Short bio: Computer Scientist, FOSS supporter (read more)
Tux Machines (TM)-specific
This weekend I suffered a meltdown of my workstation’s main hard drive. The drive held my Windows Vista Ultimate install. Circuit City had a great deal on drives, so a quick car trip landed me a brand new 500GB Seagate drive for $109.99. I gathered up my respective DVD’s and set off to rebuild the beast. Only this time, Vista was going to have company - and maybe competition. This time, Ubuntu 7.04 was getting an equal share of the drive. It is time to really see which one is easier to install.
When the install is finished, ideally, all components will be detected and functioning. Because of the way it handles booting up, I decided to install Vista Ultimate first.
8:15 – I insert Vista Ultimate DVD. The files started to load from the DVD. And load. And load. For a while, I thought I was installing Windows 95 on my old 486. After 8 minutes, (OK it wasn’t THAT long, but still 8 minutes staring at a black screen…) a little green bar popped up signifying I was loading Vista. Progress!
8 :23 OK, slow progress.