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Does aero theme work well with Vista Ultimate on Macbook? or should I wait until 10.5 OS X comes out and final version of boot camp before attempting to install Vista Ultimate?

Will the integrated Intel GMA 950 video card work well with Vista?
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Does aero theme work well with Vista Ultimate on Macbook? or should I wait until 10.5 OS X comes out and final version of boot camp before attempting to install Vista Ultimate?
The current beta of Bootcamp doesn't officially support Vista, although I've heard it runs. I wouldn't count on all of the drivers working correctly. It should run fine on Parallels, however.

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I don't believe so. Aero requires a full DirectX9 card with 128MB of video RAM.
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I tried vista through Parallels on my macbook and aero doesn't work properly...went back to xp professional for now.
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I've used vista on my macbook, and the aero theme works fine, even with the Intel GMA 950. I also had no problems installing it in boot camp.

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Just so you guys know - I'm asking with regards to Boot Camp. I don't care about Parallels much.


are there any issues (or anything that doesnt work) with running vista ultimate with boot camp on a macbook?
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I've used vista on my macbook, and the aero theme works fine, even with the Intel GMA 950. I also had no problems installing it in boot camp.
Really? Do the 3D effects work (like the window staggering when switching applications)? Everything I've read seems to indicate a fairly brawny video card is needed.
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