I bought a new HP Laptop sometime back. (Click on the “Product demo” tab). 2 GB Ram, 120 GB Hard disk, AMD turion 64 x2, Windows Vista, lightscribe technology and 1.85 GHz processor speed for only $600. So yeah, super cool offer! I have been exploring Windows Vista since the past couple of weeks and the QuickPlay media center, which is quite cool. What’s not cool is the way Microsoft is trying to make Windows look like Apple’s products. Have the designers at MSFT forgotten their jobs? Perhaps had a bit of a memory lapse?
I couldn’t find even a single feature that would make me love Vista more. The wireless takes forever to get connected. I have Windows XP on my other laptop and the wireless starts on it the minute the system starts! Plus, the S video function really sucks in Vista. Billo Bhaiyya tried to make it “simpler” you see? Every time I try to use this feature, either my laptop gets screwed or my TV gets screwed.
I was browsing through some gadgets. I should admit that they are quite cool. Most of them anyway. I installed the “Feed Reader”. So, I’m happily reading news about Iraq, Iran, Osama talking about 9/11 and urging the Americans to embrace Islam, mortage issues, Pakistan blasts…and Ding! Three ads that talk about Microsoft PowerPoint, Microsoft “Free Games” and another news item about Microsoft Encarta student Edition 2008! Such a frustrating experience.
The first one says- “Crabby demystifies Powerpoint terms” …”Learn some of the basic terms of PowerPoint and don’t get scared again”…So Billo does realize that people like us are absolutely frustrated with his Powerpoints. Actually, those of you want to learn something about this program should read this great post by Gay Kawasaki. He gives you very handy tips on making PowerPoint Presentations, keeping in mind that we are dealing with Microsoft products here 😛
Also, what’s with the 100 Free Games that have been provided with Vista? Who’ll play them? Probably 10 year olds who have never used a computer before. I doubt that even they’ll play these stupid games.
I guess I’m just too disappointed. Yeah, the icons look cool…but where are the “features”?