Vista: The Wow starts now

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Vista: The Wow starts now

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The 30th of January 2007 is showing its first light. That means Windows Vista goes on sale to the masses today. Although being slightly delayed, bloated, buggy and annoying Windows Vista is our child. We've all watched it grow from from March 2003 when Longhorn build 3683 first leaked. We've waited eagerly for the next build or the news of the next feature to be added, and nearly all of us have gone head first, installing a bloated and broken alpha or early beta on our main computer, because it was l33t. We've also waited for the 2004 release date... then the 2005 release date... then the "confirmed" 2006 release date...

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As Baulmer said in his earlier webcast, "It's an exciting thing to finally be here". Windows Vista Beta 2 had the largest download of any software beta ever and that shows how big the beta scene has become, built entirely around one software product, not even released. Windows Vista will be without a doubt the most important product since Windows 95, and thanks to you guys and the rest of the Beta commuity, its become what many of us wanted it to. January 30th will no longer be remembered as the date Belgium recognised same-sex marragies.

What now...
Well, now that Windows Vista is out with the n00bs, and is l33t no more, here are some products that most of us will be looking forward to:
- Windows Vista SP1 Betas
- Windows Server 2007 Betas
- Windows Vienna news
- Windows Home Server Betas

Also, Windows Ultimate Extras should be released today. Here's what to look out for:
Dreamscene
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Well, that's the error I got when trying to preview it from WinSuperSite... But there's Dreamscene, previously leaked.

Groupshot, download here, included in Ultimate Extras

and Texas Hold 'Em Poker... Well... Poker for Windows Vista .

Also, there's The Windows BitLocker Drive Preparation Tool. There has to be something else. Keep your eyes open for more news as the day progresses.

View a larger review of Ultimate Extras here

By the way, Microsoft would like you to show them your wowhere (A promotional site for Vista).
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Wikipedia on January 30th
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Wikipedia on the Development of Longhorn

<object><embed src="http://www.microsoft.com/windowsvista/i ... d></object> At 1:45 p.m. PST/4:45pm EST Join Gates from Times Square to celebrate the launch via Webcast: 500k|220k|100k
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Re: Vista: The Wow starts now

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ChasingVertigo wrote:...January 30th will no longer be remembered as the date Belgium recognised same-sex marragies....
well that's something to remember

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It was a pun on the Windows 95 ad campaign (24th (iirc) of August will no longer be remembered as the date the first person landed 2.5" on the high jump or such), it seemed random enough...
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Well it's here. Time to turn our heads for the next windows version.

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Yup... tried to watch the release show thing via a stream but they *really* messed it up, most of it was music with either the camera on the band or a still of some place or other...

Ditto Win98 - Time to keep an eye on the next one.

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God. I cant wait to get out of my school, They're gonna upgrade 3 rooms in the next 2 months or so
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i really like Windows Vista. It looks much better than xp

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