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WhereRWe?
06-08-2006, 04:52 PM
For those of us who have to have the latest of everything, Windows Vista Beta 2 is now available to the public.

Go to this site (http://www.microsoft.com/windowsvista/getready/upgradeadvisor/default.mspx) first, to see if your computer has what it takes to run Windows Vista (my laptop didn't! :( :( )

(Be advised - Windows Vista Beta 2 is a 4-hour download on a T1 internet connection. If you're on dialup - you might as well order the DVD for $6.)

brdad
06-08-2006, 05:25 PM
For those of us who have to have the latest of everything, Windows Vista Beta 2 is now available to the public.

Go to this site (http://www.microsoft.com/windowsvista/getready/upgradeadvisor/default.mspx) first, to see if your computer has what it takes to run Windows Vista (my laptop didn't! :( :( )

(Be advised - Windows Vista Beta 2 is a 4-hour download on a T1 internet connection. If you're on dialup - you might as well order the DVD for $6.)

Isn't it funny they don't even have Vista on the shelf, and yet they are working on the next version allready???

I'm still running 98, and it works great. But I'm going to have to do something sometimes in the not too distant future.

dí76
06-08-2006, 06:16 PM
I spent a few minutes checking it out. I dont understand, is is another windows application or is it another operationg system all togeather:confused:

WhereRWe?
06-08-2006, 06:36 PM
I spent a few minutes checking it out. I dont understand, is is another windows application or is it another operationg system all togeather:confused:

The next update to the Windows operating system - it will replace Windows XP.

The actual release is scheduled for early 2007. :D :D

dí76
06-08-2006, 06:54 PM
The next update to the Windows operating system - it will replace Windows XP.

The actual release is scheduled for early 2007. :D :D

And they are giving it away as a free download??

tat
06-08-2006, 07:00 PM
And they are giving it away as a free download??

it's a beta version, that means you can download, tell them about all the problems and bugs you find, then, when it gets released, you be first in line to BUY it.

Sudonim
06-08-2006, 08:37 PM
and the virus writers can get a jump on the new OS too :eek:

attroll
06-09-2006, 01:47 AM
That is OK. I will wait. That is why it is a Beta version. They need people that have nothing to lose that will test the product out. Pretty silly in my opinion to even thing about putting this on my computer. But there are some people that can not wait. They usually end up paying the price in the long run.

Right now I am saving up for the new Dell XPS 700 series. If you have not check them out they are pretty damn AWESOME.

WhereRWe?
06-09-2006, 07:21 AM
That is OK. I will wait. That is why it is a Beta version. They need people that have nothing to lose that will test the product out. Pretty silly in my opinion to even thing about putting this on my computer. But there are some people that can not wait. They usually end up paying the price in the long run.


Rick, what IS your problem??? This is about new technology, it isn't about beer drinking, and is in the correct forum.

You're certainly entitled to your own opinion about beta testers, but do you need to publically disparage people that enjoy it? :confused: :confused:

dí76
06-09-2006, 07:29 AM
it's a beta version, that means you can download, tell them about all the problems and bugs you find, then, when it gets released, you be first in line to BUY it.

Any idea what this new system will cost when it is complete and ready for the market??

WhereRWe?
06-09-2006, 08:06 AM
Any idea what this new system will cost when it is complete and ready for the market??

There are no official prices listed yet, but the rumor is that it will be less than Windows XP was when it was released ($99 for an upgrade version, $199 for a full version).

Rumor has it that the "street price" for the full version of Windows Vista will be $99.

tlarson
06-09-2006, 08:31 AM
There are going to be different levels of the new Vista OS.
The most basic will probably go for around $100 and the Highest will probably go for around $400.

Beta testing is essential for technology to advance. Without beta testers software companies would not have any way of testing product in a real world environment short of building thousands of computers and hiring thousands of staff to use those computers as they would any other computer, just to look for bugs. This would of course drastically raise the cost of software to the point where there would be no profit in it and therefore no desire to innovate.

I have Beta tested many programs in the past but almost always on a computer that could be redone without any problem. Beta testing is for those people who are brave enough to take the risk. Not everyone is that brave or had the extra hardware.

They don’t call it the “Bleeding Edge” for nothing…

WhereRWe?
06-09-2006, 09:13 AM
[COLOR=black]I have Beta tested many programs in the past but almost always on a computer that could be redone without any problem. Beta testing is for those people who are brave enough to take the risk. Not everyone is that brave or had the extra hardware.


I picked up a couple of laptop hard drives, put them in external USB-connected cases, and use those to back up my critical files. And I can transfer the data SOOO easily between different computers! :D :D

Haffy
06-09-2006, 10:07 AM
I too have been a BETA tester for a few new softwares that have come out. Just recently I was a betatester for Kim Komando's new website and it was a lot of fun. Anyway you just take the chance I suppose with any new software coming out. I mean how many patches has Microsoft come out with for XP and they still havent got it right? :D Anyway it's just for some people I guess and it saves money for all of us in the long run.

attroll
06-09-2006, 10:15 AM
Rick, what IS your problem??? This is about new technology, it isn't about beer drinking, and is in the correct forum.

You're certainly entitled to your own opinion about beta testers, but do you need to publically disparage people that enjoy it? :confused: :confused:
Bruce it seems that I can not reply to any of your posts without you thinking I am picking on you. So I will not reply to any of your post anymore. When I stated that "They need people that have nothing to lose that will test the product out", I meant that they want people that are willing to test it out and have notrhing to lose off there computers if something goes wrong. Then I went on to say "Pretty silly in my opinion to even thing about putting this on my computer", meaning that I have a lot to lose on my computer if something went wrong. I also stated "there are some people that can not wait", meaning that some people can not wait to get the latest of everything as you stated in your first post.

I don't know how that is publically disparaging people? Oh well. I am not going to post anymore so that way people will not think I am publically disparaging them. LOL.

WhereRWe?
06-09-2006, 10:25 AM
I too have been a BETA tester for a few new softwares that have come out. Just recently I was a betatester for Kim Komando's new website and it was a lot of fun.

Wow! Cool! I think her web site is great, and I really like the new format for hre newsletters, too. :D :D

WhereRWe?
06-09-2006, 10:31 AM
Bruce it seems that I can not reply to any of your posts without you thinking I am picking on you. So I will not reply to any of your post anymore.

OK - I'll give you this one. So you're only picking on me 50% of the time. :p

Pooh and friends
06-12-2006, 06:32 PM
I am not going to post anymore so that way people will not think I am publically disparaging them.


I am going to take it personaly that you are not going to publically disparage me..................;) ;)