I did see the programme and it just about held my attention. Not like the Money Programme of old with insight and analysis. It almost felt like a bit of free publicity.
I recall the FE did not attend the launch, I think he missed nothing if the coverage was anything to go by.
As to WOW, well two days on and I really like Vista and you can say WOW about some of the graphics. It's very different and potentially more intuitive. It's hard to unlearn what I have spent the last three years learning with XP.
The new control panel deserves some serious time having a look around. I asked myself the question, if I knew nothing about computers (close to the truth actually) how would I compare XP with Vista as an OS to learn from scratch?
Vista is easier, more intuitive and thought through, XP feels a bit wooden by comparison even though it is a thoroughly good OS.
about an operating system based on a short TV programme there's not much I can say. The programme wasn't intended as an educational exercise, and you weren't meant to learn much from it.
It might be better to rely on the personal experiences of other computer users before writing off four years of hard work by over 4000 of the world's best software developers and several billion dollars of development cost.
I've been working with Vista for almost two years now, and I'm delighted with the release version - it promises to be the best operating system so far.