New laptop and moving pain

by Yash 1 Comment

I got a new laptop – a Dell Inspiron 15R

Quick Specs
Intel Core i3 Processor 2.13Ghz
4 GB RAM
320 GB Hard disk
15.6″ Display
Dedicated 512 MB ATI graphics card
Built in WiFi and Bluetooth – standard stuff
Dual Layer DVD Writer
1.3 MP Web cam
Card reader, 4 USB ports, 1 HDMI port and Ethernet port


The laptop looks sexy with the metal finish grey black color and has really cool looking white LEDs
The keyboard has a numeric keypad as well although it does not have the right click key which I am sorely going to miss
The best part is the face recognition software that logs me in by scaning my face with the web cam. Its learning very fast and as soon as it recognises my face it logs me in. :)

However, the most painful aspect of having a new computer is moving all your software and data!

Moving to a new computer is like moving to a new home! At least for a power user like me.

Just the list of software to install it overwhelming –

Browsers
FireFox
FireFox plugins – Google toolbar, IEView, TabMixPlus, Developer toolbar, FlagFox, Locationbar, Menu editor
Chrome
Opera
Safari

Office 2007 and SP1 and setting up mails in Outlook

Kaspersky Anti Virus

Developer tools
Visual Studio 2008
Visual Studio 2008 SP1
Visual Studio 2010
RAD Controls for ASP.Net Ajax
Microsoft SQL Server Express and SQL Client tools
Ankh SVN
Tortoise SVN
Visio

Tools and Utilities
Edit Plus 3
IrfanView and its plgins
IZArc
FeedReader
BullZip PDF creator
Baraha
ColorPic
Fastone Capture
Qlock
SPB Wallet
Nokia PC Suit
uTorrent
WordWeb Pro
FileZilla

Media Players
QuickTime
Real Player
VLC Media Player

Comunication
Yahoo Messenger
Google Talk
Skype

Graphics
IcoFX
Photoshop

And then moving settings of various programs from my existing comp to this one! It will take me a week to make this machine usable.

Comment ( 1 )

  1. Anand Renake
    hmm, I got the inspiron M501r which is AMD version of the inspiron series. It has got the ATI 550v [viz. underclocked ATI radeon 4650] I loaded it with fedora 14 with rpm fusion repositories. All I have to do is use rsync to sync firefox, my personal files etc between my desktop and lappy.

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