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:
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.