David Courseys Vista Cruise

 
 
By eweek  |  Posted 2012-05-28
 
 
 

David Courseys Vista Cruise

Welcome to Microsoft Windows Vista. I was given a pre-Beta 1 release (5098 7/15/05) that I am told by Microsoft is equivalent, at least in appearance, to Beta 1. Well find out when Beta 1 is released in the next few days.

This screen shows the n

David Courseys Vista Cruise

David Courseys Vista Cruise - Application search

Typing into the search box is one way to find the program you are looking for in Windows Vista. Typing the letter c immediately brought up these programs. One of them, Network Projection, is among WinVistas major new features, intended to e

David Courseys Vista Cruise - Application search

David Courseys Vista Cruise - Connect to a Projector

I selected Connect to a Projector but since there isnt one on my network, nothing appeared in the selection window. In the Start Menu, Ive opened All Programs (selecting Back returns me to the view youve seen) and opened the

David Courseys Vista Cruise - Connect to a Projector

David Courseys Vista Cruise - IE 7 crashes

This is a picture of Internet Explorer 7 crashing. Microsoft says WinVista will be more active in searching for solutions when you encounter problems. I am not sure what I did to anger the Browsing Gods. IE7 did work when I installed the OS, but later sto

David Courseys Vista Cruise - IE 7 crashes

David Courseys Vista Cruise - Virtual Folders

Virtual Folders are, essentially, persistent search results created using the meta data attached to your files. This is a Microsoft-provided screen shot showing some of these folders containing various content types.

David Courseys Vista Cruise - Virtual Folders

David Courseys Vista Cruise - Windows Explorer

This is Windows Explorer in WinVista, browsing the My Documents folder out on the network. Notice how, at the bottom of the screen, WinVista practically implores you to add metadata. Comments, ratings, project names, and other information stored will t

David Courseys Vista Cruise - Windows Explorer

David Courseys Vista Cruise - Control Panels

This is the new look of the Control Panels and, yes, there is a Classic View thats still available.

David Courseys Vista Cruise - Control Panels

David Courseys Vista Cruise - Add or Remove Programs

This is the new look of the Add or Remove Programs control panel. I like the information about the program thats included at the bottom. What I dont like is that I cant uninstall SnagIt, which doesnt work (yet) on Windows Vista. That

David Courseys Vista Cruise - Add or Remove Programs

David Courseys Vista Cruise - Security check

The beta implements some new security features, but doesnt always recognize that I am administrator. Here, I am unable to drag a shortcut to the Recycle Bin but lack sufficient permission.

What I cannot show you, because PrtScn wo

David Courseys Vista Cruise - Security check

David Courseys Vista Cruise - Security check: disarmed

Yes, you can turn off the feature and then WinVista wont ask for your password before making changes. Do this and your will make a hackers day. Id like to show you more security features, but most of what is in this release is under-the-covers.

David Courseys Vista Cruise - Security check: disarmed

David Courseys Vista Cruise - IE 7 Browser

After reinstalling the OS, I was able to grab this nice shot of IE7 sitting open on the WinVista desktop. You cant see the cursor, but at the top I have opened the lit (in red) Web Feeds icon that allows me to subscribe to

David Courseys Vista Cruise - IE 7 Browser

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