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Old 02-11-2009, 10:03 AM   #11
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Just use Linux, problem solved
I tend to agree with you there Mason. And whatever you do DON'T upgrade to Vista. Trust me on this one. (I have serious Vista trauma. I know whereof I speak.)
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Old 02-11-2009, 10:04 AM   #12
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Originally Posted by Knitting_Guy View Post
Just use Linux, problem solved

Mason,

Now that you mention it. I'm upgrading to a new PC at home and am making the switch to Linux.

I think I'll start a thread on Win to Linux questions, rather than hijack this thread. If you or other Linux users can give some advice from experience, I think it would be great.

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Old 02-11-2009, 05:07 PM   #13
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Originally Posted by Marria View Post
I tend to agree with you there Mason. And whatever you do DON'T upgrade to Vista. Trust me on this one. (I have serious Vista trauma. I know whereof I speak.)
I'm sorry you're having trouble with Vista, but I upgraded to Vista a couple weeks ago and have to say I'm soooo happy I did. My whole computer runs faster and smoother than it did with XP, and I *thought* it ran great under XP. Mason actually convinced me to take the plunge into Vista.
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Old 02-11-2009, 05:32 PM   #14
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Vista is now called Windows 7
Hiss!

Vista is a bad word!
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Old 02-12-2009, 09:31 AM   #15
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Originally Posted by OffJumpsJack View Post
Hiss!

Vista is a bad word!

That's what I thought. I purposely held on to XP for so long because of all the negative reviews of Vista, but I finally took the plunge. I did a dual boot install at first so I could test it out, and it didn't take long before I removed XP totally.

Once I had Vista running, my computer ran visibly faster. Like, "omg, that loads so much faster!" Thunderbird and Firefox load in seconds, Photoshop, Illustrator, Dreamweaver, even iTunes loads and runs fast which is notorious for running slow. I couldn't believe it, and it leaves me a little confused as to why Vista still has such a bad rap. I suppose it's because the pre-service pack version was super buggy. And you need updated hardware. My PC is custom built and pretty beefy, so it runs great for me, and I like it. Plus, the GUI is so much prettier than XP... I'm a girl. I give points for pretty.

I'm not saying that everyone should run out and get Vista, and I know some people have legitimate issues with it, but I am saying there ARE cases when it doesn't suck. I have nothing against Linux though. I have Express Gate (a Linux based shell) that I can use before Windows boots, but I rarely do.
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Old 02-12-2009, 09:34 AM   #16
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I'm going to be an enabler here and tell you to just go out and buy the MAC when you can.

Once you go MAC, you won't go back.
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I had problems with my laptop getting slower and freezing. We have a friend who is quite computer savvy and he suggested the fan may not be working well. I bought a supplemental fan to set my computer on and it worked very well for over a year and then started petering out again. It turns out the supplemental fan was faltering. We've since replaced the laptop but have kept the old and hubby plans eventually to go in and clean out the interior of dust and see about putting a new fan in to see if that helps.
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Vista! haven't even heard of that! oh boy do I want an Apple... what fun with those pictures and videos & well everything looks like fun on them.... believe it or not I still haven't fixed the problem.
Today I did a bunch of disc fragmentation or whatever and clean up, I now have McAfee instead of Norton...

when I downloaded the upgrade to take care of my power options, lo and behold it is not in downloaded files. Never. I did it a couple times. it's weird. PLus all the 'themes' that used to be there under power options are now GONE. well it's so boring. I'm going to go download again and try all over. Funny about that fan being mentioned, my computer was getting real hot a month or so ago and now it's not. will get back to you and also take a look at Vista!
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Windows 7. pardon me. hiss hiss
A Microsoft OS by any other name smells just as crappy!
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