Security's Everyman

Security's Everyman

Monday, February 19, 2007

Takin' Vista for a ride

The CEO of our company is a "gadget guy". He gets the latest and coolest toys when they come out. Several years ago he flew to NYC to buy a Palm 7 b/c that was the first place you could get one. Anyway, he is going on a "roadshow" and wanted to get a good portable projector to take with him. His plan was to get one that would fit in his laptop bag so he wouldn't have to carry 2 bags. As he was looking he wasn't satisfied with anything that he found so he bought a Sony Mini PC that had XP on it. It was small and pretty cool, but alas it wasn't what he wanted. So he took it back and came back with a Sony VAIO Mini laptop. It has Vista on it. After spending a day and a half with it our CIO was unable to get it to do much other than surf the internet. Both the CEO and the CIO hated it. Rather they hated Vista. They debated taking it back and continuing the hunt for a good portable projector, but decided to keep the laptop so we could "learn" Vista on it. So now I have it and so far I am NOT impressed.

  • It's slow. Of course that is b/c Vista needs more horsepower than this little laptop can provide.
  • Vista is hard to navigate. Nothing is where it should be.
  • Most of our apps aren't supported in Vista so it is a expensive "deck or cards" at the moment.
I do like the portability of the VAIO, but I hate Sony laptops as a rule. So, we'll just have to wait and see how it goes.

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