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11-27-2007 @ 9:05AM
Windows Vista = Microsoft's pathetic attempt at being MAC. Only with lots of annoying questions, multiple copies of the same files in several locations, because MS doesn't know how else to secure itself, and poor management of system resources.I've been a PC geek for 16.5 yrs, however after having a Vista machine at work, the next machine I buy for home will be a MAC.To the point of the article, this sounds like fun!
11-27-2007 @ 9:20AM
And of course, OSX is Mac's pathetic excuse at being Linux ;) These platform arguments are pointless...all operating systems tend to emulate each other. I have a Vista machine and have no problems with it. It just takes some getting use to as all new OS. I also run Win2k, XP, and Ubuntu. They all have their quirks. Vista has DX10 and multiple-core support going for it which is what I consider the selling points of the OS. It also has some nice security features if you know what you're doing.
11-27-2007 @ 9:39AM
I'm used to the interface. It's a MAC, so it's not hard to get around in it. But, the security features are annoying and unintuitive. Copying files programs use to another folder so it’s “more secure” is a copout. They’re trying to hide files from virus and hacker threats. All this does is postpone the breach. Fix the holes, don’t bandage them temporarily.
11-27-2007 @ 10:14AM
It doesn't copy files to different locations to hide from hackers...What it does do is separate program data from the program. And does so for each user. This is how an OS should perform. Linux does the same thing. By keeping the data separate you protect your data from other users on the same system (not to mention you can uninstall/reinstall the program and not have the data affected).But as I said, this is nothing new to Vista, all operating systems copy each others features and this separation of program files and data has being going on for a long time in *nix and even in Windows since 2k (Maybe ME even? now if you want to talk about a failed OS, there you go).The security features that Vista does put into place is that it won't allow anyone to write to a protected directory (program files for example) without the user giving the admin password. It also warns you if another program is trying to access that data. That is what it does to block virus/hacker threats, not just 'hiding the data'.But anyways, this thread is about screenshots, not operating systems, so I digress. So go find your screenshots wherever your particular OS decides to put them and send them in! :D
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