Is Windows Aero desktop really that great?
Ummm, does anyone here actually USE the 3D AERO glass feature???...because the only time it shows up on my screen is when I hit it by accident when I'm trying to press the Show Desktop bar, which I keep right beside it in the Quick Launch bar. The (free!) competition's finally looking more appealing to the masses. Be afraid MS...be very afraid, because even your expensive & pointless bells and whistles are starting to sound out of tune.
In fact, I got rid of the quicklaunch icon for it months ago because I would hit it by accident too, and I couldn't stand the look of it.
The "Show desktop" actually is useful, but Vista wasn't a big upgrade overall that I thought it would be. Searching in folders? LOL.
You're missing my point: As non-MS OS's such as Linux and <GASP!> Apple become exceedingly popular, increased user demand will compel software developers to pay more attention to these "inferior" alternatives, and develop accordingly. As it stands TODAY, MS is the clear choice for software support; it's the single only reason why I use it. But if you think this trend will last if MS continues to operate with their arrogant heads up their arses, you're only fooling yourself. And BTW: Since when is Vista "fully compatible???" Man, I never wanna relive the outright Hell I went through with trying to migrate my hardware/software from XP to Vista. I found compatibility problems with MS' own bloody products (i.e., Office 2000). And other otherwise-fine programs & hardware, I had to either unexpectedly upgrade, patch or give up altogether. And before you assume so: I am far from a computer "noob." "You disagree with me wholeheartedly. ALLOW or DENY."
hands down and theres another linux one that blows vista away... Compiz check it out on youtube very sweet stuff.
http://www.youtube.com/watc... And the funny part is that the original Compiz came out BEFORE Vista.. And ran really well on Intel GMA900 and 950's! Let's see Aero pull that one off... ;-) Even the effects in MacOS X Leopard are just more classy looking than Aero. Well, at least Microsoft tried... ;-) What's funny is taking my laptop into a coffee shop or other place with free WiFi, and just start playing around with the 3D desktop... And see how many people come by and ask you about it... I love the expression I typically get when I tell them that I'm running Linux... ;-)
where can i get it and how much and any chance it will run on my ps3?
Too much styling for Ubuntu, IMO. Vista is more elegant when opening windows. Though Unbuntu's overall interfance idea is better.
If it weren't for the fact that MS has a monopoly on PC gaming...
Go ahead, disagree, but don't take my bubbles. thanks.
Both are very pretty, but does any of that really help you use a computer better? Takes me zero time to simply click another open window, why would i want it to do all that bs?
youd b surprised at the improvements in performance you can get with beryl or compiz.... Even just mundane things like juglling multiple windows is way smoother and you can set up focus options so has soon has nou mouse over a window it pops into the front pane... lots of great stuff you really need to try to understand...
Im gonna install this rite now....
... I have Vista now, and it's OK, but I feel like I got screwed with the OEM, which is only a 32 bit OS, which means my machine will only be able to use 3,25 GB.
Now, I wanted to contact Microsoft to see if we can manage some kind of 'trade', so i would actually get the version I would WANT (and need), but apparently when your Vista is an OEM, their 'advice' will cost ya money. Poor poor service.
So it will be 64 bit Ubuntu for me instead, probably starting witha dual-boot, but if all the freeware works great for me, I will probably switch over completely, cause programs like Photoshop and Vista and all the other programs are just wayyy too expensive.
I really hope more and more people will switch over to good quality freeware...
I wish I could switch. Trying to get my Wireless network card to work under Linux was too much of a pain. I'll stick to my crashing windows until an easier solution comes up I guess. :(
the new SP1 for vista fixes the ram problem!
this vid is really old. i remember watching it when vista came out. fortunately, i'm completely happy with leopard.
Does anyone kno where i can download this from?
google brings up http://www.ubuntu.com/ go figure
Compiz fusion comes "preload" on the newest Ubuntu version. You just have to install it yourself...
ubuntu is the pimp and windows is it's b1tch. what a disgrace comparing ubuntu to vista.
If I have a 32 bit Vista OS, do I have select the 64 bit one if I want the 64 but Ubuntu, or is that standard?
Wow! That Ubuntu version lookeded way cooler IMO, but it's almost a fact :]
Is Beryl version 8 of Ubuntu? I've been using 7.10 lately. I need to reinstall it though. I installed the 64-bit version and I guess I should go with 32-bit. It was the first Linux I got to install so I could use a wireless network though. Finally Linux desktop is almost ready for the average user.
agreed i want to try this version of Ubuntu, i am going to try and install it 2morrow =p
that other os looks cool but w.e i dont care about it. its linux, meaning it has 50x more compatibility problems than vista
it took me years to figure out xp and im sure it will take me another few years to figure out vista features
i like simple programs what do simple things, the world still hasnt figured out how to use a video recorder, until thats figured out the world can never move on
Leopard is your answer to simplicity
Hey does the ps3 version have this feature
Depends on how Ubuntu handles the PS3 graphics driver.
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