Microsoft is so Cool

I get quite a kick out of the viral nature of the Internet. One of the things I always tell people is to double-check before they hit send in their email. Well, someone pulled a fast one on someone with this hilarious video about Microsoft Vista and Service Pack 1.

It’s not clear whether Microsoft really intended this video for internal use or whether they “leaked” the video to YouTube to create a buzz about . . . well I guess about Microsoft. Its funny and its cheezy but it also gets the word out to people that Vista Service Pack 1 is out. If it is Microsoft poking fun at themselves, its very well done.



Vista Gets Moving

It’s out! Vista Service Pack 1 has been released. My notebook downloaded and installed it last night from the Windows Update. Since ancient history (at least dating back to Windows 2000) Microsoft users have learned to wait for the first Service Pack to come out before adopting or considering adopting the new OS. Well the time has come.

According to Adrian Kingsley-Hughes, the service pack will (amongst other things):

  • Increase Vista’s stability
  • Make zipping and unzipping faster
  • Make Remote Desktop work faster and better

I’ve been running Vista on my Vista-ready Gateway laptop (duo-core processor) for many months and the thing that has bothered me the most has been how slow it responds. I’m looking forward to seeing if it will be more responsive with the service pack