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Flowers for banazir

I've decided to abandon Vista for reason, as Gandalf might say, and return to some semblance of functioning operating system for at least 3 months, possibly 7, while the kinks are ironed out of the version that I got as Beta 2 Community Technology Preview (CTP) Build 5270.

As for the title: well, you do know what happens to early adopters who revert, right?

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Banazir

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pursuer
May. 22nd, 2006 10:04 pm (UTC)
Holy cow... it's been so long, I have almost completely forgotten that book. I need to read it again... what a good read. (Thanks for the reminder, professor. ;) )
banazir
May. 22nd, 2006 11:33 pm (UTC)
Yer welcomb!
You know, I think I've only read the short story - and I read it when abrichar and I were classmates (see next post).

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Banazir
try_and_die
May. 22nd, 2006 10:30 pm (UTC)
I just decided to rid myself of Vista as well, because of the bugs and stuff, and I was getting tired of an unstable OS, not being able to put virus protection on, etc. So I'm back to XP MCE 2005.
banazir
May. 22nd, 2006 11:36 pm (UTC)
Windows XP Media Center Edition 2005
What are the advantages of MCE 2005?

My new Dell Inspiron E1505 (a Core Duo system) came with MCE 2005, but the installation media are rife with Dell's ughware, so I nuked it and put down XP Pro SP2.

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Banazir
try_and_die
May. 23rd, 2006 12:21 am (UTC)
Re: Windows XP Media Center Edition 2005
There really is no difference in Pro SP2 and Media Center Edition other than easier support for TV tuners/DVD Playback, In fact, I'm probably missing a lot more than I realize, because I never really got MCE for a specific purpose, it just came with my computer :-p
try_and_die
May. 23rd, 2006 12:23 am (UTC)
Re: Windows XP Media Center Edition 2005
Oh, and when you install MCE 2005, it's possible to get it to not install the Ughware. Just make sure you're installing it to a drive that's not labeled "C:", and it will bring up these error boxes saying it can't find C:/whatever and just click OK a million times and they'll go away :)
banazir
May. 23rd, 2006 05:58 am (UTC)
DVD playback, you say?
Trask, I got Elwing specifically for DVD playback. Any software you know of that works well?

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Banazir
glowing_dragon
May. 22nd, 2006 11:26 pm (UTC)
Heh, I read that in English 10. It was cool.
banazir
May. 22nd, 2006 11:34 pm (UTC)
Flowers for Algernon
Yep. It's been my lifelong aspiration to write like that.

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Banazir
glowing_dragon
May. 23rd, 2006 01:40 am (UTC)
Re: Flowers for Algernon
I gather you haven't yet.
banazir
May. 23rd, 2006 05:56 am (UTC)
Writing
Well, no. I'm working on it, though. My humble works can be found at tanelos.

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Banazir
glowing_dragon
May. 23rd, 2006 06:48 am (UTC)
Re: Writing
Okay. Will check that out later.
bojojoti
May. 23rd, 2006 05:47 am (UTC)
I loved that story. It was heart-wrenching. My daughter read it in high school English, so it is still getting circulation.
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