OT PC Surgery
David J Brooks
pentkon52 at gmail.com
Thu Oct 29 11:06:43 EDT 2009
On Thu, Oct 29, 2009 at 7:25 AM, Jack Davis <jdavisf8 at yahoo.com> wrote:
My wife was aggravated with Vista from the beginning due to it's
agonizingly slow boot up. I asked her a day or two ago how she liked
W7's boot up timing. Said she didn't know, "I just turn it on and go
back in the kitchen and get a cup of coffee for awhile." Old
My XP machine takes a good 5 minutes to do its thing. Providing it boots.:-)
I can start the ibook and be on the internet before the P4 splash
screen has disappeared.
I'm picking my PC up Friday and will keep running it suppose. As long
as it works long enough to get my yearly calender ready for family
Xmas presents I'll be happy.
> --- On Thu, 10/29/09, John Sessoms <jsessoms002 at nc.rr.com> wrote:
>> From: John Sessoms <jsessoms002 at nc.rr.com>
>> Subject: Re: OT PC Surgery
>> To: pdml at pdml.net
>> Date: Thursday, October 29, 2009, 12:23 AM
>> From: Jack Davis
>> > Decided to check this thread after seeing it for a
>> while now. I
>> > installed Windows 7 this past week as I read , "it's
>> simplicity and
>> > elegance challenges that of the Mac". High praise
>> indeed..I guess.
>> > ;) Only difference I've noticed at this point is that
>> I have to
>> > reduce the pixel size of a image in order to post it
>> as wallpaper on
>> > my monitor. If not it is way too large. Wasn't
>> necessary with Vista.
>> > A benign tiny bother.
>> I'm not "upgrading" to Windows 7. I've barely reached the
>> point where I can tolerate Vista.
>> Due to my background, i.e. where I came from into
>> computing, how I got started, I do find Windows slightly
>> more congenial than Mac, but that don't mean I like it.
>> Micro$oft never seems to have understood the idea of "if it
>> ain't broke, don't fix it." They, in fact, seem sometimes
>> actively perverse, where they "break" things that worked
>> just fine.
>> It almost seems like it's an intentional introduction of
>> forced incompatibility with previous versions. I thought
>> they'd finally got it mostly right with XP, but it seems
>> like every thing they did get right with XP, they went and
>> changed in Vista.
>> Wouldn't be a problem if it only affected Micro$oft's own
>> software, but it screws around other things I need to use.
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