Windows Vista Beta 2 Second Quater CTP

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  1. napalmnthemorning

    napalmnthemorning Moderator

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    Any word on when we might expect to see this. General public release or another CTP. Any bets out there. I'd say we'll see another CTP before a public release (Beta 2)
     
  2. ElementalDragon

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    well..... so far it's been a new build released every month..... as for public, dunno.
     
  3. LordOfLA

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    not seen anything new on MS Connect - would be nice to be able to activate my beta build so I can continue trying to break it :p
     
  4. kcnychief

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    Why can't you activate it? That bug has been fixed I thought?
     
  5. NetRyder

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    Yes, the activation issue was fixed quite a while ago...unless you're running into some other activation-related problem, in which case you should file it as a bug.

    As for new builds - well, one is supposed to be on the horizon, from what I've heard recently. And yes, this will be another CTP and not a public build.
     
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    I stand corrected.

    Although it's still a rumor at this point, there may be a Interim Build released tomorrow at around 1:00 PM EST...

    http://bink.nu/Article6777.bink
     
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  9. NetRyder

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    Even if it slips past Monday, it does look like it should be coming through later this week. There have been "official" hints in the beta NGs.

    The reports are claiming faster install times and noticeably improved performance. I certainly hope that's true. :)
     
  10. LordOfLA

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    Hopefully it'll fix my activation timeout errors too :) I didnt see any solutions to that in the NG's.
     
  11. LordOfLA

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    by the way derek. You should commit suicide for having a myspace page that horrendous :p
     
  12. NetRyder

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    Ahh, it has background music that auto-starts too! My speaker volume was up pretty high. I nearly fell off my chair when that Weezer track started. :D
     
  13. kcnychief

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    Just because you people don't like the Yankees, or keep your speakers up too high without using them, is no fault of my own :p

    I also read a few places that driver support is supposed to have gotten much better. Perhaps network drivers won't be such a headache going forward :dead:
     
  14. NetRyder

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    Heh, all the recent Vista builds have had built-in drivers for my laptop's Broadcom 440x NIC and Intel 2200BG wireless adapter, so I'm connected right after install. I did a fresh install of XP SP2 on the same machine a few months ago, and it didn't include drivers for either of them. XP's a great, solid OS, but it's definitely showing its age with respect to built-in drivers. :D
     
  15. kcnychief

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    You are right in saying that XP is showing it's age in relation to built-in drivers, but I would also like to state it's unfair to compare the two in regards to that.

    If you look at 2000 towards the tail-end of it's "latest OS" stage - although it's PNP support wasn't as good as XP, it hardly had a fraction of built-in drivers for hardware compared to what XP had when it debuted even.

    So, you are right, but that might not be a fair fight, don't you think?
     
  16. Electronic Punk

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    Dammit, left my laptop at work - might have to go and get it soon :D

    and lol@ PT moaning about not being sourced :p
     
  17. napalmnthemorning

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    According from a post from Paul Donnelly to the Windows Vista Beta Tester's Newsgroups, there will be no new build of Windows Vista posted for beta testers today.

    No New Windows Vista Build Today
     
  18. kcnychief

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    Yeah, it is rumored to now be "sometime over the next few days"
     
  19. Khayman

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    Yeah, theres a lot of buz about it on the NG.

    Looking foward to it. hopefully see some performance improvments on my test box, which i know is old but sometimes opening 2 programs right after each other can take miniutes.

    Not used it all too much tbh (for any actual substantive work) , just cause its not on my main box. But i like playing with it :)
     
  20. kcnychief

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    I'm picking up a decent laptop this week just to have a dedicated test environment for Vista. I have been using it through VirtualPC (got it sorted finally), but want something mobile. :)