I have a new Lenovo T60p notebook I'm very happy obviously is my new toy. I thought it was a great opportunity to migrate to new OS.
I watched this video about Vista and Ubuntu http://www.metacafe.com/watch/434675/windows_vista_aero_vs_linux_ubuntu_beryl/
and I decided to install both.
I will describe right now the steps that I followed in order to acomplish the crazy idea of install the latest operating system in the market.
I think this will be useful for somebody else.
- My notebook has XP preloaded with office 2007 , ThinkPad software, Symantec software.
- Install Ubuntu
- In the middle of the installation the setup failed so a command prompt appears with a strange message. (After a coworker told me that ubuntu has problem with ATI cards so I had to run a couple of "nice" commands and ready...)
- For me the first Ubuntu try failedm, remember I'm a user of a 2007 operating system, I was expecting to be in a 3D cube but I finished in a command prompt.
- Install Vista
- Windows Vista Capable sticker present in the notebook so I started...
- Upgrade Lenovo BIOS, uninstall some thinkpad tools, uninstall symantec tools ( http://www-307.ibm.com/pc/support/site.wss/MIGR-67173.html)
- Start Windows Vista Setup
- Choose Upgrade
- At this point I was very happy ;)
- Time to working
- ATI FireGL V5250 driver missing. Solution: Download driver from lenovo Site
- Outlook 2007 failed with "Could not create form" message
- Solution: Regsvr32 c:\Windows\System32\vbscript.dll
- Try to connect to vpn using openvpn failed
- Download a new openvpn version
- Add to your .ovpn file the following two lines:
- route-method exe
- route-delay 2
- Run openvpn-gui as Administrator
- Try to use Outlook Web Access
- I could write messages !!!
- Our exchange should be patched in order to get up and running... I have to patch the company server...
- Try to run Visual Studio 2005
- Install VS SP1
- Install VS SP1 for Vista
- I join to a Domain
- I couldn't use Windows Update anymore
- Solution: Left the domain update and join again... I know should be another way I didn't find easily.
- At this time I spent a lot of hours reading, installing, but not reading the new features about Vista
- What is the first "feature" I learned about Vista ? UAC (User Account Control) http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/windowsvista/aa906021.aspx
- I read about this feature because from my point of view (before reading) in Vista Microsoft did:
- Administrator is not Administrator, I mean I need to run program with Run as administrator, but... I'm an Administrator !!
- Right now in Vista before running a program I should think "Double click or Run as administrator ?" I mean they break the Don't make me think rule at the more basic level !!
- At this time I'm very disappointed
- I think is a perfect piece of security software they do the right think about security but miss the main thing The User.
- Well I'm having more problems because a bunch of third parts libraries doesn't install in Vista.
- Yes you are right I did more effort in Vista than Ubuntu it's true this is because my main environment is Windows right now. Anyway my new 90GB disk has 50GB used (Windows Folder: 11GB, System Volume Information: 9GB, Program Files 9GB, Users 4 GB, IBM 3 GB...) So I suppose Ubuntu should find another machine to live ;)
Right now I have Ctrl+tab, aero, search, etc but it's time to working and I can't... My boss is not happy either.