Speaking of shiny new toys, my old laptop (let's call it Thermo, I seem to recall some people in here find computers easier to understand if they have a name), Thermo, died some weeks ago. The kitchen seems so quiet without his dust collecting drone.
I hinted to my wife that a shiny new EEE (or is that an Eee?) might be just the thing to replace Thermo, and low and behold, two weeks later, she brought home a shiny new 17" Widescreen, Core 2, Nvidia 8, full-sized keyboard with numberpad, notebook.
Shiny New Toy Heaven.
Anyway, it came, as these things so frequently do, with Vista Home Premium. I thought I'd give it a proper look (e.g. instead of becoming infuriated with the need to constantly confirm everything while reorganizing the start menu and going back to KDE, I learned about User Account Control).
Anyway, I've given it a proper look, and I've used a virtual machine to build a new Gentoo installation to copy across.
I quite like Vista.
[Runs for cover like John Cleese's Maitre'd, after he gives Mr Creosote the wafer-thin mint.]
[Shouts from behind plants:]
Maybe when KDE4 hits the stable branch of x86 in Portage I'll get another 2.5" sata drive to go in the second drive bay (yes, it has two drive bays).
[Emboldened, stands up.]
Till then, even though it's a notebook running Vista, it's also running Palm Desktop, and Documents to Go, and Mathcad, and FirstClass (which has a Linux version, though I've never tried it), and Premiere Elements, and for time wasting it runs Guild Wars, and Oblivion, and Winnie The Pooh Preschool, and BBCiPlayer, and 4oD - all without tweaking any configuration files, or paying for third-party compatability layers.
Now, apart from Notepad++, can anyone recommend software development software to run on Vista? 1sf (troll)?
[Ducks down again.]
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