| Finally after a long time I was able to see and even I personally use Vista, the new operating system from Microsoft . |
My father came home with a new laptop, specifically a Dell Inspiron 1501 , a laptop low end of the price from 499 €!
Features of "relief" of the laptop:
- MK-36 ™ processor with AMD Turion ™ 64 mobile technology;
- 896MB of RAM (I do not know how to actually, but it says Vista);
- 120GB HD;
- ATI Radeon® Xpress 1150 HyperMemory (integrated up to 512 of system memory);
- DVD +/- RW dual layer.
Operating system pre-installed: Vista Home Basic.
As can be seen is not one of the better performing computers on the market, but ... is a portable "low-end", at low cost.
Impressions of use:
The operating system is relatively slow to "boot" or to load and present a graphical user until the user password is kindly requested that you want to access the system.
Once inside the loading Sidebar Gadgets considerably extends the waiting time before you can actually work with the computer (something like 30-40 seconds to wait to login performed).
The re-style icons is really pretty, is one of the first things I was pleasantly surprised ... the interface is completely new (I mean compared to XP and earlier versions of Windows) and finally you see the transparencies used by both MacOSX and WM various Linux ( Gnome and KDE in particular) and the edges of the windows with decent!
Actually icons exceed in beauty (in my humble opinion - imho) my love of small icons or osx ubuntu (but it could also be just the novelty effect).
The rest ... I open Roxio CD / DVD Creator pre-installed Vista and absolutely does not want to get it started. On the tenth attempt, mysteriously decides to run, after about 5 reboots "hopeful".
For each installation / removal of a program or management "system of sensible things" comes on a screen very worrying and alarming that asks us confirmation of what we are doing ... the beginning is gratifying to know that there is a check, then it becomes so boring because it asks ALWAYS.
After about 30 minutes of use ... I install several updates that the update tool (thank God finally is no longer tied to the Internet Explorer and Windows Update on the Microsoft site) tells me, and reboot ...
I install a few programs and restart ...
Off control that bothers me all the time with dramatic messages like "BUT YOU ARE pretty sure ?!" and asks me to restart ...
The reactivated for safety and I re-asked to restart!
At home Microsoft are obviously loyal to reboot ... is something that they bring with them the good Windows 95: REBOOT NOW!
They spend about 10 minutes of normal use (watching the voices of the control panel) and Explorer crashes ... so everything. What should I do I point?
Yes exact: RESTART again.
Well, after about an hour I have installed 7 programs, made some updates and restarted 7-8 times. Productivity? Nothing yet.
Apart from these "minor inconveniences" you can see that the system is sufficiently stable even if it is not very responsive and brilliant. Surely this will be due from the computer not "powerful", but I do not even seem so outdated that I could not manage without the frills of serenely interface Aero.
Yes yes ... because the version Vista Home Basic as we know it lacks Aero and therefore should be significantly lightened. Do not imagine that the speed would this handset with Aero.
The positive note is that after an usage of a few hours (or days for some utonto) once you get used and eventually remains "more comfortable" than Windows XP (always in my humble opinion - imho).
Another positive note: the search function immediately (shamelessly copied from spotlight) works well.
The gadgets fan ... definitely worth it. Aside to be pretty ugly there are: disturbing the right to occupy space. You can not just call them up if necessary as they are accustomed with Dashboard on OSX . I wonder why they should stay there ... useless to the world and especially to me, you. Mah !?
Now I look at my Powerbook with OSX 10.4 (Tiger) and is known as snappy despite having all the features of Vista ... indeed certainly more (I quote only Exposé just to give an idea).
Then I move into the other room and watch the Pentium IV processor with 512MB of RAM and installed Ubuntu 7.04 and I see: Beryl I 1000 graphic effects (including those tamarri like fire) with amazing speed; Beagle that works as spotlight; a stable system that does not crash and that it is safe; rapidity in the use of the system.
Nothing to say ... Vista has certainly progress compared to XP. But if Microsoft took a step along a meter, Ubuntu has made it one of 100 meters and Leopard (apparently from WWDC presented recently) 50 meters.
First impressions "Vista".