So I’ve been using Vista for something like four days now. In general I am really starting to like it. It definitely takes a while to get used to somethings… like the back arrow to go back to the higher folder rather than the up arrow.
Some minor things seem to either not quite work or to have changed so dramatically that I can’t get them to work they way I want. Some programs seem to behave a little badly, like Quicktime seems to take over everything in IE now even when I tell it not to and the only way I can get it to let go is to uninstall it. Which of course breaks iTunes… So that’s irritating.
Also when I switch from a full screen application (like World of Warcraft) back to the desktop it has some glitchy refresh thing going on. Given that my video card has 768mb I won’t accept that this is a hardware problem. Maybe I need more new video card drivers… which frankly I’m a little afraid to install (if they exist, I haven’t checked).
So I like Vista now that it is working, except for some minor things. My hellacious experience with the install process sucked and I would warn people about that. But now that I have it going I like it. I think the UI is definitely a lot better and certainly cooler and more aesthetically appealing.
As I begin to use Office 2007 apps I’ll post my thoughts on them.