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    Windows Vista.



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    you should ride on the right side of the hall.
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    okee dokee.

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    is that pic from a school?

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    he said discuss, not question!
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    trying hard to look like a Mac
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    Yet more proof that I'm.. well, pretty much right about everything.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jsharr View Post
    he said discuss, not question!
    ah, i see now...


    the op should tell me if that is a school or not.

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    Quote Originally Posted by timmhaan View Post
    ah, i see now...


    the op should tell me if that is a school or not.
    What do you think it is, a fancy prison?...

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    touche! well played sir. To me, it appears to be a school.
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    If it is a prison, and those locked doors are cells, it is prison for the criminally small.
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    Quote Originally Posted by trsidn View Post
    trying hard to look like a Mac
    That's what I thought. I've never used Vista, and probably won't upgrade until I need to get a 64 bit OS, but if I wanted a Mac type interface, I'd buy a Mac. What a rip off...
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    Quote Originally Posted by jsharr View Post
    If it is a prison, and those locked doors are cells, it is prison for the criminally small.
    No, it's for the criminally large, there sentence is to be stuff into a small place.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Argus View Post
    No, it's for the criminally large, there sentence is to be stuff into a small place.
    So the place that's a punishment for the criminally small has all the supplies up on a high shelf?
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    Quote Originally Posted by trsidn View Post
    trying hard to look like a Mac
    Which costs a fortune, is proprietary, is just as evil, and is essentially a Linux distro which you can get for free

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    Quote Originally Posted by Wordbiker View Post
    So the place that's a punishment for the criminally small has all the supplies up on a high shelf?
    only the really good stuff. the crap is stored on the floor, next to the wall.
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    Quote Originally Posted by colorider View Post
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    Quote Originally Posted by jfmckenna View Post
    Which costs a fortune, is proprietary, is just as evil, and is essentially a Linux distro which you can get for free
    Boom shaka la....

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    I have Vista on a system I bought recently, and I am not completely disgusted by it.

    I see no real advantage over XP, and the system should run a lot faster than my XP with the memory and CPU in that thing, but they seem to perform about the same.

    My XP system had 512 MB of ram, and a 3 year old CPU (1.3 ghz???) Pentium with a dual core. The Vista is 1.8 ghz Pentium dual core, 3GB RAM.

    There is supposed to be a Service Pack coming out for Vista that will speed it up.

    Also, with the latest Office, they have hidden some of the common functions (like Print) so it takes a while to get used to it.
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    Quote Originally Posted by timmhaan View Post
    ah, i see now...


    the op should tell me if that is a school or not.
    Yeah; it's one of the halls of my university.
    I was getting back from a race that day.
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    Quote Originally Posted by trsidn View Post
    trying hard to look like a Mac
    Barely. Moved the start bar to the top and added a dock on the bottom is a much easier effort than all of the destroying I did while using XP (none of which was worth it).
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    Quote Originally Posted by jfmckenna View Post
    Which costs a fortune, is proprietary, is just as evil, and is essentially a Linux distro which you can get for free
    As opposed to your post which is uninformed, ignorant, just as evil as what?, and just shows how ignorant you are.

    For the OP: Vista sucks, and even MS thinks so.
    http://www.nytimes.com/2008/03/09/bu...=1&oref=slogin
    http://www.news.com/8301-13579_3-9882376-37.html?
    read 'em for yourself here: http://i.i.com.com/cnwk.1d/html/pdf/...-exhibit-a.pdf

    Stay with XP if you are invested in Windows applications.

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    My mum has it on her laptop (came with it). It really does look and feel like a mac ripoff.
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    Well, I was really keen on getting a Macbook earlier (when I was doing my co-op and had some money coming in), but I decided to hold off. I upgraded my laptop to 1.5 GB of RAM (originally just for Photoshop work) and installed Vista.

    Performance is about the same, but it's so much more pleasant to work with. The effects are not even on the same league as that of Aqua (on OS X), but they are better than XP (read: NONE). Flip-3D is useless, but other programs like Switcher (Expose-like effect) take advantage of Aero to enhance some effects. Having a dock never looked so good before on Windows.

    Before talking about rip-offs, keep in mind that Apple did "rip-off" the concept of the Dashboard from Konfabulator...
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    Quote Originally Posted by zac View Post
    As opposed to your post which is uninformed, ignorant, just as evil as what?, and just shows how ignorant you are.

    For the OP: Vista sucks, and even MS thinks so.
    http://www.nytimes.com/2008/03/09/bu...=1&oref=slogin
    http://www.news.com/8301-13579_3-9882376-37.html?
    read 'em for yourself here: http://i.i.com.com/cnwk.1d/html/pdf/...-exhibit-a.pdf

    Stay with XP if you are invested in Windows applications.
    Interesting read. Thankfully I didn't get vista. Xp seems good enough, I am not sure where it needs improvement.


    OP - great shot. What is that little tool bar you have? Is it useful?
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    Am I the only one who doesn't care about affects and prettiness? I turned all of that crap off no matter what os I have install.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Maelstrom View Post
    Am I the only one who doesn't care about affects and prettiness? I turned all of that crap off no matter what os I have install.
    Sometimes I like a change more then anything. I flip back and forth between blue and classic windows look.
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