How About a Vista Power-User SKU?

By Mary Jo  |  Posted 2006-07-24

As Microsoft continues to roll out more Windows Vista test builds, many power users are still nonplussed by what they see. Sure, Microsoft needs to shore up security. But does it really need to dumb down the operating system to the point where tasks like driver installation become tedious chores? Why not just create another Vista SKU: One for power users/admins (and not just an administrator mode) for users who don't need Microsoft to save them from themselves? Speaking of Vista testing, if you're confused about which test builds of Vista, .Net Framework 3.0 (WinFX) and Visual Studio "Orcas" work – and don't work – together, blogger Tom Archer's attempt to bring order to chaos might help.

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