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Ali Al awadi  Identity Verified
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Jun 17, 2009

Dear all,
Is there any online source that provides Vista for evaluation purposes?
Many thanks in advance!


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Robert Tucker
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Windows 7 Jun 17, 2009

There is an evaluation download for Windows 7 RC (which is somewhat similar to Vista in terms of the software it supports and drivers it requires) at:

http://www.microsoft.com/windows/windows-7/download.aspx


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Miroslav Jeftic  Identity Verified
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Yup Jun 17, 2009

There is no Vista trail available, but Windows 7 mentioned in the previous post would be a good idea to try instead. It should be officially released in October.

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Stanislaw Czech, MCIL  Identity Verified
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Apparently it is very popular question Jun 17, 2009

There are two main options:

You may install any version of Vista on your computer without entering a licence key and use it for 30 days (with some effort for 120 days - see here: http://windowssecrets.com/comp/070215#story1)

Or alternatively you can download here: http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?FamilyID=c2c27337-d4d1-4b9b-926d-86493c7da1aa&displaylang=en trial version which works on Virtual PC - not so great for real work but great for testing.

Best Regards
Stanislaw


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Grzegorz Gryc  Identity Verified
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7 vs Vista... Jun 17, 2009

Miroslav Jeftic wrote:

There is no Vista trail available, but Windows 7 mentioned in the previous post would be a good idea to try instead.

The Windows 7 release candidate trial will work approx. one year.
It's a lot of time for testing thoroughlyicon_smile.gif

It should be officially released in October.

Compared to Vista, it works remarkably well.
My old Pentium IV with 2 GB RAM works as a charm.

Cheers
GG

[Edited at 2009-06-17 22:55 GMT]


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Ali Al awadi  Identity Verified
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Windows 7 RC In progress Jun 17, 2009

Windows 7 RC download in progress.
Thanks a lot Miroslav, Robert and Stanislaw.


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Ali Al awadi  Identity Verified
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Windows 7 RC Jun 17, 2009

Hi Grzegorz,
Considering Microsoft's advice of files backup procedures, etc. , I'd rather install Windows 7 RC on a secondary PC to avoid unwelcome surprisesicon_smile.gif.


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Grzegorz Gryc  Identity Verified
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Just testing... Jun 17, 2009

Ali Al awadi wrote:

Considering Microsoft's advice of files backup procedures, etc. , I'd rather install Windows 7 RC on a secondary PC to avoid unwelcome surprisesicon_smile.gif.

Yes, it's a purely test machineicon_smile.gif

BTW.
Trados 2007 Suite and 2009 Studio seems to work well.
I'll try to test other CAT tools too but I suppose the compatibility will be good.
If Trados works...icon_smile.gif

Cheers
GG


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