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July 16th, 2008 - Adventures in Engineering — LiveJournal
The wanderings of a modern ronin.

Ben Cantrick
  Date: 2008-07-16 13:10
  Subject:   Zero Punctuation: Alone In The Dark (the recent remake, not the original)
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Ben Cantrick
  Date: 2008-07-16 16:45
  Subject:   If you must run Windows, trash Vista and go with "Workstation" 2008
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It's been a little over four months since I made the switch to Windows "Workstation" 2008 as my primary OS environment. Previously, I had struggled to make the generally sluggish and disappointing Windows Vista perform adequately as a Visual Studio development platform. However, the layers of DRM baggage and consumer-centric fluff made life under Vista unbearable - to the point where I even dabbled with Linux for a while as a possible replacement.

When I finally tried Windows Server 2008 it was like a revelation. This was how a "power user" Windows was supposed to behave: Lean, efficient, and highly reliable. Since then, I've been sailing along nicely under my "Workstation" 2008 configuration, and I've picked up some tips and pointers along the way that I think are worth sharing.

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Ben Cantrick
  Date: 2008-07-16 17:41
  Subject:   Machining class update.
  Music:Rush - Working Man

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