OK, so I’m back on the online, and attempting to be productive. I got the new machine with Vista Home Premium, thinking it couldn’t be that bad. Well, it’s not that bad, but it does have its quirks. The UI is cleaner and smoother, but this is expected. Especially with the hardware advancements as they are. The one thing that did strike me as odd was Microsoft’s new ‘take’ on shortcuts.
It’s not the kind of thing you want to figure out by trial and error at 1 AM. Luckily there’s something called the Internets (plural), and there are rumors on it. Anyway, Wesner Moise made things pretty clear. So now, in order to make the desired shortcuts, soft links: I right-click on the item, and ask it to create a shortcut. Then I move that created shortcut where ever I need to. Slight nuisance, but not enough to diminish the joy of having a powerful machine again. Oh, the laptop has a quality widescreen, which makes all my current monitors and the last laptop look like pure rubbish (nothing like a side by side comparison to point out differences).