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I recently got the HP dm4-1060us laptop since my old laptop (which was my wife’s old laptop) died after close to 6 years of use. I used it only for web dev work so I didn’t really need a fast machine. As soon as I got my laptop I installed Ubuntu 10.04 and got it running smoothly out of the box surprisingly. Only minor issue is the mouse trackpad being buggy, but I use a USB mouse most of the time anyway. I kept Windows 7 to try it out and after using it for about 2 weeks now I’m impressed. It’s not as bad as I expected it to be. I’ve never used Vista and when I used it for a few moments on someone else, I dreaded it. It was slow even on a brand new PC that was just booted up. Windows XP SP 2 was the standard OS that I have been using on all my machines since it was released. My gaming desktop PC is still currently using.
So what impresses me about Windows 7? The speed for one. It is fast. I loaded IE, FF and Chrome all at the same time and opened multiple tabs of various sites and tried to recreate a common crash scenario I usually almost always experience while working on XP. It didn’t crash. It started to lag but nothing crashed. This wasn’t a good test, since I didn’t have Dreamweaver or Photoshop open but it was still better than I expected.
Microsoft definitely took some UI layout styles from Apple’s Mac OS X. I wouldn’t be surprised if they even looked at Ubuntu. Browsing the computer is very user friendly and simple.
All in all, it’s not that bad at all.
“Malaria is spread by mosquitoes,” Gates said while opening a jar onstage at the Technology, Entertainment, Design Conference — a gathering known to attract technology kings, politicians, and Hollywood stars.
“I brought some. Here I’ll let them roam around. There is no reason only poor people should be infected.”
First reported on social networking site Twitter, Facebook’s Senior Platform Manager Dave Morin blogged, “Bill Gates just released mosquitos into the audience at TED.”
Gates then waited a minute or so before assuring the audience the freed insects were malaria-free.