Okay. I know everyone warns you about adopting a platform too early, but the official release of Vista is out now, so I thought I’d get a head start on using it. I love the new interface and, although it takes some getting used to, it is much nicer than XP.
Still, I guess I am an early adopter even though it is a release. Some apps don’t work very well (like CNN pipeline). In the past five days, I’ve bluescreened twice.
The biggest problem I’ve had is with syncing my pocket pc with office. Vista doesn’t support ActiveSync but instead uses a new program called Window Mobile Device Center.
WMDC is not part of Vista yet. You have to download WMDC and install it. It is in Beta 3 now. I installed it last week and couldn’t get it working until this morning. In the end, I uninstalled, rebooted, and reinstalled again. I actually reinstalled several times–I don’t know what was different the last time.
I’ve come to rely on my pocket pc. I’m writing this blog post with it. So I was really upset with not being able to use it for anything but music for an entire week.
If you are a PPC user, you may want to check on the final release date for WMDC before upgrading–either that or be prepared to watch that installation progress bar over and over.
You’ve been warned.