I’ve been short on time this week, but I did manage to get my XP machine to a baseline of all the patches and updates installed. No software is on their yet, and it’s very fast. I made an image of the OS so I can install apps and if I come across something that slow it all down again, I can remove it and start over. I think my problem previously has been all these damn tools and apps that feel the need to install all these additional services. I think it was so overrun with junk services that it was just choking and taking forever to boot.
Now that I know how fast it can be I need to keep an eye out to make sure it does slow down to a crawl again. I’m already compiling a list of apps that aren’t getting installed this time around and checking to see which ones create new services.
Other articles of interest:
- Slow progress
- A Netbook, Ubuntu and a USB Drive – Installing Ubuntu from a USB
- Building up 4.5TB of storage
- Live from the couch!
- Trying out Flock
- Look what the stork dropped off
- Swooped in and grabbed a copy of Outline for Mac for $6.99
- Ubuntu goes on smooth and easy
- Making progress with Ubuntu
- People will stick with XP until the bitter end