Wednesday, August 29, 2007

My Sony, Vista and me


It took me good couple months but I finally got stabilized with Vista and my super love for my portable Sony emerged as the flowers do when you take out the weed. This powerful little one with a 13.3 screen seems to be the most perfect size/weight in my history of notebooks. I don't even want to think of my previous super heavy dell despite having lost almost half of my resolution ...

I really only have couple things that don't want to run in Vista, like the SonicWall Gateway client for VPN (they have a beta and I use logmein), some CrypKey software we use for license generation and that's about it.


In addition I am having no issues with the applications that do run. The machine is being great at hibernating and waking up really fast and unharmed, which for me is a #1 priority in my notebook. The only exceptions are maybe when I tried to print in a network printer and sometimes skype giving me the funny message "Skype take a deep breath is not working" (although given Skype's behavior lately can't really blame it on Vista).

I know a lot of people and companies are talking about downgrading nowadays including FSJ as Alejandro notes in his post but all I can say is that we are a totally happy threesome at this point!!

update: sony totally sucks on the batteries side ... dell was so unbelievable superior in this one aspect (I bought the optional long duration battery for my previous dell), also in the power adapter as they had the optional mini power adapter that is worth buying.

4 comments:

Sebastian said...

I's good to read Vista is working for some people :)

Cecilia Abadie said...

I know ... it's been a real pain for a lot of people ...
Actually, yesterday after I published the post I remembered to take another look to my verizon sync app to wireless sync my outlook with my phone/pda and I found out the Verizon PC Monitor doesn't work with Vista :(

Scott at SQLServerToolbox said...

I have a Sony VGN SZ 360 pre-installed with XP. After using for awhile with XP and having the Biometric (finger printer reading) device have driver issues, I upgraded to Vista Ultimate prior to Sony Posting and delivering their Vista Business Edition. Sony does not support the Ultimated edition because of complication of Bitlocker (transparent drive encryption). I LOVE my sony with the exception of the limited Vista Support. I bought the new notebook EXPLICITLY to get Vista and get the drive encryption. I patiently await a new BIOS and instructions on how to get it working with bitlocker. I would like 8 GB of RAM and a Solid State Drive and a HSDPA WWAN device option for the SZ line, I noticed the new SZ 680 has 4 GB and a Hybrid drive. A satisfactor comprimise for now.

Cecilia Abadie said...

The biometric reader too. I understand the trouble you went through to have it working. The pre-installed vista was very trouble free for me ...