Tuesday, December 22, 2009

Computer Crash and Happy Holidays!

I'm a PC.

To be more precise, I'm a Windows Vista PC.

You can stop laughing now.

Anyway, Vista finally became so slow and cumbersome that I had to do a clean install of Windows 7 on my main machine. The double backing-up of all my data and the installation went just fine, but set me back a few days.

Microsoft really should have offered a free upgrade to 7 for all beleaguered Vista users. What a mess.

So, with Christmas coming up this week, and family in town, coupled with the computer breakdown, the posts are coming few and far between. I'll most certainly find more time next week.

In the meantime, you can keep up with nudist news in the "What I'm Reading Today" box on the right-hand side of this page. That is updated on a daily basis.

Happy Holidays to all!


Dan Speers said...

And I'm a Mac - Snow Leopard to be specific, and have been using the built in backup feature called Time Machine.

Last week my hard drive was going south, so I bought a new one and put it in the system. After installing the OS, it asked me if I wanted to restore from the Time Machine, I said yes and about 45m later my Mac was back, and worked just like it did before. Drivers, tools, everything.

All in all, very nice and clean.


Anonymous said...

I think you'll be more than pleased with Win7. Please enjoy your holidays and don't worry about site updates for now.

Have a merry Christmas, and don't forget to take your clothes off as often as possible.

Anonymous said...

Electronics are very static sensitive. Wearing clothing which insulates or generates charges can easily destroy computer parts. So, when soldering or installing chips, I make it a point to be bare. Over 20 years and no fried chips yet. :)

Anonymous said...

Why not stay with Windows XP? :) Works fine for me (for now of course). Happy holidays!

Anonymous said...

I love it! :)

Naked bodies...fine.

PC with Vista...the shame and embarrassment of it all! :)

Brian Rowe said...

Hate to say it but, being "slow and cumbersome" is not directly Vista's fault. When was the last time you gave your hard-drive some love by defragging, deleting files, or even does a fresh install (before now)? How many programs do you have set to auto-run? How many toolbars are wedged into your browser?

I'll admit that I'm not a Vista fan, but the truth is, nearly every complaint people make can be solved by learning about their computers.

Nudiarist said...

Well, you're talking to someone who has used Windows since the first version. I know all about disk cleanup, defrag, checkdisk, etc. I've had problems with Vista from the beginning. In fact, I did a clean install of Vista once before to try and speed things up.

Even Microsoft stopped defending Vista from all the problems with this fatally flawed operating system. The only reason I got Vista because it came installed on a new PC. I should have gotten an XP machine, like two others I have, which still run fine.

The final straw for Vista was when I recently purchased a laptop with Windows 7, and it ran faster and better than my quad core Vista machine. Now that I've installed 7, things are running great.

Brian Rowe said...

Ok, good to know. I was taking apart my PC for some cleaning the other day when my dad and sister came over. I told them what I was doing, and both got incredibly confused looks. My sister asked, "You have to do that?"

*sigh* Now, keep in mind that my dad's computer has been sitting in a carpeted corner for about four years.

Don said...

We changed to Mac over the last 2.5 years and could not ever be convinced to go back. We use a MacMini for displaying slide shows on the T.V. Wife uses iMAC 24" for doing her photography and I use a MacBook laptop for both a desk top and travel computer. As Dan said Time Machine works well and networking is a snap. The only problem might be price!

Anonymous said...

All Windows 7 is, is Vista repackaged. As a practicing nudist and and being a computer tech, I tested Windows 7 in Beta before it was released. All I can say is, get real and get a Mac. Windows sucks, it always has and always will. Think of it this way, Bill Gates is not a nudist, in fact it scares me as a nudist to even think of Mr. Bill being nude. However, Mac's are the underdog, the rebels if you will. Go out and buy a Mac Pro or a Mac Mini or even switch to Linux. Either way you will come out ahead.