13 Mar

Vista AHOY!!

I was not very enthusiastic about installing or promoting Vista as such. Probably because I was extremely comfortable with XP and that I also didn’t have a legal copy of Vista to install. Now that I got this big parcel from Microsoft and opening it was a big ceremony at home. It was the Community Launch Kit which I had registered for some time ago. It had tons of stuff – 10*Dual Layer DVDs with Developer /IT Pro Session contents, on Launch DVD, 5 Copies of Vista Business(Full Version) and Office 2007 (Trial) plus posters, key chains, magnet stickers, Office 2007 pens, communicator status cube, Microsoft certifications vouchers etc. But of course, the most important thing among all these was V***a!!
And I sat down. I had a whole weekend to waste on this!! Upgrade to Vista! But on the safer side, decided to do a dual boot and slowly phase out XP if everything goes well.
And it was seamless. Well, almost. The network card didn’t get detected. Also had problems with AVG Free version, my TV Tuner card but these sorted out with some tweaking. But my scanner is still dead on Vista. But what really made me jump with joy was that every feature that Vista Business had to offer was enabled on my system without any qualms of hardware limitations. Of course, what good is 1.25GB RAM if not for Vista?
So I began installing stuff, found some incompatibility issues, explored some great features etc. Office 2007 also is real cool but I was using it on XP, so I will not describe its greatness here. I suppose enough has been said about both pieces of code!! 

Your thoughts please..