Here are the SEA MVPs who attended the Microsoft MVP Global Summit 2007 in Seattle. This photo was taken at the Regional Dinner.
Now one of the cool things I came across at the MVP Global Summit in Seattle was this exciting little cool tool called “Windows Steady State” still in Beta. But apart from having a gorgeous lady presenting the demo, the tool itself was a definite catch for me.
Enter Steady State! It helps you to keep your Windows XP machine running the way you always want it to… clean & neat. Which means, no matter who uses your machine and what junk others put on your machine, you can always say “Abracadabra” and get back to your preferred state with a simple reboot.
So if your PC is a shared machine, maybe you wont need to reformat your hard disk whenever something dirty gets in. Steady State put things back in place. I’m sure this is going to be ideal for people like me, who keep installing loads of crappy tools to tryout and then uninstall incompletely.
Oh and one more thing. Its gonna be free! Free for anyone who is a Genuine Windows User! Watch out for this space for the download link that would be made available this summer.
Wondering what apps & tools to use to get those tweaks while developing? Well searching google can be a daunting task, cos you never know whats in the box until you open it, spend some time with it until you get your hands dirty.
But I found probably the best way to check them all out in just one place. Windows Developer Power Tools by James Avery & Jim Holmes from O’Reilly. You gotta have this babe!
Well just after about a year with my Acer Extensa Laptop, I went in for a shiny new HP Laptop while I was in Seattle.
Definitely, the AMD Turion 64bit X2 seemed to have more potential and power compared to its competitor the Intel Core2Duo. The price was not bad either being in the same range as the much lower end Intel Dual Core & Core Duo processors.
Anyway my decision to go for a lighter smaller notebook was met by going for this HP Pavilion DV2214US which has a configuration of a 14.1″ wide-screen, 1GB RAM, 120 GB SATA 5400 rpm HDD, Multi DVD, and an in-built 1.3 MP Camera. Its running Windows Vista Home Premium for now. And no wonder I will very soon upgrade to the 64bit Ultimate Edition to harness the maximum capabilities of Vista.