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Re: [CQ-Contest] Vista OS

To: Neal Campbell <nealk3nc@gmail.com>
Subject: Re: [CQ-Contest] Vista OS
From: Charlie Gallo <Charlie@TheGallos.com>
Reply-to: Charlie Gallo <Charlie@TheGallos.com>
Date: Sat, 8 Aug 2009 10:00:20 -0400
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On 8/7/2009 Neal Campbell wrote:

> Why get twice the bloat of an XP system when you can
> buy an XP system?

1)It's NOT twice the bloat - particularly for Win7
2)More modern UI
3)That dreaded UAC does a lot to prevent trojans - it's the equivalent of the 
Unix SU - and they made it a better in Win7
4)The drivers don't run in ring 0, so if a driver crashed, it does NOT take 
down the system.  Something like 75% of all XP blue screens come from 3rd party 
driver issues
5)(if running 64 bit) - access to memory above 3 gig
7)The dialog boxes (with the tree) make finding things a lot easier
8)Built in desktop search (this is huge)

73 de KG2V

For the Children - RKBA!

It is impossible to make anything foolproof because fools are so ingenious.

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