Well, it's been a rather disappointing couple of weeks in Vistaland, as it seems one disappointment (read "performance issue") after another rears it's ugly head.
I've been trolling the message boards to get a sense of Vista-related problems, and it seems most fall into the following categories:
1. Devices (printers, scanners, etc.) that won't work due to lack of updated drivers.
2. Applications that don't run because they haven't been upgraded (for example, I tried to run Second Life, to no avail -- as of now, it won't run on Vista).
3. Big performance hits to PCs that have been upgraded from XP to Vista. Apparently installing Vista on top of XP produces extra processes or some such situation that causes new core 2 systems to crawl. It seems that this isn't a problem on virgin Vista systems. If I had purchased an XP-based screamer, that ran laps around older PCs, and then started behaving like an ancient 486 system after installing Vista, I'd probably be livid.
4. Trouble with all the application nesting -- many tools and apps that were right out in the open in XP are buried behind multiple screens in Vista. Continue Reading...