Wednesday, August 29, 2007
My Sony, Vista and me
It took me good couple months but I finally got stabilized with Vista and my super love for my portable Sony emerged as the flowers do when you take out the weed. This powerful little one with a 13.3 screen seems to be the most perfect size/weight in my history of notebooks. I don't even want to think of my previous super heavy dell despite having lost almost half of my resolution ...
I really only have couple things that don't want to run in Vista, like the SonicWall Gateway client for VPN (they have a beta and I use logmein), some CrypKey software we use for license generation and that's about it.
In addition I am having no issues with the applications that do run. The machine is being great at hibernating and waking up really fast and unharmed, which for me is a #1 priority in my notebook. The only exceptions are maybe when I tried to print in a network printer and sometimes skype giving me the funny message "Skype take a deep breath is not working" (although given Skype's behavior lately can't really blame it on Vista).
I know a lot of people and companies are talking about downgrading nowadays including FSJ as Alejandro notes in his post but all I can say is that we are a totally happy threesome at this point!!
update: sony totally sucks on the batteries side ... dell was so unbelievable superior in this one aspect (I bought the optional long duration battery for my previous dell), also in the power adapter as they had the optional mini power adapter that is worth buying.