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Oooo. Very nice. I've got to get me this "free" copy of Windows Vista ;).

lol I should have been clearer but I was too sick at that time.

I got a free LEGAL copy of vista ultimate from Microsoft for testing the OS over the past year and submitting bugs etc.
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Damn, i'd love a free copy :(. Hmm.. how do you get involved in the beta testing?

I like the look of it too. But I'll just pay after Richad and all the other people who have probably spent ten times as much time testing as they could ever be repaid, have ironed out all the bugs.
Thankyou to all the testers.
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I dont know if this is a conspiracy theory running around that I have picked up on but some people claim that Vista will be able to 'dial home' and thus be disabled for breaches of the EULA?

hm not sure about that. I have not noticed anything that might suggest that. Microsoft has also not mentioned any of this - which would be illegal for them to do.
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Would you recommend it to a happy user of windows xp? In other words are the new features worth the rather high price tag for an upgrade?

I have just been reading this info from the Microsoft web site

Regards Delbel

What is a Windows Vista Capable PC?
A new PC that carries the Windows Vista Capable PC logo can run Windows Vista. All editions of Windows Vista will deliver core experiences such as innovations in organizing and finding information, security, and reliability. All Windows Vista Capable PCs will run these core experiences at a minimum. Some features available in the premium editions of Windows Vista—like the new Windows Aero user experience—may require advanced or additional hardware.

A Windows Vista Capable PC includes at least:

A modern processor (at least 800MHz1).
512 MB of system memory.
A graphics processor that is DirectX 9 capable.
Windows Vista Premium Ready PCs
To get an even better Windows Vista experience, including the Windows Aero user experience, ask for a Windows Vista Capable PC that is designated Premium Ready, or choose a PC that meets or exceeds the Premium Ready requirements described below. Features available in specific premium editions of Windows Vista, such as the ability to watch and record live TV, may require additional hardware.

A Windows Vista Premium Ready PC includes at least:

1 GHz 32-bit (x86) or 64-bit (x64) processor1.
1 GB of system memory.
Support for DirectX 9 graphics with a WDDM driver, 128 MB of graphics memory (minimum)2, Pixel Shader 2.0 and 32 bits per pixel.
40 GB of hard drive capacity with 15 GB free space.
DVD-ROM Drive3.
Audio output capability.
Internet access capability
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