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Assaultman67    Posted 14th May 2006 4:38am
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Get the beta and review it
don't get the beta

I dont want to vote, show me the results!
Me and my dad were curious to try out Windows Vista (the beta)...

The beta version is available but only if you buy it ... I can't remember the price ... Anyways, i was wondering if i should go ahead and get it with my dad and i could do a review for it on L4Y? My dad and i were debating it because his job is closely tied to computers and he probably should get a head start learning the new OS. I, however, am just curious to see what all it can do (check out new features, and see if it can still run RF )

So the question is ...

Should me and my dad go ahead and buy it, and ill give a review here on L4Y? or should i not buy it ...
   
Mono   Posted 14th May 2006 11:09am
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Whilst it sounds very interesting, the concept of paying for beta software is anathema to me.
- Mono    
SkipRat    Posted 14th May 2006 12:05pm
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Look in the right places and you wont have to pay for it.

Out of interest how much are they charging anyway?
Meh...    
hA Warlord   Posted 14th May 2006 12:34pm
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U cant buy Vista yet u can only get it u work for a company like ATI,Nvidia, Creative and other software companies, but vista isnt recommended as it still got lots of bugs, and yes RF still works on it
-waR'.se- I don't know who you are, where you are from, or what you want... But if you threaten my freedom... I'll kill you.    Modified May 14th, 12:35pm by hA Warlord
Assaultman67    Posted 14th May 2006 4:10pm
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actually you would pay for the beta ... but when the real full version comes out you can send in a coupon or something to get it for free ...

and no warlord it is not just available to software companies ... its available to businesses , i found a quote and a site of where you can get it but i don't know where it is right now , if i find it i will post it ...
   Modified May 14th, 04:13pm by Assaultman67
 Mononucleosis   Posted 14th May 2006 4:13pm
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Let the professionals do the beta testing. Why put yourself through all the pain of having to reformat your hard drive when you are not happy with it?

anathema?
Damn you Mono, I had to look that word up. Damn my cursed public school teaching.
If a woman insists on being called Ms, ask her if it stands for miserable    Modified May 14th, 04:15pm by Mononucleosis
Assaultman67    Posted 14th May 2006 4:20pm
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well, i guess this means no ...

ok i won't do it then.
   



sobe    Posted 14th May 2006 10:35pm
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Actually, I tested it out a while back. I dunno if my rig would even run the beta though... With that Aero theme anyway..

The rig I tested it on I was borrowing.
"Apparently, Plaintiff believes that he could sue an egg company for fraud for labeling a carton of 12 eggs a dozen, because some bakers would view a dozen as including 13 items." - Western Digital 2006    



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