My recent re-formatting of my system hard drive and the brand, spanking new installation of WindowsXP Professional went extremely well. It’s a different animal – in a familiar sort of way.
First thing I had to do was set all the display properties to “Classic Windows” – – I just couldn’t take the Fischer Price display of WinXP. It made me feel like I was sitting on the floor, drooling, playing with Leggos. I couldn’t take it — so I changed it. Whew – comfort.
So far, my machine flies through projects and programs that it didn’t fly through before.
The one feature of XP that I am absolutely loving the hell out of is the “Remote Desktop” feature.
No more PCAnywhere! yahoooooo!
The remote desktop in XP is flawless. See, I have a laptop and a desktop. My laptop is wireless — so I can go anywhere with it. I didn’t want to set up all my email shit on my laptop — so I used to use PCAnywhere to log into my desktop so I could read my email while I was sitting outside on the deck with my laptop. It suited it’s purpose. But the display with PCAnywhere was typically slow….and my systems are no pussy systems, if ya know what I mean.
I couldn’t believe the speed in which Remote Desktop handled these tasks from my laptop. There is no delay. There is no resolution difference. It’s flawless and perfect, and I’m in love. So far.
I don’t remain in love with operating systems for very long. We’ll call this my honeymoon period.