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Old 07-14-2006, 10:25 AM   #1551 (permalink)
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Grisoft, the maker of the popular free antivirus software AVG has announced that Microsoft has fixed a bug that was preventing AVG from installing on Vista Beta 2. You need to get an update though.

Peter Cameron of Grisoft's Australian distributor Avalanche Technology said Vista Beta 2 users should obtain the Microsoft patch via Windows Update. "After application of the update, AVG products can be installed and used without any further problems or restrictions," he said.

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Copy of alpha version of windows vista can be download as torrent at isohunt. just try to search it their..
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Creative Labs have just released a Windows Vista Beta 2 driver for the Creative X-Fi Series of sound cards.

Check it out in the link below!

http://ccftp.creative.com/manualdn/D..._2_10_0000.exe
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PROnetworks announced that VistaBootPRO 2.0 Beta, the newest version of the original program developed by the PROnetworks Betas Team and the Beta Testing Forum, is now available for download.

This is an update to the original VistaBootPRO 1.0 Beta. There are lots of new features and improved GUI interface. Full support for Windows Vista Beta 2 and Build 5456 has been added as well.

VistaBootPRO has proven quite popular because it is used to make changes to the Windows Vista Boot Configuration Data (BCD) registry quickly and easily, doing the job in a fraction of the time it would take using the alternative.

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Warez, does Vista support INF files, in case you have older components in your PC?
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Earlier this week Bill Gates said there was an 80 percent chance Windows Vista would ship in January 2007 as scheduled.

At the time I said "I wouldn't make any bets with odds like that," and neither would Mac developer Wil Shipley--he wants to bet Bill $10,000 that Vista won't ship by next January, and he's giving the Microsoft chairman 3 to 1 odds (which, for the math-challenged, is better than Bill's 80%, or 4:1).

Of course, Gates will never take him or anyone else (except maybe Ballmer or Allchin) up on that bet, but it would be nice to see him put his money, as Shipley says, where his mouth is.

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Warez, does Vista support INF files, in case you have older components in your PC?
If you are asking this for like device driver isntall then yes. I have used the .inf files to isntall my sound drivers numerous times over the course of the past year testing Vista Beta.
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When we said early this week, we we're not expecting it to be this early. Just minutes ago eager testers were surprised as Windows Vista build 5472 was released on Microsoft Connect.

As always, the build is currently available in both X64(64-bit) which is approximately 3.5GB in size, and X86(32-bit) which is just over 2.5GB.

The download is available to connect testers only and is not publicly available as a CPP. Testers have been told that 5342 keys will work with this build and no new keys are required.

Many of the people that have seen previous screenshots of upcoming builds have been wanting to get their hands on the wallpaper shown within them. You can now download that wallpaper Here courtesy of Utakz' Blog.

A screenshot gallery of the new build will be available within the next couple of hours.


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Well, so far so good with Windows Vista Build 5472. It's still working extremely fast for me, and the new theme is really nice on my eyes.

Everything seems very stable, and this is (dare I say it) faster then XP fast...

But, some things never change. One of those things is the "Add Fonts" dialog, straight from Windows 3.1. This dialog has been in Windows 3.1, Windows 95, Windows 98, Windows ME, Windows 2000, and Windows XP. I think it's time for an update, but aparently this is not on any list at Microsoft .

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According to Symantec, Windows Vista is very likely to be less secure than Windows XP by the time it comes out. Symantec has supposedly already found many security flaws in Windows Vista's networking code. Symantec also says Vista's new code is what is problematic.

According to the Symantec report, "Microsoft has removed a large body of tried and tested code and replaced it with freshly written code, complete with new corner cases and defects. This may provide for a more stable networking stack in the long term, but stability will suffer in the short term."

This is obviously surprising for Microsoft employees, who have declared so many times that Vista would be more secure than XP. Microsoft answered by a simple explanation that the software is still in beta stage and that numerous improvements would be made until it comes out.
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