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Windows SBS 2003

by grangerider In reply to good range blog

<p>Standard includes Windows Server 2003, Sharepoint Services, Exchange Server 3003, and Outlook 2003.</p>
<p>Premium includes all the Standard items but also includes <strong>SQL Server 2000, FrontPage 2003, ISA Server 2000</strong>.</p>

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Vista is great

by grangerider In reply to good range blog

<p>Just returned from Mircosoft Technet Future of the Desktop Tour.</p>
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<p>I think Vista has the greatest potential of any product release that MS has ever offered. It will coincide with the release of Longhorn and Office System 2007. Time to fire up a beta machine.</p>
<p>Please, share your experiences with me.</p>

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Vista is great

by wildanimal4u In reply to Vista is great

<p>Oh yeah!, the windows energy screensaver alone is worth the price, gives ya such a warm fuzzy hug-a-bill feeling!</p>
<p>On a serious note, I have found it runs quick as ****, just can't find drivers for creative labs sound blaster live! sb0100, or asus k8v se deluxe raid that I can get to work yet, gotta try putting them in root C I guess.</p>

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Vista is great

by Den2010 In reply to Vista is great

I've been working with Vista Beta 2 Build 5384 since Friday, after I had downloaded the ISO and burned the DVD. I've installed it on a couple of machines--a 1.4 GHz Athlon with 1 GB of RAM and an nVidia gForce FX5200 graphics card, and a 2.4 GHz Pentium 4 with 1 GB RAM and a new ATI Radeon 9550 graphics adapter.<br /><br />The differences in the performance on the two PCs is rather dramatic. That extra 1 GHz in CPU speed makes a huge difference in how long Aero Glass takes to do things--that's the biggest differentiator that I can see. I'd have to say that having at least 1 GB of RAM is absolutely essential--Vista is a resource hog if there ever was one. With Aero Glass enabled, the Pentium system report 500 MB or more of RAM usage with nothing running. I'm going to guess that one of the consequences of the commercial release of Vista is going to be the need to get a new computer with the OS pre-installed; upgrading most present machines is going to be an exercise in frustration for a lot of people.<br /><br />Even though Aero Glass is pretty, I've come to the conclusion that it's eye candy, and that it does nothing for my PC productivity. After all--what's the point of having a video playing in one of several minimized windows if I'm not looking at it? The Aero Glass interface (on suitable hardware) allows you to layer the running windows so you can see all their content--big deal. If I want to watch a video, it will be in the foreground, not minimized to the task bar. What kind of dufus would run video minimized?<br /><br />The other feature of Vista that has driven me up the wall is the User Account Control nag boxes. On the Athlon machine in particular, when the system booted and loaded the trial beta of CA's antivirus app, I had to click on Continue in at least two of the annoying things. That was every boot! That was also two too many; I've disabled UAC since I couldn't find a good one-step way to allow the antivirus program to load without having to confirm it every time. The downside of shutting down UAC nagging is that now Internet Explorer 7+ isn't running in the restricted, more secure mode. That's an unacceptable trade-off, and one that Microsoft will have to address before I'll consider upgrading to Vista anytime soon.<br /><br />The other new stuff that Vista offers is still to be tested. I'm still trying to wrap my head around all the subtle interface changes that Vista has made, and having to fight with it to make it work the way _I_ want it to. I don't find the new interface intuitive; it isn't immediately easier to navigate, despite what is being spun about it. It may ultimately be more useful, but that remains to be seen. Having used Windows since version 1.0, I'm finding the new interface a real challenge to the way I've become used to doing things.<br /><br />I'm going to have to work with Vista a lot more before I feel comfortable in it. I'm glad I've got at least six months before it comes out for familiarity to increase.

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Vista is great

by jdclyde In reply to Vista is great

Vista will "coincide" with the release of Longhorn?  dude, Vista IS longhorn?

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Vista is great

by jdclyde In reply to Vista is great

Vista will "coincide" with the release of Longhorn?  dude, Vista IS longhorn?

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Vista is great

by lastchip In reply to Vista is great

Pretty but disappointing!<br /><br />I put it on a 64 bit machine and it's slow as **** with 2 GB of RAM.<br /><br />I suspect there are driver issues slowing the machine down, in fact, it reports as much.<br /><br />OK, it's beta and that's what beta's are for, but I was expecting much more after all the hype.<br /><br />Frankly, SuSE 10.0 blows it away.<br /><br />Where it will undoubtedly score, is multi-media, but that's hardly an issue for most business users.

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Vista is great

by {hed} In reply to Vista is great

<p>By Longhorn, he means Longhorn Server.  </p>

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Vista is great

by Aaron A Baker In reply to Vista is great

<div>I'm beta testing Vista right now and I must admit that I'm not all that impressed with the technicalities. </div>
<div>I love the graphics, no doubt, but I really y do not like the way that you can't look at your entire hard drive and/or system and folder setup as you could in XP.<br />This it seem to me should be a crucial part of the system.</div>
<div>Instead you are locked into your own little corner and if you want out, you have to do it through My Computer, which to me is ludicrous.<br />Another point of contention is this continuous and very annoying, "having to OK" a scenario whenever you want to look at something i.e. I want to look at my systems, then the sign pops ups requiring my permission and then once given,  it allows me through.</div>
<div>This can be said of just about every aspect of Vista, which is something that even the IT guys / Gals can well do without.<br />If you are signed in as Administrator, "Especially the only one" it should be enough to carry you through the whole system, not just a piece at a time.<br />However it must be admitted that Perhaps I'm the one who hasn't got the new mindframe yet, so I'm still looking.<br />Although very impressive, I have not found it "so far" to be anywhere near as easy to get along with as my XPPro.</div>
<div>Regards<br />Aaron<br /></div>

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