Switching from OS X to Vista (kinda)

Microsoft gave me a Sony Vaio laptop with Vista Ultimate and Office Ultimate installed to try out. I have been toying with the Vaio but not using it heavily. To be fair to Microsoft, I’m going to try to switch as much as possible of my work from my MacBook Pro to the Vaio to see how I get on over the next few weeks.

A lot of my work is done online so that part shouldn’t be too difficult (I installed Firefox on the laptop last night!). However, for presentations I will continue to use the Mac as there is no comparison in the quality of presentations created in Keynote versus those done in  PowerPoint.

Oh, and for my photos I will continue to use iPhoto because that is where my current extensive library of photos resides.

The most difficult move will be my email I suspect. I love Apple’s Mail app. It will take a lot to win me back to Outlook.

Wish me luck!

6 thoughts on “Switching from OS X to Vista (kinda)”

  1. Check out what Ryan Carson says about Outlook 2007 compared to Apple Mail.

    If I could sync my Nokia with some other PIM, I’d dump Outlook in the blink of an eye.

    I think it’ll be 2010 before Chandler is ready for primetime.

    Google Calendar doesn’t do to-dos and the free sync tool is a nightmare. Tried Remember The Milk integration. Too much work.

    The Yahoo Calendar sync tool works well but the webapp is a disaster. Pure 1998 feel.

    Anyone in that business apart from Microsoft heard of repeating to-dos with some intelligence in the repeat?

    Huge gaping opportunity there waiting to be filled.

  2. Lots of people are compaining about the performance of outlook 2007.

    I use it and agree its slower than say Outlook 2003.

    I would look into Outlook 2007 issues before making the leap.

    Colin

  3. You should try Picasa from google for your pictures,
    Very good , i find it better than Iphoto for my pictures

  4. You should try Picasa from google for your pictures,
    Very good , i find it better than Iphoto for my pictures

    Considering the thing’s a very blatant iPhoto rip-oof, I’m not surprised!

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