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# 19319 12-Feb-2008 21:06
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How many have noticed that Windows Server 2008 performs really well and fast than Vista , lol Tongue out

That said, Vista with SP1 RTM does give a huge performance/stability change Cool




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  # 110193 12-Feb-2008 21:09
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It's hard to resist the cliche "upgrade to XP".  



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  # 110197 12-Feb-2008 21:12
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ahmad: It's hard to resist the cliche "upgrade to XP".


I will never do that, Vista has given me really good things and if you have the proper machine with good hardware specs, Vista rocks!




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  # 110203 12-Feb-2008 21:19
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chakkaradeep:
ahmad: It's hard to resist the cliche "upgrade to XP".


I will never do that, Vista has given me really good things and if you have the proper machine with good hardware specs, Vista rocks!

I honestly have no issue with people who love the latest and greatest things, but more and more I am enjoying the "no hardware left behind" philisophy behind some Linux distributions.

I just picked up a 2nd hand PC for $200 which is very fast for my purposes. And yet many people are buying new computers for $1000s of dollars not because they need the computing/gaming power, but because they can afford it.

It makes me sad because we are creating heaps of e-waste that doesn't get disposed of properly. It took me hours of effort to find out the appropriate way to dispose of 2 broken inkjet printers, where many others would just put it into their weekly rubbish collection.  



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  # 110209 12-Feb-2008 21:23
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ahmad:
I honestly have no issue with people who love the latest and greatest things, but more and more I am enjoying the "no hardware left behind" philisophy behind some Linux distributions.


So, is Moore's law wrong? Sealed

Try to install Beryl,Compiz and also configure more special effects using those, in those "no hardware left behind" philosophy machines and then try opening many apps like Firefox with 10 tabs, Amarok with KDE Environment, your machine will be dragging and you wouldnt be able to do anything!




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  # 110232 12-Feb-2008 22:00
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Chaks,

Interesting to hear your comment.  The machine I mention in my other thread re Windows Experience Index used to run on 2003 Server and I could get a STACK more done on it before I changed it to Vista.  Yes, it could have got even more done under XP!  I have often used Server version on my desktop as the stripped down nature suits me.  First thing I do when I install ANYTHING is turn of anything pretty in client OS.

(The reason I was using a server version on my desktop PC was to make is easier for staff to shadow my session and watch what I was doing and vice-versa)

BUT ... now I have Vista and Office 2007 there are so many little touches that I won't be going back.

I agree with the "no PC left behind" but I'm a software developer and MUST use what my clients use so ... if anyone wants some free PCs let me know ... I have 3 I'm about to ... dispose of. 



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I agree with the "no PC left behind" but I'm a software developer and MUST use what my clients use so ... if anyone wants some free PCs let me know ... I have 3 I'm about to ... dispose of.


Specs are always nice :)
Chances are you dont live in Hamilton, but maybe someone else here can help you recycle?

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  # 110266 12-Feb-2008 23:06
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Linux may have a no hardware left behind policy, but that isn't the same as no user left behind which clearly in many cases just isn't true with linux (or a no new hardware left behind policy).

How many times do you have to drop to bash to do things right? The answer is too many.

I've had no issues with OS X and older hardware, or Vista on my own machine - though I do also run Linux (ubuntu) side by side, os x is my primary os.




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  # 110990 16-Feb-2008 17:30
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eXDee:

I agree with the "no PC left behind" but I'm a software developer and MUST use what my clients use so ... if anyone wants some free PCs let me know ... I have 3 I'm about to ... dispose of.


Specs are always nice :)
Chances are you dont live in Hamilton, but maybe someone else here can help you recycle?


http://www.geekzone.co.nz/forums.asp?ForumId=77&TopicId=19425

No, not Hamilton based ...

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  # 112957 25-Feb-2008 15:58
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Server 2008 is based on the same kernel as Vista sp1. If you want Vista to perform the same as Server 2008 just stop the themes service from running and probably some other services like readyboost and superfetch. You can also install the "Desktop Experience" feature on Server 2008 and have the Aero theme to make 2008 more like Vista.







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  # 113092 26-Feb-2008 05:04
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Or you could just load compiz onto a celeron 900mhz and simple intel graphics :)
I thought that windows server 2003 made a much better desktop than XP for the simple fact that it was clean. The GUI didn't look like bath toys and it wasnt full of silly OMG HAI type icons & wizards. It also didn't typically come full of trail software icons. It was full of useful tools.

I have come to learn that many people are too stuck in the paradigm of 'new software = slow software, thus need faster hardware'.

I see computers being sold on trademe for like $50 that are amazingly high spec considering what is required to perform most tasks. Things like 'Damn Small Linux' really show that the constant upgrade cycle can be broken with some lean software. But all in all this threads not really about linux.

I got a kick out of how server 2003 had most things disabled. Bring on the MinWin I say.





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