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Apple’s Jan. 27 Media Event Creates More Tablet Rumors Than You Can Shake a Stick At

Apple Event Invitation

Alright, Let's See It.

It is that time again, time for Apple fanboys to go all out and present as many unfounded rumors as they can possibly muster in a week’s time.

The time leading up to a new Apple presentation has historically been filled with massive amounts of wild stories about what new shiny product the Cupertino powerhouse corporation will be coming out with next.

Though I understand everyone’s enthusiasm for the upcoming event and the possibility of an Apple-branded tablet PC, I think that I am once again going to be underwhelmed by the news. Here’s why.

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I’m Falling In Love With An Android…Phone

an android with love in its eyes

A few weeks ago, something happened to me that makes geeks the world over scream with happiness: my cell phone contract had reached its end with my previous carrier.  To normal folk, this might not seem like that exciting of an occasion, but to the geek species, this is almost like having a second birthday.

Suddenly faced with a decision that will once again lock me into 2 years of ridiculous fees, unchanging phone hardware and the prospect that I would have to use yet another phone that I would not enjoy, I decided to shop around instead of going with the only local carrier with decent coverage here in my area.

I said goodbye to US Cellular, and went out into the world to find a carrier/phone combo that met my needs.  Each one of the providers had a major flaw, but I decided I had to look past that flaw in order to find a device that was exactly what I needed.

So, Sprint became the clear choice, regardless of the fact that they do not have a retail store in our area.  Now to decide which phone I wanted to use.


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Workflow Experiment: Changes

So, I ended up having quite a few problems with the original setup that weren’t expected.  I am going to have to fundamentally change the way that I look at how I do work, and what exactly is needed while I am doing said work.

Here’s a fairly short explanation.

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Workflow Experiment – Decisions

Originally I had planned to do this experiment using the 32-bit variants of Ubuntu and Windows XP.  I have recently purchased 8GB of RAM, however, so I will need to use the 64-bit variants in order to take full advantage of this hardware.

What I need to know is which Windows version should I use?

  • Windows XP 64-bit
  • Windows Vista Ultimate 64-bit
  • Windows 7 Beta 64-bit

If I stick with Windows XP 64-bit, will I have issues with Adobe CS4?

Will I hate myself for even thinking of installing Vista?

Should I bother with Windows 7, since the beta will run out in August?

Do you have any experience with any of these Operating Systems, or some insight that might help me make the right choice?  Let me know in the comments.