Language Selection

English French German Italian Portuguese Spanish

Seven Things to do with a Free Vista laptop...

Filed under
Humor

Seems many bloggers woke up this morning to find Microsoft has left a laptop in their stocking. There is a minor hullabaloo rippling through Blogistan about it. Amongst others, Joel Spolsky of "Joel on Software" got one. This time, I'm not even linking to the original story; if you haven't heard about it by now, you don't care anyway.

So, blogging boys and girls, what could you do with this little windfall, should you find yourself inexplicably in possession of one?

#1 Return it. Send this foul spawn of Sauron back to the abyss.

#2 Install Linux on it, then return it!

Full Story.



Related Links:


Fanboy much?

This is one of the lamest blog posts I've seen in a while. He is clearly griping because he didn't get one of these free laptops. Yes... I am so sure that if I receive a free laptop, I am just going to send it back.

Retarded blog post aside, I have to say I am somewhat impressed with Vista but there is still more bad than good. The RTM is far smoother running than the Betas were from this past summer, although I am still finding things that are broke. I assume these will be fixed closer to official launch though, as most of the issues have to do with third party software.

Vista is not piss poor like most fanbois want you to believe. Sure, there's a lot wrong with it, but there's a lot wrong with a lot of OS out there. I run more than one PC, and Vista is going to be the one on my Windows rig.

"Install Linux on it, then return it! Make it a really slick distro, like Mandriva, Knoppix, or Elive."

I am not a Linux nor Microsoft fanboi, but there is no distro that can compare to the look and ease of Vista. Even the media center portion is well done. In the end, I haven't actually run into a serious problem with the retail copy of Vista, and I think a lot of these "Linux geeks" should give it a try themselves before completely ragging on it.

re: Fanboy much?

Well, I thought the post was kinda cute myself. But I agree, he probably wishes he got one. ...AS I DO too! Big Grin Where's mine?! I did a fairly positive review of Vista not too long ago. Where's mine, huh, huh, huh? Big Grin

----
You talk the talk, but do you waddle the waddle?

Comment viewing options

Select your preferred way to display the comments and click "Save settings" to activate your changes.

More in Tux Machines

Ubuntu Touch to Land with Bq Aquaris e4.5 Phones in February

The first two companies that have been confirmed to release phones with Ubuntu Touch are Meizu and Bq. Until now, only Meizu showed any kind of involvement with Ubuntu Touch and they were the first to announce a launch window. On the other hand, Bq has been silent, but it seems to have been very busy and to be the first one out the door. Read more

Linux 3.19 Merge Window Closes Ahead Of Schedule

Linus announced on Friday night that he's closing the merge window early for 3.19. Torvalds said that he's pulling the last of the pull requests on Saturday -- related to KBuild and the READ_ONCE split-up -- but is planning to then close the merge window. Read more

X.Org Server 1.16.3 Released To Fix Security Issues

Julien Cristau of Debian announced the X.Org Server 1.16.3 release on Saturday morning. The primary focus of this release is on correcting the security issues within the GLX, DIX, XV, DRI3, RENDER, and other areas of the xorg-server code-base affected by outstanding security problems. Read more