Linked by Adam S on Tue 16th Aug 2005 15:54 UTC
Windows O'Reilly's DevCenter is featuring an in-depth look at Windows Vista Beta 1. Their conclusion? "Surprisingly, this build of Windows Vista is pretty stable, and the performance is quite good."
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In depth?
by rain on Wed 17th Aug 2005 02:50 UTC
rain
Member since:
2005-07-09

The text didn't really give me more information than the provided screenshots did.

Anyways. I'm more interested to know if they have fixed some of the really annoying things that they have kept ignoring ever since win95.
For example, if I copy 30 000 files from one place to another will it still cancel the whole operation if file number 26 352 isn't readable?
Will the install allow me to supply it with optional drivers on a CD or USBStick instead of requiring a floppy drive?
Those and all the other little really annoying things that should have been fixed ages ago are really amusing to see in a major product in the year 2005.
New features are cool, but I hope that they have been paying some attention to the stuff that hasn't been working right for 10 years.

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RE: In depth?
by CPUGuy on Wed 17th Aug 2005 05:03 in reply to "In depth?"
CPUGuy Member since:
2005-07-06

Yes, the fixed the file copy problem.

As of right now, you can get drivers off the CD, didn't really see anything about USB sticks though. I didn't bother loading my SCSI drivers either, but the option for the CD is there.

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RE[2]: In depth?
by rain on Wed 17th Aug 2005 13:17 in reply to "RE: In depth?"
rain Member since:
2005-07-09

Ah, excellent. Good to hear that they are finally paying attention to details.
I only use windows for one dedicated application myself though so desktop usability isn't a problem for me normally. But whenever I have to help someone with their windows install I feel my blood pressure raising again because of all the little wierd decisions they made and the things they forgot to add to the todo-list.

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