Pride Goeth Before a Fall, But I’m Still Pretty Cool.
Posted by Vogeler on October 1, 2007
I finally got tired of Windows Vista eating the system resources of my pc at work and made the switch back to XP Pro. You will not BELIEVE how much of a difference it is. Try running XP Pro with 1GB of RAM. Nerd heaven.
The non-cool part of this is that I had to re-customize my pc. Lots of programs to install, files to transfer, etc. It took me about four hours total. Sigh.
I was using Windows Live Mail (it’s replacing Outlook as mail client for Vista) because I now have five email accounts that I check regularly, and it was annoying because I had to login to each one manually (I know, I know; life is hard).
When I reinstalled XP Pro, I initially installed Microsoft Office, but we ended up needing that copy for another workstation that had to have it. So I used OpenOffice.org instead, which I love and highly recommend. It’s open-source and free. But, it doesn’t have an email client (that I know of).
Enter Mozilla Thunderbird! Da da da da!
I downloaded it, configured all of my accounts, and am now using it without any help from my boss, friend and business partner Brett or my good friend Nathan. I didn’t even check out the help file or the help forums!
Brett had helped me set up Windows Live Mail, and before that I hadn’t used a mail client at all.
So I’m feelin’ like a pretty cool dude.
If you think this is small and petty, I got one thing to say to you: Get offa my cloud.