January 28th, 2009

Plow truck

Snowy day follies...

It appears to be laptop reload day here at the House of Hum. My work laptop is getting a badly needed wipe-and-rebuild. I'm also setting aside Windows 2000 for Windows XP on this one. My personal laptop ... Well, there's nothing wrong with jasmine, but I'm going to try an in-place install of Windows 7 beta. I did a from-scratch install of Windows 7 on a VM last week, and that went fine, so now I'm going to give it a real road test. It's a 2.x GHz Core2-Duo with a gig of RAM and a 7200 RPM hard drive, so she should have enough muscle for the OS. It may not have enough oomph in the video card to run Aero, but I'm not sure that's really a loss.

Holding my nose and jumping in...