Vista vista!!

02/28/2007 8:05 pm
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Remember when Little Caesar's was all the rage? They had good breadsticks.

Anyway this is a blog to discuss anything concerning Windows Vista. If you've used it, say what you liked or didn't liked. Or ask some questions if you need help, maybe someone will answer. Or if you haven't used it and have questions or concerns feel free to voice those as well, if it's not a ridiculously foolish comment you might not even be made fun of!
scott.jpgScott - If you aren't enough without it, you'll never be enough with it.
02/28/2007 @ 08:16:46 PM
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This is probably the best PC vs Mac commercial yet, and it's so true. That being said, I would take vista over a Mac any day.
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scott.jpgScott - 6225 Posts
02/28/2007 @ 08:18:04 PM
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I like how the address bar for the folders treats each "folder destination" as an icon, if I described that well enough to understand.
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newalex.jpgAlex - You've got to trust your instinct, and let go of regret
02/28/2007 @ 08:18:43 PM
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I'll break the ice. I'm liking the fact that I have way more resolution to work with on my laptop (1680 x 1050) which is important because it's making the windows sidebar that much cooler. I have room to have a browser open to a decent size and have it not conflict with the sidebar. I'm sure since the whole sidebar thing is kind of new I'll be searching often for sweet things to put on it. Right now I have a clock (like a neon wall clock), a weather thingy with temperature and some clouds currently, a cpu and memory gauge, a hattrick info thingy (hattrick.org, it's an online football (e.g. soccer) manager), and a tricked out calculator that apparently supports variables and such. And I still have room for like 2 or 3 more things. So I'm all about the sidebar right now. And apparently Scott beat me to the ice breaking, ok that's twice now, so I better just post this.
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2887.gifAlex - I was too weak to give in Too strong to lose
02/28/2007 @ 08:22:31 PM
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Yeah, that's pretty cool. In other words, instead of having to click the up or back arrow 5 times to get back C: or having to use the leftside treeview (which I've never really liked because it's too much scrolling if you have lots of folders and files), you can just click on any folder in the address bar at the top. Pretty slick.
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newalex.jpgAlex - But let history remember, that as free men, we chose to make it so!
02/28/2007 @ 08:26:03 PM
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All the security acknowledgements are fairly annoying if you're sitting there installing stuff or configuring system settings. It would be nice if there were levels of security you could configure (which I haven't really looked for but I don't think there are any for that anyway). But really how often do you install and config things? I don't think it's too big of deal, so far anyway.
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jeremy.jpgJeremy - Robots don't say 'ye'
02/28/2007 @ 10:08:11 PM
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Microsoft is damned if they do and damned if they don't on the security front. Vista is a working acknowledgment of the fact that the biggest threat to your computers' security is you.

I agree that commercial is hilarious. I knew what is was going to be about the instant I saw the three guys and nearly piss myself laughing every time.
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Jeremy screwed with this at 02/28/2007 10:16:22 pm
newalex.jpgAlex - Who controls the past now controls the future
02/28/2007 @ 10:13:25 PM
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I just saw it again and he says that "he coudl turn it off but that would defeat the purpose". So maybe there is some configurability.
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2887.gifAlex - Ignorance is bliss to those uneducated
02/28/2007 @ 10:32:14 PM
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Ok, I found it, you can turn it off if you want. I'ma leave it on though I think.
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reign_of_fire_150.jpgMicah - 584 Posts
03/01/2007 @ 10:03:25 AM
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What happened to all the talk about those commercials getting canned because people thought the mac guy was a smug little prick and the PC guy was a loveable little Gatesian man who was being harassed.
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jeremy.jpgJeremy - The pig says "My wife is a slut?"
03/01/2007 @ 10:14:08 AM
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Yeah I'm not sure. They have changed the focus of the commercials though. They're at least pointing out feature differences now. As opposed to the old "a pc is better for anything useful, a mac is much better for the hours of home movie editing you do every week." focus.
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Jeremy edited this at 03/01/2007 6:02:06 pm
scott.jpgScott - No, I did not change your screen saver settings
03/01/2007 @ 12:03:20 PM
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They also made the PC guy a little more of a stiff, and they made the Mac a little less of a dick
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jeremy.jpgJeremy - 8968 Posts
03/01/2007 @ 12:21:40 PM
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Can you say "dick" on the internet now?
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