Tuesday, August 02, 2005

Reloading The Laptop:
"Second, I don't use my base box for most of my development - I've switched to using VPC. So, there wasn't much else I needed to get back up and running. I have two clients I'm working on and one uses BizTalk and the other is using CMS. Had I had to reload to get back in shape for them, it would have been much more difficult, but all I had to do was install Virtual PC, and I was ready to start developing again. I was back up and running in an hour! Nice."

(Via RossCode.com.)

This is an obvious benefit of virtual PC. But why add an extra layer to the whole dev environment? I would have real problems justifying buying a super powerful PC, only so that I could run my dev environment inside Virtual PC.

Actually in this day and age, I would have real problems buying a desktop! I'm a laptop person, and see no need for desktops anymore! (I don't play computer games!)

Mozilla and hypocrisy

Right, but what about the experiences that Mozilla chooses to default for users like switching to  Yahoo and making that the default upon ...