Vista Beta 2 & Office 2007 Beta

Discussion in 'Software' started by zark2.7, Jul 12, 2006.

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  1. Gautam

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    PYROTAK - I am not sure if sd cards would work - I haven't tried it yet (I should since the acer c314 has a memory card reader).

    If readyboost approves the device's speed threshold, then it certainly will speed up your machine for cached tasks. Try it out and post your results here!
     
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    Will do once i actually get a new laptop! still trying to decide which tablet to get!!
     
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    jritter - phenomenal find. That post answers all the ReadyBoost questions -

    to sum up for PYROTAK, et al - SD cards and other flash media should work, and especially will after RC1, but the catch is that it need to be a built in reader, such as the 5 in 1 reader on the acer c314.

    ReadyBoost is bascially a great advancement...
     
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    The other thing worth noting is that Windows Vista is absolutely sluggish on a computer/tablet with only 512 mb of RAM. (Which was Microsoft's minimum requirements listed). If you've tried out Vista on a computer or notebook that has 512 or less of RAM, I wouldn't let that bias your overall opinion of the OS. (I still need to upgrade!).

    The other thing worth noting is that less than a month after Beta 2 was released, Microsoft released a new build which apparenty performs way, way better than the Beta 2 build. They made a few changes which make the experience a lot better (such as lessening some of those annoying security warnings whenever you do something as small as hitting the "Start" button - exaggerating a bit, but they were annoying. I turned them off entirely when I was playing around with Beta 2) and, again, the overall performance is exponentially better.
     
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    Thank everyone for all the info, specially gautam. Great thread.
     
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