Windows Vista Beta 2 is kick ass!
So when I got home and checked my email, I realized microsoft had emailed me, saying that vista was ready to download. Then I downloaded the 3GB ISO, then burned it on a DVD. I proceeded to install the OS, and that took around an hour. Not bad for a beta.
When I got to the main screen and logged in, everything after was awesome. Performance definitely took an increase. All the BS about specs is not true, and that's been publicized on the web recently as well. The widgets on the side are sweet, except they're missing the yahoo chuck norris one. All my old software is installing great. All my drivers work, and MS has done a great job of providing updates for any drivers you didn't get during instillation in Automatic Updates.
I can't believe I'm saying this, but IE 7 isn't that bad. But it doesn't matter, cause firefox works great, probably better than IE. As for WMP11, I had already used it in XP, but it works much faster in vista. They even put media center in the beta. I was hoping not to lose that.
So in conclusion, windows vista beta 2 is a definite replacement to windows xp. Forget the crap about video cards and performance. In fact, you could run it on an 800mhz machine, and a 64MB video card. If you want it, check out MS's website and apply for testing.
Next post, I'll bring up some information on how gaming is turning out on new windows.