It’s been a long time since I blogged last. I have been super busy with school and work, so finding time to blog is very hard.
The other day I did install the newest version of Windows on my laptop.
Windows 7 is a marked improvement from Windows Vista. I received two versions of Windows 7. The first I purchased for $30.00 through a program that Microsoft is running for college students. The site is called 741 and for that price college students can get Windows 7 Home Premium. I purchased that before I found out about some complementary copies that Microsoft was giving to customers. I purchased a boxed version of Windows Vista Ultimate about a year ago, and it turns out that anyone who purchased any boxed version of Windows Vista (meaning that it did not come preinstalled on a new computer. A boxed version is one that you buy at a store) can automatically get a complementary copy of Windows 7 that matches with their version of Vista (i.e. I had a copy of Vista Ultimate so Microsoft gave me 7 Ultimate for free!). Currently, I have 7 Home Premium installed on my laptop until Microsoft sends me my Ultimate upgrade. You can visit Microsoft’s 7 Upgrade Site to see if you apply. You can also get a free copy if your new computer came with Vista before the 7 release date and after July 2008.
Another new install I have done is Mozilla’s new Internet browser named “Flock.”
This new browser is geared specifically towards social networking. It has almost every social site and featured embedded into the interface from sites like Facebook, MySpace, Twitter, and Blogger just to name a few.
Its a super fast browser just like Mozilla’s Firefox which has become the world-wide standard for most computer users. When first using it, it was a bit confusing. Everything is sort of “in-your-face.” It’s just a bit too cluttered, and there is just too much going on it seems. It will take a while to get used to, but I don’t think it will be my default Web browser. I enjoy the simplicity of Firefox and Safari.
(Taken from My Blog)