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Re: Interesting Software and System News
« Reply #1125 on: March 07, 2009, 04:31:10 PM »
Vista SP2 Release Candidate available to the public
Is any one going to try this or, are you going to wait for the final release ? (Final release expected in April.)
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Re: Interesting Software and System News
« Reply #1126 on: March 07, 2009, 04:36:07 PM »
Vista SP2 Release Candidate available to the public
Is any one going to try this or, are you going to wait for the final release ? (Final release expected in April.)

I'm going to wait but I hope that it won't be an April Fool's joke
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Re: Interesting Software and System News
« Reply #1127 on: March 07, 2009, 04:38:46 PM »
well i will maybe but i still cant wait for windows 7 :D my cpu will rock on it (i hope Avast will work on Windows 7 because i love Avast :D)

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Re: Interesting Software and System News
« Reply #1128 on: March 07, 2009, 05:36:32 PM »
Microsoft admits users will be able to turn off IE 8 in Windows 7

Looks like they are going to comply with the anti-trust lawsuits.  The EU is doing a great job with Microsoft. Much better than the US government did.
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Re: Interesting Software and System News
« Reply #1129 on: March 07, 2009, 06:00:23 PM »
Microsoft admits users will be able to turn off IE 8 in Windows 7

This is most certainly an interesting development.

What I would like to know is does this mean it is completely independent of the OS, e.g. no IE components used for the display of Explorer folders/structure, help files, etc. allowing for the complete uninstall of the browser and not just turning it off (with all the files still on your system).

Because that was always my concern when a browser it integrated to the OS exploit the browser, effectively exploit the OS.

So I guess we will have to wait and see more as this progresses, but it doesn't look good.

http://blogs.zdnet.com/microsoft/?p=2232
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“Removing” here is somewhat of a loaded — and perhaps overzealous — word. Microsoft can easily remove the IE 8 browser from startup. But over the past few years, the company has integrated the guts of IE into the operating system.

As Bryant Zadegan explained on AeroXperience: “This [new IE 8 removal option] only seems to wipe the actual executable running Internet Explorer 8 (iexplore.exe), but given that many of the most vocal proponents of choice were just looking for an option to functionally remove IE8, this might’ve been the only way to do it without killing the rest of Windows.”

One Windows tester, who requested anonymity, emphasized that the new “remove IE 8″ option was primarily cosmetic. “(The Windows) Explorer and Internet Explorer use a ton of shared libraries because they both perform similar and intertwined actions,” so that makes complete removal of IE from Windows near impossible at this point, he said.
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Re: Interesting Software and System News
« Reply #1130 on: March 08, 2009, 06:23:40 PM »


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Re: Interesting Software and System News
« Reply #1131 on: March 09, 2009, 09:50:00 PM »
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Re: Interesting Software and System News
« Reply #1132 on: March 10, 2009, 04:38:53 AM »
Windows 7: media access from anywhere


I applaud Microsoft for including this. I just don't think we will ever truly be able to access our media from anywhere until our ISPs stop the ridiculous bandwidth caps. Some ISPs have caps as low as 5GB a month :o.
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Re: Interesting Software and System News
« Reply #1133 on: March 10, 2009, 09:08:00 AM »
Windows 7: media access from anywhere


I applaud Microsoft for including this. I just don't think we will ever truly be able to access our media from anywhere until our ISPs stop the ridiculous bandwidth caps. Some ISPs have caps as low as 5GB a month :o.

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Re: Interesting Software and System News
« Reply #1134 on: March 10, 2009, 10:39:11 AM »
-= May I just ask..? Which is better..? nVidia or ATI graphics card..?
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Re: Interesting Software and System News
« Reply #1135 on: March 10, 2009, 01:10:20 PM »
-= May I just ask..? Which is better..? nVidia or ATI graphics card..?
I'd rather nVidia. Although I'm not an expert on video cards and drivers.
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Re: Interesting Software and System News
« Reply #1136 on: March 10, 2009, 01:28:02 PM »
-= Would you please tell why..? I really need to know..
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Re: Interesting Software and System News
« Reply #1137 on: March 10, 2009, 02:43:03 PM »
I personally prefer AMD/ATI, but you can't say which one is better in general.
In my opinion AMD/ATI-cards have a better price/performance ratio...

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Re: Interesting Software and System News
« Reply #1138 on: March 10, 2009, 02:57:38 PM »
-= May I just ask..? Which is better..? nVidia or ATI graphics card..?

Its a matter of personal preference. Performance wise they trade leadership every few months. I would buy whichever you get a good deal on.
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Re: Interesting Software and System News
« Reply #1139 on: March 10, 2009, 05:49:17 PM »
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I agree with onlysomeone & Mac. I have used both in the past. It's a trade in leadership for time to time in that one will be "better" today but it might be the other after their next new GPU is released.


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