On “Top Gear” – the BBC’s motoring show. They have a cool wall where they classify cars as “sub-Zero”, “Cool”, “Uncool” or “Seriously uncool”. My car rates as uncool, but being bothered by Top Gear would put me in the seriously uncool category.
I posted recently about looking at benefits rather than Total cost of ownership and picked a out some features that I thought were cool. Of course one should also look at the disbenefits – not so much bugs as things that aren’t well done either in the concept or the execution. Since giving me to the link to Geek News Central story about Windows media player and Podcasting support (or the lack thereof), Robert Scoble has suggested people post bug reports to his blog (brave man). Since I keep using the word "Cool" at the moment - rather uncool for a man of my advanced years, I thought I should list the cool and uncool, so here is my starter list for the vista cool wall. Additions to the this list can be posted here, but Bugs to Scoble please.
I'll add to this list - but comments are on. Feel free to add your own.
Update. Thanks to John for pointing out that PDF documents can a document preview which shows in the preview pane. However you can’t read a PDF in the pane, and there is no search support. Verdict, STILL UNCOOL. I’ve got to give some credit to Adobe for putting up a dialog box explaining how to download an update (since vista’s permissions block this). Sadly their Start Menu Icon is set up so it doesn’t offer run as administrator.
Update 2 Thanks to Maarten for pointing out that actually those bits aren’t new to vista.
James has been nagging me to have a look at this video that he found on Jasons blog.&nbsp; He practically...
Newest version of Adobe Reader is available for Vista, including reading pane support.
<i>New bits in the command prompt Try pressing the TAB key in a command window – it works through files and folders. Command line Tasklist, TaskKill and Shutdown.</i>
This is already present in XP.
Oops. The tab feature has been in XP all this time. An interesting thing has happened with Tasklist, TaskKill and Shutdown. If you type help at an XP command prompt they are not listed, but they are listed in Vista. Oddly on both OSes they are external commands.