Monday, February 04, 2008
Vista SP1 around the corner
According to this, Vista SP1 goes RTM today. I really want to install the SP1 and check the improvements it has in store for me. I have to tell you that Vista was a bit of a let-down when it refused to run eVC3 and eVC4 (I don't care about VS 2003). Microsoft's Virtual PC was also disappointing because it does not support USB, so I had to resort to a third-party VM (Parallels) to get a USB 1.1 emulation. Note that I do not expect that SP1 will add support for the eVC compilers, but I do expect to see some improvements in overall speed and especially when getting out of sleep mode. My Asus VX2 does not always wake up correctly and some drivers may not start correctly. The worst situation happened when the temperature control died after sleeping and the system overheated. I knew what happened because the whole thing shut down abruptly. So I'm really interested in seeing some improvements.