Monday, January 29, 2007
And the crashing begins!
Tomorrow is a big day for Bill Gates and everyone at Microsoft. The new Windows operating system, Vista, officially launches after five years of production. I was able to mess around with a beta of Vista and was indeed wowed by the new, sharp graphical interface and simplified menus and navigation. However, whether it was common beta issues or not, I've never experienced more crashing and blue screens in my life.
I've heard that in order to really run Vista smoothly without too much chug-a-lugging, you should optimally have a dual core system with 2GB of RAM and a sweet graphics card. I have a feeling that a lot of consumers will take the plunge and be disappointed when their 2 year-old system (already way obsolete - how depressing!) can't perform.
After all the negativity though, I have my copy on order from Dell (I was eligible for a free upgrade for buying a new laptop a few months ago). I'm looking forward to installing it once some of the kinks are out - which should be next year or so? :)
Vista all about the 'Wow'