Short bio: Computer Scientist, FOSS supporter (read more)
Tux Machines (TM)-specific
Even though I am quite at home on the command line and tend to use it quite a bit I am still an eye candy junkie. I suppose it is from my windows background but still I can't help it. If I am going to stare at a screen all day it may as well look pretty. I had heard all the hype about the new windows vista and its fantastic new eye candy enhancements that just makes your time at the computer so pleasing you won't want to leave it. I was mildly interested in seeing what they have done but I wasn't going to immediately rush out and buy a copy. From my past experiences from win95 onwards each new version of windows is just the same'ol'samo with a bit more icing on the top.
Recently I had the opportunity to have a look at someone using windows vista. As he was a microsoft guy he was very proud of his aero glass effects, the 3d flip and other little special effects. Suffice it to say I was not that impressed and as far as I was concerned it still is just the same'ol'samo with a bit more icing on the top.
It was nothing new technology wise at all.