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Re: Computer discussion thread

Postby Cartman5678 » Thu Aug 20, 2009 5:42 am

Get updates :P
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Re: Computer discussion thread

Postby gtaca2005 » Thu Aug 20, 2009 6:37 am

Cartman5678 wrote:Get updates :P

That's the problem. I did. It happens with, or without the updates. With or without the newest drivers from NVIDIA....

I made myself a custom CD anyway. It installs XP with SlanXP as the default theme. :P

(This isn't my PC, I wouldn't get a cat on my background. It is to show you the theme, I Googled it. :lol: )
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Re: Computer discussion thread

Postby triplemultiplex » Fri Aug 21, 2009 10:14 pm

Now that Vista's been out there for a couple years, is there anyone who's still hesitant to move over to that OS for whatever reason? When I bought this computer two years ago, there was an option to get XP still instead of Vista because of consumer hesitation.

While the OS hasn't bothered me at all, the huge change that occurred to the MS Office programs was really hard to get used to. Especially when I go between using the "classic" versions at work and the new version at home. Literally a lifetime of experience with the layout of Word and Excel went mostly out the window (oop, accidental pun).
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Re: Computer discussion thread

Postby gtaca2005 » Fri Aug 21, 2009 10:26 pm

Yes, MOST the things in Vista are completely new. I wish they would have kept XP's layout and just improved the looks, speed, stability, etc...

Instead they focused on looks, and a new layout. This took away from time to make it stable and speed it up. Result? Well, use Vista and see. :roll:

Slow, less stable, and hard to find sh*t that you used to use in XP. It's not that it's gone, it's that MS decided to move it for some reason. And NOT for the better. It's harder to find for a beginner...

That is why I am still using XP with Vista's icons for looks, and a custom theme to further the cosmetics. The result is this:

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Re: Computer discussion thread

Postby gtaca2005 » Sat Aug 22, 2009 5:01 am

Sorry for double post (Wii, bite me.), but I thought I would let all you f*cking nerds know that I am installing Windows ME in a virtual machine. :P
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Re: Computer discussion thread

Postby Cartman5678 » Sat Aug 22, 2009 12:49 pm

gtaca2005 wrote:Sorry for double post (Wii, bite me.), but I thought I would let all you f*cking nerds know that I am installing Windows ME in a virtual machine. :P


Done. :P On VM and real machine :P
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Re: Computer discussion thread

Postby Cartman5678 » Sat Aug 22, 2009 12:51 pm

triplemultiplex wrote:Now that Vista's been out there for a couple years, is there anyone who's still hesitant to move over to that OS for whatever reason? When I bought this computer two years ago, there was an option to get XP still instead of Vista because of consumer hesitation.

While the OS hasn't bothered me at all, the huge change that occurred to the MS Office programs was really hard to get used to. Especially when I go between using the "classic" versions at work and the new version at home. Literally a lifetime of experience with the layout of Word and Excel went mostly out the window (oop, accidental pun).


I really dont want to install it due to the fact all my software is not supported. Hardware also.
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Re: Computer discussion thread

Postby BRMBug » Sat Aug 22, 2009 7:40 pm

Me too. That is to say, my computer won't support Vista. Dad's computer will, but he doesn't want to change it. I want to try and build a computer at some time in future, but I think I'lll try Win7.
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Re: Computer discussion thread

Postby spfan1494 » Sat Aug 22, 2009 7:50 pm

Speaking of Windows 7, that's what I'm gonna try on my Vista laptop when it comes out. I have the RC on my laptop, downloaded, but I want to have the official version of Windows 7 installed on here. Until then, I'll stick with Vista.
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Re: Computer discussion thread

Postby Kelly MacCornmac » Sat Aug 22, 2009 8:22 pm

Hehehe .... I got a T1 connection, suckers


50.02 Mb/s-download
5.36 Mb/s-upload


I think the internet I had was at the most .5 Mb/s download, .03 upload, but don't count me on that.... I'll have to run the test again when I get there. But the difference is noticeable.
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Re: Computer discussion thread

Postby Cartman5678 » Sat Aug 22, 2009 8:26 pm

Kelly MacCornmac wrote:Hehehe .... I got a T1 connection, suckers


50.02 Mb/s-download
5.36 Mb/s-upload


I think the internet I had was at the most .5 Mb/s download, .03 upload, but don't count me on that.... I'll have to run the test again when I get there. But the difference is noticeable.


Take your "fast internet" and eat it :P


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Re: Computer discussion thread

Postby gtaca2005 » Sat Aug 22, 2009 11:50 pm

Kelly MacCornmac wrote:Hehehe .... I got a T1 connection, suckers


50.02 Mb/s-download
5.36 Mb/s-upload


I think the internet I had was at the most .5 Mb/s download, .03 upload, but don't count me on that.... I'll have to run the test again when I get there. But the difference is noticeable.

Too bad you don't know how to use it effectively!
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Re: Computer discussion thread

Postby Kelly MacCornmac » Sun Aug 23, 2009 12:44 am

Oh wise one, tell me how to use it efficiently.

I'm not sure... I know I can't illegally download stuff and can't use 5GB in a 24 hour period (which I won't be able to do :P)

Cartman5678 wrote:
Kelly MacCornmac wrote:Hehehe .... I got a T1 connection, suckers


50.02 Mb/s-download
5.36 Mb/s-upload


I think the internet I had was at the most .5 Mb/s download, .03 upload, but don't count me on that.... I'll have to run the test again when I get there. But the difference is noticeable.


Take your "fast internet" and eat it :P


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Excuse me? Yours is inferior.
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Re: Computer discussion thread

Postby Cartman5678 » Sun Aug 23, 2009 1:01 am

gtaca2005 wrote:
Kelly MacCornmac wrote:Hehehe .... I got a T1 connection, suckers


50.02 Mb/s-download
5.36 Mb/s-upload


I think the internet I had was at the most .5 Mb/s download, .03 upload, but don't count me on that.... I'll have to run the test again when I get there. But the difference is noticeable.

Too bad you don't know how to use it effectively!
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Denial of Service Attack, anyone?

She should blow up /b/ :lol: :P
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Re: Computer discussion thread

Postby Cartman5678 » Sun Aug 23, 2009 1:05 am

Kelly MacCornmac wrote:Oh wise one, tell me how to use it efficiently.

I'm not sure... I know I can't illegally download stuff and can't use 5GB in a 24 hour period (which I won't be able to do :P)

Cartman5678 wrote:
Kelly MacCornmac wrote:Hehehe .... I got a T1 connection, suckers


50.02 Mb/s-download
5.36 Mb/s-upload


I think the internet I had was at the most .5 Mb/s download, .03 upload, but don't count me on that.... I'll have to run the test again when I get there. But the difference is noticeable.


Take your "fast internet" and eat it :P


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WAAAAAAAAAAAAAH!!!!

Excuse me? Yours is inferior.
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Hence the WAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAH! at the end.

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