I realize that I never explained what caused me to jump ship from Ubuntu to Vista. Strangely enough, it was because of Adobe Acrobat Professional 8. In my professional and personal life, I work with PDF documents a lot and ever since I discovered the built-in OCR abilities of the Adobe Acrobat Pro version, I have gotten really used to tweaking and editing PDF documents to suit my whims. With Ubuntu, I did not want to install WINE which would have enabled me to run certain Windows applications on the Linux operating system. So, I enabled the Medibuntu Repositories on my Ubuntu installation and installed the Adobe Acrobat Reader. Well, there is a world of difference between the Adobe Acrobat Reader and the Adobe Acrobat Professional version. It only took a day of having to repeatedly type up a certain form and I decided that my experiment for Ubuntu would have to be delayed until I have another system to ‘play’ with. 🙂 This reformat of my laptop took place last week Saturday (03/14/2009) and I don’t regret the decision just yet.
However, this may change as I’m currently being subjected to the same old finicky nature of Windows. Right now, I’ve got my important programs installed. Vista’s Performance Information and Tools monitor tool tells me that there aren’t any issues affecting performance. I run the ‘Disk Cleanup‘ tool rather frequently and my laptop is set to defrag on a weekly schedule. See pics after the jump. *sigh*