Ok, I am usually open to new technologies and software and love to try new stuff but I must say that Windows Vista is not anywhere close to my list of things I want to try.
First Microsoft promised a whole new operating system with all these new gadgets and tools but one by one they have either canceled the new tools or said that they will offer them to XP as well which completely removes the whole idea behind upgrading to Vista.
I overheard a colleague talking about all the new nice things in Vista and she mentioned two big things that Microsoft “came up with”.
1. Even if you are logged in as admin you still have to type in the admin password to do system-critical assignments. This to prevent your kids from messing up your comp or something like that.
2. System can auto-save open documents if it needs to reboot due to a update to prevent loss of data if you are away from the comp but have your school assignment open in Word.
Ummmm… both of these things exist in many of the ‘nix distros so what’s the big thing here?
Then Microsoft brags about their new Vista Search that will completely change how you find stuff on your computer. Well, now they say that they will actually release it also for XP, and quite frankly.. what is the need? Are people really that disorganised or what? I rarely have to use search at all in XP and when I do it finds everything I need pretty quickly.
I am still waiting for the killer reason to “upgrade” to Vista.
Oh… now the latest thing is that the 32-bit version of Vista will not support HD-DVD or Blue Ray due to DRM issues….