As I struggled with 5270
, I looked around to see if others were having the same experience. Brandon LeBlanc is usually over-enthusiastic about general Vista builds but I see he has reached a lot of the same conclusions
. I'll quote them as they speak for me as well, “I've been using the CTP alot this evening and I've come to the conclusion that as much as I want to, this build isn't ready for everyday use - at least for me and my hardware. In terms of my drivers for my hardware, this build moves completely back-wards. Before hand in builds such as 5231, all my drivers worked absolutely wonderfully. Build 5270 has not been nice to my hardware this time around. Especially with my sound and graphics.” “But UAP (User Account Protection) is something I wish I can just turn off and forget about. UAP is blocking my every move. Yes, I could log in as Administrator and do all my testing there but what's the point? I am testing Vista as Vista should be run by any average home user - never as an Administrator.”
I also don't understand the point of the way UAP is implemented. It also blocks my every move. You get an annoying dialog for almost everything you do and it is the wrong level of dialog as well. It talks about some DLL rather than a permission request. I've said it once, I'll say it again; if Microsoft wants to do Least Privilege right, they should like at how OS/X does it which raises a dialog box asking for an admin account. This coupled with all the driver issues makes this a build I can't really recommend to install. I mean, I don't want to be negative and I can't tell people to do but what's the point especially as WinFX Dec won't install on it.
I was worried about the two previous above lines as I know the team wants this tested. On the other side Jeffand Roberthave had very positive experiences, so although I can't get any Video drivers working that worked in the previous build, you should give it a try and judge for yourself as well as report issues.