Vista? Has fixes? Get out of town!

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yagisencho

I can confirm: The file operations wart has been successfully lazed from Vista's face.

I'm running 64-bit Vista Ultimate with nary a driver, performance, or stability issue. All is right with the world.

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djremix71

Okay, I like linux along with the rest of them, but this is neither the time or the place to list linux games.

I just installed the patch. It make my system brand new. I hated vista for it's crapshoot load times and slower than my grandma in a wheelchair file transfers. Now, it goes faster than speedy gonzales. Snatch these things up as fast as you can.

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Jeffery

I was half heartedly joking with the linux games comment; in fact, only yesterday did I natively install UT2004 on my ubuntu machine. I was impressed at how well it ran; ubuntu must manage system resources better than windows, as the game was much smoother.
Concerning the updates, I just installed them. The system is definitely more responsive than before.

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JC's Demon Slayer

All I see, is that u r watching SW: Ep. 3, and playing TRON. Where's the multiple-games-at-the-same-time thing?

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dave23d

The second game (Frozzen Bubble)is on the side of SW: EP.3.

Love Linux and 3D Linux Games :)

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Mr E

That's like getting in your car, starting it up, and driving over a mosquito to kill it. No Windows PC is complete without a copy of Irfanview for simple photo viewing/altering/resizing duties. While you're at it, check out Paint.net for the more advanced stuff including layers and advanced selections.

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TheMurph

Mr. E:

actually, I use photoshop for a ton of work stuff. Believe me, if I was just resizing a picture, I'd fire up Gimp. :D

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dave23d

Linux is just too good. Gotta love the Linux 3D deskop effects.

Hasta la Vista baby.

Love Linux and Games

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webgrunt

I have been wanting to go Linux for some time. Unfortunately, pretty much every program I like is Windows-only.

Linux is improving very fast, though. I estimate that in two or three years, there will be some distros that are as easy to run as Windows. When that time comes, people will swarm to Linux. Screw M$ with their $200-400 pricing for Vista!

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Jeffery

And exactly which "games" are you playing on your linux distro? ;)

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dave23d

This is a very short list, but gives you a good idea

Torcs
Homeworld
Homeworld2
Unreal
UT
UT2003
UT2004
Quake
Quake 3
Quake 4
Doom
Doom 2
Doom 3
Frozzen Bubble
GLTron
Half Life
Half Life 2
ConterStrike 2
All Steam games..
Alien vs Preditor
A lot of old DOS games too..

The list does go on, but I will take up a lot of space. But you get an idea from this short list.

I can play alot of them at the same time too. Like on this picture:-
http://home.iprimus.com.au/pbennison/Linux23dragon/Daves-Linux-Style3.png

Love Linux and 3D Linux Games :)

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Caboose

Just installed both patches, and I have noticed a performance increase. Even with general loading of things.

-= I don't want to be dead, I want to be alive! Or... a cowboy! =-

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starky75

Downloaded them this afternoon and both were installed. To delete or transfer a file is down quickly now. Before to delete a 1 GB file or larger would take forever to transfer to the recycle bin along with deleting them from the recycle bin. Also, to transfer a folder from one drive to another, even on a different IDE or SATA channel is now fast. Before even though I would transfer files from an IDE to a SATA drive, it would take what would seem forever to complete. Now, however, about the same as Windows XP. I highly recommend everyone to download them as soon as possible as the overall feel of Vista now seems faster in opening apps and just general use.

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