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by Newfie
Mon Feb 20, 2006 9:33 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Windows Vista
Replies: 78
Views: 9250

Oh gosh. 22 icons in the tray.

Even though you may still be stable, I would reckon that your machine should be quite slow. Or if it doesn't feel slow, if you closed most of them, I'd bet you would get a massive speed boost.
by Newfie
Mon Feb 20, 2006 6:53 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Search Engines
Replies: 5
Views: 1284

When I first started to use the Internet (around 1996-1997), I went with a load of them (InfoSeek, Lycos, HotBot, etc.) using each one for the same search words sometimes. I eventually stuck to AltaVista when one of my friends recommended it and used it for a few years. Only recently (about the past...
by Newfie
Mon Feb 20, 2006 6:46 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Windows Vista
Replies: 78
Views: 9250

AdamR wrote: I don't see why this is an issue. Are you against moving to 64-bit, or something?


Well, being the biggest change in computer technology since the 386 in 1985, it's gonna be quite a longshot. I myself have no problem with 64-bit or greater, but the thing won't be easy.
by Newfie
Mon Feb 20, 2006 4:48 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Windows Vista
Replies: 78
Views: 9250

Oh, Newfie, I don't know why, but for some reason my Windows decided to malfunction. It never crashes (except when some stupid program [not Microsofts] decides to free resources that are no longer there), works fast, hasn't seen a virus, adware program, worm or anything like that in more than 3 yea...
by Newfie
Mon Feb 20, 2006 6:32 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Windows Vista
Replies: 78
Views: 9250

Yeah, cash cows can get addictive. And yeah, stuff like 64-bit CPUs, and possible future 128-bit CPU and 256-bit CPU make that quite hard. But maybe Vista might be the final 32-bit Windows.
by Newfie
Mon Feb 20, 2006 6:07 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Windows Vista
Replies: 78
Views: 9250

I wonder if Windows will ever be a finished product. It's been about 21 years now.

New hardware should be easily supported by drivers and new software should be easily taken care of with libraries like DirectX and DOT.NET foundation.
by Newfie
Mon Feb 20, 2006 6:03 am
Forum: 2.0.x Discussion
Topic: Five-letter acronym
Replies: 6
Views: 582

Probably just me... I wind up only saying "PHP" to make it easier, the last 2 Bs just stumble over my tongue.

At least WYSIWYG is pronounceable (wuzzy-wig)

FIP-BEE-BEE or something similar might help people like me.
by Newfie
Mon Feb 20, 2006 5:14 am
Forum: 2.0.x Discussion
Topic: Five-letter acronym
Replies: 6
Views: 582

Five-letter acronym

Will we eventually have the same problem PCMCIA did (which later renamed itself to "PC Card")?

When I mention phpBB (in normal non-computer life) to people it is a tongue-twister and they feel befuddled...
by Newfie
Mon Feb 20, 2006 5:06 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Windows Vista
Replies: 78
Views: 9250

You mean the 16bit win9x Kernel and the 32bit NT Kernel. 9x didn't die, it was retired for technical reasons. I don't see how history is gonna repeat itself. The Xbox (not 360), Windows XP Media Centre Edition, Server 2003, Windows 2000, Windows XP Home, Windows XP Pro, Windows XP Tablet PC edition...
by Newfie
Mon Feb 20, 2006 3:33 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Windows Vista
Replies: 78
Views: 9250

Diverging? XP Editions have different components in them. There is no reason why home users need XP Pro. Yes, the two families (9x and NT). 9x finally died to make Windows more consistent. Now it looks like history might repeat itself in a way. The only reason would be so that there is one version ...
by Newfie
Mon Feb 20, 2006 1:28 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Windows Vista
Replies: 78
Views: 9250

Considering that Microsoft earlier tried to merge diverging Windows product lines by dropping the 9X series, then eventually XP Home users would migrate to Pro.

But if they had only one Windows for all people, it would have to be formidably expensive.

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