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    +1 I personally use the somewhat similar OneNote.
  2. That's it. Costs in microsoft's eyes outweigh the gains which could result in- -waning affiliate hardware sales -waning OS sales. assuming the current marketing scheme is still used. - Transparently is a very key word here. 'XP Mode' will never cut it with device drivers and the myriad of other support needed in a combo Cool new kernel/NT legacy enviroment. Overall I'm not very convinced Microsoft is willing to be innovative and take the apparent risks on this scale.
  3. I used process lasso and process tamer. Not at the same time on the same machines. Lasso is the best you can get and Process Tamer is also good if you don't need advanced features. I've never tried it yet but apparently Process Lasso Pro has cpu throttling capabilities. As for effectiveness, if you use them properly and do some power computing there can be a noticable difference. I've gottewn the lifetime license key for Process Tamer so it's permanent. If priorities are lost among you effectiveness may decrease. Process Lasso however can be setup to be quite automated to your liking as long as you review the plethora of options and settings in it. Overall both of these applications are great and I've never encountered any bugs.
  4. @Aethec- My previous post wasn't really directed at you. Would have been sort of assey.
  5. The longer the rewrite is put off the more it will eventually cost. Consumers will be the ones who pay. NT has evolved so much that it is not used in the way it was designeed for anymore and this contributes to excess bloat. Maybe I don't want to run an old bloated OS. An old design hacked endlessly to do what todays computing marked demands. which you can optimize or even rewrite This will never occur in Windows until a major change is put through. A modern OS from a modern company like microsoft should have advanced greatly from past versions. When old technology is pushed into the mix it's not good for anything new. Would you use a piece of hardware from an original NT machine in a new machine? Not a wire but a critical component? I can turn a dog poo into cake but it's still dog poo cake.
  6. I haven't read all the new replies yet(Wow!), but Microsoft should really consider marketing MinWin. Sell & distribute it with most components enabled andusers can disable any to create the perfect OS for them not what MS thinks they need.Windows 7 would sell perfectly and be adopted perfectly if it was perfectly optimized and such. Concerns of hardware power would disappear as the minimum reqs would drop to around Win95 AT LEAST. For everything new Microsoft OSs do they could and should do it with less resources than XP used. Businesses, gpovernments and schools would upgrade without a thought (excluding other issues) and old decrepid machines would still be useful if not much more. Never will MS do this because affiliate hardware sales would not skyrocket. Unfortunately Microsoft is a typical greedy big business who cares not about consumers but about other big businesses who give them money and about saving face. $$$ is the thing MS cares about not people who give them it. Despite any sucess Win 7 has Win 8 is more likely to gain as people who didn't want to run 7 are finally forced to update. Are they going to use a then old OS? 8 will be here so soon it is not logical for a non-richie to buy a new machine or make any accomodations for 7 just to update. Wait for 8. 7 will soon be forgotten as microsoft OSs become a dime a dozen. Tghat said some of my Xp machines will continue to use XP well into the forseeable future. So long as the mobos don't give up at least. Great airflow will help increase their lifetimes.
  7. noticed it before here too. both dst settings EST
  8. As said the only speed benefit would be to internal networking. People who are very happy with n usually are those who do a lot of home media networking or serving. Remember to avoid pre-n products. Unique situations are what can dictate whether n will work better or worse than g. Remember that these are still very low-powered transmitters and the angle/orientation of the antenna(s) are critical as well as their height. Also remewmber to fine tune the settings for your devices. Depending on the quality vs. price ratio of whatever 802.11 a/b/g/n device you decide to purchase, a radical difference in performance can be achieved with an antenna(s) of higher gain. In decibels. Ask yourself this: Do I really need omnidirectional antennas? Edit: And if you utilize any coaxial cables on your setup only use the best.
  9. Yeah only useful for a complete dinosaur. I've had one before. Some old grey colored brick laptop with a tiny low-resolution and contrast LCD. The battery it had was completely dead of course and it only had a ~512MB hard drive and I believe either an original Pentium or Celeron. Whatever it was it was slow. I recall either 32 or 64Mbs of RAM. It had a red analog style nub for a mouse on the keyboard. I think it origanally ran Win95 but someone put 98 on it. It took 30 seconds at least to display a small jpeg. I dared not to use anything other than a solid color. Edit: And just idling the thing on my lap caused quite a bit of pain. I just balanced it on one knee. I tried searching for the model and company tghat made it but it wasn't on the internet. http://www.blackviper.com/Windows_7/servicecfg.htm http://www.blackviper.com/Windows_7/supertweaks.htm
  10. The processor is a bit faster than that but I only have 512mb on this machine and it runs 7 very well. You could always keep xp on a partition in case you ever need it for some really intensive thing. The performance hit was not anywhere near what I thought it would be with 512. 1.25gb should run fine for now. http://drivers.softpedia.com/get/NETWORK-CARD/OTHER-NETWORK-CARDS/Dell-Latitude-D610-Broadcom-570x-Gigabit-Integrated-Controller-Driver-A01.shtml I found this driver that lists Vista support. It should work in 7... You could also aattempt to install the XP driver for it in 7. For more specific help on the LAN driver issue follow the instructions HERE. If the driver page for your LAN device is of no help in regards to Windows 7 drivers or at least Vista drivers post back what those instructions said yours was.
  11. Popular manufacturers that produce commonly used business software will probably hold out the longest due to xp's popularity with businesses and such. At least until xp's end of life. Microsoft office software will most likely be the exception in an attempt to push consumers to upgrade. Personal computer users will upgrade but big businesses with small budgets or small businesses with no budget will find workarounds or do without new offerings. The marketing and advertising by Microsoft may undergo a radical change soon as a result. It will be very interesting either way. The conflict will amuse me. I see an offshoot for security software companies in the future- 'XP Post-support Lifecycle Hardening for Businesses'
  12. The big issue with all vendors/devs dropping support for XP is that the user base for software x would also drop considerably. For payware this could be unacceptable. I guess donations might slow down and hurt freeware and opensource too.
  13. Interesting stuff. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Network_telescope http://www.caida.org/research/security/telescope/ http://www.team-cymru.org/Monitoring/ http://www.team-cymru.org/Monitoring/Malevolence/maps.html
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