Yesterday I got my brand new Sony Vaio, a VGN-C2S. I’m very glad they gave me the silver version rather than the pink one! While I was still unpacking it, the guy who brought it started to say: don’t worry, we already removed Vista and installed XP Professional instead. I thought he was joking: Please??. Well, everybody knows Vista is broken so people don’t want it. But don’t worry, XP works flawlessly on this laptop.
So I began to configure it. Everything worked except Internet Explorer that couldn’t load any page, complaining about DNS problems. The fact is all other applications – including Outlook – worked and ping in a command window confirmed DNS configuration was OK. How can you call this flawless? And I wouldn’t care about IE, but of course without it I had no way to download Firefox or anything else!
Trust me, getting started a computer has never been so hard in my life.
After unsuccessfully twiddling several hours with all possible configurations including firewall and Internet preferences, reading articles on the web, and whatever came to my mind, I gave up and installed a Gentoo. Aaahh. I’m so relaxed now.
Hey! WOW congrats on the new computer, it looks nice, and small!! If it were mine, I would have got the PINK one! hahaha But I guess silver is ok for you. How are things otherwise? How is work? and life in general? Things here in Canada are good, the weather has been really nice, so that makes us all happy! I can’t believe it is almost a year since we were there, I remember it always, and how much fun we had with you. You were our best tour guide!!
OMG, one year already! I felt like it was last month! I agree it’s been a lot of fun that weekend, impossible to forget. When do you come back to Italy?
Yes the pink one is probably meant for ladies, you know, it’s so glamor! Yes it’s small, but still 2.3Kg to carry on and you can’t keep it on your lap cause it’s damn, damn hot. But I like it.
Things are good, except this weekend I have a flu and had to stay at home. But good news! On Wednesday, if everything goes well, I’m flying to Rio de Janeiro! I’m going both for work and to attend a friend’s wedding. I can’t wait to see how a Brazilian wedding feels like.