Tuesday, January 30, 2007

URLs from 1/30/07

Today is the official release day for the Windows Vista operating system.
--See Bryan Powell's recommendations on how to see if you're ready to upgrade
--Listener Ken in Dayton writes:
"Microsoft has a an excellent free download program to test your computer for Vista upgrade capability. It checks for hardware as well as bios and software drivers issues. I ran it on my computer and it found my computer had problems with several drivers and bios as well as my graphics card. As a result, I do not plan to upgrade. It is called Vista Readiness Assessment Tool."

Will Vista be a good platform for PC gaming?

--Here's a report (based on Nvidia cards only)

De-fragmenting hard drives produces an MMC error
--One possible fix

1 comment:

cement_head said...

Banging the mindless "VISTA DRUM" is a diservice to the Miami/Oxford community. Vista gives poor performance relative to XP ( http://www.informationweek.com/news/showArticle.jhtml?articleID=204203975 ), even on a new machine

Also, DRM and file "ownership" is a severe problem with VISTA. For more information, please educate yourself at: http://www.badvista.org/

You would be better off recommending people do not upgrade to VISTA. You would be far better off recommending people switch to LINUX (example: Ubuntu Linux).