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post #76 of 360
OS X 10.4.10, Windows Vista x86 Ultimate (But considering downgrading to XP Pro x86 again unless ESI's EWDM drivers turn out to be a sucess)
post #77 of 360
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Originally Posted by LowPhreak View Post
The "added security levels" argument is equally bogus. That's what anti-virus/anti-spy apps are for, and Vista or M$ certainly has no lock on that market.

The fact remains: Vista sucks.
Answer this for me. I'm assuming you run XP currently. When you are on the internet do you run XP with a limited user account or admin privileges? Be careful how you answer as it is a trick question.
post #78 of 360
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I doubt any software can provide that on XP.
LOL! Then you haven't used Armorware.

Cheap? No. Suits the avg. Joe/Jane 6-pack that wants to surf the innerwebs & do e-mail? Nope. But better than anything XP or Vista has.
post #79 of 360
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Originally Posted by Gatticus View Post
Answer this for me. I'm assuming you run XP currently. When you are on the internet do you run XP with a limited user account or admin privileges? Be careful how you answer as it is a trick question.

See post #78. Be careful coz it's a trick answer.
post #80 of 360
Funny you should ask that, I just finished installing XP pro in my "new" computer, a 2.66 gHz Pentium D box.

I had to "slipstream" SP2 with my old XP pro disk in order to get it to install on the new box. Everything works but the built in audio card and I don't care about that because it's getting my Turtle Beach Santa Cruz for which I can download drivers from Voyetra, TB.

The "old" computer is getting the Audiophile 2496 card, since that is the one I use for recording. The new computer is for DSP and general use, the old one is going to be dedicated to strictly recording.

I use 802.11g to link the two together.

I've also been playing around with Knoppix and PCLinux OS. When I get a computer I can afford to dedicate strictly to Linux I'll go ahead and install. My last Linux install backfired badly on me and I don't intend to have that happen again.
post #81 of 360
Server 2003 at the mo.. However may try and get a hold of a cheap student vista.
post #82 of 360
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Originally Posted by LowPhreak View Post
LOL! Then you haven't used Armorware.

Cheap? No. Suits the avg. Joe/Jane 6-pack that wants to surf the innerwebs & do e-mail? Nope. But better than anything XP or Vista has.
Then it isnt the answer (it looks like virtual PC). We're not talking best security here, we're talking better security than XP.
post #83 of 360
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Originally Posted by LowPhreak View Post
See post #78. Be careful coz it's a trick answer.

That doesn't answer my question. That program is for people who are paranoid for no good reason. I hear black helicopters, must be because I viewed that **** site last night.
post #84 of 360
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Originally Posted by Gatticus View Post
That doesn't answer my question. That program is for people who are paranoid for no good reason. I hear black helicopters, must be because I viewed that **** site last night.
No, the app is for people that have legit security concerns, beyond what Winblows can protect them from.
post #85 of 360
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Originally Posted by Gatticus View Post
Well, I fail to see how he did him any favours. Did he sell him a good PC with XP instead at least or did the guy leave the store with no PC at all? For inexperienced PC users Vista is a good OS because of added security levels. Most people won't run under a limited user account even while on the internet and Vista smartly forces that on the consumer. Sure it can be hacked to be jsut like XP if you want but then there are no added security benefits. For the average user Vista is a far better OS than XP. The salesman was wrong, IMO.
The customer already had a computer working perfectly well with XP already.

Well lets see... its would have cost him about AU$2000 to upgrade to, not including driver troubles and incompatible software and having to transfer his data from the old machine to the new one.

The main reason why most consumers want Vista isn't for security or any of the new features which are a legitimate reason for buying it, but simply be cause its "New" and automatically equate that with "Better" which of course isn't really the case. Oh, that and the new shiny GUI

If you already have a working XP system with nothing wrong with it, there is really no sense in upgrading to Vista. If you are upgrading to Vista because the software of hardware you want to use require it, then fair enough. If you want to upgrade to Vista just because its new and shiny, you are upgrading for the wrong reasons IMO.
post #86 of 360
Feisty for me, most of the time (Ubuntu 7.04 for those who prefer marketing names).
I have this box set up with XP Pro on another drive whose sole purpose is gaming, and someday I'll probably dump a copy of 64-bit Vista Ultimate into an eSATA enclosure, just because (but, not today).

Other rigs run various flavours of Linux. I think one is set up with Red Hat 7 and another with SuSE 9.1. Possibly a third with Gentoo; I can't remember if I borked that installation or not

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Gentoo Linux.

Music collection ripped to LVM2 volumes running in Raid6.
You're my new favourite Head-Fi'er!
post #87 of 360
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Originally Posted by Gatsu View Post
The customer already had a computer working perfectly well with XP already.

Well lets see... its would have cost him about AU$2000 to upgrade to, not including driver troubles and incompatible software and having to transfer his data from the old machine to the new one.

The main reason why most consumers want Vista isn't for security or any of the new features which are a legitimate reason for buying it, but simply be cause its "New" and automatically equate that with "Better" which of course isn't really the case. Oh, that and the new shiny GUI

If you already have a working XP system with nothing wrong with it, there is really no sense in upgrading to Vista. If you are upgrading to Vista because the software of hardware you want to use require it, then fair enough. If you want to upgrade to Vista just because its new and shiny, you are upgrading for the wrong reasons IMO.
I don't use the shiny new GUI in Vista. Turned aero off and set it to classic mode. I don't like how the start menu is under aero. Fact is, Vista is a better OS. But I didn't know that guy already had a perfectly good XP machine. I guess I would recommend against the upgrade too in that case. But for new PC purchasers they should get Vista.
post #88 of 360
OSX is the bomb, but I'm a bit dissapointed that they dropped classic in the intel Macs.

I run OpenOffice in X-11 for all of those Word and Excel files you get sent. I always explain that it's not a good format to send. Bloated, Msft macro virus etc. If I get a rude reply I resend the work as an AppleWorks file, naughty I know.

I'm holding back on a new Mac, waiting for OSX.5. Then I will have to dump my beloved Claris Emailer, the best mail program ever in my opinion.

I think Mac is an excellent 'Audiophile' system because 'Core audio' is built right in there, at system level. Problem is getting that clean audio out.

I'm still looking for a USB DAC that does better than CD quality.

Interesting to see a Mac/Win thread that didn't break down into a riot.

Also interesting to see a bit of Vista/XP rivalry.

A poster above mentioned the cost of Mac memory. For a Mini just open it up with a couple of old credit cards. Don't worry about applecare, they cant complain cos there isn't a 'No user servicable parts inside' sticker.

I swaped the HD in my iBook, major tricky, later Applecare didn't bat an eyelid.

Favorite Mac? iMac 400Mhz DV. Why? almost silent operation, it hasn't even got a fan. I'm fed up with PC's that sound like wind tunnels.
post #89 of 360
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Originally Posted by thebob View Post
OSX is the bomb,
+1.

If/when OSX becomes winbox able, I'll be buying a copy. (Hurryap, Steve!)
post #90 of 360
Both OSX and XP for my desktops.

For laptop, OSX.
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