quote: To address your main concern with Aero taking GPU cycles from games, Aero disables itself when you are running a full-screen DirectX application.
quote: Or how about if I want to watch a BluRay movie from my computers player, outputting the video to my TV via HDMI and the sound to my 5.1 home cinema system using SPDIF (either optical or co-ax)? Last I heard this isn't possible, although perhaps that problem has been fixed by now.
quote: [he] has been so hyped up and pumped up by the media that when [he's President]... [he] will not meet expectations. The bar is REALLY set high on this one.
quote: I'm betting MS also worked on speeding up start up - I know they already have a program where they're working with manufacturers to improve Vista's startup times.
quote: - Evaluate the performance: The released product performance will be overall similar to this one.
quote: - evaluate the setup: A test build might install and run apps and services that will not be ran by default in the release build.
quote: Vista is the best OS to date.
quote: if Vista annoys users then it is a bad product
quote: Their "monopoly" created a standard, and this standard allowed progress.
quote: Maybe you shouldn't be running Vista on your old 386.
quote: Im gonna say your doing something wrong or complaining for no reasons, or trolling us. (@kalak)
quote: Vista is really painfull slow... I click the right button and wait 20, 30 seconds to open a menu !!!???
quote: personally I just think you dont know how to use a computer.
quote: Do me a favor and don't respond to any of my posts unless you get above a 5th grade Valley Girl literacy level. I had to fight to get through this abomination of a post.
quote: Hell, you can get a square peg in a round hole with enough force, doesn't mean it works properly.
quote: ME and 95 were fine if you had the hardware that was supported by them.
quote: According to InfoWorld, in terms of basic system design, Windows 7 is shaping up to be a OS X like release, in that it is only a minor iteration over Windows Vista, with little change in performance
quote: MinWin is not, in and of itself a kernel, but rather a set of components that includes both the Windows NT executive and several other components that Russinovich has described as "Cutler's NT", a reference to Dave Cutler, the original architect of Windows NT.
quote: “The word ‘kernel’ is used loosely to mean a whole bunch of different things. … The NTOS kernel is the core of Windows that runs in kernel mode, and it’s got a lot of support components around it that also run in kernel mode. And then there’s layers of system level components that run in user mode but are still a part of the core OS.If I’ve used the word ‘kernel’ around MinWin, I’m really talking about the core of the system.”
quote: So when I examined Windows 7 and found a nearly identical thread count (97 to 100) for the System process, I knew right away that I was dealing with a minor point-type of release, as opposed to a major update or rewrite.
quote: To test Windows 7, I employed the DMS Clarity Studio tools suite -- the same tools I used in March to show that Vista was 40 percent slower than Windows XP.
quote: while the overall thread count showed a modest reduction under Windows 7 (712 versus 810 for Vista).
quote: Interestingly, Clarity Studio's process objects for the database workloads (ADO Stress) spent significantly less time (61 percent less) executing in kernel mode under Windows 7 than under Vista, perhaps indicating that some of the code paths related to Jet 4.0 database access have been moved into user mode...
quote: The few minor variations I observed during comparative testing are easily explained away by slight tweaks to the kernel (such as the aforementioned MDAC changes); they certainly don't indicate a significant performance overhaul.
quote: All of this passion over Windows? The product of a multi-billion-dollar global software enterprise that couldn't care a whit about the loyalty or disloyalty of any given dork with a pocket protector living in his mom's basement?...But I digress. The sad truth is that, for many true believers, Windows 7 is still very much a fantasy product.