Vista Ultimate – Day 1

I made the leap to Microsoft Windows Vista Ultimate (64-bit) on my home computer.  I was running XP Pro (64-bit) so I did not think it would be that much of a stretch.  The install was easy once I tracked down Vista supported drivers for my RAID card.  Before I leave that point, I must shake my finger at the folks at 3Ware.  Vista has been out for how long now?  Why is your driver still considered engineering “pre-release”?  Get with the program.

Since XP Pro 64-bit is not a supported upgrade path to Vista (huh??), I had to do a fresh install.  Only Microsoft would choose not to provide an upgrade from their most recent OS.  Lucky for me there was almost nothing of value on my computer.

My second Nvidia Geforce 7800 card is still showing up with an error in Device Manager (claims there are not enoguh resources).  That means no SLI until I get that figured out.  And yes, I did download the latest video drivers and NForce drivers for my system.  A minor puzzle to be solved later.

So I guess I am having a few problems.  Anybody want to venture a guess what Symantec AV programs support Vista 64-bit?

Vista has some cool desktop widgets (excuse me – gadgets) out there.  They even have one that is a live feed of NASA TV.  No more wondering what the Atlantis STS-117 crew is up to … I can just watch it right there on my desktop.

1 Comment »

  1. undees said,

    June 11, 2007 @ 3:22 am

    > Lucky for me there was almost nothing of value on my computer.

    Especially not the OS! 😉

    > Anybody want to venture a guess what Symantec AV programs support Vista 64-bit?

    Symantec? Aren’t they the laughingstock of the AV industry? Aren’t they the ones who blasted Vista for being insecure because Unca Bill wouldn’t allow ’em to do kernel patches (“They won’t let us protect you!”), and then blasted it again for being insecure because the kernel patch protection had a workaround (“They’re so buggy, we hacked in a kernel patch!”)?

    Dude, ClamAV.

    Or better yet, ClamXav on OS X.

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