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Postby MonsterMan on Sun Jun 11, 2006 8:50 pm

...because I actually LIKE (really like!) Vista, I like Windows Media Player 11 (actually grabbed it for XP awhile ago), and IE7 isn't even a totally annoying POS! I almost like it! I really like the tab preview button. Opera needs that.

Me liking Windows/WMP/IE is right up there with hoxlund buying software (:wink:), so this has to be the Twilight Zone :)
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Postby hoxlund on Mon Jun 12, 2006 12:22 am

i am in full agreement about vista, this o/s is kick ass so far

now we'll see how they do on holes and bugs

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Postby MonsterMan on Mon Jun 12, 2006 4:42 pm

I've got a new video card coming soon (X1800XT, up from a 6600GT) and will probably try the 64-bit version then...
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Postby Ian on Mon Jun 12, 2006 4:45 pm

I've been using IE7 under XP for months and I love it. No need for Firefox. :roll:
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Postby hoxlund on Mon Jun 12, 2006 4:46 pm

wow it was about time for an upgrade

let me get your view on why you switched to ati
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Postby bill on Mon Jun 12, 2006 6:34 pm

I got to use the 64 bit version for about ten minutes Sunday before the transformer blew up on the electrical pole. Vista is now toasted so I'll format and try the 32 bit version by Tuesday.

Has anyone else noticed that the 64 bit version is sluggish? Don't know if its my system (x2 3800 w/2 gigs of ram ) or if it needs some tweaking to lower the overhead.
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Postby hoxlund on Tue Jun 13, 2006 1:03 am

when i was running the 64 bit version it was noticeably faster
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Postby LoneWolf on Tue Jun 13, 2006 10:49 am

Ian wrote:I've been using IE7 under XP for months and I love it. No need for Firefox. :roll:


I've done both; I still like Firefox better. I just don't care for IE 7's interface, it seems that they attempted to dumb it down so much that they confused me more. I guess it just doesn't mesh with the interface guidelines programmed into my brain.

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Postby MonsterMan on Tue Jun 13, 2006 4:20 pm

hoxlund wrote:wow it was about time for an upgrade

let me get your view on why you switched to ati


Personally, I'm a nVidia man. But this time...the X1800XT is just as fast as a 7900GT in most games, blows it out of the water in Oblivion, and can be had for $240 if you grab the 256MB version (vers. $300). I got the $300, 512MB version - 2x the memory of the 7900GT!

Performance wise the differance between the 256MB & 512MB versions is zip...now. I'm hoping the 512MB helps when Crysis ships - it's my "big" game for now. Quake Wars/Prey won't be too much more hardware-intensive than Q4, so no problems there (2048x1536 w/4xAA @ ~35+FPS). Considering my monitor only goes to 1600x1200, this thing is gonna rock :)

Besides, it just seemed wrong to put a 6600GT into a 2.66GHz Core 2 Duo! :wink:

I do HATE how their stupid control panel needs .NET, though...
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Postby MonsterMan on Tue Jun 13, 2006 5:52 pm

Oh yeah...forgot the best part: Oblivion, HDR, AND AA! :)
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Postby bill on Wed Jun 14, 2006 7:02 pm

hoxlund wrote:when i was running the 64 bit version it was noticeably faster


Thanks, Hoxlund. I did get the 32 bit version installed yesterday and it does work better.

I'll give the 64 bit version another try after I locate another hard drive...it might have been a bad install or flaky drive the first time around.

Are you using a third party firewall on Vista?
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Postby MonsterMan on Thu Jun 15, 2006 5:35 pm

bill, most 3rd party firewalls will not work with Vista...However, here's a free beta one (links on MS's site somewhere, but they like to bury it):

https://www.trendbeta.com/index.php?get=80
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Postby bill on Sun Jun 18, 2006 10:46 am

MonsterMan wrote:bill, most 3rd party firewalls will not work with Vista...However, here's a free beta one (links on MS's site somewhere, but they like to bury it):

https://www.trendbeta.com/index.php?get=80


Thanks for the link!

Just had a chance to install PC-cillian and so far, so good. Created a restore point just in case :D
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