Wednesday, October 3, 2007


It's here at last. My computer has been upgraded to Windows Vista.

Change can be scary. "Will I be able to find all my stuff and do my work without a hiccup?" But I'm really liking this new Windows format. It has some very cool features. And my new wide screen monitor is amazing. (I can view 2 life-size letter pages side by side.)

But as soon as I get used to this, there will be an upgrade out that everyone will want to have. I found this picture that might be a hint of what's to come in pocket PCs.

I'm not technology savvy. I don't particularly enjoying my cell phone with its camera and other features. I like things easy and simple. I don't own a Blackberry or other handheld computer. I really don't want to be that tied to my work. (And I don't want to go in debt just to keep up with the latest and greatest.) Besides I don't travel enough to need that type of connectivity.

But for what it's worth, if you have the opportunity to upgrade to Windows Vista, I recommend you take the plunge and enjoy the ride.


Karen said...

You are the first person I've heard sing the praises of Vista. My Microsoft-employed son will be happy to hear it. His dad keeps giving him a rough time.

Debby said...

Congrats on the upgrade, Becky! I have Windows Vista on my laptop, and I really like it.

Tiff/Amber Miller said...

Congrats on the upgrade. I've had this relic of a computer for nigh on five years. My upgrade and new laptop will come as a Christmas present from my new hubby this year. Only 11 more weeks to go! Can hardly wait!

And Becky, I'm with you on the keeping things simple. Yes, I design web sites and do programming, but I am the last person to get into the texting craze or photos on the cell phone or all the doodads, bells and whistles. Just give me something that runs fast and works smoothly without tons of glitches, and has LOTS of RAM and memory.

Enjoy your new BIG screen!

Becky said...

Our CEO checked in with me this morning and was a bit surprised that I'm liking it so well. I guess there have been a few glitches with others, but mainly related to those who got updated first and were not compatible for a while with network programs.

I haven't attempted to run our book sales and tracking program yet. That could be a challenge, so I hear.

Mary Connealy said...

I had vista for about five days back in February then I went all chicken over the free trail version and loaded Windows Office 2003. It was mainly because I already OWNED it though and didn't want to pay for Vista. I thought it was kinda cool.
My other computer did get angry when I tried to load Vista files onto 03. I had to download some patch and that wasn't to suit it and well, I had a war on my hands...which I suppose I lost. Because I'm using 03.

Becky said...

I doubt if I'd attempt to load Vista on my home computer. I'll keep running Window XP until it dies, I guess, then I get a new computer with the latest Windows version.

Ornery's Wife said...

My only problem with Vista has been the old programs that don't work with it. The upgraded versions of the MS products are really nice, though. I have really enjoyed it, too.