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Originally posted by joecoolsvette
I have seen 201 so far, for the 4 desktop screens. You can run a video, open your email, IM, look at the current news, and play a game at the same time. |Why would you want to do this? Dunno'! maybe you get bored easily! Real life aspect that I can see, is that your boss or wife IM's you.
Originally posted by gulfstreamsalt
Strangely and magically when I unstalled the latest security patches from 'Microzoft' all of a sudden the machine speed up incredibly - and my Mozilla is working well again...
Originally posted by Ian McLean
I had the amusing experience this Christmas of 'upgrading' my mom's Vista machine to XP. She loves how fast it is, and how all the applications work the way she is used to! I try and avoid the XP-vs-Vista wars, since I hear so much rhetoric from both 'sides', but it's interesting to see a first-hand example...
I also installed Ubuntu on my nephew's computer, with Compiz and the rotating 'desktop cube'. Installed WINE so he could run Warcraft (very cool with the rotating desktop to switch between maps and such), and VirtualBox with a complete XP install so he could run Itunes and any other XP stuff he was used to. Mapped the Ubuntu home folder to a VirtualBox drive letter, made desktop shortcuts so file transfers are seamless, etc.
I actually had fun maintaining my family's computers this Christmas! Surprise! My nephew is still wiggin' out over the 'paint with fire' plugin in Compiz; I think all the range of cool stuff to play with there is a real plus, although I can understand how some people just want something simple - hence the fact that the default Ubuntu 'desktop effects' are so limited, and you have to install the extra Compiz configuration program separately to get all the really neat effects.
But, considering how different Vista is from XP, I think Microsoft made a real mistake - people seem to be really happy trying Linux - I mean, if you're going to have to learn another OS anyway, why not try something new? My nephew made my day when he say - "hey, it's really neat that the computer just works, always like just 'here ya go!', fast, never any weird crashes or stuff". Warmed my penguin heart.
Originally posted by NGC2736
There's a painledd fix for these problems. Swtch to a Linux based OS. it'll run faster, less problems, and Microstinks can't mess with your head.
Unlike even a few years ago, some Linux systems run everything Windows does, and are as easy to install as Vista.
Plus, you don't need all those patches and spyware and crap. Best of all, you'll love the price.