I’ve been bored and playing around with customizing the look of Vista. I’ll have an article up on what I did in the next few days.
In the mean time, here’s a screenshot for you:
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Vista – Benchmarking The Tweaks
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I’ve installed the official Vista SP1 via Windows Update on 4 machines in the last 2 days. All installs went fine. My vote for SP1 is Thumbs Up.
I’m working on a revision of the Vista tweak guide. Updated for SP1 of course, and a few additions and clarifications. Got any tips you think should be in there? Please post it in this post’s comments.
Here are some articles on Vista SP1 from around the web:
It’s Here! Windows Vista Service Pack 1 Arrives (Paul Thurrott)
Want Vista SP1? Here’s what to expect (Ed Bott)
Seems like some folks are having issues:
Vista SP1 horror stories start to appear (pcpro)
Windows Vista SP1 Wreaks Havoc On Some PCs, Users Complain (infoweek)
Windows Vista SP1 Meeting Sour Reception In Places (where microsoft can never do anything right)
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Thumbs Up or Thumbs Down?
Total Votes: 613
1- I’m using it and like it. (35%, 217 Votes)
2- I went back to XP. (24%, 145 Votes)
3- I haven’t tried it. (23%, 139 Votes)
4- I’m using it and don’t like it. (10%, 63 Votes)
5- I’m waiting for SP1. (8%, 49 Votes)
That breaks down as:
217 Positive (answer #1)
208 Negative (answers # 2 & 4)
188 Neutral (depending on how you look at it, answers # 3 & 5)
View it in the Polls Archive.
I know, I haven’t been updating like I should. Nothing much happens in the PC world Dec. – Jan. I’ve been working my tail off at my real job, had minor surgery (I’m fine), and went to Vegas for a few days (no, absolutely not for CES).
I finally got a widescreen monitor. The Samsung SyncMaster 226BW. I got a good deal on it at the CompUSA closing sale.
In a related note I found awesome widescreen wallpapers at these sites:
more good links at Wallpaperreview.com.
I use an old program called WallpaperChanger to rotate my wallpapers and it works great under Vista (I do not use the Resize or Color options). KDE has this option built-in.
Speaking of Vista. I’m running the SP1, RC refresh and it isn’t doing too bad. I found an interesting post at Neowin today about Microsoft’s Windows Vista: The Facts. While the article is typical marketing BS, it does make a few valid (if over-hyped) points. Be sure to check out the comments at Neowin for a few laughs.
That brings me to the results of this sites Windows Vista poll. Let me state right off I am well aware that this poll would not stand up to the scientific method but it is interesting and In My Humble Opinion looks to be pretty accurate based on what I see and hear.
As of this writing (I will expire the poll in a few days, when I think of another one):
-484 total votes.
-329 have used/tried Vista
-166 like it
-163 went back to XP or are using it and don’t like it.
Pro/con that’s darn near 50/50 for Vista. I don’t care what you think of Vista, nobody at MS could look at numbers like that and say Vista is a success.
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I’ve just finished Version 1.5 of Tweaking Windows Vista – A guide to Tweak & Optimize Vista.
Hope ya like it!
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Tweaking Windows Vista
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