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allblack
07-12-2006, 02:11 PM
Hey all.

Looking to upgrade my PC in the next few weeks, courtesy of Quay Computers in Welly, or even do something totally pointless and irrational and buy a Tosh laptop through DSE....

I am reading a lot of "Vista Compliant" and "Vista Upgrade".....now I know what Vista will be, but before XP was released I don't recall reading such things.

Visa is the new OS, right? When released, you'll buy it and bang a DVD in and it installs.....right?

So what's the big deal about PC's needing to be compliant and upgradeable?

And why is there a banner at the top of this page asking if I'm Vista ready??...and I go back to click on it...and it doesn't come back :annoyed:

As always, grateful for any advice.

Cheers
TM

KiwiTT_NZ
07-12-2006, 02:15 PM
If you want to use all the features of Vista, expect to pay a large amount of money for a capable machine.

Windows XP will be fine. And when you have had enough of it there should be some really user-friendly Linux OS distro's (e.g. ubuntu) to move to later.

Therefore forget about VISTA. I am.

beeswax34
07-12-2006, 02:16 PM
Because although intallation is through a disc, you still need to have a computer or laptop to meet the minimum specifications of Vista. Vista is the new Microsoft OS and to use all its capacities and effects (Aero) , you will need a decent computer and graphics card to do so.

Mackin_NZ
07-12-2006, 02:26 PM
And some applications will need to be upgraded to be compatable with Vista.

IIRC there was a Vista compatability checker application on last months PC World CD.

allblack
07-12-2006, 02:27 PM
so.......it's not so much compliance than......compatability?

Compliance infers an agreement to a process or policy.....what you people have said seems to be different to this....

Guess that fits in with the "upgrade" comments I've seen.

Cheers
T

PS: Sorry Beetle for using your dots :eek:

pctek
07-12-2006, 03:38 PM
Compliance infers an agreement to a process or policy.....:

Check out the fuss on DRM and Vista. It is compliance.

SolMiester
07-12-2006, 03:47 PM
Vista also support HD DVD etc, so will need HD compliant monitor and graphic card to watch High Definition video!

kjaada
07-12-2006, 03:54 PM
Before you do anything much you must check out yr bank balance cause Vista will cost a wee bit.

KiwiTT_NZ
07-12-2006, 04:14 PM
Vista also support HD DVD etc, so will need HD compliant monitor and graphic card to watch High Definition video!Nvidia will support Windows XP. See Article (http://www.extremetech.com/article2/0,1697,2050454,00.asp)

allblack
07-12-2006, 04:25 PM
Check out the fuss on DRM and Vista. It is compliance.

DRM???????????? :help:

Tukapa
07-12-2006, 05:11 PM
Digital Rights Management

allblack
07-12-2006, 06:14 PM
........and that is????...

memphis
08-12-2006, 06:42 PM
Quote:
allblack ........and that is????...

Do A GOOGLE AND FIND OUT YOURSELF.:groan:

beetle
08-12-2006, 06:53 PM
LOL snap Allblack................cant always feed the hand that asks the question..:p

:rolleyes:

beetle

pctek
08-12-2006, 07:09 PM
........and that is????...

http://www.theinquirer.net/default.aspx?article=25124

allblack
08-12-2006, 07:46 PM
LOL snap Allblack................cant always feed the hand that asks the question..:p

:rolleyes:

beetle

Gee thanks beetle......but I didn't start a thread with it.

However, as I understand it, we're talking some form of copyright protection??? I'll keep looking....

Cheers
T

memphis
08-12-2006, 09:50 PM
Have a look on www.wikipedia.org for it as well as using the mighty www.google.com
:D

Chilling_Silence
08-12-2006, 10:56 PM
Allblack: Drop me a PM if you want a pre-release of Vista RC:2
You can get a free product key from Microsoft still on their website, just that RC2 is more up-to-date than the RC1 they're offering

allblack
09-12-2006, 06:17 AM
Thanks Chill......but the way my PC's been going lately, the only new thing I'm going introduce to it is a bus ticket to the tip....

Maybe when I get my laptop.... :p

Cheers

FoxyMX
09-12-2006, 10:15 AM
Thanks Chill......but the way my PC's been going lately, the only new thing I'm going introduce to it is a bus ticket to the tip....


You're going to throw out a perfectly good PC just because the graphics is playing up and you're not going to bother trying to fix it? :illogical

Must have plenty of dosh to burn like someone else around here. :rolleyes:

Chilling_Silence
17-12-2006, 09:02 PM
Nvidia will support Windows XP. See Article (http://www.extremetech.com/article2/0,1697,2050454,00.asp)

Well, first-hand experience... x64 Vista with my Ti 4200 = bad news...

Currently looking to alternate hacked-up community drivers to see if they'll work. Vista just doesnt wanna know about my Ti 4200 :(

allblack
18-12-2006, 12:30 PM
You're going to throw out a perfectly good PC just because the graphics is playing up and you're not going to bother trying to fix it? :illogical

Must have plenty of dosh to burn like someone else around here. :rolleyes:

Hahahaha......no Foxy....tempting...but alas I need it.

I should probably give it to Beetle to "fix" aye :lol:

T

winmacguy
18-12-2006, 07:33 PM
Digital Rights Management limits how many times you can make copies of a file (such as purchased music file from and online store) or Operating System. It is currently used widely for online music stores on both wma and aac files. Microsoft is also using VERY restrictive DRM on the up and coming VISTA.

Chilling_Silence
19-12-2006, 12:12 AM
What DRM is this?

winmacguy
19-12-2006, 05:11 PM
What DRM is this?

Last time I checked the DRM on Vista was fairly restrictive but MS may have "adjusted" it a bit.

Chilling_Silence
19-12-2006, 10:58 PM
The UAC is restrictive.. I know that you have to download Windows Live Messenger as an optional extra.. WMP11 is the same as on XP... nothing else really, except for the updates they're doing around the product activation really :)