Flixn video: How does Vista run on your machine?
Earlier this week (not last week as I say in the video), Chris made his Vista gripes quite appreciable as he documented in his The Wow Starts Now? video some of the ugly, painful experiences he’s had with it on his AMD QuadFX (pre-production?) machine. He insists that Vista is slower than XP. If he had an outdated machine, that would be believable… but I just couldn’t imagine it running slowly on a QuadFX until I saw his video. That machine must be seriously hosed.
Here’s a quick video of how some of the same tasks respond on my dual-core Vista machine after a fresh start-up. I recorded it using Flixn, a free video-hosting site. Unlike YouTube, they don’t host videos that you upload. Instead, they record clips (using Flash) directly from your webcam and microphone. Surprisingly, it looks like you don’t even need to register. My only question then, is, how do you delete a video if you don’t want it up there anymore? Guess I’ll have to look into that one before I post anything incriminating…
Anyway, here’s the short Vista demo. I realized I cut off part of my monitor… sorry about that, I promise to do better next time.
Note: My background is the Silverlight DreamScene video, and what looks like choppiness is due to the video recording, it’s silky smooth in person.
Note 2: The app-switcher I use is called Switcher.