IT LOOKS like there is still a lot of confusion about what software and hardware combinations Microsoft's super soaraway operating system Vista will run on. We have already mentioned how Vole has tried to be helpful and released a little program that scans your system and tells what you need to get an upgrade, and over the weekend we saw another one from ATI here.
However, both of them are confused about whether my new computer will be ready to take the top of the range version of Vista. The ATI software is easier to use and does not require any serious installation. It tells me that although I can manage to run the basic versions of Vista my system is let down by its Nvidia GeForce 7300 GS graphics card. Apparently, this is good enough for the minor versions of Vista - it is not good enough for the bells and whistles version.