Category Archives: Windows

The Keys to the Kingdom

One of my clients recently mentioned to me that they are preparing for an annual inspection required by the regulations that govern their industry. One of the issues that they are dealing with is an expanded scope of due diligence with regard to their vendors; they are now being required to formally vet any vendors…

Okay, well, back to Ubuntu!

In my post Returning to Windows After 15+ Years I wrote that I was switching to Windows 7 after using various distributions of Linux or FreeBSD for over 15 years, and provided a brief explanation for the move. After several months it became apparent that the honeymoon with Windows 7 was over, and I wrote…

Life with Windows 7 (so far…)

In a recent blog post titled Returning to Windows After 15+ Years I described why I had abandoned Linux on the desktop in favor of Microsoft Windows 7 Professional.  I’ve been living with that decision now for almost 7 months and I’m beginning to think I made a mistake. Don’t get me wrong – Windows…

Returning to Windows after 15+ Years

Recently, Jason Hiner of Tech Republic posted an article on his blog saying that he was moving away from Windows and is now using Ubuntu Linux as his desktop PC’s primary OS (Operating System), with Windows 7 running in a VM (Virtual Machine).  This is basically the way I’d had my desktop machine running for…

The Failed Linux Desktop Migration Effort

The Backstory In December of 2007 I built my wife a very nice PC – Gigabyte AM2 motherboard, a fast AMD Athlon 64 x2 CPU, 4 Gb of dual-channel DDR2 RAM, an nVidia-based PCI Express video card with 512 Mb of onboard RAM, two SATA hard drives (a 160 Gb boot drive and a 750…

Windows 7 is Here!

Well, it’s Oct 22, 2009, and Windows 7, the latest operating system from Microsoft, is here. And, too, are three new “Get a Mac” ads from Apple. The new ads are, of course, available on YouTube (see the embedded videos below).  I did receive my full retail package of Windows 7 Ultimate via UPS on…