Win 7: So Define ‘Geek’ for Me
Just because I'm hosting a Windows 7 launch party doesn't mean I'm a geek. Right?
So I admitted I’m having a Windows 7 launch party. When I emailed my husband about it, he replied with one word: Geek.
And now there’s this unflattering image from 39 Cent Stamp and talk of pocket protectors.
Every month, a group of Minnesota CE Pros gets together for a few hours to discuss the industry. It’s my time to host so why not do a quick run-through of Win 7 Media Center, which I have up and running thanks to the kind tech support at S1Digital.
Most of the dealers involved in the group have never experienced Windows 7 Media Center. There’s some pretty cool stuff in there—and even more since I got my first look at Win 7 it last year. Sadly, my beta version does not include Netflix (whereas Vista had it) and the Internet-based TV content is disappointing at best ... I assume we’ll have it all when the final version arrives. Other than that, it’s looking good.
I haven’t reviewed the bios (not BIOS, get it?) of the other Win 7 hosts and hostesses but I’m sure there are some pretty cool people in there. I believe I’m one of the hip chicks, no?
So the question is:
Does hosting a Win 7 launch party automatically put you in the Geek category? If so, can such a blemish be erased after said launch?
And on another note: Did anyone not get approved to host a party? I mean, if a cool cat like myself got the nod, then probably everyone did.
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