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Not quite. I remember my parents upgrading to 64 megs. :shock:

That particular hard drive had a .9 GB capacity.

No, not nine. Nine-tenths of a gig. And this was pre-modem. That's right, it didn't even have a 14.4 modem.

EDIT: So, I suppose my anti-rant would be the progression of technology. Here's to having RAM over 4x as big as a 1994 (ish) hard drive. :-)

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Not quite. I remember my parents upgrading to 64 megs. :shock:

That particular hard drive had a .9 GB capacity.

No, not nine. Nine-tenths of a gig. And this was pre-modem. That's right, it didn't even have a 14.4 modem.

EDIT: So, I suppose my anti-rant would be the progression of technology. Here's to having RAM over 4x as big as a 1994 (ish) hard drive. :-)

I still have an old 486 box of my dad's lying around the house somwhere. It has a 256MB harddrive, and 16MB RAM. State-of-the-art :D

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Well my computer is whispering code to a squirrel. The bad part is, is that it's the same squirrel thats running on the wheel thats powering the computer :!: What's up with that? :P

Oh. This isn't the rant is it

The rain on the roof sounds nice. :lol:

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David (first off it is nice to have a highly respected member of mine become a mod :wink: ) upgrading to Vista is going to be a mistake.

Anywho, I just got done with my meditation, thus I feal very relaxed and happy right now. (I am a Taoist living in the Christian belt of the USA, it is quite daunting :D)

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Thank you for your kind words, and your advice.

My current plan is to wait for Vista SP1 before upgrading. I figure that way, I can avoid most major problems.

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lol that is why we use bricopacks :D Waiting till SP1 is not a bad idea at all, and that is when I plan on upgrading to be honest. But personally you have no idea how much I love WinFLP. It keeps me very happy.

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I have a Photoshop class this semester, and it's going to be taught in CS3. So I bought it. But I only had 512MB of RAM - CS3 requires at least 1GB. But I could either pay $50 for a 1GB stick, or $100 for a 4GB kit (two 2GB sticks). Since I plan to upgrade to Vista after this semester, I figured - the more RAM, the better. I can open all the active threads in the forum at the same time now, with very little lag. :-) I think Adobe Illustrator on Vista is going to be pretty good.

EDIT: Oh, and hush. Yes, Photoshop. But my heart will always be with Paint.NET. So let me just quash the anti-Adobe sentiment right now. :-P

I'm taking a CS2 class right now. What kind of ram do you have, DDR or DDR2? DDR2 is dirt cheap right now, I have 4 gigs of DDR2-800.

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I have DDR2. But I have a laptop, so it's not exactly "dirt cheap." :-) 4GB, $100.

When I first bought some for my desktop, the noname brands were $100 for 2 gigs, so the price has fallen by 50%. Works for me.

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Driver issues are what I hear about most. But it looks REALLY pretty. :-)

yes it is pretty, but you wont get all the flash on a laptop unless it has a nice graphics card :D , but the diver is a big issue, i hate when i find something that isnt supported on Vista, although a lot of stuff is, i had a web cam that had no Vista driver, i bought a nice one though, on top of the fact i have Vista, its a 64x edition so its makes it a little harder >_<

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thats the Royal theme, thats the default theme, i like Vista's better

'tis not the default theme for XP unless you have Media Center. XP's default, Luna, is significantly less glassy and more plastic. Same colors though.

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It is not the original. It is Luna in that screenshot. Royale is just a really glassy cleaned up version. and the Royale Noir theme under the Royale package is really nice looking. It is signed by Microsoft, but not included and has to be downloaded via a little google

Pyro: I spent 5 minutes uploading a screen of my desktop only for you to beat me to the punch

Edit: You dont have to have Media Centre edition. And here is my screen anyway:

Royalesmall.png

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I have a Photoshop class this semester, and it's going to be taught in CS3. So I bought it. But I only had 512MB of RAM - CS3 requires at least 1GB. But I could either pay $50 for a 1GB stick, or $100 for a 4GB kit (two 2GB sticks). Since I plan to upgrade to Vista after this semester, I figured - the more RAM, the better. I can open all the active threads in the forum at the same time now, with very little lag. :-) I think Adobe Illustrator on Vista is going to be pretty good.

Please do get the 4GB pack! Rick himself says that with "4GB of DDR2", "Vista performs better than XP" because it "prefetches everything on startup!" (quotes are from PDN chat).

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