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Re: OT ? Computing nirvana... new HP hdx laptop, F8 and dolphin. :)



<snip>
> As we all know, hardware is only half the computing equation.   The
> hdx comes equipped with a 64 bit version of Vista.   I powered it up
> when I got home and spent the next 30 minutes watching it go through
> its startup process.   Then I played with it for about an hour.   It
> runs pretty fast on the hdx, but there was no way that I was going to
> keep it installed.   I had XP installed (dual boot) on my last
> laptop.  I ended up using it about twice a year... not enough to
> warrant the precious hard drive space it took up.  If I come to the
> conclusion that I need Windows on my hdx, I'll install XP on it.  
> Nevertheless, I made the Vista recovery disks before I uninstalled
> it.   It took about 2 hours to make 3 single sided DVDs.  Sad.
> <snip>

IMHO you don't need a Windows partition in this day and age...just run
VirtualBox or VMware Server and then install a Windows guest O.S. under
that.  I do that every day (unfortunately as a work requirement because
they will only provide me a Windows based VPN solution).

Kevin


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