|UPDATE (10-08-14): New Capture NX-D, a piece of Nikon software that I’m actually exited about. It is fairly fast, works well and beats ACR hands down. Best of all: it’s free!
UPDATE (12-03-2012) It seems that the latest updates solve most of the mentioned problems. If you have not done so already, I'd strongly suggest updating to 2.3.0 (article here)
UPDATE (15-12-2010): I followed the suggestion of one of our visitors and updated my display drivers. NX2 now runs without the most annoying glitches I mention in this article, but still responds sluggish and is considerably slower than its predecessors. If you have not updated your display drivers lately, my suggestion would be doing so before installing NX2.
I thought it could not get any worse after testing Capture NX2 and View NX1.5 - a while ago - but I was wrong.
NX2 is a major problem, at least from where I am standing. So much so, that I have not been able to thoroughly test it; not on Windows XP Pro x64 SP2 (Intel Core Duo 1.6 Ghz., 1 Tb. RAID 10, 4 Gb. RAM, GeForce 7300 GS/256) nor on a “normal” XP Pro SP3 32-bits system.
Do Nikon beta-test any of their programs at all, or do they just throw us to the lions? Worse yet: do they even care about us entrusting our precious images to their cripple-ware?