Now I know Windows very well. I've beta tested new releases for 10 years. At one time I was an expert at locking down Windows 2000 machines to NSA standards (while allowing the commercial software installed to still function). One of my primary focuses is improving the "as deployed" employee experience with their computer at my company.
And I've never heard of the ClearType <a href="http://radio.weblogs.com/0001011/2004/11/21.html#a8703">tuner</a>. The difference is surprising and worth five seconds of effort. Why is this not in the Windows installation sequence? Why isn't this automatically done every six months?
<a href="http://radio.weblogs.com/0001011/2004/11/21.html#a8703">Vectored</a> from Scoble, who also shares some hope about a pet peeve of mine -- screen resolution. Almost without exception, every older person I know can't handle 1280x1024 resolution on an 18" flat panel. Lower resolutions look awful. And the 120 DPI is a marginal solution. Hopefully Longhorn will mitigate.