OnTheRun with Tablet PCs Show #27- the boys are back and there’s gonna be trouble


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Marc Orchant and James Kendrick are back with show #27 after a very long, unrestful hiatus and we have some catching up to do.  The latest build of Vista seems to be making a lot of people happy, especially Tableteers like Kevin Tofel.  Everyone must be aware of the big battery recall going on now affecting Dell, Sony, and Apple customers.  Hey, these are the three big OEMs who don’t make Tablet PCs.  Hmmm, coincidence?  I think not.  Marc is loving the new Object Desktop 2007 for simulating Vista Glass on his XP Tablet.  Matt Miller visits Mobile Tech Manor and watches my HP tc1100 die.  HP warranty service came to the rescue and in just a few hours the tc1100 came home feeling all better.  James used a Sony U71 with the 5 inch screen as a replacement while waiting for the return of the tc1100 and the experience has him jonesing for a UMPC. 

Does the Asus R2H really have a screen resolution of 1280×768, a first for a UMPC.  James may have his hands on a Samsung Q1 with a flash memory hard drive.  The two new TabletKiosk eo UMPCs look pretty sweet and the one with the Pentium M gives Marc and James pause for consideration.  We would never tether our Palm Treos to our Tablets since that would violate the Terms of Service (TOS).  Marc gets a Palm Treo 700p and to his surprise finds out he now has EVDO coverage.  Can you use OneNote Mobile with a TAblet PC to help you move?  TabletKiosk is hitting the road to show off their new UMPCs.  Allegiance Technology Partners is throwing a Tablet PC Webinar soon so don’t forget to sign up if you want to participate.

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Special thanks to Tiedye Keith for the great song "Vulnerable" with vocals by Tony Lindsay of Santana.


Kevin C. Tofel

Dave, it takes much more audio technology to make me and Matt sound so good. Marc and James have natural “on air presence”, so they can use a smaller file and still sound terrific! ;) Actually, it’s just the different bitrates that are used to encode the shows.


Hey…here’s another question for you… Every Monday I download the latest OnTheRun with Tablet PCs and MobileTechRoundup Podcasts (well…every Monday morning that they are available!).

This morning I found that the OnTheRun with Tablet PCs mp3 file is a little over 15.5 MB (the show is 44:30 minutes long) and the MobileTechRoundup file is almost 36 MB (show is 38:12 minutes long). So…even though the OnTheRun with Tablet PCs show is longer, the file is less than half the size of the MobileTechRoundup file.

Is this due to the fact that MobileTechRoundup has more hosts (so there are more words spoken), or is it due to the fact that Marc talks much faster than Kevin or Matt…so the words are compressed? ;)


I had looked at WindowBlinds about a month ago after finding an old entry on the jkOnTheRun site talking about getting a Vista look on WinXP. Unfortunately, when I searched for any of the themes mentioned either on jkOnTheRun or other locations, it seemed that they were all taken down (seems someone didn’t like the fact that they were mimicking the Glass “look and feel”).

How are you guys getting the Vista Glass look? Are you using a theme that is readily available?

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