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Offline zedd2006

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steam and vista?
« on: December 18, 2006, 03:48:37 AM »
Hi, i was wondering if anyone tried vista yet? i read an article that its linux based, before i switch i wanted to know if anyone had tried steam and hl2 ans cs source ans so on with vista and if it worked, thats mainly te only reason im still on windows.

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Re: steam and vista?
« Reply #1 on: December 18, 2006, 10:08:26 AM »
Hi, zedd2006.  Anyone who is using Vista is either operating the RC (release candidate) or has an MSDN subscription.  Vista will not be available to the general public for purchase/upgrade until January 30, 2007. 

No, Vista is not open source and is not Linux based. 


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Re: steam and vista?
« Reply #2 on: December 18, 2006, 10:51:25 PM »
"After years of delays and months of rewriting code the Microsoft Corporation has taken a new direction with Windows Vista.  Microsoft will release Vista with a Linux kernel.  At the press conference Bill Gates had this to say "We are very excited at the new direction of Windows Vista.  With help from Novell and IBM we have leveraged the Linux kernel and have built our GUI as a Window Manager on top of X.org.  This brings the friendliness and usability model of our Windows operating system and married it to the stability and rock solid security of Linux."

so if it doesn't have a linux kernel then your saying this part of an article is a lie? and if i cant get vista untill jan 30, or part of microsoft then how is it i download the RC of vista from microsoft?

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Re: steam and vista?
« Reply #3 on: December 19, 2006, 12:47:20 AM »
there is no linux kernel in vista !

vista has a kernel and linux has a kernel and the only thing in common is they both spell kernel the same way !!

you do know what RC stands for? and you expect it wto work? and not be locked out and all functional?
anyone could download the RC

have you looked at what x windows is?

n computing, the X Window System (commonly X11 or X) is a networking and display protocol which provides windowing on bitmap displays. It provides the standard toolkit and protocol to build graphical user interfaces (GUIs) on Unix, Unix-like operating systems, and OpenVMS, and is supported by almost all other modern operating systems.

X provides the basic framework, or primitives, for building GUI environments: drawing and moving windows on the screen and interacting with a mouse and/or keyboard. X does not mandate the user interface – individual client programs handle this. As such, the visual styling of X-based environments varies greatly; different programs may present radically different interfaces.

X features network transparency: the machine where application programs (the client applications) run can differ from the user's local machine (the display server). X's usage of the terms "client" and "server" reverses what people often expect, in that "server" refers to the user's local display ("display server") rather than to a remote machine.

MS is offering support for novel and such but think you will find that they are using nothing like a Linux kernel
it is working gui things and linux is a lot more than that ;-D

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Re: steam and vista?
« Reply #4 on: December 19, 2006, 08:13:57 AM »
Seen the articles that say Vista will have a linux kernel, but it's simply untruthful.
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