Saturday, September 12, 2009

The things you learn...

Maybe I can move on with my life, having just heard that Lisa's engaged.


Well, now I don't have to wonder if *SHE'S* moved on anymore, at least. I wish them the best (I really do). And...I guess that's all I have to say about that.

Monday, September 07, 2009

Windows 7

Microsoft may have finally managed to lure me away from Windows XP. For the first time ever, I'm actually interested in swapping to a new version of Windows as soon as it's released. I thought Vista would pull me in, but after about an hour of experimenting, I realized that I hated it.

I've been running Linux (specifically Kubuntu) since December or so (whenever it was that I managed to break my computer so that Windows was good for about 5 minutes before bluescreening). Instead of bothering to fix Windows (Linux was intended to be a temporary solution), I just stuck with Linux because I managed to get most of the stuff I cared about working.

For various definitions of "working," that is. Linux is great for what it is...but what it is isn't a desktop operating system for the masses. Sorry, people...Linux just isn't ready for the desktop.

2009 wasn't the year, and I don't foresee 2010 being it either.

Anyway, all that to say - I've seen lots of people say lots of good things about Windows 7 from the betas, and I got my hands on the Release Candidate and installed it...and I really like it. It's smooth and seamless and plays nicely with my hardware and most of my software...

I expect to get my hands on a copy of Home Premium when it comes out.