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Jason Pawlak

Me and my Internet

Husband, Dad, Navy Officer, Coder, and Tinkerer. I have many interests and am always looking to learn something new. This site is a launching point to the many areas of the Internet that represent me.

Keeping up with the standards of today

Yes, you heard me right in the last post… I have upgraded my laptop to Vista. I have been using it for about two weeks and I will admit, it isn’t as bad as what I originally thought. Granted, I really haven’t done anything super crazy with it or even taken the time to figure out what new features are around. I’ve been using it mostly for the normal day to day activities… chatting, emailing, news… all that jazz.

So the reason I upgraded to Vista isn’t because I love Microsoft… but more I saw what I didn’t want to be. In my Assembler class, we have this professor who is completely out of it. He doesn’t appear to have any real grasp on reality, but he also seems to be one of the nicest guys ever. During class he tries to use the computer to pull up something like Power Point to display notes, but he struggles even with that. He also has a difficult time with the concept of having more than one window open at a time.

The guy isn’t stupid, he’s extremely smart, just hasn’t kept up with the turns of technology. When some new technology has come about, I’m sure he has stuck with what works for him and not embraced the new techniques and qualities of todays technological society. I don’t want this to be me.

My main reason for sticking with XP for so long after Vista’s release was really for the reason of comfort. I know how XP works, I know where to find things, I know much of the secrets and crevices… with Vista I don’t know this!

Keeping up with the standards of today is strenuous in a society that makes things out of date the day they are released, but its fun. I’m glad I upgraded to Vista… I still want a Mac… but all in good time.

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