so i signed up and got my 25 character product code and 1 year beta for windows 7 beta… and then i thought, what am i going to do with this. i am not loading it on my home desktop becuase it holds all of my itunes and pictures and yadda yadda yadda… so that left me down to my laptops. i figured since my netbook was new and did not have much on it that it would make a good candidate. it is a new ibm s10 with all the bells and whistles. it has the 160gb sata drive, 1gb ram, and the 1.6ghz proc. that would be a great test. it runs win xp pretty well, but vista would never load on that box. right now it is still installing.. and it is going really quickly. in the time i have been typing this blog it is mostly done and i have not typed that much.
the install finished i entered a name for my computer and created a password, i do not like that it requires you to create a hint i feel like that is a security risk. so, that was my hint. i entered my key code and it brought up my wireless networks and let me select one. it would be great if all of my hardware was detected that easily. i installed it earlier in a vm it was quite speedy. the netbook is up to the desktop now. i love how the background is a beta fish, maybe microsoft has stopped taking themselves so seriously. i think the advantage of those “get a mac” commercials is that they poke fun at how serious microsoft has been historically. it is definitely time for them to relax a little. they have won, they are on top of the pile. relax and make it a little fun and they can maintain that lead. business in general seems more relaxed to me now than it did ten years ago.
well, i am up to the desktop let’s see what drivers i am going to have to search for. i right clicked on my computer and went to manage, and i was not greated with an “are you sure you meant to click that window?” that really makes me happy. that is the “feature” about vista that i hate the most. well, looking through device manager i only see one unknown device. my camera is there, wireless… check, sound card… check, hardwire nic… check, well i have no idea what it is i am not missing anything. even my card reader is there. well now lets download some vipre av, pidgin, skype, and mozilla and get crackin at testing out the important apps. i will write more after i play with it some and get a better feel for the highs and lows.