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Roguish Lawyer
06-07-2004, 04:11
Windows XP and all.

What can I do with this? Has to be better than what I had before. LOL

The Reaper
06-07-2004, 07:56
Originally posted by Roguish Lawyer
Windows XP and all.

What can I do with this? Has to be better than what I had before. LOL

You can do pretty much the same thing as you could before, but Bill Gates thanks you.

TR

Guy
06-07-2004, 08:51
Originally posted by Roguish Lawyer
Windows XP and all.

What can I do with this? Has to be better than what I had before. LOL

What are you looking to do with it?

What type of desktop did you purchase?

First and foremost, go to the window updates page and install all the latest patches, fixes and updates!

Kyobanim
06-07-2004, 09:06
And good anti virus and pop up blocker.

After you get it setup the way you want it create a system restore point so you can get it running again after it croaks on you.

CommoGeek
06-07-2004, 10:01
Originally posted by Roguish Lawyer
Windows XP and all.

What can I do with this? Has to be better than what I had before. LOL

Porn loads quicker. :p

Oh, use a real firewall, not the one that ships with the OS.

Solid
06-07-2004, 12:17
Also, I would recommend going to downloads.com (http://www.downloads.com) and downloading Adaware version 6 and SpyBot Search and Destroy. Both will increase your internet speed by decreasing the number of illicit (ie: downloaded by mistake) tracker and miner programmes that will eventually build up on your computer. Run checks of both programmes once a week, and be sure to use updated versions.

HTH,

Solid

Team Sergeant
06-07-2004, 12:32
Originally posted by Roguish Lawyer
Windows XP and all.

What can I do with this? Has to be better than what I had before. LOL

Home edition or XP Professional?

I'm running XP Pro and it's the heat. Also use a commerical firewall as was mentioned. Have yet to have any real problems.

TS

Solid
06-07-2004, 12:38
Yep, seperate firewall is certainly necessary. In terms of anti-virus software, I find that Norton is the most widely recommended and acclaimed program. I believe that these measures have been covered elsewhere on this forum, though.

What kind of rig is it?

Thanks,

Solid

Team Sergeant
06-07-2004, 12:51
Dell, Pent 4, 3.06GHz, 110G hard drive, 512 Mb mem. 128DDR Radon 9700 Graphics card, NEC DVD+RW drive and CD/DVD ROM drive. 21 inch monitor. It seems to work OK.;)

Solid
06-07-2004, 13:39
Yeah, I can see that one running smoothly... Is that a flat screen or CRT monitor?
I'm curious about that graphics card, though. With that kind of power, it makes me wonder if you enjoy the odd computer game?

Solid

Roguish Lawyer
06-07-2004, 14:04
Originally posted by Team Sergeant
Home edition or XP Professional?


XP Pro

Kyobanim
06-07-2004, 14:14
Originally posted by Team Sergeant
Dell, Pent 4, 3.06GHz, 110G hard drive, 512 Mb mem. 128DDR Radon 9700 Graphics card, NEC DVD+RW drive and CD/DVD ROM drive. 21 inch monitor. It seems to work OK.;)

Damn, TS! That thing is a gamers wet dream. That's the same one I have at home.

Team Sergeant
06-07-2004, 17:45
Originally posted by Kyobanim
Damn, TS! That thing is a gamers wet dream.

I plead the fifth.

TS

ghuinness
06-09-2004, 22:40
Windoze? Should have upgraded to LINUX :D

Did anyone hear that Gates was granted a patent on the "double click"? Can't wait for all the litigation over this one.

Kyobanim
06-10-2004, 08:45
There's a good explanation here of the double click patent. It really applies to devices like PDAs and such. http://www.professionalsoldiers.com/forums/showthread.php?s=&threadid=2043

CommoGeek
06-10-2004, 09:33
Originally posted by Solid
Yep, seperate firewall is certainly necessary. In terms of anti-virus software, I find that Norton is the most widely recommended and acclaimed program. I believe that these measures have been covered elsewhere on this forum, though.



I'm not the be-all and end-all on computer issues, but I've posted some things in the General Discussion area about computers and what a home user can do. We had some good discussions as a result.

Take care, all.
BTAR
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