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Blayne Bradley
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Alright I have now installed vista on my desktop, everything is confusing, and bright and shiny [Frown]

Now to test to see which games still work. 0.o

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No way i'm getting for at least another year, 'till they've fleshed everything out. Let me know how it is though, I may jump ship early, pending user responses.
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Blayne Bradley
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so far everything is fast, smooth, and ridiculasely shiny.
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Fast? What are the specs on your machine?
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Blayne Bradley
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3 Ghz Intel CPU with hyper threading, 1 GB RAM 266mhz (DIE MDG.ca DIE AND BURN IN HELL), ATI (or shall I say AMD) X850XT Radeon 256 MB(?).

150 GB Harddrive, 1 DVD-/+RW drive.

6 or so USB ports, 1 floppy drive and 1 non dedicated soundcard and a standard network drive.

Mobo is a D915Gav

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James Tiberius Kirk
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I hear startup time has improved quite a bit, and that it isn't anything revolutionary; it is, as you say, shiny.

--j_k

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I, personally would like some of the new audio stack features.
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Altáriël of Dorthonion
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I'm getting a free upgrade to Vista Business in a few weeks since it's the version that corresponds with my current XP Professional. If I don't like it, I can always go back.

Here are the specs on my own computer:

-AMD Turion(TM) 64 X2 Dual-Core TL-60(2.0GHz/512KB
-2.0GB DDR2 SDRAM (2x1024MB)
-256MB NVIDIA(R) GeForce(R) Go 7200


Should be able to handle Vista flawlessly. :3

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I need a laptop soon, and I figgered (yes I meant ot write that) that someone here would be able to provide a recommendation.

eh?

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A friend of mine just upgraded to Vista. He said that there is so much DRM software running in the background, it hogs memory like crazy.

No thanks Big Brother, I'll use my own system resources.

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While Vista IS a memory hog, my own testing suggests that it has little to do with "DRM software." Although the presence of the latter is unfortunate.
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Blayne Bradley
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odd ive totaled up the ram usage and it doesnt go past 80 MB.
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My school actually sent me 3 notices not to get Vista yet (something about virus protection software not fully working). Not that it matters as much to me; I doubt my old PC could handle Vista.
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I've had something better than Vista for nearly two years now in the form of Mac OSX Tiger, but it was nice seeing Microsoft take Apple's lead and copy all their stuff for Vista. Too bad they did it so poorly. Now I get to look forward to Leopard's release this spring, on time, I can't fathom a situation in which it doesn't blow vista away.
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Swampjedi
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Yeah, shiny means I won't get it until I have to. I still use W2k pro for that reason.

I hate cutesy UIs.

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quote:
Originally posted by Swampjedi:
Yeah, shiny means I won't get it until I have to. I still use W2k pro for that reason.

I hate cutesy UIs.

That's kind of an incredibly dumb reason, seeing as all of both XP and Vista's cosmetic features can be disabled.
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Swampjedi
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Not all. I can't make XP behave exactly like 2k, just an approximation. Furthermore, that's only one reason.
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I always thought Win 95 was teh best.
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Microsoft Office 2007 looks SO much different than Office 2003. I can't get used to it.
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quote:
I can't make XP behave exactly like 2k, just an approximation.
What can't you make XP do?
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quote:
Originally posted by Swampjedi:
Furthermore, that's only one reason.

Sorry, you made it sound like the singular, definitive reason for sticking with an outdated OS.
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Swampjedi
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Tom, it's not that I can't make it DO something, it's just that I have to dig for it. Options/settings aren't in the same places.

We use XP at work, but we're so locked down that I can't learn how to manage a computer under XP.

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quote:
Originally posted by TomDavidson:
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I can't make XP behave exactly like 2k, just an approximation.
What can't you make XP do?
I can only think of a couple

1) Format a FAT32 partition bigger than 32GB
2) Not use Windows Activation (and have to reactivate when changing hardware)

The second is probably the restriction which annoys me (and comes up) the most. Although the first is sorta (but not too) annoying since its easier to share a FAT32 partition between Linux and XP than NTFS between the two. Of course you can always create the partition in Linux.

Oh, I guess there's a third.

3) Make your bank account feel like it has the same amount of money before you bought Windows XP (if you buy it legitimately) [Wink]

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King of Men
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quote:
Originally posted by Flaming Toad on a Stick:
I always thought Win 95 was teh best.

Noob. Real men use DOS 1.0. :nods:
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Swampjedi
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<moves KoM to /dev/null>

:nods:

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Blayne Bradley
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... rofl.
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The first computer I used was a mixture of Windows 3.1 and DOS.

I remember my mind being blown by Win95. Those were good times.

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First computer I every played with was a 386 machine with 4 megabytes of RAM. Dad installed win3.1 on it.

First games I played on it were:

Reader Rabbit
The original SimCity (Dad says he got it free with TurboTax one year)
Outnumbered (my parents the learning games, you see)
Captain Comic (a platformer)

et cetera.

We brought that machine out a couple of years ago and played with it. That's when I finally beat Captain Comic. It's now in a box at home, but still fully functioning (though the clock is slow).

Good times.

--j_k

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quote:
Originally posted by Swampjedi:
<moves KoM to /dev/null>

:nods:

*Points out that you would need root access to do this, and deletes Swampjedi's account for being a luser.*

:nods:

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chowned.
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I program in BASIC and use cassette tapes to store my data.
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I remember the first game I ever played on a computer: the original Oregon Trail. Boy, those were good days... Oregon Trail day in elementary school was always a blast.
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James is dancing. Racing horses fell over!
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You have died of dysentery.

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Played Oregon Trail on an Apple IIe. Get off my lawn.

quote:
Originally posted by Mucus:
quote:
Originally posted by TomDavidson:
quote:
I can't make XP behave exactly like 2k, just an approximation.
What can't you make XP do?
I can only think of a couple

1) Format a FAT32 partition bigger than 32GB

Y'know, my (XP) laptop actually came with its hard disk in two 50GB FAT32 partitions, so I guess there has to be some way it can be done. Don't ask me why Acer is formatting its notebook hard drives in a configuration that the majority of its users probably don't want.

I *do* feel some indignation that MS wants around $150 for the UPGRADE version of its software. (Unless you go for the basic version, in which case, if you have XP, why are you bothering... And it's still around $100!) And that most of what I'm hearing about it are "flashier GUI, cumbersome DRM, lost my IE Favorites, demanded I reformat my hard drive"...

Well, I've already said I don't see any reason that I'd want to rush into this one.

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quote:
Originally posted by Swampjedi:
chowned.

Being fairly new to the world of Linux, that made me laugh very hard.
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maybe my version of Windows XP is less picky than others, but I've changed just about everything but the motherboard and processor and never had to reactivate.

I'll likely upgrade to Vista eventually, but I plan to wait at least 6 months or more. Right now I'm spending all my money on my new house...so I don't want to spend it on something I don't need...and I don't need Vista. That being said, if I had the spare money right now I would get it.

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Boris, I'm glad someone appreciated it. [Big Grin]
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