posted on Oct, 13 2006 @ 02:18 PM
Check that the hardware and your apps are Vista Compatible or Vista Approved... all the big box stores well sell you something that "should" run
Vista. I put a link at the end of this... check it out. I think they are up to 250 or so apps/hardware at the "approved" level. It sure ain't XP...
BTW: XP SP-1 support stops 2day.
Yup, the Aero-glass is sweet. Had a problem on one machine where it when rotated it winked out... no probs so far with the RC-2... but we only have it
on one box so far. Big hassles comin' tho'... 3rd party software will be a nag for a while.
It is big... and massively rersource hungry.
Quite likely the most complicated OS in human history... long way from DOS. I like the type and open apps feature... it is still a little slow... and
for biz there's all sorts of troubles in running crypto stuff - needs a better file system... defrag still sucks. Control Panel is well done. Too
If you are going to buy a computer it would make good sense to opt for "Vista Approved" as opposed to "Compatible'. Much of what's coming from
MicrSmurf is "Live" related... not my "cup of tea".... yet.
Forbes link: Vista on time here - www.forbes.com...
MS Technet Vista link: www.microsoft.com...
Software Compatibility link: www.microsoft.com...
Hardware Compatibility link:
There will be different "levels " of the OS and choice is important and quite frankly - over complicated... for now. Platinm is the safe bet but
pricey and single use UUID licencing. Not like XP. Bummer.
[edit on 13-10-2006 by V Kaminski]