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 PostPost subject: Vista beta for University        Posted: Fri Aug 08, 2008 10:49 pm 
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Hey!
I want a Vista beta or alpha, the most stable one, timebomb free, and if possible nice.
Which one do you recommend me?
It's primarily for office 2007, Internet, Programming, and so... it's just for university.

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 PostPost subject:        Posted: Fri Aug 08, 2008 10:55 pm 
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Why would you want a beta for actual use rather than the retail version? The betas were terrible compared to the retail and will incompatible with things designed for the retail and also not be updated so will be open to attacks :P

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 PostPost subject:        Posted: Fri Aug 08, 2008 10:57 pm 
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An RTMed Windows version would be better no matter what you're planning to do with it (unless you're trying to test a beta).

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 PostPost subject:        Posted: Sat Aug 09, 2008 1:02 am 
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This is not going to end well for you Chicago.


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 PostPost subject:        Posted: Sat Aug 09, 2008 1:06 am 
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Look.
Nobody has answered what I asked. If you don't mind, please say nothing.
If i don't want an RTM on my PC it's my concern.

I just wanted to ask the question.... Nobody seeems to be able to help.
I hope that if you can't help you don't post here since I want no problems with anybody.
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 PostPost subject:        Posted: Sat Aug 09, 2008 1:11 am 
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ok, if you insist, around the beta 1 era of vista (52xx) arent too bad, but I had some driver compatibility problems, as neither xp or vista drivers seem to work well. The best advice i can give is to back up your files. If you don't mind me asking, why do you want to use a beta as a main os?


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 PostPost subject:        Posted: Sat Aug 09, 2008 1:22 am 
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Look.
Nobody has answered what I asked. If you don't mind, please say nothing.
If i don't want an RTM on my PC it's my concern.

I just wanted to ask the question.... Nobody seeems to be able to help.
I hope that if you can't help you don't post here since I want no problems with anybody.
thanks

Sorry about that. About your question, I'd think that builds 5112 and up should be stable-ish for most things.

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 PostPost subject:        Posted: Sat Aug 09, 2008 1:36 am 
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We are trying to help you... by telling you what would probably be best for you. Which would be an RTM version of Windows. No one is yelling at you, just suggesting what would be better. Maybe if you explain exactly why you want an alpha/beta version of Windows we can make the best suggestion.


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 PostPost subject:        Posted: Sat Aug 09, 2008 1:40 am 
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QuiescentWonder wrote:
We are trying to help you... by telling you what would probably be best for you. Which would be an RTM version of Windows. No one is yelling at you, just suggesting what would be better. Maybe if you explain exactly why you want an alpha/beta version of Windows we can make the best suggestion.

Thanks :)
But you know? I've solved my problem!
Thanks a lot for your help.


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 PostPost subject:        Posted: Sat Aug 09, 2008 9:06 am 
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Try 5259 or 5270, both are awesome, just set the Date back to 2000 or earlier, then you have years to use it :P

Also theyre crackable :)


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Side note (This may be inflammatory - if so, use anti-inflammatory cream): If you're putting this on VMWare / a state owned computer you're playing with a loaded gun - most IT departments are afraid of Microsoft's wrath, and will glady trade those participating in IP-infringement for erep with Microsoft.

If it's for a laptop, then gg man - You're going to love being the class focus of attention for fifteen minutes.

If it's for a laptop and you don't plan on showing it around then good for you, I can't say unpolished code is for me, but that's not for me to judge.

To answer the question: 4015 was probably my favorite, really buggy but it also ran quite a few of my favorite applications.

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 PostPost subject:        Posted: Sat Aug 09, 2008 9:21 am 
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ChasingVertigo wrote:
To answer the question: 4015 was probably my favorite, really buggy but it also ran quite a few of my favorite applications.

You raise Great points, but your forgetting one thing, 4015 is longhorn :wink:


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 PostPost subject:        Posted: Sat Aug 09, 2008 9:26 am 
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Well, even if 4015 is longhorn, its still a vista ALPHA.
Just not like the end product, but the sidebar and other features are avaible in the RTM/SP1 version.

Dont forget that!.

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 PostPost subject:        Posted: Sat Aug 09, 2008 9:31 am 
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Your right, chicago did say beta or alpha, my mistake.
In that case, may i reccomend 4074, i have a soft spot for that build.


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ChasingVertigo wrote:
This may be inflammatory - if so, use anti-inflammatory cream

Technically wouldn't "anti-inflammatory cream" be "flammatory cream"? :^)

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English is unusual (No. The term "inflame" means "to cause to burn", despite incorrect being the opposite of correct, as in "mdogg was incorrect").

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ChasingVertigo wrote:
English is unusual (No. The term "inflame" means "to cause to burn", despite incorrect being the opposite of correct, as in "mdogg was incorrect").

Still, it would make more sense if it was the way I said it earlier. That's why we need to start making a new language called Plutonian and when the earth blows up and we colonize Pluto, we can get rid of this blasphemy called English. :P

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Well... So, after all the fuzz, what's the best version ? The most stable?


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6001 :evil:. Seriously, I'd try 4074; it was pretty much "the" longhorn most of the people in the beta area played with for quite a while, known for being reasonably stable.

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It has the best looking theme too, IMO. I used the grey 4074 theme on XP for a long time.


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Thanks!!
Well, Now i'm testing Windows 7 on the machine. I'll tell you how it goes!
If it's not good, I'll test that build.
Thanks!!!


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If you take your uni studies at least somewhat seriously, you don't want a beta on your machine. Anything that can possibly cause you to lose work, in a uni environment, is bad. If you want to play with betas, use VMWare or VirtualBox. If your machine isn't powerful enough to run VMWare or VirtualBox, then it probably isn't powerful enough to run the latest version of Visual Studio and other stuff you might be using for uni. :P

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Well, I think you all guys are trying to help me.
My machine is very powerful, and I've got no limitations. Right now I'm using VB for DOS on a VPC as well as MacOSx also on a VPC, obviously, on top of vista.
Anyway... I'm taking my Vista PC to school. I was going to take another PC, and that was why I wanted a beta, anyway... hehe
Thanks!


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Chicago wrote:
Well, I think you all guys are trying to help me.
My machine is very powerful, and I've got no limitations. Right now I'm using VB for DOS on a VPC as well as MacOSx also on a VPC, obviously, on top of vista.
Anyway... I'm taking my Vista PC to school. I was going to take another PC, and that was why I wanted a beta, anyway... hehe
Thanks!

I didn't think OS X ran in Virtual PC.

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Chicago wrote:
Well, I think you all guys are trying to help me.
My machine is very powerful, and I've got no limitations. Right now I'm using VB for DOS on a VPC as well as MacOSx also on a VPC, obviously, on top of vista.
Anyway... I'm taking my Vista PC to school. I was going to take another PC, and that was why I wanted a beta, anyway... hehe
Thanks!

I didn't think OS X ran in Virtual PC.


I've seen it running in VMWare, there are instructions on how to do so on the OSx86 Site ;)

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