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Still waiting for Vista SP1

imageIt's always something.  On Sunday, I was pretty hyped up about the fact that , but that has been deflated by the realization that .

Mind you, the code is already finalized, but they're concerned that some devices will require an updated driver installation process to function properly.   And, as a result, they're putting a process into place that will allow them to until they have the updated driver code.

Okay, so give them some kudos for cautiousness, especially with all the flack they take for Vista size and performance.

Now, contrary to some of the reports I have seen, the issue is NOT with the actual drivers themselves, but with the installation code for the drivers.  There's this misperception that there are very limited drivers for Vista, and while there are still many more drivers available for Windows XP (which is to be expected with a 5+ year head start in deployment), there are more than enough drivers available for both 32-bit and 64-bit Vista, and they are more stable than many of the XP drivers which are out there.  This is due to the more stringent driver certification process in Vista.

Anyhoo, I have to wait a little while longer than I had desired to get my hands on the production edition of Service Pack 1 for Vista...

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Posted: Tuesday, February 05, 2008 2:13 PM by Logik!


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# February 21, 2008 3:28 PM
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Andrew S. Baker aka ASB aka Logik!

Andrew S. Baker is a business-savvy, hands-on IT leader with expertise in mentoring people, mitigating risk, and integrating technology to drive innovation and maximize business results. He creates competitive advantage for organizations through effective IT leadership: implementation of processes and controls, and architecture of robust business solutions.

Mr. Baker has successfully led a number of high-performance technology teams in designing, deploying and maintaining secure, cost-effective computing environments for well-known companies, including Warner Music Group, The Princeton Review, Bear Stearns, About.com, and Lewco Securities.

For over a decade, Andrew has exhibited thought leadership on technology and business topics via mailing lists, technical forums, blogs, and professional networking groups, along with contributions to podcasts, webinars, and over 20 technical/business magazine articles. He also serves on several boards and committees for non-profit organizations, and within the Seventh-day Adventist church.

His personal interests include Astronomy, Basketball, Bible Study, Chess, Comics, Computers, Family Life Ministries, Reading, Strategy/Role Playing games, and Professional Networking...

A summary of Andrew's current résumé is available here, and he can be reached on a variety of social and professional networks, including LinkedIn, Facebook and Twitter.