Originally Posted by -Mr. Lazy- Vista and wide screen do kind of go together though. I had to turn of the gadgets on my 17" 4:3 because it took up too much space.
Or you were just on a low resolution. I had widgets on 1280x1024 before I got widescreen, and they didn't bother me at all. Infact, I kind of liked them, because they gave balance to the desktop, without me having to throw a bunch of icons onto the right side of the desktop.
Originally Posted by Bibin Have fun pretending you enjoy linux.
lol yea. I go for OSX because of the pro application support and XP for games. Theres nothing really pulling me towards Linux. Just seems like a world built up on freeware clones of high end app suites. But not everyone needs Logic/Final Cut/Photoshop et al so I can see why people want it.
lulz at Vista too. At some point the MacBook Pro 17" was rated as the best Vista laptop but heck XP was much faster for me. Boot times, basic navigation, even timed from pushing the power button to get into TF2 and XP was much quicker.
It does have more security. But frig me trying to a file from my friends XP system to his brothers Vista system was a nightmare over the network. Why can't networking on other systems be as good as OSX
As long as you aren't using IE in XP, and have updated to SP2 and installed the updates (really guys, it's not hard, like, at all to do this), it's a very secure system. Just don't go doing stupid stuff and you'll be fine.
Originally Posted by Dr. Uppity That much is true. Virus free XP for a year now and I'm only using AVG.
Unless JAP, PeerGuardian etc protect from that kind of nonsense too?
I too have gone Virus free for over 3 years now, and all I've ever used was AVG. Hell, time to time I haven't used anything! So people who bitch and complain about viruses and stuff, seriously need to stop getting into places they don't belong. It's not that hard to stay clean on the internet.