I usually pride myself with not falling for "special offers" but when I found this €450 computer and monitor package I could not resist. The new hardware is an HP Compaq dx2450 Microtower PC and an HP L2208w 22-inch Widescreen LCD Monitor. It’s not high-end stuff, but I think it should work nicely for iTunes, Civilization Ⅳ and some adventure games. Maybe I should start managing my photos in Aperture and do some video editing in Premiere Elements too!
The big question is: should I run Windows XP or Windows Vista? Or dual-boot with both? Maybe triple-boot with Ubuntu?
Update From the list of software above it might sound like I should be running a Mac instead, but the games and hardware price tag do not fit the equation… 🙁
Update 2 Well, Aperture is only for Macs, right? Maybe I should get Lightroom?
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Descioons, descions … the laptop I have was delivered with Vista a year ago. Now you get XP with it as well, there is a reason for that.
Vista was the final push into using Linux for me. I use Ubuntu since then. Except for games that don’t run well under the windows emulator, then I use XP
Fortunately all other x86 machines in the house run Ubuntu except for a server with FreeBSD… 🙂