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  1. Phoenix
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    Ok, so my computer (very basic) is running Vista. And when I say running, I actually mean more limping along - maybe jogging on a good day. :doubt:

    It has slowed down considerably and when talking my IT guy, he suggested I either A) re-install the original operating system or B) try Windows 7, which he says is like Vista but uses less resources.

    He even got me a Beta copy of Windows 7 to try until the retail version comes out. I may attempt to install it this weekend.

    Any helpful hints, suggestions, etc.? Has anyone tried 7 that has used Vista as well?
     
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    enter the ubuntu zombies...
     
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    A couple of things, first do you have the opaque settings on for your desktop(you can see through the windows)? If so go to personal preferences and unselect it, it's a massive memory hog. Next go to CNet (type CNet downloads in your brouser), look for Glary Utilities and Smart Defrag select and download for free. Run Glay first then run Smart Defrag.
    If you've never defragged your hard drive this can take a while. When doing the defrag you might want to do it before you go to bed, disconnect from the internet, disable any anti-virus software and screensaver program. Start up the defrag, power off your monitor and go to bed.
     
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    BTW, if none of that works, switch to Ubuntu just to piss off Shogun.
     
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    Noooee000000zzz!
     
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    school got new computers this year. very nice! :)
     
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    I've tried Windoze 7, not impressed at all. It still uses more resources than all the Linux distros. With Windoze you pay a fortune for nothing more than another OS ... and one that isn't as up to the minute as Linux or MacOS. If you are completely computer illiterate though I recommend sticking with Windoze, if you have some experience and an average learning curve go with Ubuntu, free and easy but no phone up tech support (you have to search the web or get into the "circles"). If you have a steep learning curve experiment with different Linuxes until you find your flavor. All Linux distros I believe have live CDs so you can test them before installing them. Ubuntu can even run "inside" Windoze (never tried that way before), and they're all free. If you have a CD burner just download the ISO and burn them, if you don't you can order an Ubuntu CD for free (no shipping even), takes about 2 weeks on the west coast.
     
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    I never got that, translucency in monitors has been built in for so long and they can do it with just a few bits set, why hasn't MS come up with a decent graphics server like XServer?
     
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    If you must run Windoze, go to Ebay and buy a copy of XP.
     
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    UBUNTU ZOMBIES! RUN!


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    Meanwhile, when you are enjoying your Windows 7 these little hipster wannabes will still be having to download the latest, lamest linux distro after all that work FINALLY getting their wifi to work. Enjoy Windows; Clearly the SUPERIOR OS option.
     
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