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    Re: Well isn't this pretty...

    XP... better the devil you know :twisted:

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    Re: Well isn't this pretty...

    Had a Vista machine come in, played with it for a while. Found it kept on crashing. Used to option to downgrade to XP pro.
    Agree with webman, better the devil you know. Not able to convince the teachers to use Linux.

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    Re: Well isn't this pretty...

    Aye... I had worried that I was going to be stuck with this P.O.S... but thankfully I discovered that whilst Sony don't make the drivers available directly, you can mix and match with the N11M drivers and get most of what you need to working with WinXP..

    Took me 4 hours of "fun" to find what I needed but now the Laptop flies! and none of the usual "click me 15 times just to create a new folder in program files" rubbish..


    Oh and yeah, I've figured out how to dual boot it so I've still got Vista IF I ever have to go back to it... :?

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    Re: Well isn't this pretty...

    Quote Originally Posted by webman
    Quote Originally Posted by Jake
    Hehehe thats true, as long as my office, sims and games run I dont really notice the OS.
    Would you consider running MS-DOS 6.22 then?
    Now that was a beautiful OS... MS-DOS 6.22 the last of the great clean world..

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    Re: Well isn't this pretty...

    Lots of people walk in my office. Some of them bother to ask me my opinion on what sort of PC to buy. I tell them to buy a Mac. Most who haven't have lived to regret it.

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    Re: Well isn't this pretty...

    Yeah Boot time was incredible. Even if HIMEM did still test the extended memory... 8)

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    Re: Well isn't this pretty...

    Quote Originally Posted by webman
    Yeah Boot time was incredible. Even if HIMEM did still test the extended memory... 8)
    Ahhhh.. Now you are making me feel all gushy......... When the Autoexec.bat and Config.sys actually meant something....

    LH SMARTDRV.EXE
    LH DOSKEY
    LH MOUSE.COM /Y

    And

    Ohhhh.....

    dos=high,umb

    PROMPT $P$G made me always think of the Exploited Song **** the SPG

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    Re: Well isn't this pretty...

    Quote Originally Posted by Geoff
    Lots of people walk in my office. Some of them bother to ask me my opinion on what sort of PC to buy. I tell them to buy a Mac. Most who haven't have lived to regret it.
    I have had a few Macs and I have regretted them all....

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    Re: Well isn't this pretty...

    The guy that's getting a 5 second boot time, are you actually going to Shut Down or just clicking the red power button at the bottom of the Start Menu?

    The PC I have boots from a proper shut down in 30 seconds but faster if I use the red button, which is just like Hibernate really and keeps lots of things ticking over, not really very energy efficient so I don't use it.

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    Re: Well isn't this pretty...

    Quote Originally Posted by Geoff
    Lots of people walk in my office. Some of them bother to ask me my opinion on what sort of PC to buy. I tell them to buy a Mac. Most who haven't have lived to regret it.
    I just tell them to buy a nice ear ring or a hair band or something, plus a PC. Then they get all the functionallity of having a computer which actually has applications made for it, plus they also get a nice pretty fation accessery to boast about.

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    Re: Well isn't this pretty...

    Quote Originally Posted by Grommit
    Quote Originally Posted by webman
    Yeah Boot time was incredible. Even if HIMEM did still test the extended memory... 8)
    Ahhhh.. Now you are making me feel all gushy......... When the Autoexec.bat and Config.sys actually meant something....

    LH SMARTDRV.EXE
    LH DOSKEY
    LH MOUSE.COM /Y

    And

    Ohhhh.....

    dos=high,umb

    PROMPT $P$G made me always think of the Exploited Song **** the SPG
    Oh dear it's all coming back to me know... how i dont miss messing around with those files to get games to run quicker lol.

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