Hardware choices

I’m in a quandry (and not because I haven’t posted in a while – I have a number of posts in draft form that need to come). I’m looking at new machines but I’m unsure. Do I invest in a better server to handle better VMs and possibly Hyper-V and then simply RDP into it when needed or do I look at a laptop for more VPCs? Ideally it would be both – but economics these days limit the potential. Server hasn’t been upgraded for 4 years (Dell SC400) but neither really has the laptop (Dell5150) Platform doesn’t matter these …

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DevBlog: Why Vista is more stable than XP

I don’t want to say much more to take away from Craig’s great perspective here. So some caveats: 1. I don’t regularly run Vista – I want the right hardware to do so.2. I don’t like certain things about Vista – but then I don’t like certain things about XP , or 98, or 95, or OS 10, or System 7 or ….you get the point.3. Craig – this is what they should be doing instead of Mojave…yes, it’s techy – but it explains it right. Kind of like the way Hybrid cars explain MPG better than Al Gore… or …

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I Want (or Don’t Want) MacBook Air

Updated: certainly some of the reported problems (obscure USB among others) might make this device not as appealing. I also priced out a similar Sony Vaio – and they ended up being equally priced but you got more with the Vaio. Hmph…my foray back into Mac land may have to wait a bit… OK – now I know what I definitely want for my new notebook. The overall HW specs don’t sound that great – but it’s time to dump my Dell (I reviewed the buy-out on my HW lease – what a rip-off – this machine is going back) …

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