[thechat] Vista Home Factory Install

Matt Warden mwarden at gmail.com
Wed Mar 26 08:45:14 CDT 2008

On Wed, Mar 26, 2008 at 8:27 AM, Fred Jones <fredthejonester at gmail.com> wrote:
> I bought a new PC and I plan to install Ubuntu now. It came with Vista
>  Home installed. I have such pity on a regular user--this PC has so much
>  garbage and icons and 30 day trial software I don't see how a layman is
>  expected to use it. Half the toolbar is taken up by completely useless
>  tray icons. It's unbelievable. I am making a backup of Vista just in
>  case I want to reinstall it one day for testing.
>  It's a bit crazy, however.

I hear you. A month ago, something (my guess is related to power) went
bad in the PC that I built 4-5 yrs ago (has it really been that
long?). I figured I could fix it for under $50, but I needed to take
some time to figure out exactly what happened. A couple weekends went
by and I didn't find the time. I finally got tired of it and bought a
refurbed HP and took the parts I wanted out of my other PC and put it
into the refurb (which was surprisingly easy... gone, I guess, are the
days of hot-glued parts and cables in pre-built computers).

But it also meant I had Vista.

I am also an Ubuntu-ite, and I see some things borrowed from that
world that Windows has added in Vista. Sadly, this includes the OS
being able to recognize my SATA drives without a floppy disk!

On the plus side, now I get all the confirm/deny Vista jokes on Slashdot...

Matt Warden
Cincinnati, OH, USA

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