Sidebar Geek

My experience with Windows Vista. Windows Sidebar and Microsoft Gadgets.

July 2005 - Posts

  • iTunes and Aero in Windows Vista

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    Today I was able to successfully finally start trying to load my day-to-day applications in Vista and see how well they run.

    So far, nothing stands out as application that is struggling to adapt. Adobe Photoshop CS works fine, as does the Office 2003 suite.

    But I did notice something weird when I installed iTunes. Whenever iTunes 4.9 is running, it shuts down the Aero Glass effects. My screen will flicker once the application is started and poof, no glass or transparencies. Now once iTunes has been exited, the Aero glass effects come back.

    Weird huh? Not a big problem to me, because the application still works and does what I need it to do - play music.

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  • Testing out Windows Vista Beta 1

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    Last week has been amazing with the release of Windows Vista Beta 1 and Internet Explorer 7.0 Beta for XP SP2. I am currently testing Vista on two machines: a laptop and a desktop. I've had minor problems with both installations and currently have a few bugs to work out as well on both of them. I will blog about these issues soon. All in all, Vista has proven to be an exciting new operating system and I cannot wait to see how it progresses. I will blog more details on my experiences with Vista very soon as well as Internet Explorer 7!
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