Quote: Originally Posted by x BlueRobot
Once the support ends for Windows 7, then I'm going to switch to Linux, unless they produce another Windows desktop operating system.
Roughly my plan as well, by (2020?) then i should have mastered running the HDHomerun on a Linux multi-core /w wireless keyboard.
Well, currently when i buy a mobo i pay attention to the chipsets(or used to) because i wanted compatibility for 2000 Professional, that concern has eased up in the latter years because relatively recently I've procured the Corporate/Student version of XP SP3 that has no serial needed, hence no activation, similar to my VL 2000 Pro with integrated SP4. So basically it is paying attention to board specs and if possible get a pdf of the owner's manuals first to see if XP drivers
are on the optical that arrives with the package or if you can, fish around the WWW for compatible drivers. Again, that's what i like about the nVidia/Realtek chipset combo because the latest drivers aren't always the best to use[this from experience].
IF the end of time comes for Windows 7 and I like it enough it might be worth fiddling with as in 2000 Pro, for with the /PAE switch and other tricks you can access 8GiB of RAM and run beyond the standard 2 cores. http://i.imgur.com/H24q6dg.jpg
Not my desktop, belongs to someone else, i have no screenshots to show anybody.
With the server versions, as jimbo45 mentioned here, you can natively access 16GiB of RAM.
Though with dollar signs in their eyes, M$ split the OS, so you'd have to spend more money.
Features that were supposed to go into 2000 were held over for XP when some dirtbag came up
with that activation nonsense.
Yeah, with help from those far brighter than I, I still fiddle with 2000 on one machine. Unofficial Service Pack 5 for MS Windows 2000
Got nothing against tablets, might get one myself for portable communicating and Google/Yahoo etc
maps but that's about it, for real work I still prefer a desktop and the fun of rolling-my-own when I can afford it, right now the economy is getting to me.