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Re: Interesting Software and System News
« Reply #615 on: February 16, 2008, 11:29:57 PM »
Windows XP Service Pack 3 Release Candidate

I've found this to be very stable.

But it is a beta version?!  ???

The name itself makes that quite clear. 
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The official release isn't due till next year.
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Re: Interesting Software and System News
« Reply #616 on: February 17, 2008, 10:15:45 AM »
The official release isn't due till next year.

Because i don't want to wait, i try it today and hope the best  :D

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Re: Interesting Software and System News
« Reply #617 on: February 18, 2008, 02:58:55 PM »
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Re: Interesting Software and System News
« Reply #618 on: February 18, 2008, 06:48:28 PM »
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Re: Interesting Software and System News
« Reply #619 on: February 18, 2008, 10:41:09 PM »
same here for leaving NoScript on Damian ;)
 
https://preview.addons.mozilla.org/en-US/firefox/
Firefox 3 Add-ons new site coming soon....thought this would be of interest ::) :o
In the coming months Mozilla will be shipping the Firefox 3 browser, and with that comes a redesigned add-ons site. A preview of the new add-ons site is currently available, and I have to say that it is head over heels better than the current site. Things like the search box really stand out, and search results are laid out in a more friendly format.
The thing that I find impressive with the new site is the fluid integration of the sandboxed add-ons. On the current site you have to login before you can see results from any extensions in the sandbox, but now they are shown side-by-side with the rest of the search results. On the revised site you’ll still need to login to your account before being able to download a sandboxed add-on, but merging the two types of results together is a nice touch. When browsing through the categories, however, there will be a checkbox in the upper-right corner of results which needs to be checked before seeing any of the sandboxed extensions.
One thing that I’m still disappointed with is that you can’t choose how you want your search results sorted. If you’re browsing a category you can sort by name, date, downloads, or rating, but search results have no such options. The current site doesn’t even allow that, but I was hoping with the next revision that they would throw this in.

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Re: Interesting Software and System News
« Reply #620 on: February 18, 2008, 10:46:37 PM »
http://www.piclens.com/site/firefox/win/
also just installed on firefox and is excellent ;)

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Re: Interesting Software and System News
« Reply #621 on: February 19, 2008, 12:10:16 AM »
Hi Dan,

I like it a lot also, it works right in both Firefox and inside Flock with Google and yahoo, especially the pics on Titanic are great,

Damian
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Re: Interesting Software and System News
« Reply #622 on: February 19, 2008, 02:46:51 PM »


Vista SP1 vs. XP SP2 - Benchmarked
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Looking at the data there’s only one conclusion that can be drawn - Windows XP SP2 is faster than Windows Vista SP1.  End of story.

This is the main reason why I still do most of my work on Windows XP.  :)
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Re: Interesting Software and System News
« Reply #623 on: February 19, 2008, 03:36:53 PM »
The official release isn't due till next year.

Because i don't want to wait, i try it today and hope the best  :D
I've heard of a few reports from people I know who couldn't wait and installed Windows XP Service Pack 3 Release Candidate , resulting with System slowdown and subsequent uninstallation  ???

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Re: Interesting Software and System News
« Reply #624 on: February 19, 2008, 09:24:02 PM »
Windows XP Service Pack 3 Release Candidate , resulting with System slowdown and subsequent uninstallation  ???

No problems and no slow system until now  :-*

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Re: Interesting Software and System News
« Reply #625 on: February 20, 2008, 01:53:20 PM »
This is the main reason why I still do most of my work on Windows XP.  :)
Some other opinions...
http://blogs.computerworld.com/vista_sp1_slow
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Re: Interesting Software and System News
« Reply #626 on: February 20, 2008, 04:33:28 PM »
This is the main reason why I still do most of my work on Windows XP.  :)
Some other opinions...
http://blogs.computerworld.com/vista_sp1_slow

That's exactly what I was talking about:

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Microsoft has been promoting Vista's SP1 as a big performance booster compared to pre-SP1 Vista, particularly when copying files. But my preliminary tests show that Vista SP1 can be as much as 20% slower than pre-SP1 when it comes to copying files. And XP's copying speed leaves both in the dust.

I found that copying a large file -- 2.49 GB -- to a local folder under SP1 Vista was 20% slower than performing the same operation in pre-SP1 Vista.
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What hurts the most is the fact that it simply does not look like there is any sign of light at the end of this tunnel. Don't get me wrong, I want Vista to work fine, I have it installed on both of my PC machines, but I am not afraid to complain if it doesn't work properly. How long it will take them to fix this thing finally ? Should we really give up on this OS, and wait for something better in the future ?

Or should we simply make a step back, that is actually a huge step forward;

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XP outperforms both versions of Vista by a wide margin. I found that it's three times as fast as both versions of Vista copying a folder of files to a local disk, and more than twice as fast as both versions of Vista when copying a folder of files to a network folder...
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Re: Interesting Software and System News
« Reply #627 on: February 22, 2008, 02:28:26 AM »
Personally I feel Vista is still , "a work in progress" . Just my personal opinion . I wont use it , Win XP is still a great OS and I see no need to waste my time with expensive Hardware and Software upgrades . Just my feelings on the matter , which to Vista users I'm sure are rather backward , let it be .
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Re: Interesting Software and System News
« Reply #628 on: February 27, 2008, 04:21:26 PM »
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« Reply #629 on: February 27, 2008, 10:29:39 PM »
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