Ouch

Now this has to hurt, eh? I hope I'm ok. I upgraded my XP laptop at work with SP2. I have no clue why I did it. I think I was bored that day and did it for kicks. It did do some weird things, but nothing major. I don't use Windows much, actually ... only when I need to use PhotoShop. But, I just found out that the Sun Java Desktop System on the Solaris platform has GIMP tucked in there somewhere. Very nice. So there's no need for me to even have Windows taking up space on my laptop anymore. I'll have Alan wipe it clean with one of the later builds of Solaris in a couple of weeks. I have an old version of Solaris 10 on there now ... time to upgrade as Solaris gets ready to ship. No more dual boot for me.

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Alan's blog entry about running Solaris 10 on AMD64 is awesome. All the Right Tools(TM) seem there. The underlying OS is 64-bit Solaris too! Really really cool. If having Gimp around can work as a Photoshop substitute, then by all means go for it :-)

Posted by gkeramidas on November 14, 2004 at 12:18 AM JST #

Thanks, Giorgos ... I'm not really a power user ... I'm must trying to get rid of Windows. I only use a few apps regularly. PhotoShop is one of 'em. I have GIMP on my Sun Ray in the office, so now that it's in JDS I think I'm all set. Once I get the very latest JDS/Solaris on my laptop, I'll probably put it on my home computer. Then, I'll be Windows free. Finally! :)

Jim G.

Posted by Jim Grisanzio on November 14, 2004 at 08:34 PM JST #

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