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    Exclamation Save XP

    Sign the petition!

    http://weblog.infoworld.com/save-xp/...he_save_x.html

    ...or plan on your next machine having "Mac" somewhere in its name!
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    Mac isn't the only alternative to Windows--what about Ubuntu and other Linux distros? I don't think I'll ever switch to a Mac because it's a closed system--you can't put it on a homebuilt computer, just one of the overpriced preconfigured boxes that they sell. And I always prefer to build my own computers whenever possible.

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    *nix rules!

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    *nix *not *user *friendly... *think *80 *something *

    ...done and done... (been signed that is.)
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    Quote Originally Posted by meckano View Post
    *nix *not *user *friendly... *think *80 *something *

    ...done and done... (been signed that is.)
    You think Linux isn't user friendly? Then you haven't tried the latest Ubuntu.

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    you must mean the very last one, ok, but the latest? last year or so, yes, yes i have.

    Oh it's great to use, but now explain how to install a program found on the net; lets say ummmmm SiSoft.
    many programs there, um, Sandra program.

    edit: darn thing is only pay-fer now. But you get the idea? yeah?
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    SP3 AMD Reboot problem/solution
    Change a simple registry key (HKLM\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Services\IntelPPM\Start)
    to the value of '4' to disable the IntelPPM service. This jives w/ the Microsoft solution of deleting / renaming the IntelPPM.sys driver for the service so it cannot start.
    disclaimer: if it breaks anything, you own all the pieces

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    Yes but wait it's only meant to affect a SMALL number of PC's overall those AMD based ones where the OS was built from a Intel created Disc Image, surely it shouldn't HANG that bad oh wait it's a badly written OS it hangs at the slightest thing these days at least with 98 you knew what was hanging it and could disable it temporarily to get it to boot then you could kill it via MSCONFIG, that and you could easily replace the mobo boot it to safe mode (either mobo) and remove PnP device driver which EVERYTHING mobo related hung off, can you do that now not really TYPICAL let's improve this and they go break something that was useful (if you knew it was there).

    SP 3 apparently offers you nothing new just all the patches together + some new bugs sorry features all of it's own...
    I read somewhere it is possible to get a Vista LOOK without the Vista HEADACHE.
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    Windows requires you to change things through the command line. I kid, I kid..but true...
    Grandma, go to the terminal and type in...um,well..grandma?

    I try out Linux once a year. This year I'm actually impressed and it is the first time I haven't formatted it right away.

    Too bad a millionaire had to be behind it to make it easy (Ubuntu).


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    I don't want to sound like a salesman for this thing, but if you've got startup problems with ANY Windoze, go to winpatrol.com and get one of the slickest add-ons ever!

    Lets you stop all sorts of nastinesses from creeping in, whether they come from MS or other.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Paratima View Post
    I don't want to sound like a salesman for this thing, but if you've got startup problems with ANY Windoze, go to winpatrol.com and get one of the slickest add-ons ever!
    Nice, thanks for the tip. Since it is free, you can hardly be a salesman.

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    You're quite welcome! It's a neat little package. Been using it for a couple of years on all my Windoze boxen and never had a glitch from it yet.

    Yeah, it creates one more "Mother, may I?" when you install anything that sets up to run automatically or in the background, but at least you have a choice.
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    Microsoft has given another lease of life to Windows XP only days before PC makers have to stop selling it.
    Windows XP reaches its end of life on 30 June but Microsoft has now said it can continue being sold until June 2010 but only on cheap desktops.
    The decision follows one made in April to extend the life of XP on low cost laptops until the same date.
    It comes as Dell, HP and Lenovo exploit loopholes in Microsoft's licensing terms to keep putting XP on machines.

    I guess from here on out, Linux will be my default OS then.

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    damn XP, save PPC and OS X ))
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    Save Bush

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    broke your epilady - save bush ^____^
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    Vista is so bad, no one steals it

    None of the resellers were accused of having stolen copies of Windows Vista.
    http://www.theinquirer.net/gb/inquir...sta-bad-steals

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    Quote Originally Posted by em99010pepe View Post
    Save Bush
    I would rather burn the Bush then save it

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    Microsoft say it will not lower Vista prices at Ukraine. It's already cost $2, can't be cheaper than DVD-R.
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    Unbunu ROCKS !!!!

    I RUN Ubuntu 64

    vista homr prem 64

    windows XP pro 64

    and xp home 32 on the old machine

    and xp pro 32 on my p3 dells

    but i can see Unbuntu in my future

    of new builds cant beat the price

    wonder if it will work on the new monster im

    going to build next year its either going to be

    a 16 core or 24 core cruncher pending on

    when intel/xeon releases the 8 and 12 core cpu's


    anyone heard any more on either of them???
    Last edited by Cappy; 08-01-2008 at 10:14 AM.

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    Not any more than you can find with Google.
    That will be a nice pharm in the box

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