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Aug
18
comment Windows 7 using exactly HALF the installed memory
bottom line: it's not worth the brain damage. go 64-bit. There's almost no reason not to, these days.
Aug
18
comment Is the Windows XP firewall good enough?
well, I would dispute that outbound "firewalling" is really necessary (or even fits the definition of the word) but it's a fair point
Aug
18
comment Is the Vista sidebar slowing down my computer?
"you believe"? I find your beliefs fascinating! :) Can you provide links or other evidence?
Aug
15
comment Cool uses/mods for a “Chumby”?
this is the funniest thing I have read all week, hands down
Aug
14
comment Greasemonkey script (or Firefox extension) to stop sites from disabling copy-paste?
you better not be copying and pasting any of this content, mister!
Aug
14
comment Stinky Synaptics Trackpad driver - Replacement?
that's just standard legal boilerplate BS. I always install the latest and greatest drivers, because the manufacturer "blessed" ones are always way behind the times.
Aug
9
comment Issues installing Visual Studio 2005 SP1 in Windows 7 RC
wasn't he referring to Visual Studio 2005, though?
Aug
5
comment Is .NET Framework Assistant for Firefox a security threat?
"I like to try and keep my Firefox installation clean if possible" me too, mine is called "Google Chrome"
Aug
5
comment 107MB/s *network* file copying slowed to 16.5MB/s playing *local* media files. Why? Is there a way to adjust?
Vista question involving multimedia, so moving to Super User. pw is ewok.adventure
Aug
5
comment Unable to Empty Recycle Bin
pw for superuser is ewok.adventure
Aug
5
comment Fedora ifup and Network Manager
pw for superuser is ewok.adventure
Aug
3
comment My display is blank when I turn on my HDTV connected to Media Center
I agree, but I'm curious -- does it work?
Aug
2
comment Troubleshooting failed upgrade to Windows 7?
I eventually gave up. The clean install worked fine, though.. I wish the logs had more detail on what was failing and why.
Aug
2
comment How do I know when to upgrade RAM in Vista?
yeah, it's almost cheaper to just buy the max memory your system supports than spend any time at all thinking about this.
Aug
2
comment How do I know when to upgrade RAM in Vista?
crucial is a memory vendor, so I expect it'd tell you what model # of memory works in your system (ddr2, ddr3, etc)
Aug
2
comment Troubleshooting failed upgrade to Windows 7?
giving the accept because this is the answer that got me headed in the right filesystem direction to find the log!
Jul
31
comment How to upgrade to a bigger disk?
I remember Joel mentioning that IBM/Lenovo does something crazy with their boot-record and/or partitioning that makes drive cloning them really aggravating.. worth looking into.
Jul
28
comment Choosing Dual or Quad Core
but by the time "tomorrow" arrives, you could have saved money by buying the new stuff then.
Jul
26
comment What is causing hard drive grinding?
I'm not sure if that's what the OP was referring to (I think he meant regular, heavy hard drive activity). But it is true -- ANY unusual sounds from a hard drive mean you should PANIC and start backing up immediately
Jul
20
comment Multi-monitor Usage
this question is so ambiguous and vague. Can you make it more clear what it is you are asking, and what you want to accomplish?