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I haven’t seen too many screenshots all in one place of Windows Vista until I came across this site.  Now, I’m feeling like I want to risk my current laptop environment and put Vista on!  Oh well, I’ll try to hold off a bit longer.  I don’t know if I’ve got the power to run it in a Virtual PC session, but I may try that first if I can’t wait.

Has anyone else experimented with Vista Beta 1 out there with either good or bad luck?

 

Posted on Friday, July 29, 2005 4:00 PM | Back to top


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My roommate (in a month) is using it everyday now and is loving it. AIM doesn't work on it yet, but GAIM does.
Left by Jeramey Jannene on Aug 03, 2005 9:12 PM

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While not technically bad luck, I had quite a quirky experience installing this over the weekend. Check out my blog post for the details.
Left by David Totzke on Aug 08, 2005 7:35 AM

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Besides, running the Vista betas now is still pulling teeth. Yeah, I know they are the checked builds, but the claims that Microsoft marketing is putting forth about it starting up and shutting down twice as fast as XP is rediculous. The fact marketing has resorted to "it looks prettier" and startup/shutdown times should mean that things aren't going well. Those who are holding out for Vista - at least wait for SP2 before getting on board. Fundamental changes are being made to the graphics and GUI engines - which means system stability is not likely to happen for at least 2 service packs.
Left by Thomas Hruska on Aug 16, 2005 12:46 AM

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Actually, the Vista Beta 1 is just as (if not more) stable than XP! :-)
Left by Szabodabo on Sep 02, 2005 6:54 PM

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I have been doing MSDN testing of Vista for quite some time now. Yes, initially it is very cool, however do not risk a laptop unless you have a spare hdd to pop into it first. It does not like many programs yet, and "you will" see a BSOD if you sneeze the wrong way. If you even attempt to install any type of virus protection you will get one as well, especially SAV10. Microsoft AntiSpy does work, and so does Office 2003 Ent. Skype does not, ITunes does, but intelligent updater does not. It is very Linux-y, but no where near as stable as my SuSE 10 laptop.
My advice is to wait until a more stable version is available. Regards... Bob
Left by Bob Hughes on Dec 02, 2005 6:00 PM

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