What a lovely vista
Firstly, in case you missed it. The release of AutoBackup 2.5 occured last week. This was a particularly special update as it finally sorted out the problem with Microsoft Office Word documents (and some other formats). As some of you may know, AutoBackup 2 (and other realtime backup apps) couldn't detect the final save of a word document. For some reason MS Word creates a temporary file when saving and then renames the file to the chosen filename, however, at some point in this process the system doesn't trigger a file update notification that AB expects.Anyway, a new NRT (Non real-time) File processor has been added to Autobackup to allow it to semi-automatically pick up those hard to reach files. Progress on other projects has taken a brief pause as I install and configure Windows Vista Premium on my development PC. The process, which has taken about 3 days, has gone relatively smoothly. On annoying glitch I solved early on was to do with Acronis Disk Director. Because my system is dual booting XP, XP x64 and Vista x64, I used Disk Director to create and format the partition that would become Vista x64, however, due to some strange incompatibility installing Windows Vista to a partition formated this way leads to a corrupt file system. After re-formating the partition in Windows XP the Vista installation sailed along nicely.I still have outstanding issues with an inability to access my NAS drive which is apparently due to Vista using Samba 3.0 and my NAS device using an earlier non-compatible version.But all in all I have found it to be a great OS, especially because I've been able to find 64bit Vista drivers for all of my hardware (except Logitech RumblePad2, but I'm sure that's coming soon). The retro game remake that I've been mentioning for the last few posts will be revealed as soon as the development program I'm using becomes Vista compatible – which is due mid Feb.