You are planning to buy a new laptop which would come with a Pre-Installed Windows Vista and you are confused how the interface would be? Dont worry Microsoft Virtual Labs are offering you a online windows test drive service – a service which is something similar to auto sellers who offer a test drive of their vehicles to the new car buyers. Microsoft Virtual Labs offers you to try out all the microsoft’s new products for free on a virtual environment.
Along with the Windows Vista Test Drive you can also win a 200$ Visa gift Card in return of answering a short survey after you review the website.
The Test Drive allows you to get a preview of windows vista service pack 1 with a console where you can get a experience as if you are really working on a windows vista operating system based computer and check out vista’s performance.
I Selected the desktop interface and tried out the desktop icons and was wondering if they really worked and it did work out as if i was having a remote pc access and everything did work out easily. But as usual windows vista even on a test drive did show up their errors and options which were showing that either the windows operating system based programs were looking for updates or the 3rd party applications were looking for updates.
Then i tried to check out the configuration of the test server and here were some of the stats -
AMD Opteron ™ Processor 848 8Mhz
Windows Vista Ultimate Service Pack 1
Memory RAM – 1.17GB
Every setting/ change i try to check out like System Properties, Device Manager, System Protection & Remote Settings i was asked to confirm using a dialogue box which is really a bad feature in windows vista because it fades off the whole screen and then asks for confirmation.
Overall vista does not really have any special features based on which we can really upgrade from the older versions of windows operating systems. You can also do a test drive of the windows vista and win a VISA gift card.