Adventures In Computing

October 12, 2006

Something Else to Try

Filed under: Uncategorized — Normand Bissonnette @ 10:53 am

Hello everybody. I am going straight to the point today, no pre-amble. Nothing witty before one of my rants. Nothing to make you laugh. Nothing to make you think. None of my pet peeves. Just straight to what I have to say, no banter, no interlude. No waste of time here.

I have just finished installing Windows Vista RC2 in VMWare on my computer. I have not had the time to play with it so I can’t really tell you what is new, except that it has gadgets, if you have apple or you downloaded a product from yahoo they used to be called widgets. It looks nice. Is it worth upgrading to it? I haven’t worked with it long enough to say. I’ll keep you posted. I must say though that I had to install it as an upgrade because I did want to spend hours on finding drivers that will work with it. Another thing about it is you will need an Ubercomputer to run it. As I said I am running it in VMWare and I have allocated 750 megs of RAM and it is sluggish when I try to do more than two things at the time. I have installed Windows Live OneCare as my protection, since my anti virus of choice, Kaspersky, does not work with it. Time will tell if it is worth it. ( http://www.microsoft.com/windowsvista/ )

On to another topic on I’ll probably try Mandriva Linux 2007. You can get a copy when you purchase a copy of Linux Magazine Issue#72 on sale now, or you could just download it, I found it on one of those pesky torrent sites.

I am now done, I have no more time to write, I have to go to work. See ya later.

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2 Comments »

  1. a computer pro?

    Comment by Johnny Ong — October 12, 2006 @ 11:39 am

  2. Not a pro, an enthusiast.

    Comment by Norm — November 1, 2006 @ 12:31 pm


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