Vista: What’s hot, what’s not

Posted on November 14, 2006. Filed under: Uncategorized |

Still on the fence about Windows Vista? Tech mag Computerworld has identified four advantages to the new operating system and four major issues. On the plus side:

Media is a first-class citizen in Vista. Tight integration with Windows Media Player and the Windows shell make it really easy to browse, navigate, tag and play all the content that’s important to you.

Media is a first-class citizen in Vista. Tight integration with Windows Media Player and the Windows shell make it really easy to browse, navigate, tag and play all the content that’s important to you.

Among Vista’s transgressions, the author says: gratuitous UI changes. That was my first impression as well after fiddling with RC1 a couple months back. Vista’s interface changes require you to relearn a number of basic operations, and with no clearly visible benefit.

I’ll reserve final judgment until I’ve had a chance to fully experience the final release. In the meantime, Computerworld has a more in-depth review that’s worth reading. And don’t forget to share your Vista observations in the comments! 

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