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  • Will Vista have an OS wide spell check or dictionary like OS X?

    I'm a two time switcher, I switched to Mac OS X earlier in the summer, but by the end of the summer I just didn't feel comfortable enough to keep the product.

    That's enough backstory, anyway one thing I miss is the built in spell check and dictionary. Will this be in Vista? It was AMAZING being able to look up any word any where and have the ability to spell check in any text feild.

    Thanks,
    Stefan

  • When is the due date for Office 2007 Beta 2 Technical Refresh?

    So I have a Vista RC 1 dvd sitting waiting to be inserted into my laptop, but honestly if I'm going to go balls to the wall beta then I want to wait until the new technical refresh of office is out to have both things on my system.

    a) will it be avilable to the public? if it isn't then i'll get it from the taco stand either way, i don't know why microsoft doesn't see this.

    b) when will it come out?

  • It's Official: Windows Vista RC1 Is Complete

    call me when there's a torrent lol

  • Why isn't Microsoft One Note an online AJAX application?

    I love and use One Note every day. It's crucial to my college experiance.

    But lately I've been wondering, Google purchased writely, hello google released google notebook recently, why doesn't MS combine these two concepts: a rich text editor, and a clipping extension for firefox or some sort of extension for IE and make this:

    Windows Live Notebook

    Or something similar in concept.

  • Now that Vista supports Aero via OpenGL, will it increase ​compatabili​ty?

    http://dailytech.com/article.aspx?newsid=3760

    The problem with OpenGL was that it was never officially supported or evangelized by Microsoft. Of course, Microsoft has always advocated its own Direct3D driver model over OpenGL, but GPU manufacturers have long supported OpenGL in drivers. Many games and productivity applications still use OpenGL even today. With Windows Vista, Microsoft made it clear that OpenGL support would only work as a layer sitting on top of Direct3D. There was going to be translation involved and thus, a performance hit.

    This week the Khronos group, which is responsible for developing and maintaining OpenGL, has released a report indicating that OpenGL support will now be natively supported in Vista without layering over Direct3D. Using standard Windows installable client driver (ICD), OpenGL will be fully accelerated and be fully compatible with Windows Vista's Aeroglass UI. In fact, Khronos says that by the time Windows Vista ships, Aeroglass performance on OpenGL will be superior to that of Direct3D. According to Khronos and NVIDIA:
    • Hardware overlays are not supported
    • Hardware OpenGL overlays are an obsolete feature on Vista
    • ATI and NVIDIA strongly recommend using compositing desktop/FBOs for same functionality
    However, the OpenGL ICD drivers must still be downloaded and will not ship on the Windows Vista installation disc. Khronos said that NVIDIA already has a beta 2 ICD OpenGL driver available and ATI will release its own soon. If no ICD is present, Windows Vista will rely on the layered OpenGL mode by default and only offer basic functionality.


    so vista supports aero via opengl now, fantastic.

    but what level of opengl?

    my thinkpad with an intel onboard gma 900 isn't aero compatible since it has software t&l. but it's opengl 1.4 compatible. will it work?

  • Any new updates on Vista supporting EFI?

    sbc wrote:
    Getting a Mac and then removing OSX to install Vista seems like a waste of time to me. You buy a Mac for OSX. Otherwise it is cheaper just to buy a PC with Windows already on it.

    Is EFI really worth the premium of a Mac? If Vista did support EFI so would Dell, HP etc.


    thanks for you opinion of what is a waste or not, i highly appreciate your subjectivness.

    of course i could buy a 399 dell, but would i rather have that connected to my pc or a mac mini is a different story.

  • Any new updates on Vista supporting EFI?

    bump

  • Any new updates on Vista supporting EFI?

    Yes I know Apple has boot camp, but I'd rarther just use all my hard drive space for Vista.

  • Why hasn't anyone made a QuickSilver (Mac app) like program for Windows?

    HumanCompiler wrote:
    ActiveWords is similar isn't it?

    http://www.activewords.com/


    i'm going to have to check this out, it looks amazing, only thing that stinks is that bar is quite ugly to have on ones desktop.

    thanks for the recommendation.

    ok after installing it and playing it around i'm quite pissed that i have to setup all my activewords shortcuts.

    the windows vista start menu will have this feature right? so when i hit the start button and start typing away, it will be like spotlight right?

    EDIT: And Rossj, expect a huge essay in a new thread about my 2.5 months running exclusivly Mac OS X. I will go into detail why I switched back.

  • Why hasn't anyone made a QuickSilver (Mac app) like program for Windows?

    I switched to the Mac for about 2.5 months, and now I'm back in the Windows world, but that's for another thread.

    Right now I want to know, holy freaking cow, why isn't there an application like QuickSilver out for Windows?

    Here is a review for the application on Mac World just to give you an idea of what you're missing out on:

    http://www.macworld.com/weblogs/macgems/2006/01/quicksilver/index.php