Vista RC1, from: I hate it, to: I Love it :-)

Discussion in 'Windows Vista General Discussion' started by Local Account, Sep 21, 2006.

  1. I've installed Vista RC1 under several Vmware and Microsoft virtual
    machines, and my impression was always negative, it is just too slow and too
    ugly there.

    But today, I've installed Vista RC1 on a real machine, my Toshiba Tecra
    tablet PC, with a Nvidia graphics card, and with the glass interface
    enabled.

    Suddenly, everything just changed, Vista is actually running faster, and the
    graphics is amazing.

    Now I got it, that OS was never designed to work in the standard or basic
    interface, that OS was designed to work with the glass interface :)

    Anyway, I should say good work Microsoft, I have tons of posting here
    criticizing Vista under a VM, but under a real machine it is just beautiful,
    I love it :)
     
    Local Account, Sep 21, 2006
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    Dan Guest

    I know what you mean the glass interface is great and actually was a
    main reason I upgraded my Ati 9200 (128 megs. of video memory) to the
    Ati 9800 XT with 256 megabytes of memory and a supported 4x/8x AGP and
    my computer supports the faster 8x AGP. The 9200 Radeon is no longer
    supported by Ati and the minimum of this Radeon series now supported is
    the 9500. I called up their technical support for information about
    this, found out the best video card I could get and bought it from Ebay.
    I have an Atec power supply with over 400 watts of power. Anybody,
    who purchases this card will need to attach it to the power supply since
    it has its own fan and you want a big case with lots of cooling as well.
    It is actually heavy for a video card. <grin> I did not go the Nvidia
    route because I once got a G-Force video card from them and it
    completely trashed my older computer which I was upgrading from a 3dfx
    video card. I returned the Nvidia card to Best Buy, rolled back my old
    computer system with Goback, reinstalled my old video card and
    everything was normal. Next, I tried an Ati graphics card and it worked
    without issues so I have been an Ati fan ever since. I am upgrading my
    current custom built computer <actually it is a Falcon Northwest
    computer but only has the original case, monitor and 3.5 inch floppy
    from the original machine> memory from 512 megabytes 2700 ddr ram to a
    faster ddr ram with 2 modules of a 1 gigabyte stick each for my ASUS
    motherboard which supports a maximum of 4 gigabytes of ddr memory. It
    does not support ddr 2. I could not get a better video card than this
    since I still use and run 98SE which is supported through the Windows ME
    driver.
     
    Dan, Sep 21, 2006
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  3. This may be a strange comment but if you download a new OS to preview it or
    test it, Why would you even use Vmware ?
    Surely running it on a real machine would show you it's full potential
     
    Will Schuitman, Sep 21, 2006
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    JackM Guest

    Will, the use of a VM for testing with past OSs was based on its safety,
    reproduction, and flexibility. The hardware tools associated with the VM
    were basically the same as the desktop, and therefore the similarity was
    adequate for evaluation.

    Everything has changed with Vista, and the tools with VM will run the OS in
    a degraded pattern, which leaves many of the exciting features in the dust.
    It nevertheless is a safe way to make standard assessments of the new system.
     
    JackM, Sep 21, 2006
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  5. I use the virtual machines for development and as personal machines, they
    are very easy to install, rollback, migrate, etc. software development is
    just way easier using them.

    Vmware 5.5 and vmware server, is able to run Windows XP and Windows 2003
    with the same speed of the host machine (almost the same speed, and
    acceptable enough), I am now assuming that vmware did lots of work to
    achieve that; and that explains the large performance differences between
    vmware and Microsoft VM, Microsoft is still way behind.

    But I think Vmware has lots of work to do now, to get the same performance
    of Vista under the virtual machine, as the real machine.
     
    Local Account, Sep 21, 2006
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