Maybe I’m crazy, maybe I’ve been using it to little time but I’m quite happy with Vista here at the minute.
Ok RAM usage earlier was 33%. Thats 33% of 3Gb installed. 1Gb RAM with no DC projects online yet.
Turned off some fancy effects but otherwise it’s still pretty. UAC turned off. It’s like being at home and being nagged all the time Slightly annoying change of Music and Picture locations but easily changed. Oh and also turned off System Restore… maybe I should turn it back on…
Overall I think it’s a fairly polished OS. At first impressions. We’ll see how it goes as I carry on using it.
Got one full time box on Vista HP32 here. There was one strange occurrence of crashing but not BSOD. Couldn’t VNC into it. Looked it at on screen and it was “unresponsive”. Plugged in USB keyboad and mouse but couldn’t get control so hard reset required. Been fine since.
My only suspicion is could it be related to the file write limit in Vista? The box had been left on for weeks at the time. I had been copying files to/from it during that time. But I don’t know what the crash mode of the file write limit is. Wonder when they’re going to fix it…
I pro actively reboot it every couple weeks now and it’s been fine. Normally I reboot PCs only for the monthly patch day.
The box is running on a low power mobo, which takes SODIMMS, which at the time of building were expensive so it only has 1GB of ram. I should upgrade it some time as it really could use more.
Another vista user here, nicer install process (not that u hope to see that much) feels a little smoother in operation, betworking system takes a little getting used to but over all a warm fuzzy feeling is felt
[QUOTE=mackerel;406870] Couldn’t VNC into it. Looked it at on screen and it was “unresponsive”.
UAC can interffere with vnc when you to change some which requiers a ‘yes are you sure’ mouse click (which is why i have turned it off). This seems to be soled in the beta of Ultravnc and the paid for version of RealVNC.
I turn off:
As I found other programs can maintain Vista, ie defragging, antispyware, virus checkers and registry fixes.
Also there is no difference in the speed of Vista whether these run or not.
DEP is a real pain and is one of the reasons why programs won’t work on Vista.
Having the 64bit version is also a major leap in speed as you can have over 3gigs of ram (up to 128 in Ultimate).
Just remember to apply the 4gig Hotfix from Microsoft to stop the BSOD on boot-up .:furious: