Over the Thanksgiving holiday, I refreshed one of my Windows Vista test machines. Oh my, there were so many Windows Updates. The Lenovo ThinkPad T60p got a clean OS install, because I wanted to see how the experience has changed since Vista's main launch on January 30. The Vista experience is now a topic of great debate. For example, CNET's Crave blog—UK version, anyway—puts Vista on its list of "top ten terrible tech products."
That's for all time, not just for 2007, or so it looks based on the list. Mac OS X 10.0 was a whole lot worse than Vista, guys. Where were they in 2001? Seventh grade? I hadn't ever done a clean install on the T60p with Vista only, meaning no Lenovo drivers or other software. T60p configuration: 2GHz Intel Core 2 Duo processor, 2GB DDR2 SDRAM, 100GB hard drive (but with only about 86.8GB available to the user), 15.4-inch widescreen display with optimum resolution of 1680 x 1050, 256MB ATI Mobility FireGL V5250 graphics processor (dedicated RAM and 767MB shared with the system memory), multi-DVD recorder (which may include DVD-RAM), 802.11 a/b/g wireless, Bluetooth and biometric reader.