I was just wondering if anyone has tried Vista yet- if it was an upgrade on an existing system were there any problems or glitches- what are the outstanding features that would make someone want to go out and buy it?
If you have a sufficently robust computer, Vista is kinda nice. But that's a big if, wrapped around lots of other things like what are you using the computer for. It's great for general computing, internet surfing, and stuff like that. But in my company it fails because of VPN issues, connectivity problems, GPOs, etc... At home, it doesn't run games very well. Some are ok, but all have a MAJOR performance issue. 10 y/o games are sluggish. Some games within the past few years won't even install. WoW lags beyond playability in the cities, Steam and Half-life won't run after installed EVEN when I d/l the Vista patches. My audio card HATED Vista, even though the drivers were updated. Video card wasn't too happy with it either.
Cons: Too many to list.
Pros: It's pretty? I like the way the user accounts are managed. Made millions of confirmed PC users into Mac fans.
Its a far superior step up from XP .. IMO this is what XP should have been , though some bugs remain as im sure the upcoming service pack will resolve those issues. I like being able to run Unix commands from windows now.
Alot of the so called bugs are cause by compatability issues with older software and drivers-it would be a logistical impossability to take all existing software into account. I have learned ( at least in my case) it will work out fine once there has been sufficent time to put out a few patches.
The reason for all those extra "are you sure" prompts is increased security...the fact that user input is more frequently required to intiate functions seriously reduces the risk of maliscious code being succesfully run on your PC.
I am getting used to the extra input and prefer it to removing viruses and spyware.
Once the rest of the world gets around to writing drivers and making prograns Vista compatible it will be much better. I am content to use Vista for most things.
Now Office 2007 however is way too dumbed down in my opinion...that one will take me a lot longer to get comfortable with!