Saturday, October 18, 2008

Friday, October 17, 2008

App-V & the Mini 9

App-V (Softgrid) is Microsoft Application Virtualisation technology and a logical fit into the Mini 9. I have been spending the last few weekends understanding the technlogy. App-V creates applications in its own "Bubble" they dont talk or conflict with the OS or anything else installed.

The Goal:

Have all my applications at my disposal to use in various situations without the heartache of having to install or uninstall different applications due to hard drive constraints.

Start Point:

- Mini 9 with Vista + Windows Updates + AntiVirus and System State to retain HD State + App-V client

End Point:

- App applications virtualised: I now have some larger more obscure applications on both a USB Key or SD. Office and other applications I consider Core are virtualised on the SSD itself.

Officeworks has Mini 9 in Stock!

If you still waiting to get your hands on one of these babies, various Office Works stores round the country now have them in stock. Good Luck.

Tuesday, October 7, 2008

Dell Touchpad

Through trial and error I have found that the Dell touchpad software is not very compatiable with Vista, it seems to conflict with the OS and sometimes stops services running. To combat this I removed the software and defaulted to the standard vista touchpad. This works fine and there has not been any crashes since.

Monday, October 6, 2008


It's sold out across Australia!! Expect more stock mid-october. This is a good thing right?

Ğ©L₣IMβUⱠ final Vista Score

Ğ©L₣IMβUⱠ over at Whirlpool has updated his final vista build.

"My final score with 2gb of ram and my minimally vlited install (I really only took out movie maker, media centre and tablet support). I even left in speech support, which is hit and miss at best!

4.82gb free with all components working and all essentials installed including Office 2007 (Word, Powerpoint, Excel, OneNote), adobe reader etc. All the gadgets I like too!"

Missing Vista Driver Found

Thanks to Ğ©L₣IMβUⱠ at Whirlpool we have solved the case of the missing vista driver:

"The final missing unknown device was fixed by installing the battery meter software.

The driver to run is R192569. Once it's installed, you can just uninstall it again and the driver stays behind.

Finally, a clean device manager for me!"

EDIT: I have just done this on my mini-9 and can confirm there is no longer any missing drivers in Vista..time to complete a complete vlite install with all the drivers.

Some users first thoughts on the mini-9