Ramblings, opinions, and general meanderings from the Deep South

Wednesday, March 23, 2011

Ah Yes, Opinions

My last comment about yesterday's post far exceeded the word limit. First, I don't think that Vista is, or ever really was a debacle. Good Lord knows it was a train wreck in the beginning. We all know that. Yet, my #1 workstation is still running Vista Ultimate which is up to date and doing an outstanding job after the good work of Microsoft to right a wrong. This machine will NOT be upgraded to Win7 in the near future. Since all the improvements most people think this workstation is running Win7 since I use the Aero Theme or Interface or Transparency in Vista (backronym meaning Authentic, Energetic, Reflective, Open theme according to Microsoft). Pick your definition, lol! People, if you have Vista update it and and use it. The service packs really help. Need further verification? Go to Microsoft's Knowledge Base and take a look at their opinion. Differences between Vista and Win7? Not so much. Please, if you argue this diatribe, include links.

Browsers. Hmmmmmmmm. There are really 3 families. They are Trident, WebKit and Gecko. After the Peacekeeper analysis of different browser benchmarks there may be much ado about nothing. IE9, Chrome and Firefox are all outstanding. Variations such as Opera, Sea Monkey, Flock, etc., are also good. Preliminary tests by a fellow tech (an uber tech, won't call his name, but the initials JC come to mind) indicate smashing performances by the major three browsers. (BTW speed does rock!) Sidebar: Chrome bees jamming. Anyway, we will try to take a realistic look at the benefits of each. When these browsers are benched I will do my dead level best not to prejudice things. Remember, I am a human making best efforts. Any input will be appreciated.

So, there we have it in a convoluted nutshell. If you have a long explanation please email me at cybersouth@gmail.com. I certainly welcome input. This is fun to see all the different opinions. Keep it up!

"The way to get good ideas is to get lots of ideas, and throw the bad ones away."
~Linus Pauling

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