New To Vista (episode 3) [have to be fair]
1 Week since i've installed Vista for the first time
i faced some problems since then but i think they have been solved the memory consumption is stable except when i burn DVD's it raise up to 9x % :D
but i have to be fair and mention what i liked in it as i mentioned what i didn't like -alot :D -
- (for the third time) the animations :D
3-The Network Connection Manager yep i liked that in the system tray u have the icon of the connected connection i liked it because it represents the connection status on it either it is connected to a local network only or local network with internet access or not connected at all :)
I remember that one of the reasons i made the Network Scanner was for that and when the connection fails for any reason except disconnected it tries to diagnose the reason and fix the specific reason not just "Repair" as in XP or ofcourse tell u "contact the network administrator" :D
4-The Famous search box in the start menu :D somehow i don't care if they took it form Mac OS or from anywhere i just care that i have it now :D
it searches for the name u write in the programs menu, history, files stored in the PC, ur Mails, ur contects and even in the chat logs :P and i use it to run shell commands u can use wild chars in the search
5-Navigation there is no "UP" in the windows explorer but in the address bar u can click on any folder name and it will navigate to there and ofcourse u can write the path u want to navigate to as text :D and the "Folders View" on the left helps also
6-The windows context menu has some nice commands
7-i feel that the processes are not affected by each other it means when some application is not responding others are not affected in performance the gadgets are working smoothly and windows animations also and all other apps not like what happens in XP when some process is not responding the computer is "!!!!!!!!!!!!"
8-Renaming when u r showing file extensions and u select a file and press F2 to rename it it selects the file name only without the extension that was irritating in XP :)
i think i'll keep Vistaing till it crashes :D
and about the Disk Space issue from my point of view the major points that consumed space was
1-Windows Updates it downloaded alot of updates and SP1 consumed alot but after it is installed u can free the space used by running a command "SP1CLN" it will get some space BUT it will make the SP1 installation undoable
2-Shadow Copies Delete it when u need space RMB click on C: ->properties -> Disk cleanup -> files from all users and select the second tab
3-The Page Files where the OS dumps ur memory on the disk to swap -Virtual Memory- i just moved it to another drive Now i have 6 GB free in C: :D Thanx God i think i've been fair enough since my latest two posts it was just the impact of change :)
oh i forgot something !!
that was the first thing i liked in Vista....
it has a built in image for user accounts "a cute cat" :D