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Old 08-02-07, 09:21 AM   #37
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So I installed Vista Business on my RAID 0 and it's just so much faster than 64-bit Ultimate. The only problem is that I can't get a few Trackmania demos to run. I'm still working on installing Ubuntu too . . .
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Old 08-02-07, 01:54 PM   #38
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So I installed Vista Business on my RAID 0 and it's just so much faster than 64-bit Ultimate. The only problem is that I can't get a few Trackmania demos to run. I'm still working on installing Ubuntu too . . .
Installed Ultimate x64 just a couple days ago on my new Samsong hard drive- and loving it. Haven't booted back into XP at all since installing Vista.

Six, we need to start a fund raiser to get you a better rig!
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Why not install osx86 on that rig?
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Why not install osx86 on that rig?


You just had to, didn't you?
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I haven't had any compatibility issues with Vista Ult x64 other than some really old games, like TIE Fighter CD-ROM edition. That's why I dual-boot: XP x86 for TIE Fighter, Vista for everything else.
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I haven't had any compatibility issues with Vista Ult x64 other than some really old games, like TIE Fighter CD-ROM edition. That's why I dual-boot: XP x86 for TIE Fighter, Vista for everything else.
Just got my dual-boot setup a few days ago. But since I installed Vista I haven't loaded into XP once. Games are running great so far in Vista. Not a single complaint.
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Installed Ultimate x64 just a couple days ago on my new Samsong hard drive- and loving it. Haven't booted back into XP at all since installing Vista.

Six, we need to start a fund raiser to get you a better rig!
That's a wonderful idea! Everybody just needs to send like $15-$20 my way and then I would have a nice, new rig!!!!

I really haven't used Vista since mid-May and I'd have to say that the drivers have gotten way better since then. CSS is getting better FPS than XP for once (I was floored when I saw 119 vs 94 in XP) and while in RAID 0, everything is decently snappy.

Alpha: Haha, too bad the drivers for that would suck. My iMac runs OSX just fine.
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How much memory does Vista x64 use on your system? I've been running Vista x64 for a month or two now with 2GB of memory installed and it only uses around 700-800MB without any programs running.

Is there a way to force it to use more memory? Thanks
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Force it to use more memory? Why would you want that. Well, in a way it already does. Superfetch caches all the remaining ram. Go into task manager and look under performance and you will see that most of the remaining ram is cached and only a very small amount (sometimes none) is unoccupied.
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* IMAP/POP3 mailserver with STARTTLS and SSL support that will support a self-signed server certificate like Dovecot.
* SMTP mail server which will support STARTTLS and will support a self-signed server certificate like Postfix.
* Anti-Spam engine that will support SPF, SLS, SURBL, Greylisting, Tarpitting, DNS PTR lookup/blocking, and more like SpamAssassin.
* Webserver with support for a scripting, Apache is out of the question since it's not made by Microsoft. I'll need similar functionality as provided by mod_evasive, mod_chroot, mod_deflate, mod_security, and mod_dav.
* Image manipulation similar to the GD library in PHP allowing the resampling of images and an EXIF preservation mechanism.
* Caching DNS name server like BIND9
* Caching HTTP/HTTPS proxy server like SQUID.
* Video manipulation program like Kino/DVGrab so I can capture and convert DV video to DVD.
* Database Server since MySQL isn't made by Microsoft, I'd likely only need a 20 license CAL, I don't believe I can afford a processor license for SQL Server 2005.
* Antivirus since I'm running Win32 now.
* Stateful firewall like iptables with support for multiple chains, logging, CIDR ranges, IP ranges, and tagging.
* QoS traffic shaping to effectively utilize my asymmetric static IP over DSL line.
Are you trying to run a desktop for home use or are you running a multipurpose server for linuxgeeks.com with an SQL database for storing all 1,000 of their names and addresses and their forum posts, while at the same time hosting their email accounts? Sounds like the later. And why is apache out of the question because it isn't made by MS? Thats like saying firefox is out of the question on linux because the copyright isn't held by the FSF with the communist Richard Stalin.

About the only thing you've mentioned that isn't available for windows servers is iptables.

Speak of tables though, what happens when they are turned?

Where do I get linux support for architectural design and engineering software such as autocad and mathcad? The only linux alternatives aren't even in the same league as these. And when it comes to enterprise level application, openoffice.org doesn't cut the mustard as a replacement for MS office. If it did, pretty much all of the fortune 500 companies would have switched to it by now as they'd save millions.

Then how about the thousands of business level field specific software out there such as alldata service center that are only available for windows? Sure I guess I could hire an IT staff to write and maintain the stuff, but why do that when somebody has already made one that will do everything I need, and some, that I can buy for $300?
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Alpha: Haha, too bad the drivers for that would suck.
It'll work just fine. It's OSX remember? It just works

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My iMac runs OSX just fine.
Ok, sell that rig and replace it with an imac.
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It'll work just fine. It's OSX remember? It just works
Yeah, it does work . . . for the hardware it's MADE to work with.

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Already did that a year and a half ago.
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