I ran out to Best Buy to grab Hotel Dusk for the DS and ran by the computer department to see if they had Vista running. They did and I checked it out, my impressions…
the new apps
The new apps are really great, they mimic Apple’s iLife suite and work together really well. One example is with Outlook Express. I opened “Outlook Express” and created a new message, I then opened “Contacts,” created a new contact, saved it and went back to my “Outlook Express” message, found the contact and added it to the message. I didn’t have to re-open Outlook or the message window.
aero and glass
I don’t love the new UI. Its very busy with all the transparencies and blurring going on, but its still a better option than what Windows users have now, that and you can turn it off and go old school if you wanted.
A few things that are really nice about it is the “Windows/Tab” menu, the new search and all of the context sensitive meta data it displays. You can resize thumbnails in real time with a slider, you can search from anywhere. Vista organizes really well. I dig it.
I personally can’t wait to get Vista, not sure when I will, but I will sometime soon. I love the way it organizes files, and I love the new apps and how they work together. Its worth the upgrade, especially if your getting it with a new PC, I question the worth when your paying $200 for Home, but in the end, I think I will be happy with it once I do buy it.