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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.

In fact… the whole OS just seems gentle. I like it.

I haven’t actually had time to do anything with it yet, though. I have a pretty (occasionally creepy) theme in place that’s full of cute little critters:

Look at those cute things!
Look at those cute things!

Also: I now own the domain whatinallthehell.com. I was inspired by the fact that I quite often ask the question, “What in all the hell?!” in reference to my job and the shenanigans that come with it.

What should I do with it? G-puppy suggested a site where people “submit” items (photos, music), and the site doesn’t save them, but gives them the satisfaction of saying “What in all the hell?!” and variations of such.

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.