Discussion in 'OT Technology' started by EvilSS, Nov 17, 2006.
...for MSDN subscribers Final x86 and x64 ISOs were posted last night.
MSDN Universal > *
Damn, wish my work still had out subscription. Oh well, thanks for the heads up anyway.
sweet. might wait a few days to even attempt to d/l. The MSDN shit gets hit hard on first release.
I just downloaded it off Technet last night. Wow, this is easily the biggest UI change since 3.1 -> 95. Its going to take a while to find everything again.
Oh, and it looks like I'm going to be real busy next year when people buy new computers with Vista pre-installed and go , where is everything?, when they boot it up for the first time. If an experienced user like myself is disoriented at first, I can only imagine the horrors that await the average Schmo.
^ I agree. I found myself changing alot of the stuff so it was more like xp Guess maybe I should just get used to the change, but I absolutely hate how they changed the start menu
Yeah, same here. I'm going to have to download it. <sigh>
I know I'm going to hate that the worst of the changes.
I'm really anal about how I have my pc organized. You wouldn't believe my favorites.
Hey, what's the deal with the platinum member status?
I don't remember seeing that option when I paid for my sub.
I should have made that clearer, I meant with the offtopic sub.
Also though, I am curious about how much it costs to subscribe to the MSDN. You have any idea?
My first problem was finding the Run command. I'm so used to clicking Start, Run to do stuff on whatever computer I need to work on. Having to go in and customize the start menu to get the Run command back on every computer I service is going to be a pain in the ass.
I have TechNet Direct (I can download stuff but they don't send me CDs) and its $349 for the first year, $249 per year after. MSDN is a lot more and its aimed more at developers. Technet is cheaper and good for people like me that need to test/evaluate/learn new MS operating systems, servers, and apps.
MSDN Universal is like $2,100 or so per year. My company is a gold partner though, so we get it (and a truckload of additional Volume licenses) for free.
MSDN Universal includes pretty much everything MS makes. OS's, Servers, Apps, Development Tools, etc. Everything except low-end consumer stuff and games (damn them!)
Free MSDN Universal > MSDN Universal > *
See, now I hate you...
Hrm.. i dont know if its cuz our subscription ran out that i cant seem to find it... or cuz i'm just retarded on a Friday afternoon.
Could someone link me?
I found this link when I spotted this thread. I haven't had the time to go through it yet, but it looks like the home page.
what exactly did they change about the start menu?
Not much actually. Just the program files expand over the menu instead of to the right like in XP.
And yes, you can switch to a classic theme if you want.