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12 Oct 2010   #61
gregrocker

 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Layback Bear View Post
Because this a forum about Windows 7; I would like to give my openion. Windows 7 is GREAT.
Feather-light, instantaneous, intuitive - one of the greatest achievements in tech.


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12 Oct 2010   #62
Leopard

Windows 7 Ultimate x86-64, via Bootcamp.
 
 

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This is a very rude post, and very inconsiderate. I am a Mac user, and I am very capable with technology.
This is a Windows forum.. and so long as Steve Jobs continues the marketing strategy of limiting use of OS-X (which is nothing more than a superficial proprietary layer over freeware) to hardware that retails for more than 3 times what it's worth in any windows based system, while hypocritically making it possible for a trained monkey to set up Windows on a Mac, I will rip on MACs and their targeted users at every opportunity as I see fit..
If you happen to be one of the very small minority of MAC users who knows how to use single sign on mode and isn't afraid of the terminal.. more power to you ..and if you are truly very capable with technology, you would know the truth of my statement as you are not the kind of person the typical MACs is marketed towards in most recent mac advertisements
Mac OS X is not just a proprietary layer over freeware.
Mach, XNU, Carbon, Cocoa, IEEE 1394, Aqua, Finder, CUPS, Quartz, Quartz Extreme, Mail, iTunes, Safari, iMovie, iWeb, iPhoto, Garageband, XCode, Expose, FileVault, Preview, AppleScript.
It's not a proprietary layer over freeware. It's an entire proprietary desktop environment and API over a hybrid BSD/Mach/XNU kernel taken from BSD, Steve Jobs' NeXTSTEP/OPENSTEP project, and Apple's own offerings, open-sourced in Darwin.
Microsoft is no Angel either. Their first OS was Q-DOS bought and re-branded.
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Furthermore, let's leave out the BS comments that a Mac "just works". 99.9% of a computer's stability comes from the person using it. The hardware is the same, so hardware failures are at an equal likelihood on both.
Which is why I say Macs are designed to be used by people who shouldn't be trusted to program a TV. The average Macbook is set up for automatic login..the average user usually immediately forgets the password and is locked out of changing any settings that could affect it's OS-X crippled performance.. until a tech at an AppleStore unlocks it for them using the biggest security flaw in any system design.
This isn't true. No one I know using Mac OS X has forgotten their password. Certainly I haven't. I've only forgot one password in my life, and it was definitely not an OS password. It was actually Steam, which I never use anyway. Still, Steam support reset my password and security question without much fuss. Ironically, I still haven't used Steam yet (Though I might start playing America's Army 3 soon on it).
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Code:
mount -uw /    
 rm /var/db/.AppleSetupDone    
 shutdown -h now
This is incorrect.
Code:
mount -t hfsplus /dev/sdX /mac
cd /mac/var/db/
rm -f .AppleSetupDone
shutdown -h now
X being replaced with the correct number found by running
Code:
fdisk -l
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To be honest, I was hoping this forum didn't have so many fanboys like MacRumors or LinuxQuestions. Apparently not.
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12 Oct 2010   #63
Leopard

Windows 7 Ultimate x86-64, via Bootcamp.
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by gregrocker View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Layback Bear View Post
Because this a forum about Windows 7; I would like to give my openion. Windows 7 is GREAT.
Feather-light, instantaneous, intuitive - one of the greatest achievements in tech.
Agreed.

Well actually I think THE greatest achievement in tech was the advent of the x86.

I'm not a fanboy of anything. I use Linux, Windows 7 and Mac OS X in a tri-boot scenario with rEFIt.
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12 Oct 2010   #64
spyknee

W7 Ulti/64, XP Pro/32
 
 

jeez,

Who the bleep cares about Mac's. The threader was asking about W7 and getting best game performance.
I'd have to say that this thread has attention defficet disorder. LOL
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12 Oct 2010   #65
stormy13
Microsoft MVP

Win 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

How can i slim down my Windows 7? Any kind of program-user2553_pic1953_1235675713.jpg


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12 Oct 2010   #66
Leopard

Windows 7 Ultimate x86-64, via Bootcamp.
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by spyknee View Post
jeez,

Who the bleep cares about Mac's. The threader was asking about W7 and getting best game performance.
I'd have to say that this thread has attention defficet disorder. LOL
I do, its the machine from which I am typing this reply.
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I laughed so hard.
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12 Oct 2010   #67
karlsnooks

MS Windows 7 Ultimate SP1 64-bit
 
 

To the thread starter:

You be sure to try all the tweaks you find out there and to try all of the tweaker programs. Be sure at the same time to shoot yourself in the foot.

Use Win 7's DiskCleanup and CCleaner and quit right there.
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12 Oct 2010   #68
pparks1

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

It just so happens that I got one of my test machines back from my lab today at work and I needed to proceed with a clean install of Windows 7 onto the machine. I wanted to get a real good look at how Windows 7 comes right out of the gate without the end user polluting the environment.

I installed Win7 64-bit Ultimate edition onto my test box at work. The box consists of an Asus P5QL-Pro mobo, Intel Core 2 Duo E8400 at 3.00ghz, 8GB of Corsair XMS2 DDR2-800 RAM, an EVGA 8600GT and a Western Digital Caviar Blue 500GB 7,200RPM hard drive.

With a full install of Windows and the first reboot, my Windows 7 box was running 32 processes, and was consuming 10% of my physical memory. The total RAM was 8191, Cached was 845, Available was 7244 and Free was 6322. So, that comes out to less than 1GB of RAM being used.

My boot time breakdown is 25.6 seconds from power button press to "Starting Windows". From there, it's 19 seconds to the logon screen. So, my total time from power button press to logon is between 44.0 and 44.9 seconds over 5 tests. The time to power off said box is between 7.8 and 8.5 seconds.

The hard drive space used was 22,622,601,216 bytes. However, the hiberfil.sys file was 6,290,772KB and the pagefile.sys by default was 8,387,696KB. So, by eliminating the hiberfil.sys file (powercfg -h off), I dropped to 16,178,061,312. And if I turned off the pagefile (which I don't actually recommend), it dropped to 7,594,749,952.

So, as you can see...Windows 7 by itself is pretty lightweight. It's not until you start adding apps, and other garbage that the # of processes skyrockets and the amount of disk space dwindles.
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12 Oct 2010   #69
karlsnooks

MS Windows 7 Ultimate SP1 64-bit
 
 

Measuring boot and shutdown times

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BOOT AND SHUTDOWN PERFORMANCE

How to use Event Viewer to view your Boot and Shutdown Performance

WIN key | type EVENTVWR.MSC | ENTER key

First wait for the Event Viewer to be populated-watch the Summary of Administrative Events section.

Now, using the left-hand pane tunnel down as follows:
Applications and services logs | Microsoft | Windows | Diagnostics-Performance | Operational

Right-click on Operational.

In the top-section of the middle pane, various events are listed.

Click on EventID to sort the events from smallest to largest.

EventID 100 is for Boot Performance.
EventID 200 is for Shutdown Performance
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13 Oct 2010   #70
spyknee

W7 Ulti/64, XP Pro/32
 
 

It would appear that the threader was chased off.

If you did not want to help him, you should have not posted. Nay saying and bullying your negative view points serves no purpose.

If this forum is not to illuminate Windows 7 and the hardware its on, then its useless.

Process reduction is not tweaking, its going thru the house and turning off the light bulb in an unused room.
The tips I offered were tweaks, and they work great. So do not tell me I can not improve my Windows experience, I have.
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