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Forum: General Discussion 30 Jul 2009
Replies: 7
Views: 1,619
Posted By Skitals
XP is faster. With modern systems there is a...

XP is faster. With modern systems there is a point of diminishing returns, but netbooks are slow and clunky but most any standards. XP is very noticably faster than 7 on an Atom-based netbook. Here...
Forum: Media Center 30 Jul 2009
Replies: 2
Views: 1,150
Posted By Skitals
Media Center comes built into 7. WMC is MUCH...

Media Center comes built into 7. WMC is MUCH improved, especially if you are coming from XP MCE!
Forum: Hardware & Devices 30 Jul 2009
Replies: 33
Views: 4,920
Posted By Skitals
I'm convinced everyone is in denial. XP runs...

I'm convinced everyone is in denial. XP runs CONSIDERABLY faster than 7 on an Atom-based netbook w/ 2GB ram.

I would love for that to not be the case, but it is. It's certainly usable, but a bit...
Forum: General Discussion 25 Jul 2009
Replies: 39
Views: 6,888
Posted By Skitals
With a widescreen monitor, it makes more sense to...

With a widescreen monitor, it makes more sense to me to put the taskbar on the left side of the screen (vertically). This optimizes screen real-estate for most applications. But when the bar is on...
Forum: Hardware & Devices 24 Jul 2009
Replies: 33
Views: 4,920
Posted By Skitals
HP Elitebook 6930p != a netbook. Vista != XP. ...

HP Elitebook 6930p != a netbook.
Vista != XP.

Enough said.
Forum: Hardware & Devices 22 Jul 2009
Replies: 33
Views: 4,920
Posted By Skitals
What testing have you done? My experience and...

What testing have you done? My experience and pretty much the rest of the internet agrees that battery life is worse in Windows 7. At least until better drivers come out.

Tom's Hardware actually...
Forum: General Discussion 20 Jul 2009
Replies: 4
Views: 1,509
Posted By Skitals
Right click on the Library, and go to Properties....

Right click on the Library, and go to Properties. You will see your library locations. You can change the default by selecting the location you want, and clicking "set save location." When you create...
Forum: General Discussion 20 Jul 2009
Replies: 1
Views: 1,165
Posted By Skitals
There are many ways. Easiest is with cdimage,...

There are many ways. Easiest is with cdimage, takes a single command line. link (http://www.sevenforums.com/tutorials/16917-bootable-iso-create-older-iso-post182136.html#post182136)
Forum: Hardware & Devices 20 Jul 2009
Replies: 33
Views: 4,920
Posted By Skitals
:sarc: The 10" models have the same size...

:sarc:

The 10" models have the same size border around the screen. The 10" models are MUCH bigger. Have you never seen the two side by side?

900HA: 8.86" x 6.69" x 0.79-1.33"
1000HE: 10.47" x...
Forum: Hardware & Devices 20 Jul 2009
Replies: 33
Views: 4,920
Posted By Skitals
Yup the netbook remix branch has been around for...

Yup the netbook remix branch has been around for ages, and there are a lot of distros based off it (easy peasy and jolicloud are two I have used). Jolicloud is promising, but I was having trouble...
Forum: General Discussion 20 Jul 2009
Replies: 62
Views: 7,788
Posted By Skitals
Intel/ATI here. Q9550 Core 2 Quad MSI 4870...

Intel/ATI here.

Q9550 Core 2 Quad
MSI 4870 1GB

No complaints. My crappy motherboard and memory is preventing me from overclocking the CPU and releasing the beast within... but 2.83GHz quad...
Forum: Hardware & Devices 20 Jul 2009
Replies: 33
Views: 4,920
Posted By Skitals
I'm typing from win7 7600 on my 900HA... zero...

I'm typing from win7 7600 on my 900HA... zero problems. There are instructions on eeeuser to get the acpi drivers and such installed and the hotkeys working. Everything works great!

I'm totally...
Forum: Hardware & Devices 20 Jul 2009
Replies: 33
Views: 4,920
Posted By Skitals
To respond specifically to the OP: a netbook is...

To respond specifically to the OP: a netbook is all about portability. They are cheap, but it's not necessarily the best bang for your buck if you are looking for anything more than portability. You...
Forum: Hardware & Devices 19 Jul 2009
Replies: 33
Views: 4,920
Posted By Skitals
What linux distros are you talking about? Non of...

What linux distros are you talking about? Non of the distros I've tested are remarkably faster booting than XP. And like I said, battery life is always better in XP. If you look at the specs on Eee...
Forum: Hardware & Devices 19 Jul 2009
Replies: 33
Views: 4,920
Posted By Skitals
You pay more for less... bulk. How much does your...

You pay more for less... bulk. How much does your wifes HP laptop weigh? A laptop is completely worthless to many if it's too bulky to carry it around and have it when you need it. I've found with...
Forum: Windows Updates & Activation 18 Jul 2009
Replies: 51
Views: 101,896
Posted By Skitals
You can (legally) rearm the trial period 3 times,...

You can (legally) rearm the trial period 3 times, giving you 120 days to activate. Windows 7 should be on shelves by then.
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