Technology 31 Jan 2007 06:00 am
Why didn’t I run out to a store Monday night to grab a copy at midnight? First, I’m pretty sure my desktop with only 512 MB of RAM would need an upgrade, and I know Vista would laugh at my Celeron-powered notebook with its measly 256 MB of RAM. (Hey, as weblogging and web surfing machines they both do just fine.) Second, when you upgrade an operating system you have to hope all the stuff connected to your machine will work properly with the new OS. I find it less frustrating to buy a new OS pre-loaded on a new machine. I let the computer makers mess around with initial hardware and software compatibilities. Third and most important, I want to let the geeks who get the (good) shakes when they play with the latest tech bang it around to see where the weaknesses are and what works with it. With Microsoft already planning on a service pack for Vista when I get a new computer later in the year quite a few of Vista’s bugs will have been squashed.