Tuesday, May 30, 2006

First impressions of Vista beta 2



Been spending a little time with Vista beta 2 and have, so
far, been pretty pleased.  It’s still a bit early to know if I can
use it for my day-to-day work but I can report that most of what I need to use
is installed and working.  Here’s what I’ve seen so far.



 



Applications I have tried:



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The URGE inclusion with Media Player 7 is awesome. 
Within minutes of being up and running in Vista, I was watching videos of the
ACM award winners with my credit card nowhere in sight.



 



At one point during my first day with Vista I used the
Microsoft Update site to download an updated network driver.  As it was
installing, I actively refused to start any other apps knowing that I was about
to reboot my system.  After a bit I became distracted by some emails and
IRC conversations and then noticed that my IRC client had gone offline and that
the music I was streaming from URGE had stopped.  I poked around inside
media player attempting to find out the problem.  In a few moments the
network resumed and assumed it was just some really nasty network
congestion.  And then I saw this dialog:



 





 



The update that was successfully installed was my network
driver.  Yes, yes, I know that Linux has done this for years but it’s
good to see that Vista is  finally capable of this sort of update.



 



4 comments:

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  2. Gadgets in FutureMarch 13, 2009 at 5:42 PM

    thanks for the new Vista beta 2

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