Vista… is… beckoning… June 13, 2007Posted by Wilz in Personal, Technology.
I was superbly exited about Longhorn and Blackcomb. I lost that excitement somewhere between a bunch of years ago and now. When I was given a Beta version of Vista to try out (I was an intern at a tech magazine for four months), I didn’t even install it. I’m not exactly sure why. When Vista came out, I didn’t really bother. When they started giving out Vista for free/cheap in the university campuses, I stayed in bed despite the strings I could’ve pulled to get myself a copy.
I think I have been :
- purposely ignoring Vista’s features
- purposely ignoring Vista reviews
- telling myself that it’s not worth it upgrading now (better to wait for the bugs to be ironed out)
- telling myself that I don’t really need to change right now, being happy with my box atm
- telling myself that I can wait for my next hardware upgrade
- worrying about backward compatibility problems despite the fact that I know there will be very few of them
Today, I read these two articles.
All I gotta say is – damnit.
Those reviews detailed some stuff which I remembered from my Longhorn and Blackcomb craze days. They also reminded me to a fact which I already know – Vista isn’t just a cosmetic change, but actually have some real improvements as an OS. Not to mention that the articles patiently and successfully describes why Vista is a big stop forward for Microsoft. There’s a third part to those reviews coming too.
I still haven’t installed Vista yet though, and I’m not likely going to anytime soon. Reason? It costs a bomb. Strange huh. I really, REALLY don’t feel like installing a pirated version of Vista even though they’re floating around all over the place over here. I’m working now. I think it’s about time. But buying Vista here is like paying half the down payment for a second-hand, five-year-old car damnit. (Home/Basic Edition? No thanks.) And I think owning a car is a higher priority.
But hey – you never know.