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Jan 19, 2009SSD is becoming extremely interesting fast, now when better controllers and special solutions with internal raid 0 for really good performance. What's left is price. Check these new drives from OCZ f.e.: http://www.ocztechnology.com/products/flash_drives/ocz_apex_series_sata_ii_2_5-ssd With read speeds up to 230MB/s and write speeds up to 160MB/s.Posted in: General Chat
Jan 18, 2009The artwork only is available herePosted in: General Chat
Jan 18, 2009Posted in: General Chat
Maybe shouldn't be such a Blizzard fanboy, but I change desktop background now and then and felt for a darker one. Normally I don't like ones with logo and crap, but it was better than the cropped art image I did so stuck with it.
Jan 18, 2009Posted in: General ChatQuote from ArrowmasterVista's new 'security' *cough*DRM*cough* requirements forbid the usage of anymore unified drivers so now all those so called unified drivers are really just the drivers for every single hardware version bundled together and the installer picks the correct one.
That is just plain wrong.
Jan 17, 2009ATI users can download beta driver here:Posted in: General Chat
Works fine on my card, tested a few games with it. Think it is a modified Catalyst 8.11. Anyway there is a driver available on windowsupdate too, but it's only the driver without control panel.
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- Windows 7 Operating System
Jan 16, 2009Posted in: General ChatQuote from TullerThew new keyboard shortcuts may be the best part of 7.
As former tech support on a media company Win+P and the External Display Options would have meant a lot of help to users doing presentations. To bad it's 5 years late as a standard. Having to fiddle with multiple different implementations both hardware and software sucked.
Jan 14, 2009Some trix & tips for Windows 7 beta where posted on two Microsoft blogs. Links are available in the newspost at Neowin.Posted in: General Chat
Jan 14, 2009The biggest problem I had with Windows 7 was Creative and X-Fi drivers. It was no surprise really, because the problems have been there on Vista too. Only thing is that on Windows 7 the problem happens 100% instead of 2-3%. Hopefully Creative can fix better drivers for W7 soon. It mostly happens for users with older motherboards and x64 + 4GB or more. Has happened for other users too (constant crackling sound).Posted in: General Chat
Quote from NickenyfikenI have to bar to the left too. It's a bit weird in the beginning but it is really nice on a widescreen at 1920x1200. I have only played WoW on Win7 so far, but it works perfectly.
Indeed, after having used it on the left side a while, it felt really good. Also because the taskbar is higher in Windows 7, and on a widescreen I want full use of the vertical resolution, while there is space to use on the sides.
jokeyrhyme: That explains why there are fewer UAC prompts where I expected them. Good reading.
Jan 13, 2009I like the way I can put the "SuperBar" on the left side of desktop instead of at bottom. It only really works if in icon only mode of course, but that's what I'm running (think its good on widescreen). Also like the new pin to taskbar function which doubles as active program tab too.Posted in: General Chat
Happy overall with Windows 7 so far, gonna try some gaming and see if performance and stability is there.
Jan 13, 2009Posted in: General ChatQuote from sylvanaarApps really dont need to be 64 bit unless they use alot of memory.
The CPU instruction set is still 32bit, and therefore the only advantage to 64 bit really is the the size of available memory. 64 bit only begins to pay off after roughly 4GB
Now, current systems 4GB is the norm (and the limit in most cases). Newer machines use triple channel ram so the base is 6GB. Flash forward 1 year. The norm will be 32GB, 64 bit OS'es will be assumed.
I thought that was about what I wrote, but yeah.
And as for flashing forward 1 year, wouldn't Windows 7 be Microsoft's current OS? Which means it would be appropriate for them to start pushing for the x64 version more?
Anyway I don't really have any big benefits from using x64 version, but it is somewhat more secure and there are no big problems from using it (except from Creative and X-Fi drivers not being very good).
Here is a small test on 7-zip x86 vs x64:
Jan 13, 2009Well there are hundreds of developers not having 64-bit version available for long time, take Firefox and Adobe Flash f.e. Even if these work without problems on Windows x64, it doesn't seem like they are in a hurry to work on the 64-bit side. There is a x64 version of Firefox, but it is a inofficial build afaik. With Firefox, you would need to have all add-ons coded for x64 separately too.Posted in: General Chat
Overall I agree with you, but the transition does take time it seems. Many applications don't benefit anything practically from switching to x64. For others even I have noticed speed improvements (like for 7-Zip x64).
What Microsoft needs to do is promote their x64 versions harder, it is Microsoft that can make the change go faster. I hope they do that with Windows 7.
I have seen some rumors that Microsoft now plans Windows 7 as their last 32-bit OS. But that can change. There was the same rumours earlier when Vista was the coming OS.
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