Friday, September 29, 2006

Burning software for Vista?

Aargh, it seems to be pretty difficult to find any CD/DVD burning software for Vista. I had been using Nero 6 but it is marked as not compatible upon install (and I've read of other users having a problem with this). Any thoughts as to what I can use?

Thursday, September 28, 2006

Early Windows Vista RC1 impressions

My hard drive died, so I rebuilt my laptop with Windows Vista RC1. Here are my initial impressions after a week living with Vista:

  • Backup is integrated and does scheduled backups with differentials
  • Shore is purty
  • New security features exist to allow 'sudo' when executing programs with elevated privilege needed
  • BitLocker drive encryption (in Vista Ultimate) is native


  • Trend AntiVirus does not install
  • FreeMind
    • Open dialog fails (but you can open mindmaps by drag-and-drop or double-click association)
    • Save As dialog fails (so, you need to have a blank mindmap to copy for new maps); existing maps can be saved
  • Uses a ton of HD space (~10GB just for Vista alone)
  • Nero 6 doesn't work

Other Points of Interest
  • .NET Framework 1.1 is not installed; have to install it and the SP1 patch for it to function