Hi, now nearly a year after "working" with a 1554 Amilo on VISTA, you think it is normal that:
1) It takes forever to start:
-> switch on the computer and go for a half hour's walk, or call someone you have not called in a long time and have a long conversation.
2) When VISTA finally has started, using nearly 50% of available RAM with no programs running, you want to check your email and click on the IE symbol:
-> first of all nothing happens; it looks just like you did not do anything... you click again... same thing... you wait; after another cup of cofee and a long telephoneconversation with a long lost friend; surprise (!), you have started IE twice and you are sure again, that you are not crazy, after all you clicked on it twice
3) You try to see the properties of a large disk; you click on it with the right mouse:
-> nothing happens; the window greys out an it says "(not responding)", this time it's time to go for a shower; after the shower you finally have the right click menu on the screen... you choose 'Properties' and... time for another phone call, or another cup of coffee, or even your favouvite TV series... if you don't feel like sitting there and watching the round blue thingy turn and turn and...; you get the point?
4) After you finally establish the properties of your disk, you decide to back up 2 GB of music onto an external USB drive:
-> you select the folders you want to copy and drag them onto the USB drive... now VISTA really has a hard time figuring out how long this will actually take; blue thingy goes round and round... oh well; time to take the dog for a walk...
6) Starting a 'VISTA-ready' audio software, to edit your latest recordings you have done on a mobile recording device (bought, because it is impossible to use the VISTA laptop to do that, even though you thought you could... no, no, no....), you realize 'Oh yes! it still does not work; and probably won't until the SP1 release! Shame; oh well, I've only been waiting nearly a year...'
7) Finally after the SP1 release you find such nice things like ex-FAT for your mobile recording devices and other neat stuff and: now your laptop is almost using 75% of available RAM after going through the launching-mission of the laptop... Now that's what we call efficiency
5) Now you remembered why you switched on the computer in the first place and figure it is too late now, just enough time to push Alt and Tab key and watch the flabourgastoring, amazingly surprising, awsomest 3D desktop flipping the windows by, before shutting down the computer and going to sleep and looking forward to the next time you'll have time enough to talk to friends and take the dog for a walk...
Conclusion: A laptop with VISTA on it is much similar to a boat anchor: It slooooows you down until you finally get to a stop.
Don't take this too seriously, but I guess a lot of you know what I am talking about
All the best,