Ok, so everyone "knows" Vista is the next version of Windows ME... which was just plain awful. Gates is tying to put a positive spin on it using the Mojave Experiment ads, which I found a hilarious outtake version.
The Basement recently made some upgrades and switched over to Vista 64 bit. Initially, I was a bit frustrated trying to find where things were. Enough was changed that it is going to take awhile to relocate everything. Its not a huge deal tho... whether or not its for the better I am not sure, only time will tell.
My only real beef so far is the multiple program file folders. The second one being called "Program Files (x86)". At glance I had no clue. I was like WTF mate? (Sorry, couldn't resist.)
It only takes a second to search around to find out that the x86 is for 32bit programs and the regular folder is for 64bit programs. And then with a little digging you can figure out their reasoning behind this here. I was somewhat relieved to find out there was a reason behind this, but seriously, how many people are going to take the time to understand this?
1. Why does there need to be two folders in the first place? (Possibly so you can install 2 versions of one program, but still I think you could do that within that software's folder instead).
2. Most people don't know the different between 32 and 64, they just use the computer that is given to them. How are they supposed to know where to install or find programs? It definitely is not intuitive.
3. The people that do have some understanding of the two different systems seem to mainly refer to them as 32 and 64, why not use those numbers instead of the more obscure x86?
So far I am one for one. One Day of using Vista... One Blog Rant. We'll see if that becomes a trend of if they will finally win me over.