Ironically, one of the fairest reviews of Microsoft's Vista comes from Pete and Leander over at Wired's Cult of Mac blog. They tell us what the Vista experience is like on a Mac Pro using Bootcamp, with much praise.

Vista really flies on this beast, and feels like it's faster than OS X - it boots faster, folders burst open and apps launch instantly...I'm especially delighted with Vista's "glass" Aero interface, which works in all its glory on this machine...The OS is dark and handsome. It's really quite exciting...Vista's icons are big and colorful, and frankly, a lot more logical and easy to read than some of OS X's, like the intelligible iWeb icon.


Of course, that speed is subject to OS operations only, but still. And Zune support works for him...wait, this is a Mac blog, yes?


Of course, in many ways it's the same old Windows. There are pop-up dialogs galore thanks to the new security features, and the Start menu, though slimmed down, is still a confusing mess. Maybe it's just me.


There we go.

Of course, the results on the portables will vary, especially with the Standard Macbooks and their far less significant video procs. Right now, support is spotty. Send me in guides and reviews of how Vista runs on portable Macs, please!


Leander and his Vista Powermac [Cult of Mac]