Well, first of all I have to say, I’m really thankful, that our cat is still alive: over the weekend he must have bitten into the battery charger of my macbook – thankfully into the thinner side of the cable with 12V , not 230 V 😉 But I was not able to buy a new one today, so I had to rely on my Vista driven ThinkPad T61. Mh: it’s really ugly compared to the black macbook – but: it’s fast (basically since I put those 3GB in – Vista DOES NOT WORK with 2 GB or less) and for today I set up some neat features, which makes it really „usable“ (I know, these are luxury problems 😉 ):
- Thunderbird as my IMAP client works like a breeze: it’s really fast and setting it up even with my secondary gmail IMAP account was no problem.
- Of course, Firefox for everything internet.
- Tortoise svn client
- MS Project (basically the reason I own a thinkpad)
- The Last.FM client
- Skylight for the „workflow“
- Skype – of course
- Pandion for AIM and our internal jabber server
- Visio for the drawing
- Command and Conquer 3 (tssssss….)
- And finally WORD as blogging tool (First entry, so let’s see if it works 😉
What I really like with the TP is the fingerprint – scanner at the login (and wow, Vista really works with „sleep mode“)