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Archive for January 2009

The Young, The Helpless, and The Vista

January 29, 2009

Well today will make day seven of using Vista and after covering most of it’s short comings of the UI and it’s basic operations I have to I was thinking I was going to be hard pressed for last and final topic using this operating system. Then later in the day I was trying to […]

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Blink.. Blink.. Blink.. Is that your turn signal? No it’s Vista

January 28, 2009

While I am now in to day six of using Vista, I am really getting ready to get back to the normal operations of my Mac. While I know that programs need attention and will do what they can to get your attention, why does every one of them have to blink like a cop […]

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Ok, who slipped Vista the snails?

January 27, 2009

After running Vista without a restart, the week started out ok speed wise, considering that I am running this on a 1.6 Ghz Mac Mini, but as I get closer to the end of this experiment, which is now going into day five, I have been noticing a significant slowdown in the UI and the […]

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Bloop.. Beep.. Pling.. Plang. Vista, what are you trying to say boy?

January 25, 2009

Since I started running Vista late last week and now into day four of my week long venture of this OS, something I have been noticing.. Well hearing really… While I do have several programs that are running online at the moment, and I’m sure I have quelled the noises that they generate or at […]

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Frustration is just a Vista keystroke away

January 25, 2009

Well now into day… What is this so far? Day Three? Can the week zoom by quicker please?? When it comes to using the key commands in Vista or Mac and no matter the keyboard, my typing is sometimes… Well less than stellar… Ok, I’m no keyboardist to the 10th level or anything lol, but […]

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You have Vista eMail!

January 23, 2009

As I generally have not set Vista up to check my mail, I thought that I would give it a look. Well after being unable to find in the programs listing of ANY hint of a built in mail program I did some may not even think to try to get it to rear its […]

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It’s a Yahoo / Spybot install fight you want? Let the bits battle!

January 23, 2009

Well I tried to install an update in windows for the latest Yahoo, and I get my Spybot warning of whats going to be changed and I can decide what I want and don’t want the registry changed to. Well as I am writing this the two programs are and have been fighting over whats […]

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Notices from Vista: A view from the Mac Side

January 23, 2009

Well, after hearing the challenge as was mentioned in the previous blog post I started my Mac that morning right after work. Well to back up my statements regarding the multiple times Vista’s UAC (User Access Control) window pops up for running programs, etc. Well once I got vista started after a few reboots for […]

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Packard’s Challenge from the PC / Mac Smackdown

January 23, 2009

Well, tonight one of my favorite podcasts that I listen to regularly and contribute to during the week tonight not only mentioned me several times (which I just love being mentioned in) but as I listened to the episode #76, both Cal & Rachel gave me a challenge to find not only news about the […]

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My what big ears you have! The better to DTV you with!

January 13, 2009

No, I’m not talking about the story of little red ridding hood, but the upcoming switch to the new DTV. While the government does this switch to the new DTV, for now if we are still close enough to a transmitter to get a signal to watch, but if you are just at the edge […]

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