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skedone



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PostPosted: Sun Jul 29, 07 10:25 am    Post subject: Reply with quote
    

also if u still want things that u did like from vista mate let me know i 99.9 % will work on xp to apart prom areo glass look u can have sidebar with widgets , screen switch etc etc just let me know they are all freeware so no worry there and yes the only reason vista was made was so Microsoft would have control of your pc not you

Barefoot Andrew
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PostPosted: Sun Jul 29, 07 6:33 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote
    

judyofthewoods wrote:
If Firefox hadn't become bloatwear


Firefox isn't bloatware...
A.

OP



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PostPosted: Wed Aug 08, 07 11:16 am    Post subject: Reply with quote
    

It is certainly heading that way - it used to be noticeably faster than IE but that's no longer the case, and I suspect it takes up more memory too. I think it has lost the "less is more" ethos that it used to have.

skedone



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PostPosted: Wed Aug 08, 07 3:41 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote
    

the slow down is due to ie7 and other internet tools(lol) as microsoft call them that are put there to do just that it has been proven many times that is why they went to court remember lol people do forget so quick

OP



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PostPosted: Wed Aug 08, 07 4:18 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote
    

So IE is the cause of FF getting a bit of middle-age spread ?? Why not compare FF2 against FF0.98 on Linux ... my guess is the old beta is faster!

skedone



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PostPosted: Wed Aug 08, 07 4:30 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote
    

lol trust me mate i know what u are saying but it is not correct i use linux on a day to day basis as im a linux dev and i can tell u thiss is wrong and we were talking about windows verswion not linux anyway . but as u bring it up try running mozilla and ie7 on latest version on linux and u will see what i mean ie7 opens the same day u click on the icon the same with mozilla there is no speed diff , but on windows mozilla and ie4 run like dogs , unless u know your way round regedit

OP



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PostPosted: Wed Aug 08, 07 5:18 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote
    

skedone wrote:
lol trust me mate
skedone wrote:
im a linux dev
Enough said ...

skedone



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PostPosted: Wed Aug 08, 07 8:10 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote
    

lol what was meant by that comment , as i am a windows Dev Microsoft beta tester to name but a few things

CodyT07



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PostPosted: Wed Aug 08, 07 9:22 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote
    

I'm running Firefox off my Ubuntu CD and the pages are loading faster then you can blink.

When I first got Firefox on my Vista Basic it was fast now its starting to get slower. Still faster then IE7 however I have to use IE7 downloader on XP because dumb vista put the file somewhere where my CD burner couldnt find it.

MarkS



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PostPosted: Fri Aug 10, 07 11:45 am    Post subject: Reply with quote
    

judyofthewoods wrote:
Maybe I should also go back to Firefox. Hopefully they can omit IE from the outset, just a waste of hard drive space. Rant over.


You could also give Opera a run.

MarkS



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PostPosted: Fri Aug 10, 07 11:47 am    Post subject: Reply with quote
    

orangepippin wrote:
skedone wrote:
lol trust me mate
skedone wrote:
im a linux dev
Enough said ...


What sort of linux dev ?

Fegrig



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PostPosted: Fri Aug 10, 07 12:50 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote
    

Is this a good time to mention Apple Macs? n - my wife is converting me to an apple user so we dont have any of these problems.

dougal



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PostPosted: Fri Aug 10, 07 1:56 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote
    

Mr G wrote:
Is this a good time to mention Apple Macs?

Rarely a bad time!
But we have to be careful not to appear smug, while just occasionally reminding people that there is a viable and easy-to-use alternative ...

n



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PostPosted: Fri Aug 10, 07 2:35 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote
    

And the new iWork 08 is Office friendly too!

n

oldish chris



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PostPosted: Fri Aug 10, 07 9:23 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote
    

dougal wrote:
Mr G wrote:
Is this a good time to mention Apple Macs?

Rarely a bad time!
But we have to be careful not to appear smug, while just occasionally reminding people that there is a viable and easy-to-use alternative ...


You Mac users are going to have to be a lot more careful! I'm not very observant but even I can detect a hint of smugness!

But don't you think that Macs are much better since they switched to a Linux-like OS?

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