Here are the things I like about Vista:
- I like the new UI. It’s nice looking and comfortable. Not too far from XP to be annoying (which is sometimes the case in the switch to Office 2007), but cleaned up enough to be a reasonable step forward. I’m pretty sure my system isn’t running all the cool stuff (because my PC for some reason has a 5.0 Windows Experience Index), but it is still pretty nice.
- I like the way sharing works now. I think it’s better – Sync / Make Available Offline is definitely way better. Microsoft, if you are watching, a suggestion: there appears to be some issues with out connecting – I am mounting shared folders from another system (XP) and they show up with the X (as in not connected) pretty frequently. Clicking them sometimes requires a password (another suggestion – let me have it remember my password or put it in that Card Folder thing) and then things work again. This stuff should auto-connect.
- The Sidebar is a cool idea… I like have time and date up there. I haven’t gotten Outlook 2007 to work with RPC yet so I’m not sure if the calendar thing or Outlook in general integrates with the Sidebar, but if it does that would be really cool. (Free new feature idea!)
Uhm. Well. Cough. Anyway, I do like using it. Once all the drivers are stable I’m hopeful all the issues that have been haunting me will fade away.