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Re: Interesting Software and System News
« Reply #1245 on: April 20, 2009, 06:44:10 PM »
It has sod all to do with money, but distance from the exchange.
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Re: Interesting Software and System News
« Reply #1246 on: April 21, 2009, 08:39:11 PM »
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Re: Interesting Software and System News
« Reply #1247 on: April 22, 2009, 08:51:18 AM »
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Re: Interesting Software and System News
« Reply #1248 on: April 26, 2009, 12:04:08 PM »
-= Windows 7 gets to have a Windows XP mode..

http://news.cnet.com/8301-13860_3-10227533-56.html
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Re: Interesting Software and System News
« Reply #1249 on: April 26, 2009, 04:09:31 PM »
-= Windows 7 gets to have a Windows XP mode..

http://news.cnet.com/8301-13860_3-10227533-56.html
This will be the key feature to get people off of XP.
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Re: Interesting Software and System News
« Reply #1250 on: April 26, 2009, 04:30:45 PM »
-= Windows 7 gets to have a Windows XP mode..

http://news.cnet.com/8301-13860_3-10227533-56.html
This will be the key feature to get people off of XP.

They will have a hard time with that, because from the Windows Secrets newsletter there is no upgrade path from XP to W7 other than a complete reinstall a right royal pain in the rear.

MS say it is because much has changed in W7 that a complete reinstall is required, yet you can upgrade from Vista to W7 and you could upgrade from XP to Vista without a complete reinstall and much of what is in W7 is based on Vista.

So many more knowledgeable than I feel it is more of an MS decision not to do it

Quote from: Extract Windows Secrets
There'll be no easy upgrade from XP to Windows 7

  By Mark Joseph Edwards

XP users who plan to upgrade directly to Windows 7 will have to completely erase their existing installations to do so.

The Windows 7 installer may help you move your XP files and settings, but you'll still have to reinstall all your applications.
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If you plan to migrate your XP system to Windows 7, you may be in for a bit of a shock. You'll have to do a clean install of Windows 7, because Microsoft won't offer a direct upgrade path from XP.

Here's an excerpt from an April 7 post on the Engineering Windows 7 blog:

"We realized at the start of this project that the upgrade from XP would not be an experience we think would yield the best results. There are simply too many changes in how PCs have been configured (applets, hardware support, driver model, etc.) that having all of that support carry forth to Windows 7 would not be nearly as high quality as a clean install.

"This is something many of you know and already practice. We do provide support for moving files and settings and will prompt at setup time, but applications will need to be reinstalled. We know that for a set of customers, this tradeoff seems less than perfect, but we think the upfront time is well worth it."

Microsoft's XP-to-Win7 upgrade policy doesn't make sense to me. The question in my mind is, if I can upgrade from XP to Vista and then to Windows 7, why can't I upgrade to Win7 directly from XP? It seems to me that Microsoft is saying, "You can pay us for Vista, or you can pay a price in time and effort for not buying Vista."

So some sort of virtualization to be able to run programs not compatible with W7 in a virtual XP doesn't hold any attraction for me. I would like to be able to upgrade directly, assuming that W7 turns out to be better than a dog with fleas, not just the bells and whistles of Vista, which held zero attraction for me.
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Re: Interesting Software and System News
« Reply #1251 on: April 27, 2009, 10:07:06 AM »
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So many more knowledgeable than I feel it is more of an MS decision not to do it

-= But isn't it wrong to some others who are actually willing for a complete reinstall..?
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« Reply #1252 on: April 27, 2009, 03:07:41 PM »
It has nothing to do with the willingness of others to do a complete reinstall, but the total restriction for those that don't want to do it. So for those that want to do a complete reinstall they already have that option, whilst those that don't want to go down that route don't have that option.

A long time ago when I upgraded from win98SE to XP Pro, that was a huge jump in technology terms, perhaps as comparable as XP to Windows7, yet Microsoft didn't apply this same logic in forcing users to do a complete system reinstall.

This isn't a problem if you are going to switch to W7 only when you purchase a new system, but for those with a perfectly functional and relatively new system, it is hardly going to encourage them to upgrade when that path is made difficult for them. So both the user and MS lose out as a sale isn't made and people stick with what they have.
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Re: Interesting Software and System News
« Reply #1253 on: April 27, 2009, 04:49:32 PM »
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I certainly don't agree with the order. My personal opinion would also eliminate their first choice.

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Re: Interesting Software and System News
« Reply #1254 on: April 27, 2009, 04:55:11 PM »
Five Best Malware Removal Tools
I certainly don't agree with the order. My personal opinion would also eliminate their first choice.
Really strange the first choice...
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Re: Interesting Software and System News
« Reply #1255 on: April 27, 2009, 05:18:42 PM »
Five Best Malware Removal Tools
I certainly don't agree with the order. My personal opinion would also eliminate their first choice.
Really strange the first choice...

well, Tech, at least you know me and you know how crazy I am to play with the different virus and infection and software... I agree with them about their first choose, if you disable TeaTimer that Spybot S&D has, the scanner has a really good detection rate, also it has a Immunization that are really great... also it's their First, not their best! ;)
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Re: Interesting Software and System News
« Reply #1256 on: April 27, 2009, 06:36:40 PM »
Five Best Malware Removal Tools
I certainly don't agree with the order. My personal opinion would also eliminate their first choice.


For me it just shows a lack of knowledge of the people who completed the survey, etc.

S&D totally dated, and its detections are nothing special, not on a par with SAS or MBAM IMHO.

HiJackThis isn't a malware removal tool, it removes nothing, just shows what is running and now we are seeing more that can hide from HJT ::) Combifix, I feel isn't a general user malware removal tool but something that should be used under guidance
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Re: Interesting Software and System News
« Reply #1257 on: April 27, 2009, 07:16:35 PM »
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Used correctly, Spybot's Teatimer works very well to prevent unwanted changes in a computer's registry.

I know many of you think Spybot - S&D is outdated but it does it's job very well.


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Re: Interesting Software and System News
« Reply #1258 on: April 27, 2009, 08:06:36 PM »
the scanner has a really good detection rate
Hmmm... nothing that avast and Windows Defender do not have.
This week a dropped down Spybot completely. The immunization of SpywareBlaster seems enough and the Hosts file is updated with HostsMan. Bye bye Spybot...
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Re: Interesting Software and System News
« Reply #1259 on: April 27, 2009, 08:08:37 PM »
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Used correctly, Spybot's Teatimer works very well to prevent unwanted changes in a computer's registry.
So does Winpatrol and Malwarebytes IMHO, does a much better job of cleaning up Malware than S&D.  :)
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