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Genkai
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PostPosted: Mon 18 Jun, 2007  Reply with quote

I just figured out how to disable those annoying user account security messages. Vista's not that bad really, I haven't had it crash once.

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PostPosted: Tue 19 Jun, 2007  Reply with quote

I guess I'm anti-everything. I hate macs for their non-upgradable features and shitty compatibility with what I have, and I hate Linux simply because I've never used it and it's foreign to me, lol. I grew up on Windows, and granted I hated everything except what I have now, Windows XP, I think it's still the prime choice. (Vista, being an exception.)

I guess I've just gotten used to XP since I've used it from release. Why switch operating systems if you already have a favorable one? (unless companies turn annoying and start only making software/games for Vista...that will really piss me off)


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himebanana
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PostPosted: Tue 19 Jun, 2007  Reply with quote

I saw that Wacom made a tablet called Bamboo for Vista...

but tablets are so expensive that if I had bought one and had Vista and it didn't work I'd be sadblauw waaah.


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PostPosted: Tue 19 Jun, 2007  Reply with quote

himebanana wrote:
I saw that Wacom made a tablet called Bamboo for Vista...

but tablets are so expensive that if I had bought one and had Vista and it didn't work I'd be sadblauw waaah.


There are vista drivers for the old wacom models, there's even vista drivers for my generic tablet ^^

Bamboo sounds interesting though, I'll check up on that.


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PostPosted: Wed 20 Jun, 2007  Reply with quote

I can't call it worthless, but it certainly is much less mature than WinXP was at its release.

Had problems with the window manager crashing from time to time, weird windows networking problems etc. Moreover it was slow, much slower than XP, so i'm just leaving it unused on a separate partition for now, despite the license actually being legit (no, i didn't pay for it).

Maybe in half a year or so i'm running windows update on it and giving it another chance.

But to anyone wanting to run it - I'd say 1,5 gigabytes of RAM is an absolute minimum. It consumes above 400MB cold booted!!!


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PostPosted: Wed 20 Jun, 2007  Reply with quote

also, wondows systems always come with annoying trial sofware that nags you to buy it. MACAFEE I WILL NOT BUY YOU! There was, as far I could see, no way to uninstall it, so I tried using some program to delete the program files of it.... didn't work. Still pops up, but when you try to scan with Macfee it comes up witha blank white window.

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PostPosted: Wed 20 Jun, 2007  Reply with quote

Li10 wrote:
also, wondows systems always come with annoying trial sofware that nags you to buy it. MACAFEE I WILL NOT BUY YOU! There was, as far I could see, no way to uninstall it, so I tried using some program to delete the program files of it.... didn't work. Still pops up, but when you try to scan with Macfee it comes up witha blank white window.


We were considering buying Macaffe, over Norton...I have XP so those problems won't happen ^^;;; but still. Hm...wonder why it did that on Vista? sadblauw


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ShaggE
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PostPosted: Wed 20 Jun, 2007  Reply with quote

McAffee and Norton are both more trouble than they are worth. Avast and AVG are the way to go.

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himebanana
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PostPosted: Wed 20 Jun, 2007  Reply with quote

ShaggE wrote:
McAffee and Norton are both more trouble than they are worth. Avast and AVG are the way to go.


Oooh, Thank you! smile smile smile smile smile


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Bruno
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PostPosted: Wed 20 Jun, 2007  Reply with quote

*Bruno uses ClamWin

It's pretty good.


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Genkai
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PostPosted: Fri 22 Jun, 2007  Reply with quote

I changed my mind. Vista's not that bad really, when I'm not getting the Blue Screen of Death every ten minutes.

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PostPosted: Fri 22 Jun, 2007  Reply with quote

ooh BSOD wonderful

My vista has yet too fux up :D

it runs extraordinarily well and all my AV and Firewalls seem to be working fine the only thing i can't stand is

Would you like to install this?

*clicks allow*

Are you sure?

*clicks continue*

Do you really want to do this?

*clicks yes*

Would you sign this legal document send it to microsoft and wait for a reply within 28 days consenting you want to in fact run this program from an unknown publisher that is in fact NOT microsoft or would you like to just chunk your PC out the window.

*Vermath chunks pc out the window lands in rosebushes


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Genkai
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PostPosted: Fri 22 Jun, 2007  Reply with quote

My pc has crashed so many times in the past day I had to RC. Vista is utter crap, unfinished and buggy. Overall I'd rather use MS DOS. Bsod is not how I like to spend my time. sadblauw

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PostPosted: Sat 23 Jun, 2007  Reply with quote

himebanana wrote:
ShaggE wrote:
McAffee and Norton are both more trouble than they are worth. Avast and AVG are the way to go.


Oooh, Thank you! smile smile smile smile smile


Yes I use AVG here too and I've not had any trouble, but to be honest IMO the best protection is being careful what you download and where you browse. That and if you use Internet Explorer keep it up to date with windows update... I think the Anti-Virus should be your last line of defense...



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himebanana
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PostPosted: Sat 23 Jun, 2007  Reply with quote

Dragon73 wrote:
himebanana wrote:
ShaggE wrote:
McAffee and Norton are both more trouble than they are worth. Avast and AVG are the way to go.


Oooh, Thank you! smile smile smile smile smile


Yes I use AVG here too and I've not had any trouble, but to be honest IMO the best protection is being careful what you download and where you browse. That and if you use Internet Explorer keep it up to date with windows update... I think the Anti-Virus should be your last line of defense...


Thank you.

I use IE sometimes, but mostly Firefox. And I don't go to many websites, just DA and here mostly...and LJ so, nothing too much. I have a NoScript add-on on Firefox which blocks some stuff and Adblock. smile

Thank you! smile


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