I\’ve decided to give Ubuntu the flick and rebuild my desktop machine with Microsoft Windows Vista Ultimate*
Here\’s what I\’m installing:
Intel Drivers (UAC) (5 reboots)
Flash player (UAC)
nvidia Drivers (UAC) (reboot)
Steam (free games with GFX Card driver download…)
Vista SP1 (took ages &:: at last 1 reboot)
more Windows Updates (reboot)
Twhirl &:: Adobe Air( UAC)
Openoffice 2.4 (UAC)
Adobe Reader (UAC)
Windows Live Messenger/Writer/Mail/Photo Gallery (UAC)
set firefox to search as i type
Google Browser Sync
*Why Ultimate? Because Business &:: Home Premium have different features, and I need to be able to know both to better support my customers.
On a lighter side, she is also occasionally up for some mutiplayer first person shooter gaming, and she puts up with me..
but a few days ago she stepped further into the realm of geekdom, she sent me a tinyurl. For those who don\’t know, you use tinyurl to shorten those ridiculously long web page addresses some sites have into something that is much more easily manageable.
Well done princess.
I have and love a Palm Treo 650. It is fairly old now (about 100 years old in gadget time) but still working well. Bern was using on the weekend and was bugged by an idiosyncrasy I\’d never been able to work out. received SMS messages were dated into the future, often the next day. After a bit of playing we worked out they all seemed to be 18 hours and 10 minutes in the future which is a fairly odd number.
I have to say, on the laptops, that two finger clicking is more intuitive than finding a right button.
In fact, I never use the button on my Macbook at all, I just use 1 finger tap for left click, 2 finger tap for right click and two finger dragging for scrolling.
I\’s even supposed to work under Bootcamp, but not for me yet, though it does in Parallels