| Finally after a long time I was able to see and also I personally use Vista, the new operating system from Microsoft . |
My father came home with a new laptop, specifically a Dell Inspiron 1501 , a low-end laptop 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 in reality, but it says Vista);
- 120GB HD;
- ATI Radeon Xpress 1150 HyperMemory (integrated up to 512 from system memory);
- +/- DVD RW dual layer.
Operating system pre-installed: Vista Home Basic.
As can be seen it is not one of the better performing computers on the market, rather ... 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 interface to the user, until it is kindly requested user's password with which you want to access the system.
Once inside the loading Sidebar Gadgets greatly lengthens the waiting time before you can actually work with the computer (something like 30-40 seconds of waiting to login done).
The re-style icons is really pretty, is one of the first things that I was pleasantly surprised ... the interface is completely new (I mean compared to XP and earlier versions of Windows) and finally you can see the slides used by both MacOSX and WM various Linux ( Gnome and KDE in the first place) and windows with decent edge!
In fact exceed in beauty icons (in my humble opinion - imho) my beloved small icons for osx or ubuntu (but it could also just be the novelty effect).
The rest ... I open Roxio CD / DVD Creator Vista pre-installed 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 of "sensible things" System comes on a screen definitely worrying and alarming that it asks for confirmation on what we're doing ... at the beginning it is gratifying to know that there is a control, then it becomes so boring because it ALWAYS asks.
After about 30 minutes of use ... I install several updates that the update tool (thank God finally is no longer tied to Internet Explorer and Windows Update on the Microsoft site) and tells me to restart ...
I install a couple of programs and reboot ...
Off control that annoys me constantly with dramatic messages like "BUT YOU ARE pretty sure ?!" and asks me to reboot ...
The reactivated for safety and re-asks me to restart!
A house Microsoft are obviously loyal to reboot ... it's a thing that they bring with them the good Windows 95: REBOOT NOW!
They spend about 10 minutes of normal use (look at the entries in the control panel) and Explorer crashes ... so everything. What should I do I point?
Yes exactly: RESTART again.
Well, after about an hour I will have 7 installed programs, made some updates and rebooted 7-8 times. Productivity? Nothing yet.
Apart from these "glitches" you can see that the system seems stable enough even though it is definitely not responsive and bright. Surely this will be due by the computer not really "powerful", but I do not even seem so outdated that I could not manage peacefully without the frills of Aero interface.
Yes, yes ... because the version of Vista Home Basic as we know it lacks Aero and therefore should be greatly alleviated. I do not imagine the speed that would have this handset with Aero.
The good news is that after an usage of a few hours (or days for some utonto) once you get used and eventually it remains "more comfortable" than Windows XP (always my humble opinion - imho).
Another positive note: the search function immediately (shamelessly copied from spotlight) works well.
The gadgets ...'re definitely worth it. A part to be quite ugly are there: disturbing the right to occupy space. You can not just call them up if necessary as I am accustomed with Dashboard on OSX . I wonder why they should stay there ... useless to the world and especially to me, the user. 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 (and I only Exposé just to give an idea).
Then I move into the other room and I look at the Pentium IV with 512MB of RAM and Ubuntu 7.04 installed and I see: Beryl me 1000 graphic effects (including those bogans like fire) with amazing speed; Beagle who works as a spotlight; a stable system that does not crash and that it is safe; speed using the system.
Nothing to say ... Vista has definitely made progress compared to XP. But if Microsoft has taken a step along a meter, Ubuntu has made it one of 100 meters and Leopard (apparently from WWDC recently submitted) 50 meters.
First impressions "Vista".