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Microsoft’s Windows Vista – Actually, It’s erm, alright

My new shiny work laptop has arrived with Windows Vista Business premium (I think!)  pre-installed. After everything I’d read in the press and on-line I feared the worst but much to my surprise its actually working quite well. Quelle Horreur. Mind you, it came with Vista Service Pack 2 installed and all I’ve done is let Windows Update run its merry course. Shock horror, its been quite stable, performance has been pretty good. The laptop isn’t over-specked either so its pretty good performance came as a definite surprise. the most difficult thing for me to get to grips with is the control panel – ie, adding/removing software, sorting out other bits and bobs and what not. I borrowed the Missing Manual for Vista which soon got me cruising. An excellent book and a not-so-bad-at-all operating system.