Linked by Thom Holwerda on Sun 3rd Dec 2006 23:35 UTC
Windows After my previous short first impressions 'review' of Windows Vista Build 6000, the final build, I promised you a full review which would look a bit deeper into the system, focussing on less obvious matters than appearance alone. Since there are so many new features in Windows Vista, it is very easy to lose track of them. Hence, this review will follow (where possible) a much linked-to page on Wikipedia: Features new to Windows Vista.
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not impressed
by gfx1 on Mon 4th Dec 2006 02:42 UTC
gfx1
Member since:
2006-01-20

I tried the RTM vista, it looks nicer but on day two I turned off all the animations. They are more annoying than the macosx ones.
It just doesn't feel snappy, I'll stay with XP for the time being...

All I want is a faster Windows, where search works
(can find a file on the internet quicker with google than on my harddisk) and that doesn't slow down over time...

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RE: not impressed
by CPUGuy on Mon 4th Dec 2006 04:18 in reply to "not impressed"
CPUGuy Member since:
2005-07-06

What animiations? There aren't any animations that are actually new to Vista.

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RE[2]: not impressed
by Xaero_Vincent on Mon 4th Dec 2006 04:36 in reply to "RE: not impressed"
Xaero_Vincent Member since:
2006-08-18

Just the new flip 3D task switcher and moving light flare in the Control Panel backdrop.

Nothing spectacular.

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RE: not impressed
by dylansmrjones on Mon 4th Dec 2006 06:13 in reply to "not impressed"
dylansmrjones Member since:
2005-10-02

Actually WinXP has fast desktop search too. Turn on the Indexing Service in Windows.

And in the search box: Use the freetext search field, and when searching for general terms put an ! in front of the term, like !hotbaby or if you search for files @filename mkv to search for all matroska videofiles. It's not as fancy or as easy as the Vista experience, but at least it's fast. You can create more complex queries of course, but these will do in most cases.

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