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Happy Windows Vista Day

Today is the official launch day for Windows Vista. You can now mosey down to your favorite tech store and buy a boxed copy, or order a new computer with Vista installed. Hooray.

Of course, depending on your level of geekitude, you’ve had access to Vista for months now. Countless betas and tech previews, as well as the fact that the final “gold” version of Vista has been available to those with an MSDN subscription for a little over two months now.

I’m currently running Vista on my X41 tablet pc, and it’s beautiful. No problems, and the tablet enhancements in Vista are really nice. I also had Vista on my Asus R2H UMPC for a while (see the video I posted of Vista on my R2H), but I went back to XP Tablet Edition for the time being, due to some small inconveniences. I’ve been toying with the idea of giving Vista another try on my R2H. It is, after all, the only UMPC that’s listed as “Vista Ready”, meaning that Asus at least has some intention of supporting Vista on it (unlike Samsung and others, where you’re at the mercy of the clever UMPC community at large to figure out enough hacks to get it working on a Q1 reliably).

So what do you think about Vista? Is it worth it? Are you going to upgrade? Why or why not?

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2 thoughts on “Happy Windows Vista Day

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  2. I’ve been running it on my Macbook under Parallels and it is a bit slow in comparison to XP, further I don’t know of anything really compelling about it. I mean, I’m in an application most of the time anyway…

    I’ll install it on the windows box in a week or so and see if it breaks anything :-)

    If my PC were part of a media center I’d probably jump at it, but it is used 90% of the time for web-browsing and email.

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