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Forward Into the Past

2010_0506_scott_pearce_left_handThis is a Fujitsu S 7210. Over the last 10 or 15 years, I have been brand loyal to Fujitsu, other than the occasional ThinkPad dalliance. This laptop features a powerful processor, 4GB of RAM, and a nice screen. I’ve had it since late last summer, and more than once I have been tempted to write of my disappointment and frustration – but I’m glad I didn’t. This is a great laptop, and I expect it to be at least as useful as the many other fine Fujitsu laptops I’ve enjoyed over the years.

How nice. So why bother writing about it? Who cares? Well, maybe nobody cares, but I just wanted to take this opportunity to join the crowd of people who express public contempt for Microsoft Vista. I thought, fine, I’ll just upgrade to Windows 7. I got an upgrade disc at a faculty discount, but it wouldn’t work! I experimented with Ubuntu, which finally failed – and brought down Windows with it!

One day I hope to reject Windows in favor of an open-source operating system. For now, however, I must say Ubuntu has done me a huge favor! It forced me to reformat my hard drive and start over. This photo proves that an external web cam is up and running under Windows XP.

I love Fujitsu laptops! As for Microsoft operating systems…

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