Ian wrote:I've been running the Enterprise version at work for about a month now. I won't upgrade my personal machines until I can get the Ultimate version.
Vista without the aero glass interface is no more a resource hot than XP.
I'm running RC2 on the following specs at home:
768MB RAM (dual channel)
AIW Radeon 9700 128MB
120GB 7.2krpm Seagate IDE drive
Intel NIC + DLink Wireless PCI NIC
It's neat, but it doesn't seem all that praiseworthy to me. Maybe I haven't used it enough. It runs fine for all the basic everyday things, and I did like being able to quickly relocate all my home folders to a second partition (so that if I fool around and redo the OS, I don't have to backup first), but I find it hard to see any real benefits. Chances are I'll load MCE 2005 on that box when the timeout period occurs.
Ian, I'm curious: with Aero turned off (i.e., either Aero Basic or Classic interface) have you found anything that makes Vista a worthwhile upgrade over XP? Personally, I haven't seen that much to get excited about when compared to a fully patched XP-Pro SP2 install with WMP 11 and IE7. Then again, maybe there will be plusses revealed when Business/Enterprise versions are coupled with Longhorn Server.