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It's a cold day in hell...

Discussion in 'Off Topic' started by Keiichi, Nov 9, 2001.

  1. Keiichi

    Keiichi Old Timer

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

    [​IMG]

    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.

    -Keiichi
     
  2. LifesBane(4Corners)

    LifesBane(4Corners) New Member

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    I'm joining you tomorrow, buddy ;)
     
  3. Mad_Dog

    Mad_Dog Voice Of Reason

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    that is very spiffy looking:tup:. once again MS copies apple...:rolleyes: doesn't it also remind you of a certain OS X?
     
  4. RogueLeader

    RogueLeader Tama-chan says, "aurf aurf aurf!"

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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. :p
     
  5. Keiichi

    Keiichi Old Timer

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    It's the little things that count. I like the hi-res desktop icons and transparent text fields...

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

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

    Example:
    [​IMG]

    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...

    -Keiichi
     
  6. LifesBane(4Corners)

    LifesBane(4Corners) New Member

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  7. Dank

    Dank Mac Guru

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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. :D
     
  8. Keganator

    Keganator White as Snow Moderator

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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. :(

    [​IMG]
     
  9. Keganator

    Keganator White as Snow Moderator

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    Not a bad desktop, tho :D
     
  10. Snakeye

    Snakeye Mk82HD

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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..

    Snakeye :D
     
  11. BrownyMan

    BrownyMan Poet, Gentleman, Infiltrator?

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    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.
     
  12. striderteen

    striderteen New Member

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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.
     
  13. Ballistophobia

    Ballistophobia Hedonistic Forum Panacea

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    Hypocrite bastard! :p
     
  14. Keiichi

    Keiichi Old Timer

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    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.

    Who said we paid for it? :p

    I said hi-res icons, not hi-res period. :p

    -Keiichi
     
  15. [Delta]Predator

    [Delta]Predator New Member

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    At least Microsoft made the Xbox, it redeems them quite a bit.
     
  16. UTProphet

    UTProphet Trial By Fire

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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...
     
  17. Donnellizer

    Donnellizer Fjæsing!

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    Where can this be attained?
     
  18. RogueLeader

    RogueLeader Tama-chan says, "aurf aurf aurf!"

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    Games-wise XP gets twice the framerates of any other Windows OS in my experience.
     
  19. LifesBane(4Corners)

    LifesBane(4Corners) New Member

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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.
     
  20. BlAcK_PlAgUe22

    BlAcK_PlAgUe22 I ooze.

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    /me points to www.stardock.com
     

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