As we approach midnight and the doors to Vista open in approx 47 minutes, I harken back to the super hype over previous versions of Windows.
Maybe I dont care as much (Come to think of it…I really dont care much) but this release is incredibly muted. Listening to the reports on the national news tonight, it is really the only time I have heard anyhting about it. Nothing in the IT news on the net, even my local IT store had a rep from one of the computer manufacturers do a demo and then talk about the requirements of the PC needed to run this beast.
I used to have a Commodore 64, one of my friends even had a ZX81 from Sinclair and another had a 48k Spectrum. Now during my misspent youth, I spent many hours peeking and poking (real computer terms) and writing or editing programs in machine code.
The things you could fit into 64k was incredible compared to what you now need 1GB or 1000MB or 1000000K, yes thats 1 million compared to 64
These days, computers are very advanced, and I am not directly comapring the two, but it does make you wonder, what are you getting for you 1 Million K?
XP works well for me, I havent seen anything yet that would convince me to upgrade. Like a lot of people, I expect to get Vista when my next PC purchase is made.
Businesses will hang off for years even before committing to the new platform.
So after all the wait, it goes of with a bit of a whimper.
Till Next Time