Well ive been running Vista Exclusively for 2 days now on my main rig, dual booting on my TV Machine and it runs great. It had an issue on my laptop
tho. Actually gave me a BSOD during final portion of install. I coulda swore those were being written out for a RedScreenOfDeath...lol. Other than
that. i havent had a single issue except for little things internet based. Updates not being let through firewall, stuff like that, no biggie, easily
rectified. Creative already has Audigy4 Drivers, Nvidia and ATI have drivers available also.
Teamspeak, Ventrillo, WOW, Steam, Autocadd, Adobe and macromedia Products all run flawlessly as does firefox. The Sidebar seems to hog up alotta
resources so i turned it off. The security features are very nice. It wont even delete an icon without pausing the OS and asking if its ok to allow
access to this type of system action.
For all you that provided a link directly to the download, that wont be very helpful since they will need a KEY to install it. Use the Link that
Mechanic provided and sign up for it to get ur key. As others mentioned, i would recommed using a resizing software to make a chunk on ur main hard
drive for it and dual boot your system. if you do an upgrade(dont recommend it, do clean install) and the install fraks up, there is a rollback setup
choice in the boot options, it uninstalls itself and goes right back to xp, the uninstall worked on my laptop flawlessly.
You may get a busy page for their akamai download manager, just use the links on the right of the download page for the straight ISO. For some reason,
IE and Avant would only pull it at 29k and i knew Microsoft had faster connections then that. I installed Firefox and pulled it in 35mins @ 1045kB/s.
I now have a new browser i like called Firefox(with the black japan theme) Cya avant.
The iso for the DVD is 3.31 gigabytes and will need to be burned to a disk. DVDBurning Software and DVD burner is needed for that job.
One of the things i read on the Vista page is for Parents, there will be a setting for allowing your children access to certain RATED Games, websites
and programs. Will also create a big GUI window that shows exactly what programs they launched, what sites they visited and chat logs for most chat
THIS IS A BETA which means you are being a guniea pig for Microsoft. It isnt complete by any meaning of the word but its way better than whats been
leaked in the private installs, ive been runnin 5071 for a couple months now, this is 5384!!! private leaked betas SUK, this one is way way better.
They are hoping that they will recieve feedback about it. I for one will help as much as possible, cuz i really like the way its put together, they
took alot of pages from the linux boys on its build and this is how i feel about it.