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Topic # 27585 31-Oct-2008 10:58
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Has anyone grab the pre-beta for this?  If so what do you think?  I read alot of reviews and it sounds great.  I know its still in the early stages just wanting to get an idea.

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  Reply # 174853 31-Oct-2008 12:57
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I've seen it posted in some news groups but at about 3.5Gig download  what kind of bloat does it have ..




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  Reply # 174863 31-Oct-2008 13:43
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if it loads less than 20 seconds it is an improvement if not NO! hope those beta testers could share their findings.

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  Reply # 175224 2-Nov-2008 11:30
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It's floating around the BitTorrent sites.. See here

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  Reply # 175235 2-Nov-2008 12:29
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This is probably going to sound blonde but if I download the pre-beta, am I eligible for continuous updates?

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  Reply # 175242 2-Nov-2008 13:15
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From all the reviews and screen shots floating around the place (my favourite site is www.activewin.com) it looks like a marked improvement over Vista, it is much faster, and more stable at Milestone 3, than Vista was a launch.

I'm downloading it now to have a play.




Tyler - Parnell Geek - iPhone 3G - Lenovo X301 - Kaseya - Great Western Steak House, these are some of my favourite things.

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  Reply # 175487 3-Nov-2008 16:52
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I got my self a copy, and made some screen shots for you guys Laughing
If anyone wants a screenshot of a different part of Windows 7 just let me know and ill make one :)
PS, My copy has actually been activated with a legitimate SN (no crack, nothing illegal) I used my SN from my copy of Vista RC1 I got. (lucky it worked)
And here are the screenshots:
Links to all of them:
http://img.skitch.com/20081103-bbpue9mxnrk14wi7a4bk5kn135.jpg

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(OH MAN!! this forum software has some series bugs :( if only the links would auto link and the spacing would work correctly) Hint hint time for a update of the forum software Laughing

And the pictures...













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  Reply # 175488 3-Nov-2008 16:58
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Oh my gosh it looks just like Vista, which is a good thing, but really, doesn't inspire me to want to upgrade next year.

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  Reply # 175489 3-Nov-2008 17:01
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Haha yea it does pretty much.
BTW, it has that aurora thing disabled as im running it in WMware so it will look a bit different with aurora enabled.
I will be installing it on my other computer latter tonight to get the full experience Smile

Ooh look at what I found: (A rather updated version of WordPad)

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  Reply # 175491 3-Nov-2008 17:17
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TechnoGuy001: Haha yea it does pretty much.
BTW, it has that aurora thing disabled as im running it in WMware so it will look a bit different with aurora enabled.
I will be installing it on my other computer latter tonight to get the full experience Smile

Ooh look at what I found: (A rather updated version of WordPad)


What is the "Aurora thing"?  Sorry if it is a stupid question.

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  Reply # 175492 3-Nov-2008 17:20
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Oh sorry I ment Aero.
Windows Aero

Vista's premier visual style, Windows Aero, is built on a new desktop composition engine called Desktop Window Manager. Windows Aero introduces support for 3D graphics (Windows Flip 3D), translucency effects (Glass), live thumbnails, window animations, and other visual effects, and is intended for mainstream and high-end video cards. To enable these features, the contents of every open window are stored in video memory to facilitate tearing-free movement of windows. As such, Windows Aero has significantly higher hardware requirements than its predecessors. The minimum requirement is for 128 MB of graphics memory, depending on resolution used.[47] Windows Aero (including Windows Flip 3D) is not included in the Starter and Home Basic editions.

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Reply # 175546 3-Nov-2008 20:58
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I did install it on my Mac but when I tried to install MacDrive (a program I need to see my Mac partitions) it said I needed at lease Windows Vista or XP, so obviously they don't support Windows 7 yet. So in a hour or 2 ill install Vista back on :) (But ill still have my VMware version)


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This is a screenshot of this feature where if you put the mouse wile dragging something to one side of the screen it will ether auto fill that program to that blue shaded aria. It might be usfull at times but I think it will be more annoying then useful...







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  Reply # 175549 3-Nov-2008 21:04
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Resize the image mabey??

And do the vista rc1 keys work?? If yes then Im in luck as I have a code :D

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  Reply # 175550 3-Nov-2008 21:07
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Yes the RC1 keys work :)
and if I resize the screenshots they will look all crap, but I will post some links to all the screenshots for those people with smaller screens.

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  Reply # 175555 3-Nov-2008 21:27
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Now to find my rc1 key :p



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  Reply # 175660 4-Nov-2008 11:51
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Awesome thanks for the screen shots.  It kinda looks like the vista that I had always imagined.

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