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so today.. there is a update to leopard (apple mac osx 10.5) which came out less than 1 month ago… i call it sp1 cause it is over 100MB … that plus the 50MB iTunes 7.5 update… i am just glad i am not on dialup

geez… at least microsoft waits a while to release a service pack 😉

hope they fixed the losing data when you move a file.. and the firewall issue that lets traffic thru when you start a process manually.. even if you have a policy for it

microsoft launched their long awaited … 5 years in the making… operating system to surplant windows xp… windows vista

i have had the beta running for about a month and was fairly pleased wth the updates and features … and somewhat apprehensive.. because i don’t know what to get…. just another hp/dell/whatever to run windows and linux on… and now .. vista will be preinstalled on machines… or an macbook pro to run leopard (once it is out)/vista/linux … either way.. i will be scraping the default install anyway.. so i guess it does not matter unless i want my mac apps with me too .. hmm

i think i may have to stay on the windows platform for my primary system because of business applications that are not on either linux or max osx.

i am going to wait until at least service pack 1 to install on my current machine… as that will be about the time i get my copy in the mail… (wahoo for beta programs and vendor sppnsored freebies)

i saw bill gates on the daily show with jon stewart and was kind of sad that bill was flustered and they did not show some of the features on the huge screens they have for backdrops… ther ehave been those infamous demos by bill gates when the machines lock up.. so i think he reserves the demos to controlled environments.

are you ready for vista?

i tested a combo of windows vista, visual studio 2007 and office 2007 … i have to say that i am impressed with what i saw. is that enough to make me switch and stay for good?

i use pretty much allof the operating systems out there…. windows xp/2003, apple mac osx, linux (centos, fedora, kubuntu), solaris ..  even cygwin forgnu type commands on windows… and i have to say i am really conflicted at this point.. i am not an os zealot by any means.. i have uses and each does certain things better.. and certain apps are only on one or the other..

there is a lot of eye candy in the mix.. aero makes it easier to apply aqua style themes and so glassy…

i currently use virtuawin for desktop management on my windows boxes.. but flip 3d will be a neat change. i use desktop manager and virtue on mac and it resembles virue the best.. having virtual desktops built in will be nice.

i use seamonkey for a browser and their new version 1.1 allows for a thumbnail of the tab if you rest your mouse over it.. like the popups on netflix if you want more details on a movie… but vista has that on their taskbar so you can have multiple windows and instances of apps open and go to the one that has the data that you are wanting to work with

i am waiting for my copies of vista and office 2007 from microsoft as i participate in betas and learning and feedback channels. i just want to see how all my old apps that i have grown to rely on work on vista… it is another few days of vista before i move on to fedora core 6 … i have it installed at work.. but i never play on the desktop environment… or maybe ubuntu or gentoo … arrgg .. so many choices

playing with betas are fun.. but time consuming… installing apps on multiple machines and then trying to break them.

it just seems like all the vendors are copying the look and feel from each other… apple lead the way.. windows lagged behind so guys started tweaking with window blinds or other shell tweaks like aston shell . which i used a lot in win2k…

i have half a dozen machines now running all flavors or whatever.. and i need to consolidate… or just pick one and be done with it

i may want to get a macbook pro at some point.. and try a triple boot machine… i have been running a dual boot using centos for a long time.. but with all of the livecd os versions now.. i have been downloading and burning like crazy too…

vista will prob be my primary.. because of the environment that i am in.. and needing access to a lot of the windows ad tools.. and not having to remote desktop into another machine to work on visio or something… omnigraffle is great on mac but porting the files over is not seamless … having to use the xml export versus vsd format… or even omnioutliner.. which i would like to port and merge with myinfo…

i guess the tools that is across all of the platforms that i use all the time are seamonkey/firefox for browser, freemind for data/outlining, gaim/adium for chat, openoffice for doc/spreadsheets…. maybe it is worth using online doc/spreadsheets on google or 37signals

or just email and text files.. yeah. i like that.. a bunch of ascii art for diagrams and plain text emails… no more stupid pictures or templates in emails.


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