The Bozeman Oracle branch doesn’t have desktop support. As luck has it, I am a talented enough sleuth to troubleshoot Windows issues.
Me: “I have a virus that has infected a library used by IE. McAfee isn’t picking it up, and I can’t find any remedies online.”
Me: “Did you try rebooting?”
Me: “Yes. Several times.”
Me: “From the Control Panel, you can disable Windows features. Disable IE and use an alternate browser.”
Me: “The product I develop requires IE for installations.”
Me: “Curious. Re-image your machine.”
See…no need for the middle man.
I haven’t horsed around with a Windows install for ages…getting a nice sense of nostalgia.
It kills me a little bit inside every time I boot into Windows at work. Just a little bit. It seems like Microsoft is following Canonical’s lead, by introducing an Ubuntu-like hover bar deal to the taskbar in Windows 7. I won’t bother myself with figuring out who is doing the aping…we’ll just leave it at that.
Anyhow, the first real impressive feature I have found with Windows 7 is seamless handling of multiple monitors.
Getting triple monitors was *nearly plug and play. A few resolution tweaks and a reordering was all it took.
For what it is worth, that monitor placement is strategic. Suffice to say my view is much, much better now. (shutters)
– 1 M$
+1 creative plating
+ 100 deliciousness
In celebration of the release of Windows 7, (do not want) enjoy the following Bozeman craigslist entry…
Where do I begin?
1) Window NT came out in 1993???
2) $200 buys a 160gb netbook???
3) “If your savy”???
There it is…#3. Missed an apostrophe, an “e”, and a “v”. The poster likely would have caught that if he could have fired up the spell checker in Word Perfect…son-of-a-bitchin’ passwords, huh.
As it happens, even with a memory upgrade Windows 7 is still a dog on my old Dell.
Looking forward to open source imaging…I still haven’t swiped Photoshop for my new notebook; paint, while awesomely nostalgic, is not quite cutting it.
Install failed…not enough RAM
Waiting for a delivery…update coming later this week.
So Windows 7 leaked a few days ago…why not? Between Kate and I, we have four Dell laptops in the house:
I figure it would round things out to convert my old 9300 to Windows 7. Grif is always down for a nerd project, and he is currently smoking me in our downloading competition. I’m going to try to transfer tomorrow (with a serious lack of RAM) and will keep you posted.