Monday, January 29, 2007



Everyone's buzzing about the upcoming release of Windows Vista, and my decision to wait and see is looking better by the second.

First, there are corroborating reports (http://www.gottabemobile.com/forum/forum_posts.asp?TID=1547) that Vista is causing a major hit on battery life. Also, it seems the upgrade editions will not allow entirely clean installs (http://jkontherun.blogs.com/jkontherun/2007/01/no_more_clean_i.html). And of course, we're still waiting on drivers to make everything work properly. I may give in to peer pressure and upgrade before desired, but not on Tuesday.

But Vista is not the only hot upgrade coming. Microsoft Office 2007 (http://office.microsoft.com/en-us/products/default.aspx) is rolling out, and it looks like a highly desirable upgrade.

The big change is the new interface, which looks very pen-friendly. But of particular interest to me is the inclusion of OneNote (http://office.microsoft.com/en-us/onenote/FX100487701033.aspx) with the new Home & Student edition. Though it comes at the expense of Outlook, I think OneNote has more to offer students and I can't argue with promoting the most pen-friendly Office app to students and home users.

Office 2007 is definitely at the top of my upgrade list. Though the Home version does not include Outlook, I can get that separately later. No rush on that, but OneNote 2007 is the one I really want. Looking forward to seeing just how searchable it is.



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The scent of upgrades is in the air


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