Pete and Leander at Wired’s Cult of Mac blog decided to test out Microsoft’s new Windows Vista on their Mac Pro using Bootcamp. The results were shocking… Vista may have actually run faster on Apple’s own hardware than their own OS X. Kind of embaressing. Here’s an excerpt from their experience:
Vista really flies on this beast, and feels like it’s faster than OS X – it boots faster, folders burst open and apps launch instantly…I’m especially delighted with Vista’s “glass” Aero interface, which works in all its glory on this machine…The OS is dark and handsome. It’s really quite exciting…Vista’s icons are big and colorful, and frankly, a lot more logical and easy to read than some of OS X’s, like the intelligible iWeb icon.
They go on to talk about how although everything is more logical than XP, it’s all still a mess…
Of course, in many ways it’s the same old Windows. There are pop-up dialogs galore thanks to the new security features, and the Start menu, though slimmed down, is still a confusing mess. Maybe it’s just me.