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I have to ditch Opera for the time being since there is not yet a 64-bit version available. Anybody else annoyed with this lack of 64-bit versions of proprietary software (Adobe Flash comes to mind instantly)? I tried the gnash plugin for Firefox in Linux, but it is a bit buggy and doesn't work as well as the proprietary Flash. Kudos for the effort though and I hope they manage to develop a full-fledged FOSS replacement for Flash soon. Not that I am a big fan of Flash, but most video sites seem to rely on this technology at the moment.
There is a certain attitude required for selling. There are some shopkeepers who seem to understand customer psychology better than others, almost intuitively. How often have you gone inside a shop and found that the man behind the counter or the shop-assistant is less than enthusiastic about selling you something? You would imagine this happens in busy shops where they hardly have the time to serve individual customers, but it always seems to happen in the least crowded shops. Now I know the reason for the lack of customers. It's all in the attitude of selling.
I hate saying this, but I actually seem to enjoy Vista for its eye-candy. Since getting my new laptop, I've been burdened with this resource hog that sucks memory and CPU cycles with amazing efficiency, but I decided not to remove it for these reasons:
Posted on Thu, Jul 19, 2007 at 21:17 IST (last updated: Wed, Jul 16, 2008 @ 21:22 IST)
The pattern for this blog seems to be a lot of posts in a rush, followed by a period of quiet. I cannot help it. Ideas keep getting stale over time and I have to constantly keep thinking of new ways to engross my readers. This "random thoughts" section is just one more idea which I plan to use as a filler between the heavy-duty stuff.
- It's a genuine OEM version and I paid for it in the price of the laptop. Besides I happen to have some Windows games which I might enjoy from time to time.
- I can dual boot with Debian. At least Vista was good enough to provide a partition-shrinking tool which allowed me to set up Linux without any issues. I was quite amazed that Microsoft could be so kind.
- Oh, and that GUI glass effect is quite cool...