ViewSonic ViewPad 10, Windows 7 review

As you have noticed it has been a long time since my last article on the ViewPad. Six weeks to be exact. I really have been trying to give the ViewPad tablet a real chance.

This part of the review is based on the Windows 7 Professional boot. For my review of the Android OS part, check out my article here.

I have created a couple of users and added a password on one and no password on the other. Below you will see my feelings on typing in the password, just know for now I am using the passwordless user.

I also attempted to install a couple of business programs (Dentrix dental software and Microsoft’s RMS). Both software packages failed, due to resolution (1280×600 is the only choice). Attempting to install MS Office 2010 I ran out of storage space, this really has not been a fun adventure. Continue reading

Windows 7 Hardware and Software Compatibility

More and more people are switching to Windows 7 and more and more people are asking me if their hardware or software will work. Fortunantly Microsoft keeps a web site dedicated to answer such questions. This is not the end all site, but it will cover most of the questions you might have about compatibility.

64 bit computers

One of the more anticipated features of Windows 7 is the proclaimed “better” support for and implementation of 64 bit architecture. The 64 bit architecture consists of a 64 bit operating systems (most are 32 bit) and a 64 bit motherboard and of course a 64 bit processor.

These systems will allow users to address more memory (RAM), to do more with and / or speedup video editing, Computer Aided Drafting (CAD) and Computer Aided Manufacturing (CAM).

About 4 years ago when Windows release Windows XP 64 bit I was eager to jump on the 64 bit bus (pun intended), since then I have learned a few things I want you to consider before hopping on that bus. Continue reading

Vista, Windows 7 and more

With the upcoming release of Windows 7 on October 22nd 2009 I felt this article was about 4 months overdue.

Over the last 18 months or so, several readers have asked me my opinion on Vista and or if I was going to write any tips about it. My personal responses have varied but were basically  “I’m testing before I recommend”. You see, too many people “test” products then give wrong reviews. For example my Palm Treo 700 phone is quite frankly a piece of junk but the reviews in the first 3 months of its release said it was gold. The same with my HP iPaq Travel Companion with Tm Tom GPS, “oh goody it’s the best think since Star Trek” – WRONG! Continue reading