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  1. Damn it Robert. You should have got yourself on the TAP before you left…

    I’ve only downloaded about 6% of it so far. If that makes you feel any better!

  2. I’m in the same boat as you…I’ve not tried any previous builds but I’m hoping to try RC1. Hope it’s quick for public release.

  3. I’m in the same boat as you…I’ve not tried any previous builds but I’m hoping to try RC1. Hope it’s quick for public release.

  4. [...] La Release Candidate 1 di Windows Vista è stata rilasciata in questo momento. Mi stavo giusto guardando intorno per decidere come impiegare il weekend: Redmond ha deciso per me. Facile immaginare che a stretto giro di posta le pagine del Customer Preview Program saranno aggiornate per consentire il download ad un pubblico più ampio. Divertente, in proposito, l’intervento di Scoble. Technorati Tags: Vista RC1 [...]

  5. LOL. Get in line Robert!!! Teasing man.

    We’ll have the bits on the TechNet and MSDN download areas next week and will open the floodgates for everyone else shortly after.

  6. LOL. Get in line Robert!!! Teasing man.

    We’ll have the bits on the TechNet and MSDN download areas next week and will open the floodgates for everyone else shortly after.

  7. The reason they havn’t released to CPP yet is incase there are any show-stoppers they missed. I’m sure MS doesn’t want to risk releasing an OS that will wipe your whole hard drive to the whole world. :) So really it’s for us losers own safety. ;)

    Dan

  8. The reason they havn’t released to CPP yet is incase there are any show-stoppers they missed. I’m sure MS doesn’t want to risk releasing an OS that will wipe your whole hard drive to the whole world. :) So really it’s for us losers own safety. ;)

    Dan

  9. Look at it this way Robert: I’m tying up my precious bandwidth for the last 5 hours and there’s still 9 hours to go. You can DL six movies on Vongo while I stare at a progress meter that moves slower than molasses in Vermont during the winter. ;)

  10. Look at it this way Robert: I’m tying up my precious bandwidth for the last 5 hours and there’s still 9 hours to go. You can DL six movies on Vongo while I stare at a progress meter that moves slower than molasses in Vermont during the winter. ;)

  11. Bit torrent I would assume by the end of the weekend. Once again making all loosers equal in the eyes of the torrent gods.

  12. Bit torrent I would assume by the end of the weekend. Once again making all loosers equal in the eyes of the torrent gods.

  13. “Shortly thereafter.” I hope they mean that. Remember how long it took for Beta 2 to go public after the testers had it? It was between two and three weeks later.

  14. “Shortly thereafter.” I hope they mean that. Remember how long it took for Beta 2 to go public after the testers had it? It was between two and three weeks later.

  15. All this damn talk of Vista… I had to install Beta2, cause that’s all I had. :-( I figure.. “what the hell” I might as well do it now. Can’t WAIT till RC1… ahhh.. I suck, I know.

  16. All this damn talk of Vista… I had to install Beta2, cause that’s all I had. :-( I figure.. “what the hell” I might as well do it now. Can’t WAIT till RC1… ahhh.. I suck, I know.

  17. “. I would also like to see the Release candidate for office 2007″

    Word from Redmond is that it will ship at the same time as Vista, so it should be soon. I sure hope they fix some of the Outlook/IE7 bloopers FIRST.

  18. “. I would also like to see the Release candidate for office 2007″

    Word from Redmond is that it will ship at the same time as Vista, so it should be soon. I sure hope they fix some of the Outlook/IE7 bloopers FIRST.

  19. Hey guys you missed out on the Pre-RC1 public release. Microsoft offered it to the first 100,000 people about a week ago. The program is no closed. I tried to download it but my ISP went down for a few miniutes and I was going to even think about installing a possble erronomouse OS. I ended up deleteing it and by the time I remembered (which was while I was reading this blog) They closed the link. Im sure if you search heard enough someone is serving a copy of it.

    Here was the offical link Microsoft posted http://download.windowsvista.com/preview/prerc1/en/x86/download.htm

  20. Hey guys you missed out on the Pre-RC1 public release. Microsoft offered it to the first 100,000 people about a week ago. The program is no closed. I tried to download it but my ISP went down for a few miniutes and I was going to even think about installing a possble erronomouse OS. I ended up deleteing it and by the time I remembered (which was while I was reading this blog) They closed the link. Im sure if you search heard enough someone is serving a copy of it.

    Here was the offical link Microsoft posted http://download.windowsvista.com/preview/prerc1/en/x86/download.htm

  21. Leaving Microsoft at this point in the development cycle…must have been a VERY hard decision!
    I am expecting big bold moves by the good people at Redmond.

  22. Leaving Microsoft at this point in the development cycle…must have been a VERY hard decision!
    I am expecting big bold moves by the good people at Redmond.

  23. I think scoble is talking about The RC1, not the Pre-RC1. I think RC1 runs well with boot camp, then I’ll have all the leading-edge OSs on one machine and I can go “Oooooh”.

  24. I think scoble is talking about The RC1, not the Pre-RC1. I think RC1 runs well with boot camp, then I’ll have all the leading-edge OSs on one machine and I can go “Oooooh”.

  25. So, “Release Candidate” no longer means “this software is the one we’re going to release unless we find a last minute problem”. Jim Alchin says: “We’re not done yet, however — quality will continue to improve. We’ll keep plugging away on application compatibility, as well as fit and finish, until RTM”. I thought that was a beta.

  26. So, “Release Candidate” no longer means “this software is the one we’re going to release unless we find a last minute problem”. Jim Alchin says: “We’re not done yet, however — quality will continue to improve. We’ll keep plugging away on application compatibility, as well as fit and finish, until RTM”. I thought that was a beta.

  27. ok well it’s up and atom, extracting it now.

    i’m glad my friend got into the beta, too bad he did it just to spite me. anyway i have a legit key so i can’t wait to throw this onto my laptop!

  28. ok well it’s up and atom, extracting it now.

    i’m glad my friend got into the beta, too bad he did it just to spite me. anyway i have a legit key so i can’t wait to throw this onto my laptop!

  29. Chris Pirillo released a list of things that needed to be addressed in Vista. Any idea if these areas of concern were addressed in RC1. I think Robert bloggged about this Vista list as well. Just wondering how the feedback and execution loop is working. It would be nice if MS could demonstrate some agility with the code base.

  30. Chris Pirillo released a list of things that needed to be addressed in Vista. Any idea if these areas of concern were addressed in RC1. I think Robert bloggged about this Vista list as well. Just wondering how the feedback and execution loop is working. It would be nice if MS could demonstrate some agility with the code base.

  31. 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).

  32. 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).

  33. 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.

  34. 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.

  35. 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 ;)

  36. 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 ;)

  37. 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.

  38. 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.

  39. “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.

  40. “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.

  41. 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.

  42. 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.