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Should I give vista a whirl? And some questions

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  1. psyko12

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    Well lately if you guys remember, I posted about what os to tinker with and what partitioning tool to use, now having read that vista is a good os by some posts here should I give it a try?

    Btw I chose Fedora 9 sulphur as suggested by peeps here to tinker with and it's really not that hard to navigate :D got it on a separate disk booting with xp x64...

    So should I say goodbye to my xp x64 and take vista for a spin? Gonna repartition a drive so is 20Gb enough or say 30Gb for Vista + sp1? Sadly my vista ulti x64 version.

    Another thing which is newer Linux Beryl or Fedora ? I've seen screenies of Beryl and its cool, can I configure fedora to look like that? 3d desktop and effects sorry (Linux noob :banghead:)

    Thanks for the time reading, as for the questions mentioned above I just wanted to know more :D and not start a new post.
     
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    When it comes to Vista, what determines if you'll have a good experience or a bad one is entirely dependent on your hardware. With a p4 and 1GB of ram, i'd give it a miss - it's bloomin' slow on old hardware. If you have a core2 and 2GB's of ram i'd say defo give it a spin...

    As for Beryl, as far as I know it's been merged with something called Compiz, an older version that appeared in Ubuntu 7.03 and 7.10, to form Compiz-Fusion. This works with pretty much any distro as long as your running the Gnome desktop manager. In Add/Remove software thingy it's called "Advanced Desktop Effects" simply install it and your away (well in Ubuntu anyways).
     
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    Hey bro thanks that was quick, Look at my specs if It's ok to give vista a whirl... Ic there are 3D effects in fedora via the system settings might give that a look.

    As always other peoples suggestions are welcome.
     
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    You can run Vista fine on that, but you might want to concider upgrading your RAM to 4GB and be sure to have Hyper-Threading ON. =P
     
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    Hehehe wth is hyper threading!! J/k hmm maybe should stick with xp x64 til I get a major overhaul rofl :banghead:
     
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    well, you don't HAVE to have HT on, but it'll help... If one cannot afford dual core, one must settle for logical dual core, lmao.

    oh, fyi, the sign in ur siggy lies to me... It says I am on IE7 but I'm really on IE8. =P
     
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    The system requirements of Linux with Compiz-Fusion are much much lower than vista, i've got a really old laptop with integrated graphics and an 800MHz pentium M that handles the wobbly windows, 3d rotating desktops and flame effects nicely... Worth taking a look.

    I think there's something similar to let you have desktops on a cube for vista as well, but I'd bet that uses lots and lots of resources... tbh the only thing windows has going for it these days is a) people know how to use it, b) it has DirectX 10
     
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    REALLY??? :eek: I'd like to see that laptop in action... Care to make a YouTube video for us? ;)
     
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    Meh another spam bot or w/e btw hehe I do have it turned on HT I mean, and btw the siggy sign maybe it's not updated with IE8 lmao hehe yeah me too I'd like to see the lappy in action... Well I think I should sit with Xp x64 for the time being, meh being lazy to do reformat and stuff lol...
     
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    XP x64 is a fine OS... I look at it like this: It's most likely the best flavor of XP and second least known... I kinda miss it and almost put it onto my secondary last night but I decided I need Media Center more.
     
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    I think your right, when I got this installed never encountered a single BSoD yet! Even better most of the apps I use are supported and to think SP3 for this isn't coming for a long time, since SP 2 was just out a year ago (correct me if I'm wrong). Although older apps which uses 16 bits are not supported ne more.. But none the less no probs so far.. Thanks, you've convinced me to stay with this os. And gonna toy with Fedora more to learn something from the other side :respect: Thanks!
     
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    lol. np. ooh, fyi, Server 2003 and XP x64's service packs are the same, so when Server gets SP3, you will too.
     
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    Woot yeah! When I was searching for Sp2 for xp x64 it directed me to 2k3 server sp2 so I was in doubt, so far this is the most stable OS that I've tackled.. Good thing now that there are more x64 support for soft out there. Thank you very much XD
     
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    Here's a vid or two of it in action - wobbly window, cube desktop, the Win-Tab feature, then the Alt-Tab feature. Would make them longer but there's an upload cap of 1.9MB XD The bigger one shows the transparency effect and desktop zoom feature...

    The laptops an Acer Aspire 5610z with the power save features enabled so it's clocking at 800MHz
     

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    Viewed it, thats one kick ass lappy thanks !!! XD
     
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    I wouldn't call it kickass, I only paid £400 for it 18 months ago :eek:
     
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    Here's one in DivX for those that don't have .Ogg

    It uses a fixed bitrate so the quality is worse, but at least you can see it...
     

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