Vista: Software compatibility
|May 18, 2012||Posted by admin||
Now that Vista is installed, time to install some softwares on Windows Vista. Before anything else is installed, the most important thing software to install is an anti virus software. There are few anti virus software that works for Windows Vista:
- AVG Anti Virus Free Edition works on Windows Vista. The AVG Anti Virus Free edition will not work on the 64-bit version of Windows. Youâ€™d have to buy the professional license.
- Trend Micro is offering free 90-days trial to PC-Cillin Internet Security for Windows Vista beta testers
- Avast Anti Virus
Mozilla Firefox 184.108.40.206 â€” Firefox works well on Windows Vista but it has a funny twitching bug. The problem can be solved by either adding something to the bookmark bar or hide the bookmark bar.
Opera 9.02 â€” Works.
iTunes 7 â€” Works. The most important thing for me is iTunes can access and play shared music from another computer.
Quicktime 7 â€” Works.
Foxit Reader 2.0 â€” Works.
Skype â€” Skype works, outgoing and incoming calls are working just fine.
Yahoo Messenger 8 (With voice) â€” Works.
Windows Live Messenger â€” Works but incompatible with Windows Aero color scheme. When Windows Live Messenger is running Windows Vista will its color scheme to Windows Vista Basic.
mIRC â€” Works.
TightVNC â€” Works but very slow. It takes longer to view the desktop than usual. Perhaps disabling Windows Aero and removing desktop wallpaper will improve the speed.
UltraEdit â€” Works.
FeedDemon â€” Works. The reason Iâ€™m using FeedDemon is because of its ability to sync with NewsGator online so I donâ€™t have to import my RSS subscription. I miss NetNewsWire already.
Putty â€” Works.
Java Runtime Environment Version 5.0 Update 6 â€” Works. Azureus runs well on Windows Vista.
WinRAR 3.61 â€” Works.
VLC â€” Works.
Microsoft C# 2005 Express Edition â€” Works.