Finally up on Windows 7

Discussion in 'Off-Topic' started by spinnaker, Jan 31, 2011.

  1. spinnaker

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    I was a big hold out for a long time. I did not want to let go of my XP.

    Well I had customers screaming for 64bit apps of software I write so I had to join the 21st century and get rid of XP.

    I bought a new 750G hard drive so still have plenty of space for XP and what ever other OSs I might want to install.

    Now it is on to installing all of that software. :(
     
  2. magnet18

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    Ill trade you your old xp for my current vista... :p
     
  3. Robin Mitchell

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    HA!

    Eiffel tower!!!
     
  4. Georacer

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    In Greek, Vista rhymes with "erase 'em". Only the initial letter is off. Coincidence?
     
  5. magnet18

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    Probably not a coincidence, i wouldn't be surprised if it meant "freeze when an sd card is inserted" in latin :p

    not sure what Eiffel tower means, but im assuming its dissing vista since you're british :)
     
  6. Markd77

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    Vista's the reason I'm now using Ubuntu.
    I had to turn off updates on vista because every time it updated it wouldn't boot and I had to do a system restore. Obviously that made it even less secure than it already was.
    Eiffel tower!!!

    (I've heard Windows 7 is better than Vista but I didn't really want to shell out hard earned cash to find out)
     
  7. magnet18

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    If it was possible, id be running Millennium Edition!
    From what i can tell messing around on my grandmas computer, that was a good OS
     
  8. Georacer

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    NOOOO!!! Don't mention that OS ever again! I swear it was worse than Vista. The BSODs where an everyday phenomenon on them. Try installing a driver or playing a ram-using game and you 'll regret it.

    Windows 7 is nothing like Vista. Stable as nothing else (Windows based) and problem-free. I also like the fact that it automatically installs any drivers needed for your devices through the internet.
    They are still pretty expensive, guess I 'm glad my Uni has an academic licence for 3 separate Windows 7 professional keys. Per student.
    Of course, there are *cough* other ways to get your hands on them.
     
  9. magnet18

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    I sense some hats turning grey...
     
  10. Wendy

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    XP would work with all hardware, it will even find the drivers for you. Windows 7 and Vista both have "minimum" standards. The computer I'm currently using started with Windows 98SE, and upgraded to XP. It is fast and powerful enough for what I use it for, especially since I gave up gaming. I'll pass.
     
  11. magnet18

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    WOW, have you ever replaced the motherboard?
    I didn't they could handle more than a gig of ram back then max
     
  12. Wendy

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    How many gig do you think people need?

    Word processors were good for the C128. I occasionally run into problems with large graphics files, ones over 32 Megs, but it is manageable. I only upgraded to XP because I wanted a large hard drive (currently 500 Gigs). 1 Gig of RAM is holding up well, as is the 1.8Gig processor. Basically it fits each and every one of my needs. I suppose if a HAL comes out I will upgrade, but until then...
     
  13. magnet18

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    I currently have 4, and couldn't fathom running on less than 2 an minimum, then again, I download approximately a gig of internet a day (mostly from listening to music), and vista eats up the ram horribly, I used to be using a full gig with just background applications till I claimed ownership and manually deleted them. :)

    1.8 GHz? is that single or dual core, I have a 3GHz dual, but i could probably get buy on less...

    I love my laptop :D
     
  14. Wendy

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    Try single core, Athlon. My lappie is a 500Mhz 98SE Dell computer. XP will do .png on M/S Paint, which I miss. I'm thinking of getting a $240 netbook, but probably won't.

    Other than software development, what do you need with a power house computer? What applications really require it?
     
  15. magnet18

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    I don't have a powerhouse computer, i have a computer that is a nice 3 year old investment that should be able to get me through the next 5 years and out of college
    (don't know if i was clear, my laptop is my ONLY computer)

    If you want to talk about a person with a powerful computer, a friend of mine has 8 gigs, quad core, and is constantly upgrading.

    He games though
     
  16. nerdegutta

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    512Kb, according to a certain Bill Gates, some decades ago.... or was it 640Kb...?
     
  17. magnet18

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    and didnt the ceo of ibm say there was a world marked for like 12 computers or something?
     
  18. JoeJester

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    Thomas Watson, Chairman of IBM in 1943, stated, "I think there is a world market for maybe five computers."

    It probably was true in 1943 as it took an army to keep the 30 ton computer up and running. To reduce the time to repair five people used roller skates to scoot down the racks to replace the most recently defective vacuum tubes.

    Avalability became the watchword. Programs couldn't be run or had to be re-run if the device was down.

    on edit ...

    I found this at
    http://freakonomics.blogs.nytimes.c...-see-a-world-market-for-about-five-computers/

     
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  19. magnet18

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    its amazing to me they got those to work at all
     
  20. Robin Mitchell

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    eiffel tower is a thing on the IT crowd.
    Its a very high high five!
     
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