Tecra M4 in the house


I got a Tecra M4 on temporary assignment so that I can develop a Longhorn upgrade/clean install story on it. Since it’s June (end of FY budget squandering time), lots of people in the company have been buying hardware with their remaining budget. I expect that M4s and IBM X41s will be quite popular on the dogfood alias over the next month or two.


Hmm. Now I feel a need to borrow an X41…


For the weekend though, I am just planning on taking the M4 home and seeing how it works natively so that I have a baseline to compare against – can’t complain about something that doesn’t work if it didn’t work as shipped!


This week’s spec-writing and reviewing is finally over. I have one day’s worth still (trying to pass that off on somebody else) and I’m thinking about annual review time (yes, it’s THAT time again).


Gnomedex appearance is now confirmed, it will be at the Seattle Public Library (downtown Seattle branch) the evening of the 24th. I still don’t know what we’ll be doing or showing.  *sigh*


Oh, and I still owe photos of the TechEd05 event. I will see about getting those posted this weekend.


Comments (4)

  1. Layne Heiny says:

    Lucky Hilton gets to work on a Tecra M4, developing a Longhorn upgrade/clean install.

  2. Getting a Tecra M4 on loan, eh? Sure beats the heck out of a DVD at the movie store, that’s for sure!…

  3. MSDNArchive says:

    I’ll say! The Tecra is big – I’d say too big for my taste. I was lugging it around all weekend and that half-pound here, half-pound there really adds up quick!

    The 14.1" screen is stellar though, and input features both an eraserhead as well as a touchpad.

    Compared to the slate that I use everyday, the Toshiba’s huge. Oh well, it’s only temporary.