The desktop at the office has Windows Vista.
I was very skeptical at first. I tend to like Microsoft, and unlike many, I don't think there is a need to punish them for being the number 1 software producer in the world. They got there through innovation and remaining solid through all these years. My skepticism lie in the fact that 2000 and ME were utter failures. XP was a good upgrade, but what would Vista be?
Well, after a week, here are my thoughts:
- I like the softer, trendier look. It really does make a difference in interacting more naturally. In short, the concept of Windows took another step forward; however, as in the past, Microsoft is playing catch up to Mac.
- Things are handy. I'm not one for having the computer organize stuff for me. I like to arrange things myself, but I will say this everytime I open a window...the information I want/need is right there.
- I am using Office 03'. No glitches so far!
- My printer is an HP 810c, and it is so old that no drivers exist for it in Vista. I can no longer print more complex documents...so far that includes color!
- For the first few days, the system kept asking me questions about whether I wanted to allow this or that to happen (after I had told it do the task). Now, those questions are getting fewer and fewer. I have the sense to believe it is learning my preferences. If so, that's really cool. Otherwise, there's bugs :)
Overall, I like it, and I'd recommend Vista IF you're going to have a PC. Now if you want to be cool and creative, you'll get a Mac...but that's for a different day