Windows Vista Mythbusters

Here is the excerpt of Ed’s series posts on ZDNet blog, about the myths that got prevailded over the time with Vista (Curtsey Microsoft and some detractors). Vista Mythbusters #1: It’s not a hardware hogLo and behold, Vista really does run on older hardware, with some relatively minor upgrades. And if you want to buy […]

Here is the excerpt of Ed’s series posts on ZDNet blog, about the myths that got prevailded over the time with Vista (Curtsey Microsoft and some detractors).

Vista Mythbusters #1: It’s not a hardware hog
Lo and behold, Vista really does run on older hardware, with some relatively minor upgrades. And if you want to buy a Vista Premium Ready machine, you can get it for less than you might think.

Vista Mythbusters #2: Dual-core and 64-bit support
Vista is engineered to work at its best on dual-core CPUs. Once a week I read something from someone who is shocked, shocked to discover that the Vista Home Basic license prohibits its use on dual-CPU machines. They’re confused.

Vista Mythbusters #3: Will Microsoft dump XP to push Vista?
Eventually. But probably not until after April 14, 2009.

Vista Mythbusters #4: Yes, Microsoft really is price-gouging
I explain why the price of Windows Vista Ultimate doesn’t make sense.

Vista Mythbusters #5: Aero isn’t rocket science
Your old video card might choke on the fancy Aero interface, but you’ll be shocked at how cheap the upgrade is and how even low-end new PCs support it.

Vista Mythbusters #6: Is Vista really more secure?
Everything you always wanted to know about UAC and IE7 Protected Mode.

Vista Mythbusters #7: How much DRM is too much?
Vista contains a form of DRM that has never before been in Windows.

Vista Mythbusters #8: That license isn’t so bad, after all
The Windows Vista license is written in plain English. But you wouldn’t know it to hear some of the practically paranoid interpretations of it. Here’s some counter-balance.

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Myths, Aero, DRM, UAC, Dual-Core, 64-bit