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Old 9th Nov 2001, 08:50 PM   #1
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Talking It's a cold day in hell...

It's true. I've officially joined the XP club. I "liberated" a copy from my brother this morning.



I'm happy to say, I never had to register anything with Microsoft either. So far, XP seems like the best parts of 98 and 2000 rolled into one spiffy looking OS.

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Old 9th Nov 2001, 08:53 PM   #2
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Old 9th Nov 2001, 08:53 PM   #3
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that is very spiffy looking. once again MS copies apple... doesn't it also remind you of a certain OS X?
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Old 9th Nov 2001, 09:09 PM   #4
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Microsoft copied off someone else? That's unusual. Seriously, I'm not sarcastic, usually they buy them out instead of stealing outright.
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Old 9th Nov 2001, 09:17 PM   #5
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It's the little things that count. I like the hi-res desktop icons and transparent text fields...

Example:


I like the larger minimize, maximize, and close buttons...

Example:


And I especially like how on-screen fonts have been softened and enhanced...

Example:


However, I haven't tried any games with it yet, so I can't say whether it's more efficient or not. With all these fancy graphical effects, I'm having doubts...

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Old 9th Nov 2001, 09:20 PM   #6
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Ooooh pretty
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Old 9th Nov 2001, 09:20 PM   #7
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When I first saw that I thought to myself....."WOW that looks just like a mac GUI"

Mac OS X has all that stuff and more.
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Old 10th Nov 2001, 01:08 AM   #8
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all that softening up makes it look like a toy, designed to catch the eye of the idiots of the world.

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Old 10th Nov 2001, 01:09 AM   #9
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Not a bad desktop, tho
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Old 10th Nov 2001, 01:20 AM   #10
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You don't have to register XP for 50x booting or 30 days. After that period the only thing you get is a prompt to enter your 'activation' code(or what microsoft calls it..

A friend an myself checked the MS homepage for that; basically you can 'activate' your copy by web or by phone.
Don't know how it works exactly, but it checks your computers hardware and looks if anything (bigger) has changed - if so it cheases to work until activated again..

And if better icons/desktop graphics are all XP can do, then I'll stick with 98..

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Old 10th Nov 2001, 01:27 AM   #11
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When I first saw that I thought to myself....."WOW that looks just like a mac GUI"

Mac OS X has all that stuff and more.
I know what you mean the moment I saw it, I said to myself, "woah Keiichi got OSX!!"

Then I saw the start bar.

But I must say it seems to me Windows and Mac OS are getting more and more alike with each passing year.
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Old 10th Nov 2001, 01:31 AM   #12
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I can get most of those eye candy effects by using Stardock's Object Desktop. And then I don't have to pay $200 for XP, and I don't contribute to the weakness of the Internet by having a system with user raw socket access.
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Old 10th Nov 2001, 01:35 AM   #13
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I like the hi-res...
Hypocrite bastard!
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Old 10th Nov 2001, 11:17 AM   #14
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You don't have to register XP for 50x booting or 30 days. After that period the only thing you get is a prompt to enter your 'activation' code(or what microsoft calls it..
Well, it already prompted me to enter a CD key/activation code when I upgraded. I've recieved no messages stating that I have 30 days left either. I think that's BS.

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I can get most of those eye candy effects by using Stardock's Object Desktop. And then I don't have to pay $200 for XP.
Who said we paid for it?

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Hypocrite bastard!
I said hi-res icons, not hi-res period.

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Old 10th Nov 2001, 06:02 PM   #15
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At least Microsoft made the Xbox, it redeems them quite a bit.
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Old 10th Nov 2001, 06:18 PM   #16
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Some of us have corporate edition. No activation codes

And Keiichi, as a response, it's great on games as well. I love it...
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Old 10th Nov 2001, 06:30 PM   #17
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I can get most of those eye candy effects by using Stardock's Object Desktop. And then I don't have to pay $200 for XP, and I don't contribute to the weakness of the Internet by having a system with user raw socket access.
Where can this be attained?
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Old 10th Nov 2001, 06:33 PM   #18
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Games-wise XP gets twice the framerates of any other Windows OS in my experience.
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Old 10th Nov 2001, 06:54 PM   #19
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Hmmm...well I just installed XP and got the latestest DETs. I used to run it with Vsync off, no problem-- but now I'm getting the stupid tearing on occaison. I >never< used to get it. That's one thing I don't like.

I still gotta tweak around...it may have just been the new drivers I got.
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Old 10th Nov 2001, 07:35 PM   #20
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/me points to www.stardock.com
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