Hi Folks, I have seen some recent posts about poor Windows Vista performance when running ProE. This brings up several issues for me. 1. Vista (Business and Ultimate) is supported for WF3 on the PTC support website. 2. Vista (Business and Ultimate) is supported for WF4 on the PTC support website. 3. According to some sources (Wikipedia for one) MS will not sell Windows XP on new computers from 30th June 2008. 4. I could be out of date but I though Vista was released without support for Open GL graphics but instead targeted Direct X as the new graphics system. 5. I have not seen any mention from PTC covering transition to Direct X but am probably out of date here too. 6. On Olaf Corten's proesite.com for 64bit testing I cannot see any (0 of 45) of the test results running Vista. 7. On Olaf Corten's proesite.com for 32bit testing I cannot see any test results running Vista until I get to #155 (2433s) in the list and again at #170 (2589s). These are in the order of twice the numbers of Dell machines #3 running 64bit (1285) and #12 running 32 bit (1451). I have not tried to check machine details but surely the Vista machines are quite new so this sort of performance seems worrying on the face of it. Those best Vista results are only a little ahead of my two year old Dell M70 laptop running XP32. If all this is correct then Windows users have a four month window to buy hardware that still has XP (32 or 64) and Open GL. Seems like a pretty big hole for CAD users to me . We are looking at some new equipment so it affects us and I am wondering what other people are thinking. I would be interested if PTC have a take on this. I am not looking to start a flame war on Windows V Solaris V Unix V Linux or to provoke anything anti Vista but am concerned that there does not seem to be much discussion out there on what will happen after the middle of the year when people want new hardware and decent performance. -- Regards, Brent Drysdale Regards, Brent Drysdale Mechanical Designer Tait Electronics Ltd (www.taitworld.com) New Zealand Ph. +64 3 358 1093 This email, including any attachments, is only for the intended addressee. It is subject to copyright, confidential and may be the subject of legal or other privilege, none of which is waived or lost by reason of this transmission. If the receiver is not the intended addressee, please accept our apologies, notify us by return, delete all copies and perform no other act on the email. Unfortunately, we cannot warrant that the email has not been altered or corrupted during transmission.
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Thanks to Jeff for clearing this up for me. It seems from these two articles that: 1. OpenGL is definitely supported in VISTA (so I had old info there). 2. There may be some video performance degradation compared to XP but not much at launch and expected to improve from there. Regards, Brent Drysdale Regards, Brent Drysdale Mechanical Designer Tait Electronics Ltd (www.taitworld.com) New Zealand Ph. +64 3 358 1093 Jeff Zemsky wrote: The OpenGL issue is out of date. OpenGl is supported in Vista as it is in Windows XP - the card vendor supplies the ICD. Microsoft also supports a software OpenGl. Some more detail can be found here: