Posts Tagged ‘windows-vista’

Don’t Let It XPire

Seems everyone who tries Windows Vista comes to at least one of two conclusions (if not both): Please don’t let Windows XP Expire – There’s even a petition for those in this camp. And it’s getting press. Mac Time – Enough said. Mac OS X 10.5 isn’t perfect, but is anything? It’s about as close […]

Is Vista For Me?

CNet’s review pretty much sums up my feelings on Vista after playing around with it for a little while: The bottom line: Windows Vista is essentially warmed-over Windows XP. If you’re currently happy with Windows XP SP2, we see no compelling reason to upgrade. On the other hand, if you need a new computer right […]

Autographed Copy Of Windows Vista

I have iWoz autographed by Steve Wozniak. Do I need to get a signed copy of Vista Ultimate? If I were to get that, Steve Jobs would need to sign a copy of Leopard or I would have trouble sleeping at night. [Hat tip: Engadget] Disclaimer: Affiliate linkage used in Amazon links

David Pogue’s Windows Vista Review

David Pogue’s Vista Review has to be one of the funniest things I’ve seen in a long time. I’ve been a fan of his for years, but this has to be one of the funniest things he’s ever done. Being a Mac fan of course I really understood the joke, though Windows people would too […]

Windows Vista Pricing

Am I the only one who thinks Microsoft went a bit over the top with Windows Vista pricing? Looking at the pricing for Windows Vista I’m starting to wonder how “worth while” it really is. It seems when you look at it, you very quickly get pushed to Windows Vista Ultimate (which is super expensive). […]

Windows Vista

Foreword: This is somewhat of an informal rant, it’s pretty much my notes tinkering in Windows Vista. Am I the only one who is not very impressed with Windows Vista? Several things so far have just shown to be a complete turnoff: It warns me about everything. Warnings stink, people just ignore them if they […]

Windows System Performance Ratings

If Microsoft were smart, they would have released the tool for Windows 2000/XP to test for Windows System Performance Ratings in Windows Vista. That way users could test and start upgrading if necessary, so when launch time comes around, their customer base is more ready to accept the new product. Then again, if they are […]

Backdoor? “Over My Dead Body”

Niels Ferguson of the Security Integrety Team had this to say about the idea of a backdoor being implemented in Windows Vista’s new Bitlocker security system: Over my dead body. Well, maybe not literally—I’m not ready to be a martyr quite yet—but certainly not in any product I work on. And I’m not alone in […]

Vista Requirements

According to this article about Windows Vista Requirements: Other requirements included a SATA or 7200 rpm EIDE hard drive. For Vista on notebooks, Microsoft recommended the Acer Ferrari 3400, the Acer Ferrari 4000, the HP Pavillion zd8230, the IBM Thinkpad T43 and the Toshiba Tecra M4. emphasis mine Sweet! If IBM/Lenovo will adjust their BIOS […]