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    News - Vista SP2 Beta available from tomorrow

    Microsoft has announced that everyone can have a look at the Beta Vista service pack 2 from tomorrow.
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    Re: News - Vista SP2 Beta available from tomorrow

    You'd have thought Microsoft would've got the hang of making operating systems by now, but the public availability of the second service pack produced for Vista...this year implies otherwise.
    Bit harsh!
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    Re: News - Vista SP2 Beta available from tomorrow

    I don't think Vista is as bad as people make out. Sure it had some growing pains, but then what OS doesn't?

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    Re: News - Vista SP2 Beta available from tomorrow

    Rose tinted glasses.

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    Re: News - Vista SP2 Beta available from tomorrow

    Can this one be properly integrated via slipstreaming?
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    And by trying to force me to like small pants, they've alienated me.

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    Re: News - Vista SP2 Beta available from tomorrow

    Quote Originally Posted by Agent View Post
    Can this one be properly integrated via slipstreaming?
    According to http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/l.../dd335036.aspx

    SP2 also includes a Service Pack Clean-up tool (Compcln.exe) which helps restore the hard disk space by permanently deleting the previous versions of the files (RTM and SP1) that are being serviced by SP2. The Pack Clean up tool can also be run offline while creating slipstream images to reduce the size of the image.
    Looks promising.

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    Re: News - Vista SP2 Beta available from tomorrow

    As was said above, iv been on vista 64 for 18months now and havn't looked back! Iv been happy with vista and hopefully sp2 will only make things better!

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    Re: News - Vista SP2 Beta available from tomorrow

    You'd have thought Microsoft would've got the hang of making operating systems by now, but the public availability of the second service pack produced for Vista...this year implies otherwise.
    You'd have thought the linux community would know how to write an OS by now, they release a new kernel every other week and still they need to keep working on it! It must be rubbish!!!


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    Re: News - Vista SP2 Beta available from tomorrow

    Quote Originally Posted by Andehh View Post
    As was said above, iv been on vista 64 for 18months now and havn't looked back! Iv been happy with vista and hopefully sp2 will only make things better!
    Diddo to this comment. Been using for 12 months and once installed I slimmed out the rubbish by reading forums and love it.

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    Re: News - Vista SP2 Beta available from tomorrow

    Quote Originally Posted by Funkstar View Post
    You'd have thought the linux community would know how to write an OS by now, they release a new kernel every other week and still they need to keep working on it! It must be rubbish!!!

    So how long till someone starts a linux vs windows fight in here!!!

    Dam good point though!

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    Re: News - Vista SP2 Beta available from tomorrow

    Quote Originally Posted by Brewster0101 View Post
    So how long till someone starts a linux vs windows fight in here!!!

    Dam good point though!
    Then again vista did take 5 years to develop. it had to drop alot of features. first day experience was not good. it took around a year to release service pack 1 which fixed most of the issues.
    so 6 years to make a stable OS?
    does seem a rather long time.
    luckily windows 7 even pre beta is very stable.

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    Re: News - Vista SP2 Beta available from tomorrow

    Quote Originally Posted by lodore View Post
    Then again vista did take 5 years to develop. it had to drop alot of features. first day experience was not good. it took around a year to release service pack 1 which fixed most of the issues.
    so 6 years to make a stable OS?
    does seem a rather long time.
    luckily windows 7 even pre beta is very stable.
    Or they could release a new OS every year with only incrimental changes and the same functional increase that a service pack gives you for nothing. People* would complain about that.


    *Normal people, not Mac owners, obviously.

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    Re: News - Vista SP2 Beta available from tomorrow

    LOL very true
    only real issue with vista really is the speed. still quite slow
    of course it still has the issue that all windows os's have which is leftovers in the registry after uninstalling applications.

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    Quote Originally Posted by lodore View Post
    LOL very true
    only real issue with vista really is the speed. still quite slow
    of course it still has the issue that all windows os's have which is leftovers in the registry after uninstalling applications.
    I'd say that's am issue with naughty uninstallers rather than the OS.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Andehh View Post
    As was said above, iv been on vista 64 for 18months now and havn't looked back! Iv been happy with vista and hopefully sp2 will only make things better!
    I only stopped using it due to Abit's inability to properly sign a driver, other than that I enjoyed using it, going to switch back when my new wireless card gets delivered.
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    Re: News - Vista SP2 Beta available from tomorrow

    Quote Originally Posted by Writer with a grudge
    You'd have thought Microsoft would've got the hang of making operating systems by now, but the public availability of the second service pack produced for Vista...this year implies otherwise.
    Tosh - and so the seven for NT 4 made that bad? And the three for XP? I'd rather expect more from Hexus!

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