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    Hi, guys! I've never been a fan of Windows and especially not XP. I'm a Unix/Linux veteran and I use Gentoo x86_64. Although, I've always kept Windows for gaming. I'm awaiting Vista with some anxiety, it seems well-built, although I will still stick with Linux, it's a first for me to actually be excited about Windows.



    Anyway, I have Vista Beta 5308 sitting here and I want to try it. I have some questions though.



    Is my hardware compatible [specs in signature]?

    Is this build of Vista fit to use everyday?

    Will I be able to game on it?

    How is the performance compared to XP [so far]?

    Will I be able to use my printer [Brother MFC-420CN]? Can I use XP drivers or no?



    Thanks,

    Megsy
     
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    Yes

    Yes

    Yes

    About 95% performance of XP

    Yes, and some XP drivers work on Vista, but not all.



    Megsy? Female? If so, I think you're our first here.
     
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    That makes me feel alot better. At this point XP is faster than Vista. For me XP, is so unstable, but then I'm just used to my perfect Linux sessions. How stable is Vista? My freidn told me Vista was a bit faster, but that's just because it hasn't been finalized.



    As for the gender, I'm a guy. It's just that on AMD Tech Forums everyone started calling me Megsy so I kept it as my sign, it does have a feminine rig to it I must admit.
     
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    Vista, is as stable, or more stable than XP.
     
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