I realized that sometimes there are just days where you can’t really think of anything to post. So I created a new category for this. I’ve been socializing around today (pretty much all there is to talk about) and although I haven’t made any progress, I’ve established connections. A guy on my floor just installed the UT3 demo and we played it on his 2nd gen Macbook Pro, the Santa Rosa one with the Geforce 8600. With everything cranked up, UT3 ran really smoothly. I’m impressed with the 8600, but we couldn’t game online at all. According to him, Bioshock was boring, and Vista sucked. I kinda agreed.
I got XP SP2 installed in a virtual machine just to compare it with Vista. I still haven’t decided whether I should switch to XP from Vista. I came up with a few reasons why XP is better:
1. I can apply lots of good looking visual styles even without Windowblinds. And no matter which I choose, none of those styles will affect my battery life.
2. I don’t have 60+ processes all screaming for CPU time. Though really I don’t know if this is a significant argument, since I don’t know whether I see the effects of this in real life. Vista runs pretty well on my Core Duo.
3. Applications work. This includes Nero 6.6 (my favourite Nero of all time), modo (all versions), and I like Diskeeper 9. Diskeeper 10 is a load of hogwash.
4. This is a very small point, since I have vLite, but XP itself uses very little disk space compared to Vista. Also, I can control how much space XP uses for its System Restore feature. However, this is easily mitigated by the fact that all those patches for XP really add up.
Really, I can’t think of any more reasons to switch to XP. However, I really miss the first point.
Now as for why I should stick to Vista
1. So I don’t waste my time getting the computer to the way it was.
2. More themes should be coming out soon…. hopefully they’ll look better.
3. So I don’t regret wiping Vista when I install XP (really, this feeling of mine goes around all the time).
Really, I should just stick with Vista all the way so that my grades really don’t get affected. Then again, Vista sure is ugly…. and all the Windowblinds themes out there don’t work properly with Vista’s UI changes. I’ll install Windowblinds 6 on XP and see what I’ll get. Perhaps I can get XP to look like Vista! It’s obviously impossible to make Vista look like XP… then again Vista is running smoothly right now, it would be a shame to just ditch it.
Oh, whoa dude! Guess it’s a good thing I haven’t switched over to XP yet… some awesome guy called psycoB at deviantart.com has made tons of themes for Vista Basic! I’m running Wasabi right now and I can tell you it looks way better than all of that Aero crap out there. Minimalism will remain on my desktop forever.
I forgot to mention this really weird girl who is taller than me, was completely drunk, rather loud, and smoked, and launched into long diatribes about… herself? Very interesting, I said. Sometimes she just blabbers too much I ignore her and start talking to someone else, but then she keeps on talking. Weird girl, all right.
EDIT: ef – a tale of memories 02 has come out. I’m downloading it, even though it’s only a raw. 300kb/s… awesome! I hope I don’t set my standards too high lest I go back to Malaysia one day.
Watched the first half of the RAW. My brain usage peaked at 100% while watching, my Japanese algorithms aren’t very efficient. However, I was able to understand 40% of what they were talking about! Awesome… we learned that this Hirono guy is a mangaka and he doesn’t go to school often. Yup. That’s what I learned. I like his arc (along with Miya Miya’s) more than the one eyed Chihiro and the weird prince wannabe guy. Fortunately for me, it seemed like the latter half of the episode was simply about the latter couple, so I stopped at the right place.