"Brian Bradley" <firstname.lastname@example.org> in
>> "Brian Bradley" <email@example.com> wrote in message
>>> Will there be an evaluation version of the RTM made available to
>>> anyone? _ _ _ _ _ _
>>> Thank you ALL posters and problem solvers. Shame and pity on those
>>> beta testers who do not use this newsgroup in conjunction with their
>>> testing. (Their loss.)
>>> With the help of this newsgroup, I've had good results on my three
>>> rather old and ordinary PCs listed below. With RC1 I have elevated
>>> Vista to my working OS, with careful planning and back-ups and
>>> contingencies in place, of course. I will be purchasing Vista
>>> Business as soon as it is released, even if I have to continue to
>>> boot back into XP to use my HP Photosmart 1000 printer and
>>> WordPerfect 5.2 for Windows.
>>> My three PCs:
>>> 1. Generic desktop (Fry's GQ brand) ECS 741GX-M (SIS chipset) with
>>> AMD Athlon XP 3000+, 1GB RAM, nVidia GeForce 5200, unknown 80GB HD
>>> (base purchase price new = $179!)
The GQ hasn't blown up or caught fire? bitten someone's leg? (not that it should. but in
light of the 'u git wot u pay fer'... i am asking.)
i haven't searched recently, but do you think "great quality" is not junk? that's rather low
reputation motherboard and chipsets... (also maybe you could pop it open and look for any
names on the power supply, RAM)
>>> 2. Compaq Evo desktop (SFF) D510S (Intel 815 chipset) with Pentium 4
>>> 2.0 GHz, 1GB RAM, integrated Intel graphics (non-Aero), Seagate 40MB
>>> HD (purchased used = $40!)
wow. had it been flattened by a schoolbus? come from louisiana? i don't know whether
compaq is so Great, but p4 2.0 for $40
did you have to buy it online (ebay..?)
maybe you have Greater Quality luck than most people have :-)
>>> 3. Toshiba 1410 notebook (Intel 845 chipset) with Celeron 2.4GHz,
>>> 512MB RAM, integrated graphics (non-Aero), Toshiba 30GB HD
>>> I have a cable Internet connection using a Motorola Surfboard modem
>>> and a (cheap) Airlink wireless-B router to feed the laptop.
>>> My only complaint with RC1 is that networking seems a little
>>> non-intuitive, what with all the settings and permissions. The other
>>> bugs I have come across have been reported and have workarounds.
i have a feeling that it'll be another 5 years before that becomes as userfriendly as it'l ever
be. pseudo-ai. mindreader learning mode with quickly accessible retweak.
someone similar to zonelabs/zonealarm in 2000/2001 will work this out.
>>> Not much, if anything has been said here about WordPerfect products.
>>> I would like to report that on RC1 I have successfully installed and
>>> run WordPerfect Office X3. WordPerfect for Windows version 5.2 will
>>> not install correctly. Although the Compatibility Wizard does not
>>> fix it, a "fixed in RTM" dialog pops up immediately and with no
>>> detrimental artifacts after the failed installation. I am crossing
>>> my fingers that it will indeed be fixed. Yes, I still need WPWin 5.2
>>> because one of my lawyer clients refuses to let it go,
lawyers too cheap to upgrade to win95. just as in the well-abraded cliche. :-)
>>>and WPX3 does
>>> not back-convert correctly, no matter what Corel says.
>>> Thanks again, everybody!
>>> Brian in San Diego
>>> Transcriptionist and eBay Seller
>>> P.S. I installed Vista Starter out of curiosity and found it to be
>>> surprisingly capable for its intended scenario: apparently as a
>>> stand-alone PC or one that can share files "in" but not "out,"
>>> unless I missed something. And yes, it's true that only three
>>> applications can be open at a time.
Thing, Thing, and Thing.
or Thing, Thing, and Thing.
And Thing, Thing, and Thing are also fine.
but if you try Thing, Thing, Thing, and Thing - Thing just won't start?