Real shocker here. After fighting for four hours to get Ubuntu to work in my new laptop, I tried Windows 7. I like it. It’s a complete flip-flop after Vista drove me to Ubuntu. I still love Linux, and Ubuntu, and will still use it on my netbook and servers. But- I need a computer that “just works”, and right now it seems Windows 7 is delivering.
I think the title says it all. Much of this has been known by computer enthusiasts for a long time now, especially old fogeys like me who remember the early years when Microsoft was just getting started. This has been professionally written with a LOT of footnotes, unlike the heresay and old stories passed down from computer geek to computer geek.
To be honest, I find it really difficult to feel sorry for them at this point. It will be interesting to see what happens in June.
I feel dirty…
I got addicted to Guitar Hero at a party last weekend, so set out to buy a game console. The Wii, my first choice, doesn’t do HD. I’m an HD Snob now, and won’t plug anything into my HDTV that doesn’t at least do 16×9 1080i, period. I can’t believe the Wii has become as popular as it is without the ability to do more than 4×3 480p.
That left the Sony Playstation 3 and Xbox 360. It’s no secret that I hate both companies, often with a passion. In the end, I actually decided I hate Sony more than Microsoft. The only thing the PS3 really had going for it was Blu-Ray, and I have no intention to buy into that format until I can no longer get DVDs. I liked the range of games available for the Xbox, and was amazed at the graphics of several games (including Guitar Hero) I’ve seen on friends’ Xbox’s. I also like the media player functionality, and the Netflix/Amazon streaming (although I am already getting them through Roku as-well). If I can pull my music and videos off my desktop (Linux, via SMB), it will also fulfull most of my needs for an HTPC/Media Center PC.
I’m still having a hard time with that “dirty” feeling though, especially since I signed up for Xbox Live.
I think the title says it all.
If ever there was proof that Microsoft really is evil- this is it!
OMG! And it is due to release near Halloween this year. How cool is that!