Rob Kennedy is an avid and active .NET software developer who tends to have an opinion about everything. In the windows developer community for over 10 years, he has grown his career and opinions through experience.
Anybody have experience getting the HD audio to work? I have the final release of Vista installed (msdn) and the laptop Realtek HD Audio causes every program that makes a noise to crash. Turn off audio services and disable driver and no more crashing.
I tried Realtek's latest Vista audio drivers from their website and these actually get replaced by Microsoft's HD audio drivers if I do a driver update via Device Manager. This is on a Toshiba Satellite with the Realtek 816 chip. Fubar.
It's an excellent first attempt at duplicating Google's product.
I would however say although Google has less photographic detail in regards to total u.s. satellite coverage, the content they do have is better in that it is more recent than the virtual earth pictures, which I assume are circa 2000 or older (WTC is still
standing in NYC). Google has circa 2003-04 from what I can tell and is more valuable in this case. No doubt MS will update their photo data... I only hope it will happen sooner rather than later, otherwise this product will be 2nd best, rather than the best.