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


  1. did you set the title tag inside the dwp file.

  2. Arthur,
    What you can do is go to Site Settings, Under webpart gallery, go to your specific webpart and change title from there.
    Then you can click on view xml link
    to see the modification which sharepoint applies to your xml.