tungwaiyip.info

home

about me

links

Media

Yucatán Photos

St Lucia Photos

Photo Album

Videos

Blog

< May 2010 >
SuMoTuWeThFrSa
       1
2 3 4 5 6 7 8
9101112131415
16171819202122
23242526272829
3031     

past articles »

Click for San Francisco, California Forecast

San Francisco, USA

 

Lenovo Laptop Upgrade

In the last few days, I was inundated with many new ideas and new gadgets. I was struggling to find the time to review information and write about them. I hope I can do this before the freshness wane off.

I am most grateful that my work horse laptop has gotten an upgrade. Over the last year the performance of my 3 year old Lenovo has deteriorated to an unusable level, probably due to a combination hardware and software issues. It was long over due for an upgrade. The replacement was a high end model, with 4GB RAM, SSD drive and Windows 7 OS.

The first impression, many operations are dramatically faster than its predecessor. For example, Excel takes just 1 second to launch, compares to 15 seconds in hold laptop. Bringing the laptop to sleep and then awake is also noticeably faster. Of course other people may have experience a less dramatic boost if their baseline performance wasn't as bad as my pathetic old laptop.

My company was sticking with Windows XP, skipping Vista, before finally upgrading to Windows 7. Windows 7 seems to be a good improvement so far. There is a badly needed system search function. Finally my outlook mail is searchable. The interface has undergone some changes. The taskbar becomes more like Mac's dock. Another change is better security. Installing program or writing to the registry will trigger a dialog requesting for administrator privilege. This may also cause problem in some older programs. For example, if a program simply writes its data into its program directory, it is considered a protected area. The write will fail unless the program can acquire special privilege.

I've spend more than one day reinstalling software and transferring data to the new machine. I pass using the data migration program offered our company's IT and opt to do most of this manually instead. I believe a lot of performance issues that I've been seeing has to do with the ...

(This is found in my draft folder and posted in 2016. Original date is estimated)

2010.05.20 comments

 

 

blog comments powered by Disqus

past articles »

 

BBC News

 

North Korea faces tighter sanctions under Trump strategy (26 Apr 2017)

 

Turkey suspends more than 9,000 police officers over 'Gulen links' (26 Apr 2017)

 

'Exciting' blood test spots cancer a year early (26 Apr 2017)

 

Trump seeks tax windfall for business (26 Apr 2017)

 

Missing Taiwanese trekker found in Himalayas after 47 days (26 Apr 2017)

 

White Bengal tiger cub quadruplets at Austria zoo (26 Apr 2017)

 

France election: Macron heckled by pro-Le Pen workers (26 Apr 2017)

 

Trump 'considering draft order to scrap Nafta' (26 Apr 2017)

 

IS conflict: Iraqi force 'retakes ancient city of Hatra' (26 Apr 2017)

 

Ann Coulter's Berkeley speech cancelled a day beforehand (26 Apr 2017)

more »

 

SF Gate

 

Bay Area News (7 Jan 2012)

 

City Insider (11 Feb 2012)

 

Crime Scene (13 Feb 2012)

 

C.W Newius Column (10 Jan 2012)

 

C.W. Nevius Blog (11 Feb 2012)

 

Education News (10 Jan 2012)

 

KALW (11 Feb 2012)

 

Matier and Ross Blog (11 Feb 2012)

 

1st Twitter revenue drop since IPO, but stock rises (26 Apr 2017)

 

Thai woman has no anger toward Facebook after infant’s killing (26 Apr 2017)

 

U.S. Steel sinks; drinking to the Coup; United’s dead rabbit (26 Apr 2017)

 

Insurer Anthem hands feds deadline on crucial Obamacare subsidies (26 Apr 2017)

 

Novato oxygen tank supplier to pay .4 million settlement (26 Apr 2017)

 

Forget flying cars. Google’s Brin secretly builds an airship (26 Apr 2017)

more »

 


Site feed Updated: 2017-Apr-26 18:00