Tuesday, January 30, 2007

Vista on primary machine

I took the plunge 2 weeks ago, and installed Vista Ultimate on my primary work laptop. I love the new OS. Its a lot faster, easier to use, and better. I have been running the betas and release on my main desktop at home, but I was prevented from using it for work since we didn't have a workable Nortel Contivity VPN client. Now that I have a beta that finally works, it was all systems go.

Issues:
We disable the built in firewall here at work, so I am running the Jetico Firewall betas which work on vista. Zonealarm doesn't work on it, which is odd, since they built the windows firewall initially.
Our antivirus doesn't support Vista. I am running the open source clamwin, which seems to work well. I don't get viruses anyways.
The built in indexing was working fine for the first week, but now it doesn't index my pst that is open in outlook. I am using the inferior google desktop, but it works fine :)

Things I like:
Sidebar is really nice, there are some good widgets for it. It doesn't slow things down like the yahoo widgets do.

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