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    Well? What can it not do?
    It carnt pour you a Beer, it carn't change the channel on the T.V.. Shall i continue

    Nah but very very good little post pooh, very informative i wasn't really interested about the whole LongHorn drama, but after reading this i'm kinda looking forward to the release of this.
    I just hope that you don't need a high spec computer just to run it as that would mean that i'd have to upgrade 3 other Boxs of mine just to run it..
    Other then that i wonder if there will be many exploitable holes in the coding. As i just hate it when you have to check the Microsoft Update site every few days to download more and more patches because of different holes..

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    Thanks for the comment, front. Always appreciated! As for not pouring us beer, maybe I can send in a proper bug report on that. "missing feature?"

    As i just hate it when you have to check the Microsoft Update site every few days to download more and more patches because of different holes..
    I don't know a single OS and packages that doesn't have a few updates every couple days or so. Slackware, debian, gentoo, the kernel itself. Every OS is prone to bugs and thus patches should be expected. But don't think windows releases them more often Don't make me pull up the weekly changes on gentoo and dropline!

    Be merely glad they are released period and not ignored, you know?

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    Thanks Poo,
    As always, a very entertaining read. With xp we have the ability to turn off themes, this feature allows for a sgnificant increase in performance. Can the same be achieved with Longhorn?
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    Yes that is correct. Not only can you change the theme to classid mode, but also directly disable the Theme service.

    However, I've always fouddn that I'm willing to sacrafice 12 megs of RAM to seperate longhorn from 2k if for no more than readability sake To each their own though, as that is why they allowed us the option in the first place. Thanks for your comments, and if you have any more questions don't hesitate to ask!

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    Well? What can it not do?
    It can't run windows ports of the *nix command-line utilities from http://gnuwin32.sourceforge.net/ that I use all the time.
    Is there a sum of an inifinite geometric series? Well, that all depends on what you consider a negligible amount.

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    It can't run windows ports of the *nix command-line utilities from http://gnuwin32.sourceforge.net/ that I use all the time.
    Tell me one of the commands, and I'll see if I can make windows do it without the command Not being argumentative here, just curious now that nix has been brought into it.

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    Hi Pooh,

    slightly off topic, but what is your memory strip configuration to give you 400MB?

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    256 + 128. However, like harddrives, packages of chips, and popcorn bags, there is never the amount they say there is since rounding up (or down) is procedure to make even numbers. My actual RAM from those two sticks amounts to around 389M since they are both a bit larger capacity than their designed specifications.

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    Hey Hey,

    I've been looking at this thread title for the last couple of days and finally decided it's time to read it. I must say it's definately well written, and I'm looking forward to some day playing around with Longhorn.

    I must say that as intrigued as I am, I'm a little scared. 87MB for Explorer. I already find explorer to be big and bulky, as I know many other people do. Hence the creation of programs like Litestep and BB4Win. Then again, I also don't like the new look for Explorer and Internet Explorer. It reminds me of MSN Explorer, which I found to be very ugly. WinFS is all fine and dandy, but what about us guys that want to hide their porn collections from their gfs? :P

    Anyways, it does look nice. I will also say I'm glad there's still a command line. You want something you can't do in the GUI? Custom console programs? Perl Scripts, Python Scripts, some basic c/c++ code? Most of the time the GUI just slows me down. It's a lot easier to type whois, nslookup, ping or a dozen other commands at the command line (you leave one window open.. like a lot of people do) than it is to open a GUI and type in the response. Also a lot nicer for scripting purposes. The day they removed the command line from any OS would be the day I stopped using it. The GUI is nice for certain uses (surfing most sites, pics, movies, etc) but I still prefer the console, it's faster.... the GUI can never beat it for speed

    Anyways.. nice write up

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    Let's see, I use these *nix utilities on the command line a lot:

    grep
    zip
    unzip
    tar

    And I do a bit of console programming in:

    Euphoria
    C
    Awk
    Perl

    So, I like my command line, I do a decent bit of work on it. I know windows probably has the capacity for zip/unzip/tar using something like WinZip or WinRAR. Perhaps it's that I feel fancy using the command line instead of the GUI. Either way, I enjoy not having to click on an ungodly number of things to get to a folder when the cli remembers the last time I typed in that path and via the up arrow, I can recall it and then enter it. Under a GUI, I could make a shortcut to the folder, but, it seems silly to do that if I'm only going to use it once or twice in a session.

    [edit]wow, that last paragraph was completely incoherent. oh well.[/edit]
    Is there a sum of an inifinite geometric series? Well, that all depends on what you consider a negligible amount.

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