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  1. #21


    Quote Originally Posted by lehnerus2000 View Post
    My 7 Profiles use 631 MB of HDD space!
    My smallest Profile is ~38 MB.
    I have a total of 18 MB of Bookmarks in my 7 Profiles.
    I only use 1 profile on my machine. My Google Chrome bookmarks file itself (C:\users\user\appdata\local\google\chrome\userdata\default) is only 51KB

    My current profile is nearly 6GB in size. But who cares, it's not my windows profile which synchronizes with Google Chrome.

    Quote Originally Posted by lehnerus2000 View Post
    I don't have any important passwords in my browser (I don't use online banking or shopping).
    I'm more worried about being constantly spammed because someone has looked at my Browsing History.
    And I haven't had a local bank in 15 years. I do all of my banking, and a great deal of shopping online. Haven't had problems.

    I don't understand your concern about being spammed because of your browsing history. My browsing history is not sync'd either. It's local to the box that I am on. It's just my bookmarks really and my bookmark bar that is synchronized.


    Quote Originally Posted by lehnerus2000 View Post
    I suppose that's true overall.
    It seems like a lot of people on SevenForums and EightForums multi-boot, though.
    It's funny, i haven't had a multi-boot in years and years and years. All of my testing like that has moved to virtual machines. Far less effort and faster results, super easy ability to backup and restore and start from scratch. I used to dual boot a lot, but I haven't done in in the past 5 years.

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  2. #22


    Adelaide
    Posts : 1,338
    Windows 7 Ultimate SP1 (64 bit), Linux Mint 17.1 MATE (64 bit)

    I must have explained that badly


    Quote Originally Posted by pparks1 View Post
    I only use 1 profile on my machine. My Google Chrome bookmarks file itself (C:\users\user\appdata\local\google\chrome\userdata\default) is only 51KB

    My current profile is nearly 6GB in size. But who cares, it's not my windows profile which synchronizes with Google Chrome.
    I must have explained that badly.
    My W7 User Profile is currently only ~330 MB (since I reinstalled W7 last month).

    I store my Firefox profiles on my Documents partition (not my OS partition).
    My (7) Firefox Profiles total ~631 MB (not my W7 User Profile).

    I had so many bookmarks that FF used to have a hernia trying to start.
    Several years ago, I created multiple FF Profiles to break them into smaller groups.

    Quote Originally Posted by pparks1 View Post
    And I haven't had a local bank in 15 years. I do all of my banking, and a great deal of shopping online. Haven't had problems.
    Tech companies like Sony have proven themselves to be totally incompetent at security.

    I wouldn't trust online merchants or banks to have any idea whatsoever regarding security.

    Quote Originally Posted by pparks1 View Post
    I don't understand your concern about being spammed because of your browsing history. My browsing history is not sync'd either. It's local to the box that I am on. It's just my bookmarks really and my bookmark bar that is synchronized.
    That means you can only check/search your Browsing History when you are on your local machine.

    Quote Originally Posted by pparks1 View Post
    It's funny, i haven't had a multi-boot in years and years and years. All of my testing like that has moved to virtual machines. Far less effort and faster results, super easy ability to backup and restore and start from scratch. I used to dual boot a lot, but I haven't done in in the past 5 years.
    I've got ~20 VMs and 4 VHDs (for W8) in addition to my 3 installed operating systems.

    My installed operating systems aren't for testing, they are for "using".
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  3. #23


    Posts : 106
    Windows 7 Ultimate, Windows 8 Pro WMC, OS X Mavericks


    Quote Originally Posted by pparks1 View Post
    It's funny, i haven't had a multi-boot in years and years and years. All of my testing like that has moved to virtual machines. Far less effort and faster results, super easy ability to backup and restore and start from scratch. I used to dual boot a lot, but I haven't done in in the past 5 years.
    You can't test everything on virtual machines. There is no hibernate option on VMs, or, in case of Windows 8, fast boot option.
    That's why sometimes dual boot is irreplaceable.
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  4. #24


    Manchester CT
    Posts : 693
    Windows 8.1 Pro 64 bit GA


    I find Win8 is noticeably faster in boot up, file transfers, and networking. It is fast enough that I feel Win7 is "pokey" when I use it on my other machines. I have to reboot far less often and I find Win8 really stable. Is there even such a thing a BSOD on Win8? I have never seen it.
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  5. #25



    Am I int the right place?
    Helsinki
    Posts : 340
    Windows 7 x64 Home Premium / Commodore OS Vision / Windows 8 Release preview


    The Idea of the Metro UI, it is actually quite brilliant, but how? We all know, that even Microsoft can't replace the internet. When people get creative they might really make Metro UI great.

    We can all see that Windows 8 is mainly designed for the consumer, not for an office, or any professional usage.
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  6. #26


    Posts : 228
    Black Label 7x64


    Quote Originally Posted by Coke Robot View Post
    You notice what was tested? Chrome versions 15-19, Firefox versions 7-13 and Safari 6. Stable Chrome is 22. Stable FF is 15 and Safari is 6.

    IE 10 had a gaping security hole not even two months ago - which Chrome fixed immediately. It took MS almost a month just to say "We'll get to it shortly."
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  7. #27


    Quote Originally Posted by kizo2703 View Post
    You can't test everything on virtual machines. There is no hibernate option on VMs, or, in case of Windows 8, fast boot option.
    That's why sometimes dual boot is irreplaceable.
    True enough. I don't have hibernate enabled, as I am always saving space on my SSD's. And since I have SSD's, I boot up fast enough from off.

    But yeah, there are reasons to dual boot, I just don't have many of them. It's VM's for me and what I do as a sys admin.
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  8. #28


    Orbiting the Moon
    Posts : 2,975
    Windows 10 x64


    Quote Originally Posted by pparks1 View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by kizo2703 View Post
    You can't test everything on virtual machines. There is no hibernate option on VMs, or, in case of Windows 8, fast boot option.
    That's why sometimes dual boot is irreplaceable.
    True enough. I don't have hibernate enabled, as I am always saving space on my SSD's. And since I have SSD's, I boot up fast enough from off.

    But yeah, there are reasons to dual boot, I just don't have many of them. It's VM's for me and what I do as a sys admin.
    Why would you test hybernation on VM anyway? VM have suspend mode and the hypervisor manages that. Hybernation is managed by the OS.
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  9. #29


    Posts : 1
    Win 7


    Quote Originally Posted by Dellius View Post
    -Real kernel. Finally.
    Could someone explain this to me please?
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