Now that I have a cool 2560x1600 monitor, a dream for anybody who wants to read Corona_Coder's comments with director's commentary, I've noticed that Vista behaviour sucks on such high-resolutions.
- every time I log-in I'm welcomed by an awfully-scaled rotating blue circle shown next to the "Logging on" message on the logon screen.
- the start menu bar Orb isn't scaled correctly (it's smaller)
- the sidebar gadgets aren't magnified (like all the other applications) making them unreadable
IE7 zoom is extremely buggy (with such high DPI) and not even www.google.com renders fine (the text of the radioboxes overlaps). Firefox has similar problems and only Opera is capable of doing almost perfect zooming.IE8 beta seems to have addressed this issue.
- There are certain windows message boxes (for example the one telling you "you must reboot in order to apply settings") that overflow vertically and look very ugly.
- the classic theme is completely screwed up and unusable
so much for "resolution independence": the so-called Vista (meaning "look","sight") doesn't look fine in high-resolution? oh, the irony!
BONUS whining: it looks like MS was such in a hurry to improve the audio/video stack that they forgot putting back the Codec properties pane for setting codecs priority: now there's no way for me to use the AVIVO-accelerated codecs of my ATI card