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Commie Pinko Dirtbag Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed May-27-09 10:15 AM
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83. I would guess it's a better DirectX library.
Or whatever M$ calls it these days.

It's also possible that if you could keep XP and upgrade DirectX, you'd get the same benefits. It's also possible that M$ artificially restricts this.
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  - ............  OhioChick   May-25-09 10:38 PM   #4 
  - +1  n2doc   May-26-09 12:00 PM   #59 
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  - They would have to be upgrading hardware.  merwin   May-25-09 11:02 PM   #12 
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           - Bioshock is notoriously shit  DS1   May-26-09 10:05 AM   #47 
              - True, at least in Vi$ta.  Occulus   May-26-09 10:10 AM   #48 
                 - I've been on Win 7 RC and it's been fantastic  DS1   May-26-09 10:11 AM   #49 
                    - You may want to have another partition with XP handy.  Occulus   May-26-09 10:15 AM   #50 
                       - Beta expires in August, RC expires in June 2010  DS1   May-26-09 10:20 AM   #51 
                          - Okay, mine says "Evaluation copy 7100 Build" in the corner  Occulus   May-26-09 10:44 AM   #53 
                             - Yes, that should be RC(1)  DS1   May-26-09 10:45 AM   #54 
                                - Cool. Just nabbed the RC build.  Occulus   May-26-09 04:54 PM   #70 
        - my son rebuilt his system just to run 7 beta....  madrchsod   May-26-09 01:17 AM   #30 
           - It starts *way* faster than XP.  Occulus   May-26-09 09:59 AM   #45 
              - yup...he`s a game player  madrchsod   May-26-09 04:35 PM   #69 
              - I swear. Even 360 ports run better than on a 360.  Occulus   May-26-09 04:57 PM   #72 
              - I would guess it's a better DirectX library.  Commie Pinko Dirtbag   May-27-09 10:15 AM   #83 
  - too bad ... they should get Macs. nt  shireen   May-25-09 10:37 PM   #3 
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     - Even with modern hardware  Sentath   May-25-09 11:32 PM   #17 
     - Sorry, you're wrong  ProudDad   May-27-09 08:29 PM   #88 
        - Ooooh....that sounds about right!  NoSheep   May-27-09 08:30 PM   #90 
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  - Gives New Meaning to the Phrase "BLUE SCREEN OF DEATH"  AndyTiedye   May-26-09 02:02 PM   #66 
  - Shhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh  ProudDad   May-29-09 12:43 AM   #100 
  - Why don't they wait for Windows 7?  IndianaGreen   May-25-09 10:50 PM   #8 
  - Figures.  bitchkitty   May-25-09 10:52 PM   #9 
  - Why not just wave a big flag out of the Pentagon that says, "Attack Us Now"?  MilesColtrane   May-25-09 11:27 PM   #14 
  - Blue screen?  izquierdista   May-26-09 05:54 AM   #37 
  - Just another example of  The Wizard   May-25-09 11:28 PM   #15 
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  - omg - recommend for the Duzzies  WillYourVoteBCounted   May-25-09 11:58 PM   #20 
  - Interesting how even the Pentagon doesn't consider Macs as an option --  smalll   May-25-09 11:40 PM   #18 
  - The Army wants to suffer like everyone else I guess  rpannier   May-25-09 11:44 PM   #19 
  - FInally, the military finds the weapons of mass destruction  WillYourVoteBCounted   May-25-09 11:59 PM   #21 
  - some 14-year-old punk kid in Indonesia is gonna control our launch codes...  Blue_Tires   May-26-09 12:18 AM   #24 
  - I'd assume stuff like those are still on nice hulking ancient indestructible 70s-era stuff (nt)  Posteritatis   May-26-09 02:30 PM   #68 
  - Could this retard commercial takeup of Windows 7?  moggie   May-26-09 12:38 AM   #26 
  - Military intelligence is an oxymoron.  Vidar   May-26-09 12:38 AM   #27 
  - how fucking stupid can they get  davidinalameda   May-26-09 01:07 AM   #28 
  - epic failure...7 is the new xp...  madrchsod   May-26-09 01:13 AM   #29 
  - We're doomed.  Prisoner_Number_Six   May-26-09 01:21 AM   #31 
  - HELLO - MAKE THIS NOT HAPPEN CONGRESS! This VISTA is outdated the moment Windows 7 comes out later  Divine Discontent   May-26-09 01:47 AM   #32 
  - Those reports are correct. I HATE to push a Micro$oft OS, but in this case, it's true.  Occulus   May-26-09 10:02 AM   #46 
  - Ubuntu is FREE!  Toucano   May-26-09 02:12 AM   #33 
  - Not quite.  Realityhack   May-26-09 06:47 PM   #75 
  - It's an Islamofascist plot!  DFW   May-26-09 02:47 AM   #34 
  - Iraq War (Not Responding)  LeftyMom   May-26-09 03:53 AM   #35 
  - Just in time to watch the world embrace Windows-7  panzerfaust   May-26-09 05:39 AM   #36 
  - Figures...only military still taking kick backs from Microsoft....  LeftHander   May-26-09 07:32 AM   #38 
  - Whole new meaning to BSOD. nt  RUMMYisFROSTED   May-26-09 08:40 AM   #39 
  - Anything to slow the withdrawal from Iraq.  CreekDog   May-26-09 08:42 AM   #40 
  - No! Our job is to make the OTHER bastards use Vista  Canuckistanian   May-26-09 09:05 AM   #41 
  - That's a great idea  nichomachus   May-26-09 12:47 PM   #62 
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  - Welcome to our humble little board, Mr. Gates!  bullwinkle428   May-26-09 01:06 PM   #64 
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  - You do realize there was a very good reason...  Realityhack   May-26-09 06:43 PM   #74 
  - I do not dispute there were problems at release  no limit   May-26-09 06:56 PM   #76 
     - Another large factor is that IT departments are looking at going strait to 7.  Realityhack   May-27-09 10:00 AM   #80 
     - Vista is no linux? The security of linux depends on how you configure it  no limit   May-27-09 10:20 AM   #84 
        - Unfortunately there ARE underlying architecture differences.  Realityhack   May-27-09 06:18 PM   #86 
           - Tell me what security features linux has that windows lacks  no limit   May-28-09 08:58 AM   #95 
     - I run 3 Vista machines  B3Nut   May-27-09 10:07 AM   #81 
     - If you haven't screwed up a workstation with bad group policy settings...  no limit   May-27-09 10:22 AM   #85 
     - No, it's because even on a "powerful" machine  ProudDad   May-27-09 08:35 PM   #93 
  - I know WTF I'm talking about  ProudDad   May-27-09 08:33 PM   #91 
  - As computers get more powerful operating systems will use more resources  no limit   May-28-09 09:01 AM   #96 
     - As computer hardware gets more powerful  ProudDad   May-29-09 12:42 AM   #99 
        - You are talking about a slight performance decrease compared to windows xp  no limit   May-29-09 10:34 AM   #103 
           - Only if you're talking in terms of the fringe elements  ProudDad   May-30-09 05:49 PM   #104 
  - because it is the 2nd time I've saved for years for a new computer and  NoSheep   May-27-09 08:33 PM   #92 
     - I agree with you on having to get used to the interface  no limit   May-28-09 09:02 AM   #97 
        - It's unstable and "too secure"  ProudDad   May-29-09 12:48 AM   #101 
        - I see. Point taken.  NoSheep   May-29-09 09:58 AM   #102 
  - We're fooked. n/t  lumberjack_jeff   May-26-09 11:56 AM   #57 
  - Well, there goes the military.  damntexdem   May-26-09 05:51 PM   #73 
  - yep, we'll be bogged down by slow systems and glitches of all things! how embarrassing...  Divine Discontent   May-26-09 07:34 PM   #77 
  - Vista and the Army: A match made in Hell  KamaAina   May-26-09 10:12 PM   #78 
  - Masterful informed managerial decision!  timtom   May-27-09 06:39 AM   #79 
  - I am reminded of an old Beetle Bailey cartoon. Anyone remembers this?  Commie Pinko Dirtbag   May-27-09 10:10 AM   #82 
  - Yipeeeeeeee!  ProudDad   May-27-09 08:27 PM   #87 
  - Learning curve SUCKS. Vista SUCKS.  NoSheep   May-27-09 08:30 PM   #89 
  - Windows Vista FUBAR version  DainBramaged   May-28-09 05:53 AM   #94 
  - Countdown to US nukes glitching and hitting US soil...  AB_Positive   May-28-09 12:03 PM   #98 
 

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