Thursday, April 05, 2007

New Computer

I’ve been busy installing software on to the new computer today. All day, actually, which has left me feeling like an asthmatic ant with arthritis at the end of a long field march. I’m presently writing this post in Word 2007 which will take a little getting used to.

Unfortunately my Bibleworks 6 isn’t working for a rather odd reason, so I hope I can get that sorted asap.

Apart from that, it is wonderful to have a computer that won’t suddenly restart on me without warning. And it is a good deal faster too, with plenty of flashy ‘Vista’ extras.

I wanted to post an April 1st post this week but I’m just too tired right now. I think I have just about had enough of computers for one day, to be honest.

Another link of interest relating to the 1st of April is this gem. Eisenbrauns introduce us to a new 500 page monograph on Obadiah verse 1!

And this southern Baptist manages to somehow call me satan. Again. Which, in good ecumenical tradition, will necessitate an appropriate response in due time of course.


At 4/05/2007 1:44 AM, Anonymous PublicLens said...

I saw a newsletter from BibleWorks saying that you would need a patch for Vista. You can probably find it on their website.

At 4/05/2007 1:55 AM, Anonymous impleri said...

My installation of things is very uncomplicated:
apt-get install kde gaim iceweasel icedove gtk-gnutella sun-java6-plugin acrobat flash-nonfree-plugin wine
That covers about 95% of my computer.

At 4/07/2007 5:56 PM, Anonymous Michael Westmoreland-White, Ph.D. said...

It looks nice. You could have saved yourself all that Vista stuff though and gone with Linux--stable, takes up much less of the hard drive than Windows, much more virus resistant, and hardly ever crashes. I'm planning on taking a course with the local community college on Linux and saying goodbye to all the hassles of Bill Gates.

At 4/07/2007 9:11 PM, Anonymous David said...

I just got one of those myself, hasn't arrived yet but I'm also looking forward to having something that won't be so buggy. Cheers

At 4/10/2007 12:06 PM, Anonymous Chris Tilling said...

Hi Chaps,
I wanted to stay with Wondows simply cos I know how to use it. I am assured that Apple is more reliable too, but then there are compatibility problems with NotaBene, my most important piece of software.

Righty ho, time to write something brilliant.

At 4/10/2007 4:00 PM, Anonymous chris the less said...

Silly European friend, that's what LaTeX is for! Seriously now, there's nothing wrong with sticking to Windows. For some, it is even the better choice (CAD users). Personally, I find Linux much cooler than Windows can ever claim to be...and I have access to a ton of software that does the same job as most Windows-based programs (even when it comes to writing very long dissertations, books, etc). Now, off you go to write something brilliant.


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