#1
There was a thread a couple of months ago with a link to download a free version of vista...anyone knows the link to the thread or to download vista?
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wasnt that part of a thing where you had to let them see what websites and stuff you went to for a whole month, and in exchange you get vista free? eh, google it.
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I wouldn't do it... Vista is still quite buggy

I've had Vista for over a year for a variety of applications and I've never had a single problem with it. No hardware troubleshooting, no crashing, nothing. Just a couple of tweaks and customizations. It's actually the smoothest I've ever used. If you know what you're doing and your computer has up-to-date specs, Vista should be fine.

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^my friend who's good with computers says that too. His crashed one but then he tweaked it and it works fine. Without the tweaking it's still bad I guess
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^my friend who's good with computers says that too. His crashed one but then he tweaked it and it works fine. Without the tweaking it's still bad I guess

The only real tweaking I did was get TweakUAC, which turns off the UAC popup but lets it run in the background. I didn't have to tweak anything else.

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Don't listen to cyclobs, KDE sucks, Gnome is the way to go.

And why the hell would you apt-get (install) the latest KDE? Why don't you just download Kubuntu...

Edit: to Xiaoxi - why would you download a program to disable UAC, just go to control panel and disable it... you just type in UAC in the search bar and uncheck the box and then reboot... ???
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Don't listen to cyclobs, KDE sucks, Gnome is the way to go.

And why the hell would you apt-get the latest KDE? Why don't you just download Kubuntu...



oh yeah kubuntu,

but he wanted vista. and have you seen the new version. it's better then vista. never used it but
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I've had Vista for over a year for a variety of applications and I've never had a single problem with it. No hardware troubleshooting, no crashing, nothing. Just a couple of tweaks and customizations. It's actually the smoothest I've ever used. If you know what you're doing and your computer has up-to-date specs, Vista should be fine.


+1.

I can't comment on the smoothness due to my poor setup (2gHz, 512mb RAM) but it still works fine enough for me, and I've been really happy with it without any problems.
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Linux will always be better than Windows will ever be. The only thing I would ever use Windows for, as of now, is to play any games. I don't understand why people take this **** from Microsoft and their half-assed product, if you can even call it that.
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I can't comment on the smoothness due to my poor setup (2gHz, 512mb RAM) but it still works fine enough for me, and I've been really happy with it without any problems.
Wow, I'm surprised Vista is even running for you.

Get a Core 2 Duo 2GHz or faster and at least 2GB of RAM.

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Linux will always be better than Windows will ever be. The only thing I would ever use Windows for, as of now, is to play any games. I don't understand why people take this **** from Microsoft and their half-assed product, if you can even call it that.

Linux may be better on technical terms, but I wouldn't recommend any average computer user to get it. It has the least hardware support, so for applications such as music recording and other artistic productions, Linux is a bad idea.

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Edit: to Xiaoxi - why would you download a program to disable UAC, just go to control panel and disable it... you just type in UAC in the search bar and uncheck the box and then reboot... ???


Did you actually read his post? He said that he DIDN'T turn it off, he just disabled the pop-ups and let it run in the background. You need the program for that.
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Wow, I'm surprised Vista is even running for you.

Get a Core 2 Duo 2GHz or faster and at least 2GB of RAM.


I even managed to play Company of Heroes on minimum settings
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Linux will always be better than Windows will ever be. The only thing I would ever use Windows for, as of now, is to play any games. I don't understand why people take this **** from Microsoft and their half-assed product, if you can even call it that.



with the way wine is going you'd be able to play any windows games on linux
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Edit: to Xiaoxi - why would you download a program to disable UAC, just go to control panel and disable it... you just type in UAC in the search bar and uncheck the box and then reboot... ???

TweakUAC doesn't disable UAC. It turns off the popup warnings but lets UAC keep its security functions. So basically, you're safe without being nagged.

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Wow, I'm surprised Vista is even running for you.

Get a Core 2 Duo 2GHz or faster and at least 2GB of RAM.


Linux may be better on technical terms, but I wouldn't recommend any average computer user to get it. It has the least hardware support, so for applications such as music recording and other artistic productions, Linux is a bad idea.



you seriouly have never used linux.

have you seen ubuntu studio?

go have a look
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you seriouly have never used linux.

have you seen ubuntu studio?

go have a look

Yes I have, and failed miserably at it (tons of incompatibility problems). I'm not even against Linux, but it really isn't user-friendly. Sure, it's got the basic functions that most people can just point and click to figure out, but it's undeniably more complicated. I am going to set up a multi-boot system involving all 3 major OS platforms and I'll tinker with Linux more in a while.

With that said, no I haven't seen Ubuntu Studios.

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I can't even imagine why you would want UAC running, even in the background, but hey, it's your computer (that's kind of why they have DEP).

Ubuntu Studio is also the way to go if you're into recording and looking for a good Linux distro. It's got a lot of good programs that you would otherwise have to pay hundreds for if you were to use Windows.

And I still don't understand why people think that Linux is so complicated saying that the average user can't handle it. When I first installed it, I had no idea what sudo meant but I learned overtime - just like I did with Windows. Almost every Linux distro comes with Firefox (or Konqorer) for web browsing, Pidgeon, amsn, and lot's of other IM programs and that's basically all an "average user" does right?

Edit: to Xiaoxi, what distro did you use? I would suggest downloading the latest Ubuntu Live CD (or wait 21 days for 8.04) and see if it supports your hardware. Hell, you can even give them your address and they'll ship you a few CD's and stickers for FREE in about 6-8 weeks.
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And I still don't understand why people think that Linux is so complicated saying that the average user can't handle it. When I first installed it, I had no idea what sudo meant but I learned overtime - just like I did with Windows. Almost every Linux distro comes with Firefox (or Konqorer) for web browsing, Pidgeon, amsn, and lot's of other IM programs and that's basically all an "average user" does right?

Well, Windows and Macs require almost no text command input, so no, there's nothing like "sudo" in these two OS's.

The applications on Linux are enough for the average user, but if there were any technical issues, the average user would be screwed. On Windows and Macs, there are pre-designed programs (System Restore, Time Machine, etc) to help get back on track. I didn't really see that on Linux (I tried Fedora, the only one that installed correctly on my old Vaio).

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Edit: to Xiaoxi, what distro did you use? I would suggest downloading the latest Ubuntu Live CD (or wait 21 days for 8.04) and see if it supports your hardware. Hell, you can even give them your address and they'll ship you a few CD's and stickers for FREE in about 6-8 weeks.

I only tried installing Linux on my old, expendable Sony Vaio. Only Fedora worked. I tried Ubuntu and it didn't install due to graphic card incompatibility and I couldn't even begin to try to solve that issue. But I'm sure Ubuntu will work with my current, custom built PC, and I plan on getting one of these distros to be set up on my multi-boot.

...modes and scales are still useless.


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I would never recommend Fedora for a first time user, and I agree there are a lot of incompatability issues with it but just try Ubuntu and mess around with for a while. I don't think I'll be able to convince you how good Linux is until you figure it you for yourself.

Also Mac's have almost the exact same commands as Linux do in a little thing called Terminal seeing as they are both UNIX based... I guess you just cant realize how powerful that "text command input" thing is until you've experienced it.

Edit: (sorry for all the edits, i just don't want to double post) If you have any old computers, I recommend Xubuntu, it's an Xfce desktop environment based Ubuntu distribution that's made to be less process intensive and more compatible with older computers.
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#23
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I would never recommend Fedora for a first time user, and I agree there are a lot of incompatability issues with it but just try Ubuntu and mess around with for a while. I don't think I'll be able to convince you how good Linux is until you figure it you for yourself.
You don't need to convince me. I don't hold Linux in a negative light, I just think it has a bigger learning curve.

Also Mac's have almost the exact same commands as Linux do in a little thing called Terminal seeing as they are both UNIX based... I guess you just cant realize how powerful that "text command input" thing is until you've experienced it.
I know they're both UNIX based, but most of Mac's functions are already in the form of graphic commands, so you rarely need to go into the terminal. I also know that using the terminal is the most powerful command there is and you can do virtually anything with it, but again, that requires a learning curve. You are under the impression that I have no idea what Linux is about, but trust me, I do. I just didn't have the time to learn it properly.

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Vista is somewhat buggy for me, and to be honest all the **** that they have on it I don't need. I'd be much happier with XP, and XP would let my system be more for games again.
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#25
So...does anyone know the link to download vista?
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So...does anyone know the link to download vista?
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linking to illegal downloads will get anyone banned. dont bump your own threads.

the download was actually legal...from what i remember, they were trying a new version of vista and were letting people download it for free
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