MR Dell is right apart from a bit of browsing (minimal flash content they can't handle it very well) and messenger net books are too small to slow and have keys that are far too small
196 posts • joined 17 Jun 2009
On most laptops including macs changing out the hard drive can be done without removing any warranty stickers most laptops its just 2 screws. In fact on macbooks the hard drive is stated as a user changeable item as it the memory.
Also why would you clone the drive and put all the crapware back on, just do a clean install much better.
1 Remove old drive and put it to one side in case you have any warrenty problems and you need to put it back in
2 Put the SSD drive in the caddy and then in the laptop
3 Do a clean install of the OS of your choice
5) Locate any missing drivers and install them
4 Put your programs back
Done , simples
<<<<tell me how many ppl keep their pc's for more than 3 years in active service?" #
By Fatty Treats Posted Tuesday 3rd November 2009 12:52 GMT
Non windows users? It's the OS, not the hardware.>>>>
I see plenty of old (2002) XP PCs in my job and Unlike an OS X pc from that time all the latest software will install.
As OS X is now on its 6th version and most latest software expects at least 10.5 lots of mac users are left out in the cold
At the end of life many people go go to extraordinary lengths to carry on with very poor health and horrendous side effects from drugs and treatment for a few months extra life. Better to get your life in order accept your fate and go out with dignity. You are born. you live (hopefully well and fully, then you die.
I keep getting a BSOD on Win 7 but I have a feeling that its down to not being able to find a disk image mount program that works properly.
I have a fairly meaty setup and vista was rock solid and responsive on it that said I have seen it on far too many lower end systems where it runs like a dog.
@ OEM is not the same as retail - remember the motherboard lock
Rubbish, the actual vendors discs may be locked but the keys are not tied to a specific manufacture
If it won't activate the online activation service will always work (with a bit of lying as required) except yesterday when activation was broken (on xp anyway)
I went to I client who is on SKY BB in the UK and his internet had been switched off because the computer was spamming other people and they would not switch it back on untill he did a format install on the PC.
I would assume that all IPs screen their networks for this type of activity but obviously not
Being able to have a blank password is a mistake as well. Even if you don't want to bother with a log in password being able to make dramatic changes to windows by just clicking yes on UAC is a mistake as well. The OSX model of asking for a password for any big changes even if you don't use a password to log in is much better
I can see why the menus are hidden 90% of users never use them the other 10% should know how to activate them when needed
The hidden extensions, Microsoft don't think this is a problem, they are wrong but that is their opinion.
There are things about OS X I find annoying , the same with windows . The perfect OS is still not here
I should imagine that as I can have 5 fillings for £42 in the uk and in the States you would have to take out a second mortgage there will me more people with bad teeth in the States than the UK
THe old knocking Brits teeth is just lazy and wrong.
Back to the review , very informative , I am looking forward to SL maybe it will solve my memory leak problems as well
>Microsoft reminds businesses and consumers that if they buy a computer with software pre-loaded it should come with proper documentation and backup discs.
Try telling that to HP,Acer and the like that give you no reinstall discs these days, but expect to to make your own (something that most home buyers will ignore)
I have a canon laser printer they could not be bothered to write a 64 bit driver for (I am blaming canon here) ( I still have a stock of toners for it if anyone was wondering)
As I want the 64 bit version of windows which truly does rock btw the only way I can get it to work is with the XP virtualisation which works fine after I tweaked the settings
Sounds like someone can't add up to me.
As for bringing windows versions into it , yes Microsoft dropped the ball with windows but are more on course with 7.
You have Home Premium if you are don't want to be on a domain or you pay microsoft's domain tax and get The pro edition of you are on a Domain. Now that professional has the media center the so called Ultimate can be safely ignored
what I am saying some program/s I use on the macbook must have memory leaks its is not the OS's fault but the programs I rebooted the mac this morning, I have finder and firefox showing as running only and though firefox is a bit of a hog (220MB on one tab) its still on 1.20 GB used that's about 300 Meg missing in a few hours
Blame the programs not the OS
Itunes has the most clumsy UI in the world never mind bloatware its bolf on functions with no rime or reason ware.
As for the mactard above above blaiming windows for a piece of badly written software causing memory leaks he is just wrong.
I use a macbook and after it has been on a day or so the memory use goes up yo 2GB and regardless of what is running I can't get it back ths sounds like a memory leak to me
Itunes on windows is so bad quite a lot of the time breaks on the install, maybe its time Apple started from scratch internalised the playing software and not depend on quicktime being installed which is easily broken
seeing as I have always used Firefox on my macbook (in all its flaky goodness) even though I have installed the latest safari it does not get used so no problem here.
As for blaming third party add-ons , well when internet explorer goes tits up it is usually some plug in that causes it but Microsoft still get the blame. So Apple suck it in and sort it out firefox stops adons running when it knows they cause problems
Lets face it people are idiots boycotting Opera is not going to help anyone especially Microsoft
The EC are being stupid about this
Opera are not helping themselves at all
Microsoft, well they are just doing there usual stonewalling act
Lots and Lots of programs relies on ie to be there to run , this it self is unfortunate but is a truth to remove IE from windows would cause chaos
I try not to use Internet explorer, its there on my desktop Box minding its own business ready for the few times its needed
EC go back to measuring the bend in bananas
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