Archive for August, 2009

Published by Fabian on 25 Aug 2009

Did you know?

I found this only today, but its already outdated… and a “should know”

Published by Fabian on 10 Aug 2009

Blogs are better than Forums

and the reason for that is that blogs typically contain a more or less elaborated solution for a specific problem. And that problem was serious enough to let the blog owner consider writing a solution article out of it.

Forums are very much often different. Did this ever happen to you? You searched for an error message and the only hits you got are mailing lists or forums where somebody has the same issue? And if you really have bad luck then the only hit is your own posting :-)

Thats why I favor blog articles. They give a solution and also very often some additional background information. Spot on my problem.

Thanks to google! Without a powerful search engine finding this distributed information you would have to use a forum and pile up more questions without answers :)

Published by Fabian on 07 Aug 2009

Vista 64 to Windows 7 64 upgrade works smoothly

Tonight, after my MSDN download finished, I upgraded my Windows Vista to 7. Upgrade procedure is quite lengthy (over 2 hours on a quite high end system), but everything I tested worked as before.  I miss my Quick Launch a bit, but besides that its nice. And indeed it feels faster. Lets seee what the next days bring, and if there will be an upgradable German version for my Media Center.

Published by Fabian on 03 Aug 2009

DBAN slow on Dual Cores

I am currently wiping a hard disc for ebay with Darriks Boot and Nuke. It was reeeeaaally slow. Then I found a short snippet in a a forum recommending 1.0.6 instead of 1.0.7. you can find an installer for 1.0.6 by searching for dban-1.0.6_i386.exe

That really solved it. from 800hours down to 5hours