Thursday, June 7, 2007

Light posting

I'm between laptops right now, so posting will be light for a few days. I have the new one, and still have the old, but changing over isn't as smooth as I'd hoped. The negative things I heard about Vista networking (nearly as poor as XP) are well founded.

Question for people smarter than I: Why won't Vista give me a pop-up box asking, "Would you like to create an ad-hoc, wireless network to computer XYZ?" when sitting next to an XP computer? Why is networking so much more time-consuming than connecting to a wireless hotpot? It doesn't need to be, except perhaps for security. If you're thinking, "That guy should have bought a Mac," hold your tongue. I'm too cheap for Mac, and I have an unbelievable amount of software for Windows, so I can't (won't?) change.

Enough of that. I hope to be fully functional soon.


Steve said...

Since the new Macs come with Boot Camp, you could use both the Mac OS and Windows (XP or Vista). This would allow you to continue using your existing Windows software. That's what I did and I'm so glad I made the investment. It's like getting two computers for the price of one. From what I've read, Mac hardware runs Windows faster than Dell, HP, et all.

Ted Martin said...

I've heard about that, but it seemed like a hassle. Maybe I'll try it when my new laptop bites the dust.