Archive for November, 2006

Review: Windows Vista (Application Compatibility)

Tuesday, November 28th, 2006

This week I spent some time installing my essential software applications under Windows Vista (RTM build). The results were not great. Out of about 35 applications that I depend on, 8 of them either would not install or run properly, with little prospect for them working any time soon (if ever in some cases): FileBox [...]

Getting Your App Ready for Vista

Monday, November 13th, 2006

Microsoft has long (at least since Windows 2000, which was released 7 years ago) recommended that users not run as administrators. But most users still do, partly because most computers are configured out-of-the-box with the user as an administrator, and partly because software vendors have not done a very good job of following Microsoft’s guidelines [...]

IE7 Revisited

Monday, November 6th, 2006

My initial reaction to IE7 was positive, but it quickly soured. Then I happened upon a way to make IE7 look like IE6 by running %WINDIR%\IE7\iexplore.exe rather that %ProgramFiles%\Internet Explorer\iexplore.exe. Now that the final version of IE7 has been released, I decided to install it again to try out this technique, and sure enough, it [...]