I just got an additional tool for my online work. I bought a Toshiba Satellite notebook. It is a cute one and it has features that will enhance my online work. I have been excited since it got delivered yesterday. However, I am not happy with the operating software it was packaged with. Your guess is right Microsoft Vista Home Premium!
The operating system is making a mess of the hardware. I can’t get things done on time even though the system boast of a 4gb ram and the 231gb hard disk is almost empty. The operating system is always asking me series of irritating questions.
Each task has to be authorized over and over again. While this security feature may be a wonderful idea, I am beginning to get irritated with the constant nagging (yes, that is what it seems to me). Now I am considering either of two options.
- Downgrade from Microsoft Window Vista to Microsoft Window XP. I know it doesn’t sound like a good idea, but I am more comfortable with the short comings of Window XP. Afterall I have been using it for more than 4years now. My fear is that, I may get the whole system muddled up and need to call in a technician! My better half is of the opinion I leave the system as it is and learn to use Microsoft Vista! (I know that sounds like a good advice, but I am already bias because of all the negative stories I’ve heard about Microsoft Vista).
- Go for Ubuntu – It has been my heart desire to try out the open source option. But the hitch has always been the difficulty in getting simple things done. For example, getting connected to the internet can be a major issue if the network card manufacturer does not provide a Linux driver and nobody has written a free driver for it. Also, some commercial software do not have open source alternatives yet.
Well, I just have to make a choice and continue. It does no good complaining. If you have a suggestion on the right step I should take, please feel free to drop a note in the comment section. Thanks.