!!!!
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4%
I didn't know they were coming out with a new one!
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Windows Vista

Postby FutureAstronaut » Sun Aug 20, 2006 6:56 am

See poll.

Edit:
BTW, i voted AAACK!!!! :)
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Postby ian_yap » Sun Aug 20, 2006 9:26 am

Windows vista...
i cant wait, but sadly, it comes out next year :x
i heard that there are a few editions, other than home and professional editions
am i right to accept this rumor?

(it is coded windows longhorn)- i remembered reading from my newspaper.
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Postby FutureAstronaut » Mon Aug 21, 2006 12:59 pm

wow... ithink your'e the first person i've seen/talked to/chattted with/ etc. that is a WINDOWS fan... :shock:

(i'm not flaming you, just commenting on the unpopularity of windows.)
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Postby Hiteak » Tue Aug 22, 2006 6:27 am

Windows Vista is a very scary thought. I most likely will eventually get it, but not till the bugs are worked out, so it may be alot longer than when it comes out.
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Postby ian_yap » Tue Aug 22, 2006 6:49 am

FutureAstronaut wrote:wow... ithink your'e the first person i've seen/talked to/chattted with/ etc. that is a WINDOWS fan... :shock:

(i'm not flaming you, just commenting on the unpopularity of windows.)


erm, firstly, i am not a fan of windows, i am just following the trend.
Windows is very popular in singapore you see.
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Postby oxymoron » Tue Aug 22, 2006 10:56 am

ian_yap wrote:
FutureAstronaut wrote:wow... ithink your'e the first person i've seen/talked to/chattted with/ etc. that is a WINDOWS fan... :shock:

(i'm not flaming you, just commenting on the unpopularity of windows.)


erm, firstly, i am not a fan of windows, i am just following the trend.
Windows is very popular in singapore you see.


Bad boy, following trends. :lol: just kidding, Windows is most commonly used in the U.S.A., too...
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Postby Jonathon » Tue Aug 22, 2006 11:13 pm

I'm just worried about the whole visual thing it will take like 100% of my ram. I guess I can just turn all the visual effects off.
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Postby ian_yap » Thu Aug 24, 2006 8:06 am

Jonathon wrote:I'm just worried about the whole visual thing it will take like 100% of my ram. I guess I can just turn all the visual effects off.


lol....then dont buy it....i want to buy it because of these visual effects.
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Postby Jonathon » Thu Aug 24, 2006 5:13 pm

It still looks like crap though, i would rather have sharp lins than soft, and the colours are so.....bad.
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Postby FutureAstronaut » Tue Sep 12, 2006 1:44 pm

Yeah, Windows is getting worse if that's possible.
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Postby MileHighGeekGuy » Fri Oct 06, 2006 3:16 pm

Though it might be getting worse, I will HAVE to get it because they are blackmailing us with the fact that Halo 2 will not work on Windows XP. :evil:
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Postby Affray » Sat Oct 07, 2006 6:22 pm

I heard from a fairly computer geeky friends that it is just extremely flashy. And needlessly so. Kinda like an amped up XP.
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Postby cheryl » Sun Oct 08, 2006 8:34 pm

Here's what a blogger on Slashdot had to say about Vista and DRM (digital rights management): (oh, and for the younger crowd, digital rights management is all about strict control of DVD and CD end user rights by the RIAA)

But does Windows Vista come with DRM of any sort?

For a fully functional system, the hardware specification requires that you must have a special new DRM-enforcing monitor, you must have a new DRM-enforcing video care, you must have a DRM-enforcing sound card, and that your motherboard must have a DRM-enforcment Trusted Platform Module (TPM).

The TPM is a boobytrapped selfdestructing microchip that contains the system's master cryptographic keys and lock. If the chip detects any attempt to get at your own master keys, the chip destroys them and effectively destroys all of your "secured" files on your computer.

This chip can be used to encrypt your files such that it is impossible for you to read or modify your files, except with strict approval of the chip and under the strict control of the chip and with only by using the approved and unmodifed software that was assigned to that file. This is called the Sealed Storage system.

The chip also contains a record of the exact hardware you have, and including a security rating andf other details about how the hardware is secured against any attempt you might make to "attack" your own computer and attempt to gain full control over your own computer. This is called the Platform Credentials.

The chip also spys on exactly what software you run. It logs your exact BIOS code, then it logs your exact bootloader software, and then it logs your exact operating system, and then it can log the various programs you have run since bootup. This is called the Integrity Measurments. They define the current state, or "health", of your machine.

The chip can also be used to send this hardware and software spy report to other people over the internet. You are denied any ability to control or alter the contents of this spy report. This is called Remote Attestation.

So... ahhhh.... I think the answer to your original question would kinda be a "yes".

If you're further interested in these issues, the Trusted Computing Group has the technical specifications for the TMP chip freely available on their website. The Microsoft Website and the Trusted Computing Group website and many other websites all offer explanations and documentation on Sealed Storage and on Platform Credentials and on Integrity Measurments and on Remote Attestation.
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Postby God » Mon Oct 09, 2006 12:32 am

Evil Coprorations at work again, censoring our media and controlling our communications.
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Postby Eagle246 » Wed Oct 11, 2006 9:49 am

Pfffft, Every one knows most of new "ideas" were stolen from Apple :P
But serirously the GUI does look very similar to that of OS X.
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