Microsoft Touts Windows Vista-Ready Hardware and Software

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  1. kcnychief

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  2. Grandmaster

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    Coolio. Looking forward to trying out both IE7 and WMP11.
     
  3. muzikool

    muzikool Act your wage. Political User

    Yay for IE 7 ... hurry up and get here!
     
  4. NetRyder

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    WMP11 rocks. Haven't really had any issues with the beta, but I'm looking forward to the final release. :)
     
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    iTunes 7 has generally been a pain in the ass. For some reason if I move its program folder in the start menu it starts a new installation and creates the folder again. It's also been crashing with the album art view. And I also get another weird error where if I've been listening to some music for an hour or so...some tracks start sounding distorted.

    Somebody figure out a way to use WMP11 with an iPod please :)
     
  6. madmatt

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    CNET says new features found in iTunes 7 were ripped off from WMP11 =)
     
  7. muzikool

    muzikool Act your wage. Political User

    Did you download the update to 7.0 that was released a week or two after 7.0 was released? Sucks that it caused problems for PC users, I love 7.0 compared to prior versions.
     
  8. Grandmaster

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    ^ Yeah I have 7.01. Same problems :ermm:
     
  9. X-Istence

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    Yup. Who came to the market first is what counts though. Watch people start saying WMP 11 ripped it off from iTunes.
     
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    It's a never ending battle. =)
     
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    Is there a compatible Codec pack? I can't seem to get WMP11 to play anything other than wmv files.
     
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    I usually use WMP just for music (and VLC for video), so I'm not sure.
    Doesn't ffdshow work? I thought I remembered installing it on an older Vista build and was able to play some xvid files in WMP11...
     
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    You won't have a choice of "trying" after the new year. MS will force all users to upgrade to IE7 through Windows/MSUpdate (including autoupdate) a few weeks after the public release. :)
     
  14. kcnychief

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    Yup.