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Jenneth Orantia from Gear Diary think UMPCs are great. Don’t beleive me, click the link. I happen to agree. I just wish UMPCs would drop the huge space around the screen, and went to all screen.

Check out the article!


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On jkontherun.com, James wrote a very well written article called:

JK opinion- Vista will never run well on mobile devices

Even though I enjoyed his article, I must disagree. In the comments section, Ctitanic of http://ultramobilepc-tips.blogspot.com/ wrote this comment:

“Guys, I don’t know what you are talking about. Yesterday I was working in my Q1 and I was thinking for myself, I’m so happy with Vista responds time in my Q1 that I’m afraid to move on to any of the new coming UMPCs.

I have been optimizing it, but not so deep as others. I do not have any more those HDD bashing. The only thing that I would improve would be the time to come back from Hibernation but I have to say also that I have a lot of programs working in my taskbar and around 70 process running all time.

And that’s in a Q1 Celeron running at 900 MHz. I tested Vista in a eo v7110 (VIA). It was slow and once the beta expired and have not comeback to Vista, I stayed in XP because I considered Vista too much for that processor. But… I had only 1 GB in that machine while in my Q1 I have 2 GB. And I mention this RAM difference because believe me, Vista does not run well in 1 GB of RAM. The performance is increased a lot just by adding that extra gibabyte.

In conclusion, I think that Vista is perfect for UMPCs but… it has to be optimized. I think that Microsoft should create some kind of optimization profiles where people can select what is better for them. And I say this because I’m that James, Kevin and other people reading our blogs can follow our optimization instructions but that’s probably 10% or less of all consumers.”

I must say I agree 100% with him on this one. This was my comment:


Your forgetting that when XP was released, people spent tons of time trying to optimizing it because it had it’s problems. Heck, when my parents bought a new notebook last year, I had to spend time turning certain things off to optimized XP.

Up to this point I’m enjoying Vista. I spend about 20 minutes turning certain things off, but once I done that, I have Vista running just as well as it did on XP. And the notebook is a Acer Celeron M 1.5, with 512MB!!!! Yes it’s Vista Basic, but Vista runs with no problems. I have no problems connecting to the network. I have no problems surfing the net.

I believe Vista will be there one day. But I think Microsoft should of created another version of Vista. Vista for Mobile(or Smaller) machines. Ultimate, Business, Premium, MOBILE, and Basic.”

My wife owns a Acer Notebook that we purchased in March. The specs are as follows: Celeron M 1.5, 512MB. Vista Basic.

When we bought the machine the sales man kept trying to upsale us to a higher priced machine. His pitch was, that this machine is too slow for Vista. After he finally gave up he recommended we get another 512MB of ram. I was planning on, but not just yet.

When I first started to use the machine, is was slooooooooooooooooow.

Applications took forever to open. However, after spending about 20 minutes, turning off features my wife did not need, the machine was performing with no speed problems at all. Was it super fast? No. But it was perfect for my wife.

I do plan on upgrading the ram to 1GB at some point, but for now, this has been one of her favorite computers to date.

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I just discovered a new site called Justin TV. It’s a site full of live webstreams of people. No, no, no, it’s not cam girls teasing you for a price. No, it’s regular people and their daily lives.

Like today, I watched Justin eat lunch in real time. Boy that was cool. Well, it was kind of cool, right? Ok, it was not cool at all.  I mean, I watched  somebody eat lunch their lunch. Maybe if I ate lunch at the same time, I could say, I sat down with Justin and ate lunch with him.

Or not.

My question is could live streaming, of people eating lunch, staring at computers, and reading be fun?

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I sure did get a lot of feedback for this past article: Apple Store using Windows XP Machines?

But is this part II? It seems gizmo.com is reporting that the iPhone displays in At&t run on windows XP. Don’t believe me? Check it out: http://gizmodo.com/gadgets/two-worlds-collide/oops-iphone-display-needs-to-reboot-runs-windows-xp-285151.php

iPhone XP

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Well, well well… Chris Pirillo gets an iPhone. Even after all of the bashing of the iPhone he still ends up with one. But he claims it wasn’t his fault.


His wife bought him a 8GB iPhone for his birthday, and he tried to play it off like he didn’t really want one. Even in his video, he opens bashing the iPhone, but in the end, he’s switch from a Samsung Blackjack to the iPhone.

Why? Why not return it if you don’t want it? Why switch? It makes no sense at all. Why act like you don’t want it?

I like Chris, I think he’s real entertaining, but just come out and say you bought the iPhone, because you wanted to. Your not force to use it. Even after bashing the iPhone, there would of been nothing wrong with admitting that the iPhone could still be for you.

EDIT: Even though I still don’t understand why he acted like he didn’t want one, I will admit, I somewhat shadowed my purchase, as well.

I realized last night, that I’m a hippocratic, because when I bought the iPhone, I was telling people that my wife surprised me with it for my birthday. She did buy it, but it was no surprise. The only reason I told people that, was to justify the price, in some way.

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Just read on http://jkontherun.blogs.com/jkontherun/2007/07/it-was-the-cons.html that Kevin Tofel just bought an iPhone. For the longest time Kevin tried and tried to stay away from the iPhone, but he was eventually seduced by the commercials. Even though the commercials didn’t do anything for me, seeing the iPhone in person did. However, 12 days later I returned it.

Matt Miller bought the iPhone on June 29th, when it was released. However, 14 days later he returned it. He wrote an article called Apple seems to have forgotten the phone in the iPhone and that was that.

But today, he was seduced again by the dark…er…Apple side and once again now owns a iPhone. He ended up paying $60 more for it, since he had to pay a restocking fee on the first he returned.

I loved the iPhone, however, to me it wasn’t really clicking, and I felt it was too expensive. Both Kevin and Matt, are heavy Windows Mobile users, so it will be interesting to see who still has the iPhone in 14 days(The end of the return period).

Right now, I think Kevin will return it, with the reason of his UMPC + Windows Dash does everything the iPhone does and more. However, I think Matt will keep the iPhone this time around, rather then return it.

We will see…

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Congrats to Sumocat for two years of ink blogging! Here am I trying to go the distance of keeping a blog going for more then a week, and this guy is ink blogging for two years. Sumocat is a great guy, and his website covers many topics. I must of mentioned Sumocat at least once in all of my past blogs.

I have enjoyed Sumocat’s blog for a while, and pretty much visit it daily. He was one of, if not the first ink blogger out on the web. Many have followed in his footsteps, and now have their own ink blogs.

Congratulations Sumocat, and hopefully in two more years, I will be doing the same.

Check him out at http://sumocat.blogspot.com/

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