So my computer is on it's way to the grave. Broken rear case fan, a CPU that stays over 65c idling with the case open, and it won't restart on a restart (have to fully power down, wait a few seconds, then restart). So I'm excited about getting a new computer, but I didn't want to have to shell out for it this soon.
As a side note, I'm thinking about Linux. How bad are the major distro's anymore with compatibility and PnP ability?
Win7 beta is no longer available, presumably so Microsoft can get some RC up. Mind you, I had a serious issue with the beta it removed, without notice or warning, my Windows.old\Program Files directory. Win7 modifies the Program Files to have the Windows.old at the front.
Good thing that was on a seperate hard drive than my Windows XP, so I easily recovered. But c'mon, removing a directory? That's a serious bug.
I wonder if that's related to Vista trying to "protect" the Program Files directory by write-protecting it and rolling it back randomly. It's because of that issue that WoW now tries to install to C:\Games instead of C:\Program Files. I think Microsoft is trying to force application developers to put only static files (if anything) in Program Files and data files under Documents and Settings or something.
that's correct... a normal user should not be able to change files in that directory... and with vista you are usually a normal user.
because many (old) programs like to change files in that directory when they run as normal user there is a "shadow copy" ... the modified and added files look like they are in that folder but that's only for the current user, in truth they are stored in the users directory...
the problem is that if you change a config file there and the program is startet as adminstrator it will read the old version .. since your edit is only local for your user... and you can't really notice a difference it's a really nasty to find bug.
I play wow under Linux/Wine, i run in raids at about 25fps with my graphics on full and ~50mb of addon memory. I've got 4g of ram and a 2.5ghz AMD proc w/ dual monitors.
Setting up wow to play on wine was easy with Ubuntu. Just install wine and reboot. Install WoW BAU. You might have to do a non-cd/dvd based install (i did). However getting Vent to work and WoW to work at the same time, that was interesting. the ALSA drviers don't work well with Vent's PTT and OSS only let's one program at a time to work with sound. But OSS works with PTT, go figure..