I finally succeeded in updating my VAIO Z530N OS to Windows 7. Yeah, it was a hard and lengthy process to get everything working just the way I wanted, but I did it.
I really think Sony e-Support should mention that if you want “Vaio Care” software to work correctly, you have to first update your BIOS.
But I really have to say that it was worth it. Seven is so much better than Vista in so many ways, that writing a comparison seems almost futile.
There are still many things to install, but I’ve got most of it underway. This time, I guess I won’t be installing Eclipse, since from the time I started using Intellij IDEA I’ve hardly ever opened it.
Also, I think I’ll need an SVN client, and also Apache Maven installed.
Well, that’s seems like it for today.
Finally, I got my Vaio Z laptop back. And now, it’s even better than before, since I can now adjust the resolution to as high as 1600×900. God! I missed my FullHD LED so much, I don’t know how to celebrate the occasion.
I once again tried to install the newest Ubuntu distro on it, without success. I followed the instructions given in the Launchpad Vaio Z series page, but to no avail. Alas, it seems I have to wait and see if the next release will run satisfactorily over my laptop.
I mean, yeah, it does run, and it does support both my graphic cards, and it does look good, but man, I want a great OS over my great machine. And I know that Windows is far from great, but still, since everything on it works as it should, and I can very nearly claim that I can use my machine up to its full capacity under Windows Vista, I’ll wait for now, and will not install an Ubuntu Desktop on it.