Quote: Originally Posted by madkiwi
The link was for services, and most of the talk here is more of the same. My problem is with the apps I am loading, FF and Thunderbird are working before the networking is ready.
While I agree clean boots are probably wonderful, I am interested in efficiency- if I have a computer that can load all my work programs automatically, why wouldn't I? This is not the 1980's, and this computer is not my Tandy 1000 that had to boot from a floppy, then remove the floppy, then insert my program disk in floppy a: and my data disk in b:
I think we moved beyond that
Let me tell you where we've moved:
The vast majority of end consumers who we serve here buy rigs that come preloaded with dozens of applications - trialware, useless factory utilities that duplicate better versions built into Windows 7 - almost all of which spy and are set to start with the computer, placing a load on the back of Windows 7 which throttles it so that one can't even tell that it's native state is featherlight and instantaneous with zero hangs ever.
While you may have special need for programs to start even if you're not using them at the moment and I probably should have paid more heed to that, these forums have led the way in helping users strip the freeloaders out. Our tutorial on turning off Startup items alone
has nearly two million views. And we have helped tens of thousands of users Clean Reinstall to get all corrupting residue of the factory bloatware out. There is no other resource on the web that comes close.
Don't denigrate these efforts by pretending they are a throwback to Tandy floppy days just because you like riding in a car full of hitchhikers, even if they are all chosen by you. This is where they get off.