Thursday, October 04, 2007

vista vs. xp

I've been writing some automation scripts using autoit and the script goes through control panel items switching things on and of. I had the two operating systems running virtualized. It was just interesting seeing how the two systems react. The control panel items in XP are way snappier. The windows/dialogs come up fast and their is hardly any delay. The control panel items in Vista use a more webby type interface (I don't know what to call it). They are slow and seem harder to navigate.

Its a subtle difference. But perhaps shows why people might not be happy with Vista. Its these little things that pile up to create an annoying experience. Why is such a simple thing as drawing a control panel item so slow in Vista?

Mozilla and hypocrisy

Right, but what about the experiences that Mozilla chooses to default for users like switching to  Yahoo and making that the default upon ...