Friday, February 09, 2007

More On Vista

In a recent post, I noted how unenthusiastic about trying out Vista I am. Reports from skilled people, who are paid to look into these things, are continuing to support my decision not to waste my time.

For example, read Wayne Rash's column on eWeek about this.

Meanwhile, Apple is wasting no time. They a pushing the Mac as the PC upgrade path, and why not? You have to buy a new machine anyway, why not cut the Gordian knot and get a Mac?

I will be trying to run my computing life over the next few weeks using non-Microsoft office tools. I will use Google docs and spreadsheets, and OpenOffice for office-type activities, and Firefox (which I already use) for web browsing. I have VMWare Workstation, so I will be doing some of this using Linux. I don't have a Mac, so I will not be using one, at least not initially.

The only Windows-oriented tool I will be using will be MindManager by MindJet -- but they have a Mac version in case I switch. I'll let you know how it goes.


Stephen Daniels said...

I am with you on this. I am a tech guy and don't really see the attraction to Vista. "Hey everybody, we put Media Center features in Vista". Pass. Innovation is dead in the PC OS space. It is all about mobile devices and the features they can provide.