75 thoughts on “Where’s the Windows Vista RC1 download?

  1. I tried beta 2, to be honest it sucked….slow slow slow…despite avin a decent pc, think ie7 is well slow, installed firefox 2.0 beta and a few other programs and it went nuts and kinda died. Then tried to reinstall a million times using every possible method and continued to get the famous 80070017 error (couldn’t copy the files over to HD) Hope RC1 is better and I dont have to try a million dvd burns, drives and case opening experiments to get this one to work. HHMMMppHHHhh!! anyone tried “Vista transformation pack 5.0″ for xp…..it looks great….google it.

  2. I tried beta 2, to be honest it sucked….slow slow slow…despite avin a decent pc, think ie7 is well slow, installed firefox 2.0 beta and a few other programs and it went nuts and kinda died. Then tried to reinstall a million times using every possible method and continued to get the famous 80070017 error (couldn’t copy the files over to HD) Hope RC1 is better and I dont have to try a million dvd burns, drives and case opening experiments to get this one to work. HHMMMppHHHhh!! anyone tried “Vista transformation pack 5.0″ for xp…..it looks great….google it.

  3. “Traditionally, isn’t SP1 the first usable release of a software package for the PC? That was my experience with both MS Windows 3.x and IBM OS/2 2.x.”
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    That’s the way it is, not just for the PC, but OSes in general. Take Macs, for example: Apple essentially released betaware with OSX 10.0 – it took 10.1 to *begin* the cleanup (I think 10.2 was the first good version of OSX and 10.3 was the first great version). Also, Mac OS 7.1 and 8.1 were the first decent versions of 7.x and 8.x.

  4. “Traditionally, isn’t SP1 the first usable release of a software package for the PC? That was my experience with both MS Windows 3.x and IBM OS/2 2.x.”
    ———————–

    That’s the way it is, not just for the PC, but OSes in general. Take Macs, for example: Apple essentially released betaware with OSX 10.0 – it took 10.1 to *begin* the cleanup (I think 10.2 was the first good version of OSX and 10.3 was the first great version). Also, Mac OS 7.1 and 8.1 were the first decent versions of 7.x and 8.x.

  5. Have Creative got round to releasing beta drivers for Vista yet???

    I’m fed up with toying about with an OS beta perfoming one giant mime.

  6. Have Creative got round to releasing beta drivers for Vista yet???

    I’m fed up with toying about with an OS beta perfoming one giant mime.

  7. RC1 is a waste of time, I have deployed it into 2 of my computers ie laptop and desktop and it is still full of bugs. I think Mr Jim Allchin was not in a right mind when he said that RC1 has finished. Its not worth of your time. There are better stuffs out there then this

    cheers

    ~Prince

    btw Public beta starts next week ;)

  8. RC1 is a waste of time, I have deployed it into 2 of my computers ie laptop and desktop and it is still full of bugs. I think Mr Jim Allchin was not in a right mind when he said that RC1 has finished. Its not worth of your time. There are better stuffs out there then this

    cheers

    ~Prince

    btw Public beta starts next week ;)

  9. Isn’t the RC1 in MS Windows the first sign that the product is now in early Beta? And that it’s no longer in Alpha?

    Traditionally, isn’t SP1 the first usable release of a software package for the PC? That was my experience with both MS Windows 3.x and IBM OS/2 2.x.

  10. Isn’t the RC1 in MS Windows the first sign that the product is now in early Beta? And that it’s no longer in Alpha?

    Traditionally, isn’t SP1 the first usable release of a software package for the PC? That was my experience with both MS Windows 3.x and IBM OS/2 2.x.

  11. jcposner: Chris Pirillo released a laundry list of gripes that ranged from complaints about the quality of fonts used in dialogs to serious usability concerns. I would expect that all the relevant teams listened to his feedback and gave it all due consideration.

    I know that our team did. I’m not sure if we followed all his suggestions (I simply don’t remember), but I DO know that the UX designers read his article and thought about his comments.

    Some of his comments have absolutely been addressed (new cursors, for example). Some of his are intentionally not going to be addressed (he wants glass effects on the elevation dialogs – that won’t happen because the elevation dialogs occur on a secure desktop, and the desktop window manager (which is what gives you glass) isn’t running on that desktop).

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