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    running Vista Ultimate well?

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    running Vista Ultimate well?
    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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    running Vista Ultimate well?
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    Quote Originally Posted by thadoggfather View Post
    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.

    Will the integrated Intel GMA 950 video card work well with Vista?
    I don't believe so. Aero requires a full DirectX9 card with 128MB of video RAM.

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    running Vista Ultimate well?

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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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    running Vista Ultimate well?
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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.
    iBook G3 Clamshell- OS 9.2.2
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    Mac OS X > Windows Vista

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    running Vista Ultimate well?

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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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    running Vista Ultimate well?
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    Quote Originally Posted by JP13829 View Post
    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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