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Current Law Students / LEEWS?
« on: August 01, 2005, 05:37:59 AM »
anyone do LEEWS, and to what result?

Current Law Students / Louder Than Bombs?
« on: August 01, 2005, 05:36:54 AM »
is he still around? starting in a few weeks and looking for tips..

« on: August 01, 2005, 06:22:29 AM »
i nominate myself.

Incoming 1Ls / Re: Just set up OneNote
« on: August 01, 2005, 06:15:31 AM »
you can also find "trial" copies of OneNote and the rest of MS Office on your local newsgroup or P2P network.  Just make sure you do not use any software that you do not hold a license to.

Incoming 1Ls / Re: Just set up OneNote
« on: August 01, 2005, 06:13:29 AM »
i have onenote installed.  is it worth using it?  I dont see why its better than MS Word (but have yet to really look at it.)  can you explain what it does that is so great?

Incoming 1Ls / Re: Laptop Question
« on: August 01, 2005, 06:10:34 AM »
i agree it would be foolish to wait for vista.  however, i have the beta 1 installed on a 32-bit pentium 4 downstairs (on its own partition) and it works fine.  I will try putting it on my T42 and see if it works there also.  Vista is going to run fine with most modern hardware. it will be a few years beyond vista before 64 bit becomes the norm.

for notebooks, i would strongly advise AGAINST buying an ultra-portable.  People talk about lugging around weight and things like that - have you considered your books?  the fact is, you are going to be typing on this thing, and your eyes will be fixated on the screen.  I have an ultra-portable sony downstairs; it is a toy, and nothing more.  i bought a ThinkPad for work and school purposes.  its a good balance of everything.

don't buy an HP, Dell, Sony, or any of that other consumer crap.  go to and look at their T42s.  T43 is the new model and does not offer any real advantage over T42 and costs a lot more.

IBM is simply a cut above when it comes to notebooks. i used to scoff at this, but after doing real research, i learned it was true.  they are just built exceptionally well, from the keyboard to the display encasing to the display hinges.  Don't buy a notebook without at least testing out an IBM T series.

I know Toshiba, Fujitsu, and Asus make good notebooks also.

Windows Vista has already slipped to 4th quarter 2006 (, and may very well slip further, based on Microsoft's history. Further, the only chips currently being produced that will run Vista are being built by AMD...meaning not a single Dell computer currently shipping will be satisfactory (since they only use Intel). More info: Even once Vista is out you'd have to wait for the school exam software to make the upgrade, which could take some time. To sum up, most current PCs are incompatible with Vista on a hardware level, so upgrades won't work for most users, even those with "current" systems. You mentioned some good reasons to put off the purchase, but waiting for Vista isn't one of them. FYI, if you're looking for Vista-compatible hardware, make sure you have a 64-bit processor in your system (such as the AMD Turion listed in the article).

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