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    Default Windows Vista Beta 2 Available

    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 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.)

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    Quote Originally Posted by WhereRWe?
    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 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.

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    I spent a few minutes checking it out. I dont understand, is is another windows application or is it another operationg system all togeather

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    Quote Originally Posted by dave1976
    I spent a few minutes checking it out. I dont understand, is is another windows application or is it another operationg system all togeather
    The next update to the Windows operating system - it will replace Windows XP.

    The actual release is scheduled for early 2007.

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    Quote Originally Posted by WhereRWe?
    The next update to the Windows operating system - it will replace Windows XP.

    The actual release is scheduled for early 2007.
    And they are giving it away as a free download??

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    Quote Originally Posted by dave1976
    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.

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    and the virus writers can get a jump on the new OS too

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    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.
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    Quote Originally Posted by attroll
    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?

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    Quote Originally Posted by WhereRWe?
    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?
    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.
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