Monday, November 20, 2006

More Vista thoughts

One of the biggest challenges... is to fight that perception that old versions of software are good enough,
- Chris Capossela, Microsoft.

I'll leave you to draw your own conclusions and how you might paraphrase that particularly insidious bit of marketing speak! Anyhow - having decided I'd lay off Vista until at least SP1 (good advice with any Microsoft product!) I heard Paul Thurrott's most recent Windows Weekly podcast where he put to rest some of the fears over licensing and even suggested that on most hardware the Vista experience was a good one. My five month old MacBook seemed too under-powered (having motherboard graphics) to be a candidate but he reckons he's tried it and it's all good. Then I caught last week's Security Now! with Steve Gibson who had a totally different take on things. Oh well - I don't anyone who has build 6000 (the final RTM version) and so I can't get any real advice.

1 comment:

James Clarke said...

I'll send you a boxed copy of Ultimate Edition once they are available. It should run on a Macbook inc glass from what I'm reading. Would value your thoughts.