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Well, it's now old news that Windows Vista has been delayed until 2007, making it 5.5 years between releases. As I said here, the dead hulk of a software giant formerly known as Microsoft deserves the drubbing it's getting, and there seem to be plenty of Microserfs who agree.

But what's this about axing a MS senior VP over the vaporicious goodness that is Longhorn--? Truth be told, I know nothing about Brian Valentine, but the exec who's replacing him is by all accounts an unholy terror. As I said here:
The Sage said: "Promote the righteous and set aside the crooked, and the people will follow you; promote the crooked and set aside the righteous, and the people will not follow you."

(Attributed to a conversation between Confucius and the Duke of Ai, and as true today as it was 2500 years ago.)

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Banazir

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tvn
Mar. 31st, 2006 06:35 am (UTC)
I am in debate whether or not to get a laptop at this time or wait till next year to make sure it's compatible with Vista.
banazir
Mar. 31st, 2006 06:56 am (UTC)
My Inspiron works with Vista (kindasorta)
What works right now:

- 1.6GHz Pentium 4 with 1Gb of RAM
- sound, video up to 1900 x 1200 (WUXGA)
- DVD-RW
- 100Gb HD
- 10/100 Ethernet NIC
- 802.11b/g WiFi
- 2 USB 2.0 ports
- 1 PCMCIA slot

What doesn't work:

- 2nd Gb of RAM
- headphones
- hibernation

Untested:

- IRDA
- ActiveSync with my PDA phone (Audiovox 6700 PocketPC running Windows Mobile 5)

Apps I run:

- Macromedia Studio 8 (Dreamweaver, Fireworks, Flash)
- MS Office Professional 2003 (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Access, Outlook)
- MS Office Visio 2003
- MS Office OneNote 2003
- MS Office InfoPath 2003

- Browsers: Firefox 1.5.0.1, Mozilla 1.7.12, Opera 8.5 (I stopped using it), IE7 beta (ditto)
- Players: Windows Media Player 11 beta, RealPlayer 10.5 Basic
- JDK 1.5.0.6
- Utils: WinZip, PowerArchiver, WinRAR
- AI Tools: Hugin Lite, WEKA
- Editors: Adobe Acrobat Professional 7, TextPad, EditPad
- Viewers: QuickTime/iTunes, DivX, Ghostview/Ghostscript

Apps I haven't installed yet:

- Eclipse (this is a biggie)
- Photoshop CS

Apps I had trouble with:

- Daemon Tools (kills Vista)
- Symantec AntiVirus (regular version incompatible)
- SpyBot SD 1.4 (GUI layout problems)

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Banazir
tvn
Mar. 31st, 2006 01:02 pm (UTC)
Re: My Inspiron works with Vista (kindasorta)
Isn't Vista a 64 bit OS and all the current Intel processors for Laptop are 32 bit ? Which means they are not fully compatiable ?
banazir
Apr. 7th, 2006 10:44 pm (UTC)
32-bit edition of Vista
I am running a 32-bit build.

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Banazir
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