8 Replies Latest reply on Oct 9, 2006 9:26 AM by Newsgroup_User

    OT: Windows Vista Beta 2

    Level 7
      Has anyone installed Windows Vista Beta 2, yet? I'm currently downloading it
      now (FYI, it's around 3200mb or so) - and will probably put it on another PC
      for testing.

      If you haven't heard about its public release, you can read and obtain a
      copy by mail or download, here:

      http://www.microsoft.com/windowsvista/getready/preview.mspx .

      Just curious what you've thought for those who have installed it and used it
      already.

      Take care, everyone.

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        • 1. Re: OT: Windows Vista Beta 2
          wiggy1977
          Hi ive intalled Vista, its quite good but be warned i can no longer use my dsl modem and printer as no drivers are available.
          I have installed DW8 its seems ok but Vista used iis7 and i know nothing about it, i used to put my sites in seperat folders in the inetpub folder for testing, but i do not have permissions so and it seems set up mainly for asp.net and i only ues std asp!!! thats somthing i have to look into. But it did install!!
          • 2. Re: OT: Windows Vista Beta 2
            Level 7
            The folder hierarchy is completely different in Vista. There are many
            'legacy' folders that only exist as shortcuts.

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            "wiggy1977" <webforumsuser@macromedia.com> wrote in message
            news:egd1i2$30r$1@forums.macromedia.com...
            > Hi ive intalled Vista, its quite good but be warned i can no longer use my
            > dsl
            > modem and printer as no drivers are available.
            > I have installed DW8 its seems ok but Vista used iis7 and i know nothing
            > about
            > it, i used to put my sites in seperat folders in the inetpub folder for
            > testing, but i do not have permissions so and it seems set up mainly for
            > asp.net and i only ues std asp!!! thats somthing i have to look into. But
            > it
            > did install!!
            >


            • 3. Re: OT: Windows Vista Beta 2
              Level 7
              > The folder hierarchy is completely different in Vista. There are many
              > 'legacy' folders that only exist as shortcuts.

              Does Vista still support DOS? One wonders why Windows is so bloated...

              -Darrel


              • 4. Re: OT: Windows Vista Beta 2
                Level 1
                Yes it is way too bloated, worst! Not good!
                • 5. Re: OT: Windows Vista Beta 2
                  Level 7
                  Vista is backwards compatible. Imagine the hue and cry if it were not.

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                  "darrel" <notreal@nowhere.com> wrote in message
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                  >> The folder hierarchy is completely different in Vista. There are many
                  >> 'legacy' folders that only exist as shortcuts.
                  >
                  > Does Vista still support DOS? One wonders why Windows is so bloated...
                  >
                  > -Darrel
                  >


                  • 6. Re: OT: Windows Vista Beta 2
                    Level 7
                    > Vista is backwards compatible. Imagine the hue and cry if it were not.

                    Well, there's different ways to be backwards compatible. I prefer Apple's
                    method where they just run the old OS as a virtual machine within the main
                    OS. When you're ready to let the old stuff go, you don't need to keep the
                    bloat within the OS.

                    I agree, though...lots of folks here still love to jump into DOS. Even I do
                    at times...I just find it a bit odd that in 2006, MS is still just piling on
                    top of their early 80's code...

                    -Darrel


                    • 7. Re: OT: Windows Vista Beta 2
                      Level 7
                      On 09 Oct 2006 in macromedia.dreamweaver, darrel wrote:

                      > I agree, though...lots of folks here still love to jump into DOS.

                      I dunno if it's DOS so much as having a command line interface (CLI)
                      available. I find CLI a ton easier for things like bare file lists (dir
                      /b > myfiles.txt), and I have a version of grep which makes finding files
                      substantially faster and more powerful than using the Windows 'Find'
                      utility. And if I have to get/put a single file and I don't have DW
                      open, I'm inclined to use the CLI ftp program.

                      Of course, I do have to admit to still using a DOS program - a checkbook
                      manager which still meets my needs quite well.

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                      • 8. Re: OT: Windows Vista Beta 2
                        Level 7
                        I don't know, but was thinking they are using some type of virtual window
                        for a DOS-replacement.

                        http://www.vnunet.com/vnunet/news/2140815/hackers-crack-dos-replacement

                        jon

                        "darrel" <notreal@nowhere.com> wrote in message
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                        >> Vista is backwards compatible. Imagine the hue and cry if it were not.
                        >
                        > Well, there's different ways to be backwards compatible. I prefer Apple's
                        > method where they just run the old OS as a virtual machine within the main
                        > OS. When you're ready to let the old stuff go, you don't need to keep the
                        > bloat within the OS.
                        >
                        > I agree, though...lots of folks here still love to jump into DOS. Even I
                        > do at times...I just find it a bit odd that in 2006, MS is still just
                        > piling on top of their early 80's code...
                        >
                        > -Darrel
                        >