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Quote: Originally Posted by triode12 Nikon has lost it. How is that? They make a lens that is interesting to about 75% of their customers. DX (that format is here to stay for a few decades at the consumer side of things) cameras like the D40 and D60 is where brand loyalty is built and Nikon was the only brand without primes for that class of cameras. I'd say they 'found' rather than lost it.
I love this thread! The main rig: But this one gets the most use. Have been known to plug the HD580 into the Thinkpad a lot, it's ok for when I'm trying to get some work done. The purple sock contains my new ipod classic, it's sweet
I don't see what people find so complex about this... How can people not grasp the concept? Why are they having nightmares over it? It's just sensationalist 'journalism'. If you're in business there is only one option: Enterprise (volume licenses!) If you have no money there is only one option: the one you get for free (Starter or Basic) Almost everyone else has also only one option: Home Premium (and it is already installed!) Only if you spend too much time...
I'm going for 64bit XP, as I'm ok with searching for drivers and the idea of using Vista every day depresses me... With 7, be prepared to reinstall somewhere in April, for the RC (and you'll want to for stability) and again with the release. I have been doing reinstalls at least once a month lately (with all the leaked releases and other fooling around), so I'm kinda looking forward to just running one install till release of 7. Basically, as long as you run it on a...
Quote: Originally Posted by Braver Basically, I'm just praying no showstopping bugs are found between now and the RC, cause this is the first time that I not only have zero problems adjusting, I also actually dread the idea of going back to vista or xp Well that was asking for it I guess. Been having some stability issues with the nvidia drivers and explorer.exe crashing about once every two days. The system always recovers and I wasn't too...
Quote: Originally Posted by Falqon Been using it, honestly I don't see what all the fuss is about. UAC is easily disabled in Vista and once you do that it's not a bad OS, gets way more flack than it deserves. In most cases Vista's UAC is useful if a somewhat flawed implementation. At least it's improved... As for fuss, I'm in love with the libraries. It is so much more straightforward to find files I know I've got somewhere. Too busy lately...
Quote: Originally Posted by Arainach The point of UAC isn't to get confirmation when you're doing stuff you know about, is to make sure that you're prompted if something you don't know about tries to make changes. It also runs IE and the gadgets in a mode where they can do no harm to the system, which is critical for apps that connect to the web. It is also why gadgets don't work if UAC is off.
In the Netherlands I've never seen a store that does not have the discs behind the counter. Definitely to prevent shoplifting. You can browse the cases that are in the store, bring the one you want to the counter and they'll put the disc in. With special packaging they sometimes put a dummy on the shelves and give you the real one at the counter. Special editions are almost always behind the counter. With vinyl, it depends. They're not as shoplift sensitive, so you can...
Quote: Originally Posted by dgbiker1 Why, after all the criticism, is UAC still on full tilt by default? Huh? It should be a the second most intrusive setting, interrupting only when software needs to run at admin level. This, to me at least, is a major improvement over interrupting when you even just point your mouse at the control panel.
Quote: Originally Posted by cotdt get a classic, like the Nikon FE! seconded! if you're gonna go with film might as well go the long haul and learn the basics of photography. those skills are invaluable even if you shoot digital most of the time. the FE is really nice and easy to use, the lightmeter is brilliant and all controls are right at your fingertips. besides, they're cheap and don't ever break.
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