Jimbo got a new laptop for school today. It came ready with Windows Vista. So, I'm taking some time this afternoon to get to know my new operating system a little. First impressions? I really like it. It's similar enough to XP to not get totally lost. It doesn't really feel like I'm learning a new operating system.
Yet, Vista is way more intuitive. Everything just makes way more sense, and that's proven out by how quickly I'm learning everything. When I'm looking for a certain function, I look first where i think it should be, and 75% of the time that is exactly where it is. I really like that aspect. It also seems that they've taken strides in integrating the web with your desktop. I'm currently posting a blog entry from Windows Live Writer, a blog program on my desktop dock that doesn't require me to open my browser and navigate to our family blog. Instead, I click the icon and post. The program does the rest.