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Windows 7 (professional)

First thought: it’s so pretty!

Second thought: this is really slick. It’s the easiest OS install I’ve had since college, and is cake to get used to.

Vista was always hell to install, because I had an upgrade version. That meant I had to install Windows 2000, which broke my 500 GB hard drive into absurd partitions. Then, sitting at 640 x 480 in Windows 2000, I started the Vista install. Because Windows 2000 was 32-bit, I could only install 32-bit Vista. And because… oh, wait, I don’t know why… I couldn’t do a fresh install — I had to upgrade. Win 7 let me install 64-bit and a fresh install with no trouble.

Then again, I do dread having to reinstall my OS in the future.

Even aside from installation, I like it. I was able to easily turn down a slider to control how much I wanted the UAC to ping at me. It gently reminds me of things like setting up regular backups, which I appreciate.

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Tastee linkage

The upgrade to WordPress 2.5 meant that my plugin for posting links went away for a while. There may be a duplicate or two towards the bottom of this list, but I have culled it a bit.