So far, so good: Switching to Vista

So far, so good: Switching to Vista

Janel Laban
Feb 26, 2007

We are blogging away today from an entirely new set up. Over the weekend we switched out our old PC and are now running at super speeds on Windows Vista. It was kind of scary to make the leap - transitions can be messy and we had to be up and running as usual this morning...

...but as we said in the title (knocking on wood) so far it's been good - really smooth and the combination of our new cpu and Vista is making for a screamingly fast version of what we do everyday.

A few good things:
Setting up multiple email accounts in Outlook is such a breeze now - we simply put in our email addresses (including our gmail account) and passwords and that was it. Outlook figured it all out for us and sent all the test emails within seconds. Copying in all of our old archived emails was simple too - we just exported them all to a huge file on our external drive and then imported them to the new machine - all of our email organization and archive files are intact.

We were worried that the "fancy" translucent windows and animated transitions would somehow slow things down but it's the opposite - opening up other programs, such as photo editing, feels instantaneous now.

We like the Feeds "gadget" (the Vista "gadgets" are just like the Mac "widgets") - its handy to have a small list of our favorite feeds updating automatically on our desktop.

Also, (and this makes us so happy!) - finally spell check seems to be system wide - we were so happy to see that our posts in Moveable Type were now being spell checked as we work.

We are officially geeky - this is entirely too exciting. For anyone else running Vista- what do you think? Thumbs up or down?

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