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Vista is defiant!

Monday, June 4th, 2007

Ok, so i’ll admit… I tried to go back to XP this weekend.

No luck though. No windows.old file to speak of. Now i need to hunt down someone willing to let me borrow a USB CD drive I think to just do the restore. Ugh. No joy in Mudville.

Note: I wanted to go back to XP so i could increase productivity when i go to NYC next week for FOOA. Now i’m not sure if i should bring the UMPC or not? Vista sure is darn slow!

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Summer, Vista, Q1b, what does it mean?

Tuesday, May 29th, 2007

Well let’s have a look at my Q1b and what i’ve got going on this summer. I’ll be teaching at a summer camp. Should be fun, should be a great place for a UMPC? Well here’s where i’ll disagree. Maybe moving to Vista on my Q1b was a bad idea? I’m not going to say yes or no, but having the 512MB RAM is not fun. It’s slow. No it’s beyond slow. It just hardly works.

Why don’t i go back to XP? Well i’m sure i’ve said it before and i’ll say it again. Vista, it’s the future right? Anyone, Bueller?

Well I’m hoping that it sticks and even the Q1b gets the good news of a BIOS update so i can make the jump to lightspeed…. err, i mean upgrade to 2GB of RAM. If that doesn’t happen soon, well XP may be my best friend. Honestly, the Q1b is sitting on my desk, off. Hasn’t been turned on since the end of the semester. It doesn’t give me performance. I need that. Come on, now. A few more months for progress? Then XP?

Ok, I’ve concluded its not that i’m lazy, it’s merely that i’ve got a VIA processor in my UMPC and i’m getting the short end of the upgrade stick? I’m sticking with that until someone gives me a better excuse to run with.

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Why I run Vista

Wednesday, May 2nd, 2007

Ok, so earlier today I was talking to Chippy from UMPC Portal about why I ran Vista on my Q1b. He was asking me name my “top 3 Vista features” and I was having some trouble. Well among other reasons because a Q1b with only 512MB of RAM isn’t the best Vista machine. I finally found out why I run Vista.

Using Wndows Vista is Torture

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What’s this new driver do?

Monday, April 16th, 2007

So this morning Steve from UMPC Portal pointed me to some new drivers from VIA for the Q1b.  After a bit of time I got the drivers installed.  Long story short, I can’t tell what they do?  I think this goes back to something Dennis had said a few weeks back.  So we’re trying this new OS, we’re having troubles, how is driver Y from company x, fixing anything?

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