Monthly Archives: February 2008

studying C#

I’ll be studying C# this semester.
Actually, that’s not entirely right. I’ll be expected to write a major
project using C#, but no actual teaching of C# is planned. We’ll see how
that goes…

Ditching Windows Vista

I finally ditched Windows Vista. After using various versions for a bit over
six months, I have decided to let Vista go. At initially I found it quite
nice, but over time I grew unhappy. I had some minor driver issues of which
some couldn’t be solved.
The most prominent one was the Bluetooth driver issue, I tried and even
bought some different stacks but none of them really wanted to give me
stereo audio on the headphones while letting me use the mouse. I didn’t even
try the keyboard.
Then there was the whole wireless thing, I was simply unable to connect to
networks after returning from hibernate. Standby was ok, but not hibernate.
Funny.
The last straw was WinSXS. After about four months it had grown to a
whopping 8.5GB, a chunk of space I can’t afford to spare on a laptop.
Mind you, there were good things. It was faster to use, the integrated
search, tag and smart folder features were great. I miss them in XP.
Anyway, I decided that Vista was too annoying. SP1 didn’t really help, so I
considered Ubuntu and XP. Given that I will need to program in C# I went
with XP, I don’t have time right now for fiddling with yet another VM.