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Vista is pwnage. Aero makes it beyond worth it to me.
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Vista is pwnage. Aero makes it beyond worth it to me.
If you think aero looks good, I think you'd be blown away by Compiz-Fusion
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If you think aero looks good, I think you'd be blown away by Compiz-Fusion
What in the blue hell is Compiz-Fusion?
 
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Then disable UAC
Or don't because it's really useful.

Sure it's a pain in the ass, but it's the same solution we came up with on Linux. Basically, not giving the user direct executive control over the system is a good idea unless there is a time you need it. Sure it's a bit annoying for us, we're constantly loading software that needs to work closely with the hardware (realtemp, cpu-z, gpu-z, memset, memtest, etc). Most people aren't doing that.

In addition, when they tested out all the major AV software out there, and tested them against root kits, the only perfect score went to Vista UAC which blocked every single one.

Microsoft weren't stupid when they added it. They know it's a bit of a pain compared to the classic windows experience, but they also know that that classic experience also resulted in a lot of people's computers being compromised. They also know the risk of blind click-throughs, but UAC is still the best solution. To my understanding, there isn't another option out there right now.

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Vista have stripped the up folder button and taken away all the menus. That's why vista fails.
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post #126 of 141
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What in the blue hell is Compiz-Fusion?
An overrated Linux distro GUI.
It looks good, but it's really nothing revolutionary (just like Vista's GUI)
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Meh, in my room right now I have PC's running xp, vista, and a couple of linux distro's. And what it boils down to in my case is that I have no reason to switch my main pc over to vista.

I also find it somewhat laughable that people on this forum are touting the merits of MS security features. On that logic you should all switch over to nix.
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post #128 of 141
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If you think aero looks good, I think you'd be blown away by Compiz-Fusion
Are you kidding me? Compiz just has a bunch of gimmicky features that aren't useful, not to mention that Aero looks so much better. I especially hate wobbly windows. It's so annoying.
    
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Are you kidding me? Compiz just has a bunch of gimmicky features that aren't useful, not to mention that Aero looks so much better. I especially hate wobbly windows. It's so annoying.
Last time I used Compiz was back in alpha, but I remember it having most of aero's features and then some. And how exactly are "glass" windows useful?
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Originally Posted by Anth0789 View Post
What in the blue hell is Compiz-Fusion?

3:08 looks fun

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Are you kidding me? Compiz just has a bunch of gimmicky features that aren't useful, not to mention that Aero looks so much better. I especially hate wobbly windows. It's so annoying.
What's useful about aero? I mean, at least with C-F, I can enable effects where I can bend the corners of my windows. That's useful if I need to see something behind my in-focus window. And I can't tell you how much time transparent windows helped me: you can move your mouse off the in-focus window to get it to go transparent, look at the information behind it, then continue typing and doing your work in the still-transparent, but still in-focus window.

If you don't like wobbly windows, uncheck the checkbox. That's like crying about UAC and refusing to turn it off.

Don't like the way C-F looks by default? Change it yourself.
Edited by The Hundred Gunner - 7/20/08 at 6:23pm
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