Dave Duncan

"Eat Well, Stay Fit, Die Anyway"

Sudo apt get “Vista”

Well, after a good run with Ubuntu Linux, I’ve rejoined the world of Windows users after Danielle and I got a new computer.  That means I now have to learn Vista and unlearn Ubuntu.  I’d briefly considered running a dual-boot system, but figured there was no point.

Ubuntu was a very good choice given my computer situation.  I was able to continue using an older computer without feeling as many limitations as I did with Windows on that slower machine.  For anyone with a lagging computer, I’d highly recommend trying it out.

Now comes that awkward phase where I slowly transfer all my files and I have to remember which computer everything is on.  I also have to learn how to use all the bells and whistles that are standard with Vista, which should be fun.  So far, I’m a fan of how quickly everything works, but I’m not a huge fan of the image viewer.  I’ll probably have a more full review in the coming weeks.

Also, wireless networks are cool.  Very cool.  I can’t believe there are so many near my house, nor can I believe how many of them are completely unsecured and just plugged in out of the box.  Ridiculous.

Any tips for Vista?  Any “need to have” software or little configuration tips?


2 Comments so far

  1. Ethan Park March 20th, 2008 10:51 am

    Dave, I would suggest you install the Service Pack 1 that came out not too long ago. I hated using Vista before, and now it’s working a lot smoother.

  2. Marty March 20th, 2008 7:07 pm

    Tip: Buy a Mac, then you’ll be really cool. Buy the Mac Book Air, then you’ll be cool and skinny.

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