Does buying a Windows Vista Capable PC mean that I will receive a free upgrade to Windows Vista?
No. A PC that is Windows Vista Capable or Premium Ready means that the PC is ready for an upgrade from Windows XP. You would still need to purchase the edition of Windows Vista that you want to install on your Windows Vista Capable or Premium Ready PC.
Oh yeah. Especially if you want to be able to run the Aero environment. You really need a top-end GPU with at least 128MB of RAM. 256MB would be preferrable. I may try to get it running on the MacBook Pro here.
Yeah, I know that it’s a hog, but this thing wouldn’t even open interface options, control panels or anything with any level of speed. I was really turned off by the amount of bloat, and really worried about how big the production OS is going to end up being. I guess the manufacturers will be happy with MS for this.
I don’t understand how Microsoft thinks that people are just gonna start putting 128mb cards in the rigs all of a sudden. I mean most low-end comps are on integrated graphics. If mac hardware wasn’t so exspensive I would say that they could profit from this. It looks like most people will be running XP for a couple of more years…….