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Vista Beta 2 Public Released

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    intelman

    As many of you know it is public now! Now do you think Nvidia or <X> will release more drivers, or more updated drivers for Vista now that the public hands have a hold of it? I hope the public pressure gets on them!

    Torrent: http://www.vistatorrent.com/

    English x86 and x64

    German x86 and x64

    Japanese x86 and x64

    Keys http://bartysblog.be/content/get-your-windows-vista-beta-2-keys-early

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    Xaero_​Vincent

    Oh thats just so kick a55! Big Smile


    /me Prepares to download!


    Regards,
    Vincent

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    Rowan

    intelman wrote:
    As many of you know it is public now! Now do you think Nvidia or <X> will release more drivers, or more updated drivers for Vista now that the public hands have a hold of it? I hope the public pressure gets on them!

    English x86 and x64

    German

    Japanese


    Is that "Download Manager" meant to help MS or me?

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    jamie

    so - regular folks can load this?

    well i guess we see if they all love it, are baffled by it or whatever..

    finally.
     
    Should be a great indicator of what's really right or wrong
    1000's of normal users...

    ..popcorn popping...   *although it will probably be a week or more before the results can really be .. written / blogged / heard

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    intelman

    "Is that "Download Manager" meant to help MS or me?"

    Lol, it probably allows you to resume, so I suppose I would use it.

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    Xaero_​Vincent

    Wow and its going fast too! ~200 KBps transfer rate. Just 4 hours and 30 minutes to party time! Big Smile


    Hey does Aero work on an Radeon 9600 XT ?


    Regards,
    Vincent

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    intelman

    Xaero_Vincent wrote:
    Wow and its going fast too! ~200 KBps transfer rate. Just 4 hours and 30 minutes to party time!


    Hey does Aero work on an Radeon 9600 XT ?


    Regards,
    Vincent


    I think Aero does work.  Might want to check out drivers from here.

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    jamie

    did i mention...."1000's of normal users... "

    my money is on CHAOS - total freakout - "what have you done!?"

    there's my bet.  if im wrong.. you read it here first Smiley

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    pacelvi

    Xaero_Vincent wrote:
    Wow and its going fast too! ~200 KBps transfer rate. Just 4 hours and 30 minutes to party time!


    Hey does Aero work on an Radeon 9600 XT ?


    Regards,
    Vincent


    Areo works on my Raedon Mobile 200 Series ( i think it is) ok.

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    intelman

    I'm in freakout at manufactures not supporting Vista yet. I guess it is in Beta, but they use that as such an excuse Sad Nforce drivers, kinda suck, so do the graphics (nvidia) suck too. They work, but the audio drives me insane in the brain!

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    Xaero_​Vincent

    I checked... it seems like it does.

    http://www.ati.com/technology/windowsvista/Products.html

    Plus the 9600 is included in the Vista beta drivers... so everything should work I guess. Smiley


    Regards,
    Vincent

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    Manip

    Are we sure this is a Microsoft release / site? ... When did Microsoft start using Java and signing their ActiveX controls via a data warehouse company?

    ...

    And as *.ISO's can be signed (right?) there is no way to confirm that they have not been messed with.

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    intelman

    Manip wrote:
    Are we sure this is a Microsoft release / site? ... When did Microsoft start using Java and signing their ActiveX controls via a data warehouse company?

    ...

    And as *.ISO's can be signed (right?) there is no way to confirm that they have not been messed with.


    You can't seriously think it is fake....

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    alwaysmc2

    GAAH!  I was so excited because it was going at 1mbps.

    Now it keeps on saying that there was a connection error.  But at least it lets me resume!Big Smile

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    TimP

    alwaysmc2 wrote:
    Now it keeps on saying that there was a connection error.  But at least it lets me resume!


    I'm getting the same thing. It's too bad MS is anal and won't use BitTorrent.

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    intelman

    I do not know how Microsoft expected the public to get keys, but this does work

    http://bartysblog.be/content/get-your-windows-vista-beta-2-keys-early

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    Xaero_​Vincent

    No. Its unlikely that this a leaked release.

    Microsoft said that they were planning to release a public beta in June.

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    Nightengale

    Yes it is totally sanctioned Beta 2, with RC1 to follow. You can order the DVD's or d'l here:

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

    While that looks like a totally benign link, if you scroll down it gives you options to order the DVD or download. The download manager is totally horrible because it doenst auto connect after an error, which happends about every two minutes....but can you imagine the amount of people trying to d/l this??

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