Vista tagged articles

16Feb

How to spot a Windows fanboy

Clinging desperately to sinking ships

I was chatting to a friend (and long-time Windows supporter) on MSN earlier today he was looking for a utility to extract .RAR archives on Windows. I thought there was an obvious (and easily obtainable) option but, apparently not so much. [read more...]


10Feb

Windows Vista: Better designed than OS X?

On design challenges and keeping all the people happy, all of the time

This week I gained my first experience with Windows Vista. Whilst it wasn't so much of a 'Wow' starting as a mildly impressed 'Hmm', I do believe Windows Vista is a step in the right direction for the Windows operating system. It may be a couple of years late, but we'll forgive Microsoft for that seeing as they eventually made it to market. Whilst functionally, not all that much has changed, Vista has a lot of swish new minor features and visual chrome that do add significantly to the desktop experience. [read more...]


3Feb

New Vista Fonts & The Web

Will Cambria, Calibri et al be adopted as web typefaces?

Once upon a time, back in the early days of the world wide web, when Windows 95 was still revolutionary and Internet Explorer was actually a sensible choice over the competition, Microsoft bestowed a gift unto the web which persists to this day: the Core fonts for the Web project. [read more...]