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Re: Which operating system is the best?
« Reply #680 on: May 08, 2007, 07:09:16 PM »
Well looks like there are not too many vulnerabilities in Vista --- yet  :P

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Re: Which operating system is the best?
« Reply #681 on: July 07, 2007, 03:30:35 PM »
I noticed that Internet Explorer 7 continues the tradition by having only a maximum cipher stregth of 128 bits while some websites will support a stronger cipher strength of 256 bit that Mozilla Firefox supports.  I notice ----

Bank of America --- only uses 128 bit encryption
Citibank --- only uses 128 bit encryption
Yahoo Mail -- supports 256 bit encryption for log-in
Hotmail (aka LiveMail) --- only uses 128 bit encryption
Charles Schawb --- supports 256 bit encryption
Gmail --- supports 256 bit encryption
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Re: Which operating system is the best?
« Reply #682 on: July 18, 2007, 08:33:26 PM »
I got a new dell computer in christmas '06, it's specs are;

Intel Core 2 Duo 2.13GHz
4GB RAM
Windows XP media center
Nvidia 7950GX2 1GB Dual GPU video card
Ageia physx accelerator card 128MB
230GB 7200RPM hard drive
sound blaster card with 80W 5.1 surround sound speakers
DVD RW double layer combo drive
DVD rom combo drive

My old AST PC:
Intel 486 66MHz
16MB RAM
2MB SVGA video card
32x CD-ROM drive
Dos 6.22 and windows 3.1
200MB hard drive
soundblaster model CT4180
1.2MB 5.25" floppy drive
1.44MB 3.5" floppy drive  :)

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Re: Which operating system is the best?
« Reply #683 on: July 19, 2007, 03:20:52 PM »
You went from your old PC to the new one? Wow! Big jump!
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Re: Which operating system is the best?
« Reply #684 on: September 10, 2007, 09:53:45 AM »
A huge jump.  I still enjoy using my old 486 with a Roland-MT32 music card.  It sounds so sweet and it is great using Windows 3.1 and DOS.  I only hope that I will be able to develop with other people's help of course a tri-source code using open-source technology, Windows NT technology and Windows 9x technology that could provide a secure operating system for the U.S. military.

Posted on: July 22, 2007, 11:15:08 PM

I find that it is great to continue working on the old 486 where my information is not hurt because that computer is not hooked up to the Internet.   8)

The dual-boot 98 Second Edition on c:\ drive and XP Professional is going to need a new motherboard due to mother nature.  A lightning storm fried the motherboard and fortunately everything was protected but the ethernet port but I am replacing the motherboard just in case it had further damge.

On the plus side, I now have a new laptop computer with Windows Vista Home Premium that is a Toshiba Laptop with AMD technology and an ATI graphics card.  It is interesting to note that Vista with Internet Explorer 7 is the only Microsoft web browser to have 256 bit encryption.  Note, I said Microsoft --- Mozilla Firefox has this by default -- now if only the banking industry such as Citibank and Bank of America would get on board and support 256 bit AES (Advanced Encryption Standard) like Gmail, Yahoo Mail and Charles Schwab to site a few examples already support.

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Re: Which operating system is the best?
« Reply #685 on: September 10, 2007, 05:20:55 PM »
My cousin got a new laptop with Vista on it, so I finally got to try it out myself.  Visually, it's very nice.  Searching for files is blazingly fast, unlike in every other version of Windows. 

The only thing I found annoying was its firewall.  It was just as annoying as it's portrayed in that Mac ad.  I think I'd probably stick with ZoneAlarm if I ever switched.  Also, I think it looks like it requires a good graphic card and a ton of RAM.  I have no idea if this 3-year-old NVidia card would cut it. :P

Overall though, I don't really see the need to upgrade from XP.  Maybe when most of industry has switched over to Vista I will, but I hear it's still quite buggy, so I won't be migrating to it for a while.
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Re: Which operating system is the best?
« Reply #686 on: September 10, 2007, 05:26:49 PM »
You are right, Neil.  Vista is still buggy and has compatibility problems.  Sure, it is more secure than XP but it still has lots of issues.  That is one reason why my elementary school at APS still uses XP Professional.  Unfortunately, all the computer issues at the school happened during the summer while I was working as a camp counselor in another city in New Mexico.  Well, at least they believe me now since they switched my unpaid leave to paid leave.  In the meantime, I will be busy with Jury Duty this week.

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Re: Which operating system is the best?
« Reply #687 on: September 10, 2007, 07:37:41 PM »
My old AST PC:
Intel 486 66MHz
16MB RAM
2MB SVGA video card
32x CD-ROM drive
Dos 6.22 and windows 3.1
200MB hard drive
soundblaster model CT4180
1.2MB 5.25" floppy drive
1.44MB 3.5" floppy drive  :)
One of my computers is quite comparable:
486 processor
32MB RAM
SVGA video card
4x CD-ROM drive (Yes, only 4 :o)
Dos 7.3 (formerly 5.0, then 6.0, 6.2, and 6.22) and Windows 3.1 (formerly 3.11 Windows for Workgroups, but it wasn't as good as 3.1)
400MB hard drive (later added a second 500 MB drive)
Soundblaster
1.44MB 3.5" floppy drive
1.2MB 5.25" floppy drive (it was added later ;))
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Re: Which operating system is the best?
« Reply #688 on: September 10, 2007, 08:56:35 PM »
I have a 386 laptop with a color screen...handy for the really old games.
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Re: Which operating system is the best?
« Reply #689 on: September 10, 2007, 10:39:25 PM »
Exactly, I am currently replaying Zeliard on my old 486 PC.

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Re: Which operating system is the best?
« Reply #690 on: September 15, 2007, 07:35:29 AM »
Oh yeah, I bought that game as well as Zeliard and have beaten both of them by myself after finding some parts of Zeliard especially difficult but Zeliard was so fun.  Sorcerian was fun as well and with a Roland MT-32 that my grandmother bought me for a whopping $700+ dollars on my PS/2 I still enjoy them.  I remember my grandmother who passed away when I was around 10 years old I think in New York City, Manhatten of course. <smile>  My parents moved away from N.Y.C. because of financial reasons -- it was very expensive and now we live in the Southwest, U.S.A.  I enjoy visiting NYC when I get a chance and have saved up enough of my own money for the expense since it certainly is super costly to even visit the city.
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