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Podcast #15 – Paul Thurrott on Windows Vista

winsupersite.jpgI interview Paul Thurrott regarding Microsoft’s latest operating system, Windows Vista. Paul is an independent journalist who loves to cover Microsoft software right from the early stages of its life and past the day of release. He is also featured on his own website ‘SuperSite for Windows‘ and in a podcast called ‘Windows Weekly‘ over at the ‘This Week in Tech‘ website.

Paul is here in this podcast to explain the pros and cons of Windows Vista with his expert opinions and advice for home consumers in particular, who are confused with the countless stories on the Internet.

Topics discussed include:

  • Paul Thurrott and his websites
  • Which version of Windows Vista should we buy?
  • Ultimate Extras
  • OEM or retail?
  • Should we wait for better drivers before getting Vista? (Windows Vista Upgrade Adviser)
  • Should PC gamers wait?
  • Installation difficulty?
  • Experimenting with different versions of Vista before deciding which one
  • New Windows interface design
  • Features of the new Start menu
  • Aero Glass just eye candy?
  • Flip 3D cool?
  • Copying Mac OS X?
  • What is there for PC Gamers?
  • Does the average home user need a new PC for Windows Vista?
  • Older software compatibility
  • Live Anywhere (Live for Windows) Features
  • The new Windows Media Center
  • The new security features of Windows Vista
  • Has Internet Explorer 7 caught up with the Mozilla Firefox browser?
  • No one thing, but many small reasons why you should purchase Windows Vista
  • Features originally planned for Vista Paul is disappointed are missing in final release?
  • ReadyBoost and ReadyDrive performance features
  • Sticking with Windows Vista or going back to Windows XP?

You can find screenshots and a review of Windows Vista over at Paul’s website.

James Woodcock

Freelance Journalist, Author, Blogger & Podcaster specialising in gaming and technology. Ever since he experienced the first controllable pixel movement on the television screen, he has been entranced by the possibilities and rewarding entertainment value generated from these metal and plastic boxes of delight. Writing hundreds of articles including commentary and reviews on various gaming platforms, while also interviewing well known industry figures for popular online publications.