Microsoft's Surrender to Intel over Vista Capable Requirements Angered HP, Pleased Others, Newly Released Emails Reveal

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cap737

I feel sorry for Jim in the email chain. He new nothing about it and told Balmer "WTF?!? I go away for a little bit and this is what happened?! Now my street cred is messed up!" and what does Balmer say? "It wasn't me! You better fix this!"

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djcage69

I tried to install Vista on my SAGER 9880 (Pentium 4 3.6 Gh, 2 GB Ram, ATI X800) a year ago and i tcrashed.  I contacted SAGER, they said that my laptop was not compatible with Vista.  Bummer.  When SP1 for Vista came out, too my surprise , I am able to run Vista Home Premium with Aeroglass and have been doing so for over 2 months.  My main problems when I ran the compatability program was hardware (drivers).  Whatever was in Vista corrected that.  I can honestly say that Microsoft is trying by leaps and bounds to make Vista more and more compatable and more importantly, stable.

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Marcus_Soperus

Djcage69, thanks for sharing your story. SP1 includes many more drivers as well as many other fixes, so if you couldn't run original Vista, take another look at SP1.

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Lord Omega

I have an IBM T43 with a Pentium M 1.86GHz processor and an ATI X300. It can run Compiz beautifully with very few problems. All the effects can be ran and they work just fine (some of them I needed to ajust but that wasn't bad). Aero could run on my PC but I chose Lin over Win

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elburro

good choice with Lin over Win.  You will never go wrong with that choice.

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