Windows 7 awesome! offsome?

Hi again!

You guys might be amazed to see me back so soon J

Not too long ago, I had my hands on Windows 7 (7000 build) At first like any Windows Operating System it looked very impressive the first thing that impressed me was the really beautiful graphics,  but again everything that glitters is not gold. I am not going to give you all the insights, I am just  sharing my brief experience about  Windows 7. One of the main reason I have started this blog is to share my experiences. As always I never keep my expectation high on a beta realise.

I heard that Windows server give better performance from Vista with very less CPU and Memory usage.

On my first look I was impressed with the new features and the fact that it was not crashing, by causing a memory leak or bottle neck to my amazement this was running smoothly.

Any new operating system and particularly with beta testing you have to be very careful of what you are planning to use and if it is compatible with all the hardware.

Things I don’t like in Windows 7 and Vista :

Control Panel: most of the items in the control panel is renamed, I can’t understand why Microsoft started renaming the stuff.

Side Bar: The famous side bar which still used more than 100 Mb of memory.  Guys this can also have memory leaks depending on Gadgets you are using so please be careful.

Performance: the performance when compare to windows vista is very similar on the same hardware.  However I have noticed that we it does give a little more performance.

Speaking of performance I have noticed that the tool perfmon  does not show any advanced features its the same sort of feel which you get in Vista. Frankly speaking I think Microsoft have not done a great deal of work on Windows 7, it’s the same Kernel as Vista some features of Server 2008.

As a matter of fact I was reading on Randall C. Kennedy article posted back in October 2008 and He thinks its just Vista R2 and I totally agree with him.

As a best practice always dual boot the operating you’re testing. You never know when it gives the very famous BOD (blue screen of death) and when it does you have something to relay on.

Anyway the Os was still running with no problems up until,  I download a copy of Freebsd and when I wanted to burn the  ISO Image (Guys this is where it all become Offsome form awesome ) Ok this is where it all started going wrong….

I installing the Nero CD burner, just after installing the usual process it asked me to  rebooted the Laptop.

 and guess what


Blue screen of death

I tried to reboot with the Last known good configuration but it was no joy.

Then I decided to run the full scan as it was suggesting me to do, in the middle of the scan it gave me a note of some corrupted files and was completely frozen.

So this is how I gave up using the Windows 7, thanks to dual booting I was still able to use my laptop J

 If you had any nightmaire’s from Windows 7 which blew off your mind feel free to comment.

Where in the World is Ibrahim Quraishi?


I haven’t had a chance to write a new post in a while because I’ve been busy working at Orange. I am mostly involved in managing and maintaining Microsoft Windows 2k and 2k3, however we still have some of the legacy WinNT 4.0 nightmares every now and then. I have been working on HP Open View Operations version 8 involving some auditing on our servers.

I have finally become Expert in configuration of iLo Management Boards for the HP Bladservers also have had training by HP for HP BladeSystem Administrator

I am also quite keen on learning to use the magic of BladeLogic, ( running jobs for package deployments)

Apart from that I’ve been playing with VM Ware ESX server and also the VM Ware Infrastructure 2.0 managing quite a lot Virtual Machines, should admit Virtualization is really good fun. I am looking forward for training on VM Ware which will give me an insight how this technology mingles with the physical hardware.

In my spare time I have started working on Linux Administration, I have recently build a CentOS Server which is the exact binary of the Red Hat Enterprise Linux. Not to forget that this is a free distribution unlike RHEL, the good thing about this Linux version is this is quite robust unlike Fedora family.

My next experiment on another famous brand of Unix system called FreeBSD, Although it took me considerable amount of time to figure out the terminology of the Operation system itself.

Yes how can I forget to mention!  just creating a simple user is also a nightmare on this Unix flavor. Thus I have decided that I will be loyal to Mr Red Hat. J

In addition to this, I have few trainings lined up which I am looking forward for.

Microsoft Windows 2003, February 23 -27, London, UK

Microsoft Windows Server 2008, March 17- 20, Bristol, UK

Virtualization VM Ware, April, Reading, UK

Finally before I my end my blog today some updates on my personal,  I recently got engaged on 26 Jan, yeh that’s right India’s Republic  day.

More update on my wedding which is not too far will be coming soon. …

If you wish to contact me or have any comments feel free.