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November 7, 2007

Windows Live Writer Test

Filed under: Personal — Charles Engelke @ 5:40 pm

All I want to see is, will this tool actually publish to my own blog?

November 2, 2007

Vista, again

Filed under: Vista — Charles Engelke @ 6:48 pm

Earlier this year, I gave Vista a try. After less than two weeks, I gave up in frustration and went back to Windows XP. So why, when I bought my own new ThinkPad six weeks ago, did I order it with Vista Ultimate? Well, I wanted to give it another chance. And I wanted some of the features it has. And it’s certainly worked out much better this time. It’s taken me six weeks instead of only two to give up on it and go back to XP!

Actually, I haven’t yet totally given up on Vista. I’ve bought a new hard drive to put Windows XP on, and I may move back to the Vista disk after Microsoft finally releases a service pack for it. But I’m not very hopeful. Vista doesn’t really offer much in the way of useful new functionality, and it takes too much away in performance and stability. I’ve probably had to reboot my PC at least once a day, and each reboot takes forever. In fact, pretty much everything I do in Vista takes forever.

In a nutshell, here are the pluses and minuses of this trial of Vista:



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