Readers might remember that I was testing Windows Vista…
Well I’ve just finished, and I’m back with the trusty Windows XP.
So why did I change back? Too many niggling problems with Vista.
Minor things like I can’t run a plugin for Microsoft Outlook, as it crashes part of Vista. And there is no PDA synchronisation support. OH SURE, they CLAIM there is support, just as I might CLAIM to have a John Holmes sized tool. It ain’t necessary so.
Another disappointing thing about Beta testing Vista, was the number of bugs I reported in the pre-Beta 2 build, which were closed as being “Fixed”, but weren’t. And they’re still not. I’ve seen the release timetable for Vista, and I doubt they’ll be fixed before the November manufacturing release.
So, eating the dogfood which is Windows XP, have I noticed any differences?
Well yes, two.
- The screen clarity is nowhere as good. Vista is of so much easier to read.
- The new “Photo Editor” and it’s crop function is the other.
My advice to customers wanting to upgrade? Wait for Vista Service Pack 1.