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Windows XP Professional x64 Edition Update Pack discussion.
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TranceEnergy
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Post by TranceEnergy » Fri Feb 06, 2009 7:57 pm

Well i think we can agree upon that RC1 is infact the one that's obsolete already. A product making a mess of the operating system, isnt worth shit. That's like saying "hey im going to surf all the nastiest websites and try to get infected with everything,because frankly i dont care what happens to this computer".

btw will ReactOs ever support x64?

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Post by Passion » Sat Feb 07, 2009 10:47 pm

TranceEnergy wrote:btw will ReactOs ever support x64?
It is in the making, parts are already there. Wow6432 is already fairly stable in the newest wine versions, code which often is used for portation to ROS at some moment in time. ROS will remain compatible to the latest version in the NT line. As time goes and ROS becomes stable someone will put in x86-64 support...

I'm only involved on a textual and hosting basis..

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Post by RickSteele » Tue Feb 24, 2009 6:31 am

I loaded IE 8 RC1 for all of ten minutes and blew the partition to restore my IE 7 backup; man, what a horrible experience...crashing sometimes, but, always, it seemed, taking forever to load a webpage. I'm seriously considering FireFox or Chrome. The main thing I do not like about Chrome is you cannot just download and save for installation; it will only install in the same fashion as an activeX control; I don't like anything automatically installing or updating...ya' know!?

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Post by ricktendo64 » Tue Feb 24, 2009 8:41 am

IE8.0.6001.18691 is now RTM

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Post by RickSteele » Tue Feb 24, 2009 12:27 pm

ricktendo64 wrote:IE8.0.6001.18691 is now RTM
...but, will not be RTW until middle March or so I've heard; still, if it has not improved in compatability what's the point really-especially loading script; IE7 is bad for that too.

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Post by Passion » Wed Feb 25, 2009 7:44 am

I found Google Chrome to be really good, except for - as you also state - the lack of configurability. I can't even change its colors without tediously having to mess with chrome files.

Also, I so can't live without these three:
AdBlockPlus http://adblockplus.org/en/installation
ConfigMania https://addons.mozilla.org/en-US/firefox/addon/4420
Stylish https://addons.mozilla.org/en-US/firefox/addon/2108
anymore! I'm using Firefox just for that reason alone. I like having a dark YouTube.

If Google Chrome could incorporate those, that would be an amazing browser. IE8 is losing that fight.

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Post by RickSteele » Wed Feb 25, 2009 7:20 pm

I think I am going to back up my boot partition and give FF and Chrome a try; you've convinced me to do at least that Passion. There is some noise going around about Safari 4 Beta as an improvement on what both FF and Chrome do well....in for a penny, in for a pound so to speak!

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