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Hey if it works for you (even though its crap) use it! Only reason I keep it is for games and I may need it for college. If i don't ...
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- 06-09-2005 #11
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- Apr 2005
- Upper Peninsula of Michigan
- 06-09-2005 #12
Originally Posted by budman7
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- Not-So-Sunny Hawaii
i have a feeling that half the people on this forum have a job/side job "cleaning up the competition"
- 06-09-2005 #13
do you guys actualy dig through there and remove all the bad files and replace them with good ones? whenever i had a problem with my windows i just figured it was nearly imposible to search through everything and reset it to the way it was on day one. so i alway just wiped it and started fresh. when you do this about every 6 months you eventualy find yourself storing everything in about three big locations and copying eveything you want or need to a cd and puting it back on after the reinstall. there has got to be no posssible way to actualy "remove" the bad without dying of old age first.nVidia G-Force 6600GT (bfg) pci-e: amd 64 2000+ (939): 1024 corsair ram: 2X 80gb seagate harddisk SATA: plextor cd/dvd-read/write cdrom SATA
- 06-09-2005 #14IT COSTS 100$ WOOT
the worst designed piece of software I have ever seen, the Windows registry.
Man and I just promised myself I'd stop wasting anyone else's time on here talking about windows again.....this is my last one...I can quit....I promise....just watch....I can leave it alone anytime....arrgghh
- 06-09-2005 #15
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- Virginia, USA
Advantages of windows? Full game support. Easy to have two audio output devices and set different programs to different devices. Excellent ATI video card performance. (as opposed to abysmal in linux) Direct3D and support for games that go with it. Straight-foward .exe installers. Easier to adjust some settings, eg anything to do with graphics. (noone has been able to tell me how to enable AA/AF/vsync/tb etc... and I can't change res without editing a file and rebooting.)
- 06-09-2005 #16Originally Posted by benjamin20
The real problem is the registry itself - it's a badly designed (or conceived I should say) database which does not rebuild itself. So every time there is growth in the file, it is not reindexed to shrink. The registry needs to live in memory so the older the install the slower it gets. Almost everytime the harddisk clicks away it's banging in more info into it.Every boot, every config change, every install. Just a bad idea - all of your eggs in one basket.
- 06-09-2005 #17
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- Feb 2005
Hey! Its summertime. This teacher is "all linux, all the time".
- 06-09-2005 #18Originally Posted by Curlydave
Once the monitor is configured (for which there are many graphical tools) you can use things like system tray res tools in KDE that will dynamically do it for you. And as for ATI - ATI just always made bad drivers regardless of platform, though that's changing now. Now Games and sounds I'll leave you with - though things like GStreamer are rapidly changing the sound front.
It's commonplace for people to describe configuration in terms of command line or editing files because theses are more universal ways of fixing things, whereas graphical tools have grown seperately on different distros. SuSE, Mandrake anf Fedora will let you do huge amounts without ever straying from the GUI.
- 06-09-2005 #19Originally Posted by Curlydave
Easier to adjust some settings, eg anything to do with graphics. (noone has been able to tell me how to enable AA/AF/vsync/tb etc... and I can't change res without editing a file and rebooting.)Registered Linux user #270181
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- 06-09-2005 #20Originally Posted by benplaut
what would we do without it ?