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post #11 of 46
yeah with direct x11 that can decrease your system performance by 80%
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post #12 of 46
Well this is what the EU wanted for ms to make it so you could remove stuff but now they gone a step ahead and found ways to make even more money.
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post #13 of 46
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This will be very interesting indeed. Theyll prob make all the good stuff to pay for x_X
You've been paying for windows?
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post #14 of 46
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Because a minimal OS doesn't need superfetch to start things extremely quickly?

Modular is the way to go. Just look at Gentoo.

Modular without the compiling part is pure win for the average overclock.net member.
Even if it is minimal, it will never be faster than preloading commonly used files into the RAM. You still have to load files before using them......there's really no way around that. My load times on MP maps for COD4 and Frontlines Fuels of War are less than 5s.....normally around 2-3s.
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I have always thought that subscription based Windows was the best thing to do. It would minimize piracy big time.
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post #16 of 46
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No superfetch? Why on earth would you want to do that?
Because I still want to use 2GB of ram without dipping into the page file.

(Please don't get me started on superfetch...)
    
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I think it would be much less of "pick what you want" like you guys are talking and more of a "keep adding things" kinda like the Vista Ultimate Extras on steroids. With MS's history of delays this would probably fail, hard. Half-Life 2 anyone? I love episodic gaming, but when I have to wait 1 year+ for a few hour expansion, it isn't as good as it could be.
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post #18 of 46
If windows became subscription based I would switch to OS X and linux in a heart beat.
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If windows became subscription based I would switch to OS X and linux in a heart beat.
Because then you could not pirate it?
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post #20 of 46
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Originally Posted by binormalkilla View Post
No superfetch? Why on earth would you want to do that?
Faster boot times, less resources used. It also uses CPU resources to calculate predictions based on which programs will be most frequently used.
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I have always thought that subscription based Windows was the best thing to do. It would minimize piracy big time.
No, it won't. And it will just drive more people to OSX and Linux.
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