Hmm... Not a single reply to this topic since Sept 2006, and the operating system wasn't even out yet then! Hehe
Let's get some real conversation going here about Vista now that it is out.
I myself LOVE Vista. People in previous posts say that it has only mediocre upgrades to XP. Mediocre
??? I could write a very long list on the supposed 'mediocre' upgrades, but I will just name a few:
- Aero Theme
- Built-in DVD burning support
- Much more USEFUL information show in the Task Manager
- Very easy to tell which process is running what application, and what service is running for a given process by the use of a simple right-click on the item listed in the tabs of the Task Manager.
- Chess Titans - Very cool, nice looking 3-D chess game. You might not think it's much, but considering the best on XP was minesweeper and solitaire...
- Trying to create a standardized rating system to use on computers. This is the Windows Experience Index. It is nice that someone is trying to standardize computer power. It will make it a lot easier for the normal user to check and see if their computer will play a certain game or not before they buy it. I agree it needs a little work. Making your score the lowest value instead of an actual score isn't the best right now, but it will be improved on.
- More advanced Recovery System so users can recover from normal errors easily instead of trying to read the MS Language of Errors.
- Windows Update integrated into the operating system so you don't have to worry about going through a browser to get updates, which will cause less problems.
- Windows Media Center is drastically improved from the oft buggy MCE XP versions.
There, that is just a couple of the so-called mediocre
changes in Vista. There are plenty more, but I think you all get the picture by me just pointing out a couple of things.
Now I know that Vista isn't perfect, but it has only been out for not even half a year yet. XP was much worse when it first came out. It took over six months for most companies to roll out drivers for it that worked with their hardware. Vista basically had all important drivers ready at launch. And by important, I don't mean printers, scanners, cameras, etc... I mean motherboards, video cards, sound cards, network adapters.
Vista is a much faster, sleeker looking operating system then XP was. Don't get me wrong, I loved XP, but I love Vista even more!
Edited by Fenor, 21 May 2007 - 10:59 AM.