In the first of a *two-parter* exploring the home technology revolution, The Money Programme's Max Flint is given access to the world's largest software company as it launches one of its most ambitious products, Vista, the long-awaited follow-up to Windows XP."
Sorry, for the late posting - only spotted it a minute ago on another forum. G
I can say I'm thrilled with it or even mildly excited. I think the girl in the shop at the end of the show had a good point, its expensive to buy, if you don't get it preinstalled in a new PC, and it doesn't do anything that XP doesn't. Its very pretty I concede but its just so expensive. I wonder if the pressure Microsoft are getting from various people will have any effect on them about the huge price difference between the US and the UK. Bearing in mind how big the company is I doubt it, sadly. I'll try to remember to watch next weeks program. What I am hoping will happen in the next few months is people to bring out programs, perhaps even on freeware to make XP look more like Vista. And if they do that, or should I say if they can do that then why upgrade.
Ha, lots of familiar faces in that programme, I've met Cynthia Crossley a couple of times, she's very nice and incredibly committed; and Jenny Lam, the woman overseeing the look of the OS, who is a total hardware geek and last time I saw her was building a gaming rig in her spare time. I'm sure the FE will have also recognised David Weeks, the relaxed bald guy; and James Blamey of the Microsoft PR team too. Also a friend of mine - a reporter from the Times - featured in shots of the launch. No shots of me (not that you'll have noticed anyway, I did spot the back of my head briefly), so I thought it was a fun programme, if only for the familiar faces!
Knew there was a catch Gandalph, a lot of people had severe problems with it according to the reviews. The first guy posting is on about it has virus or spyware in it but I may discount his comments as he is the only one to make this claim. Therefore it suggests to me that he may have a virus or malware but it could well have come from elsewhere and has nothing to do with it. Others report various problems and glitches. Have to think about it a bit.