The big disappointment is compatibility, 99% of programs that worked on 98 worked for XP, so i am expecting the same will be true for Vista come final release
bradstewart: I've installed 5308 and am loving it so far, however i am having a few issues with that maybe somebody can help me with.
. Drivers will not install ie printer, sound card etc.
. Cannot get virus scan to install, i have trend micro interent security 2006, but it says it doesnt support the platform, does anybody know any way around this?
. And it also seems to run quite slow on my PC, did a clean install, i have a 3200+, 1Gb etc top end PC
I know its still beta but anybody got any ideas on this and a virus scan that will work?
bradstewart: What i've experienced from Vista so far indicates it will be an awesome OS when done. I thought maybe that at this stage it might've had a few less bugs so that i might have been able to use it on an everyday basis.
I've only been using it just to test new software we are developing because i found it a bit buggy, but got my self another PC so will install it on that to use it more intensively and see if i can get some of those issues sorted out
bradstewart: I didnt realise until tonight that there are two versions of 5308. There's 5308.17 and 5308.60. Interesting, apparantly .60 is much faster and more stable. Very glad i didnt download .17, .60 has enough instabilities and memory issues. Makes testing a bit of a nightmare when drivers arent available.
Can somebody tell me what an unchecked build is?
bradstewart: Hmm wots happening here?
Yeah i just read on net that the vista versions in both are the same. I downloaded .60 cos i didnt know the difference, but no worries there since im not testing server. I have had a bit more luck recently with drivers.
What is the difference between the connect beta and technical beta? Do the technical testers get more builds released to them?
Also staged vs unstaged?
Will PM my passport email to you. Thanks.
DanDotNet: Hey Nathan,
Just thought I'd ask here rather than PM you so that others interested might know as well.
For the scheduled chats on the beta program for Vista Testers, are there any transcripts/followups for those that cant make the chats, sometimes the chats are not convenient with our local time and sometimes you just miss them...
I wanted to join twice now, but failed in both, and there doesnt seem to be a way to follow up on discussions ...