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Everything Sucks. Let's Talk About What Does Not.


pparks1

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#21
My 7 Profiles use 631 MB of HDD space! :eek:
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.

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.


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.
 

My Computer

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  • OS
    Windows 7
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    Self-Built in July 2009
    CPU
    Intel Q9550 2.83Ghz OC'd to 3.40Ghz
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    Gigabyte GA-EP45-UD3R rev. 1.1, F12 BIOS
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    8GB G.Skill PI DDR2-800, 4-4-4-12 timings
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    EVGA 1280MB Nvidia GeForce GTX570
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    Realtek ALC899A 8 channel onboard audio
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    23" Acer x233H
    Screen Resolution
    1920x1080
    Hard Drives
    Intel X25-M 80GB Gen 2 SSD
    Western Digital 1TB Caviar Black, 32MB cache. WD1001FALS
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    Corsair 620HX modular
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    Antec P182
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    stock
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    ABS M1 Mechanical
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    Logitech G9 Laser Mouse
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    15/2 cable modem
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    Windows and Linux enthusiast. Logitech G35 Headset.

lehnerus2000

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#22
I must have explained that badly

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.

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.

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.

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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    Windows 7 Ultimate SP1 (64 bit), Linux Mint 18.3 MATE (64 bit)
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    PC/Desktop
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    n/a
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    AMD Phenom II x6 1055T, 2.8 GHz
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    ASRock 880GMH-LE/USB3
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    8GB DDR3 1333 G-Skill Ares F3-1333C9D-8GAO (4GB x 2)
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    ATI Radeon HD6450
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    Samsung S23B350
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    Western Digital 1.5 TB (SATA), Western Digital 2 TB (SATA), Western Digital 3 TB (SATA)
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    Linux Mint 16 MATE (64 bit) replaced with Linux Mint 17 MATE (64 bit) - 2014-05-17
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    RAM & Graphics Card Upgraded - 2013-01-13
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    HDD Upgraded - 2010-08-11, 2011-08-24,

kizo2703

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#23
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.
 

My Computer

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  • OS
    Windows 7 Ultimate, Windows 8 Pro WMC, OS X Mavericks
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    Home made
    CPU
    i7 860
    Motherboard
    ASUS P7P55D-E
    Memory
    Corsair CMX8G3M2A1600C9D ,DDR3 ,8 GB
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    Sapphire ATI Radeon HD 5770 ,1 GB
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    Dell U2311H
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    WD Caviar Black SATA 6.0 1TB x1 ,
    WD Caviar Blue 1TB x1
    WD Caviar Red 4TB
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    Corsair CMPSU-750TX
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    Logitech S510
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    Logitech LX5

johnpombrio

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#24
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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    Windows 8.1 Pro 64 bit GA
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    i7-4770K Haswell
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    ASUS Z87-PRO
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    16 GB of Corsair 1866
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    GTX 780
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    Cooler Master Storm Headphones
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    Dell 27 inch U2711 IPS
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    2560 by 1440
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    Samsung 840 Pro 250GB SSD plus 2 3 TB drives
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    Corsair-750
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    Corsair White Graphite Series 600T
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    Corsair H00i Water
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    Corsair K90
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    Logitech G9 Laser
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    6.3 MBps
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    Firefox
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Kynix

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#25
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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    Windows 7 x64 Home Premium / Commodore OS Vision / Windows 8 Release preview
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    AMD Athlon x2 Dual Core 7750 BE 2,7Ghz (2/4)
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    Asus M2N-e
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    4Gb
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    GIGABYTE (ATI) Radeon HD 6870 (1Gb)
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    Do i have one?
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    2
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    1x HD1080 1x SXGA
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    1x Samsung 500 Gb
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    Antec 500W
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    Antec three hundred
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    3 fans + psu and cpu + gpu
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    Logitech G19
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    CM Storm Xornet
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    Look, what i've created... just a few visits at the recyclement center was enough...

Colonel Travis

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#26

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    Acer AJ15
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pparks1

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#27
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.
 

My Computer

System One

  • OS
    Windows 7
    System Manufacturer/Model
    Self-Built in July 2009
    CPU
    Intel Q9550 2.83Ghz OC'd to 3.40Ghz
    Motherboard
    Gigabyte GA-EP45-UD3R rev. 1.1, F12 BIOS
    Memory
    8GB G.Skill PI DDR2-800, 4-4-4-12 timings
    Graphics Card(s)
    EVGA 1280MB Nvidia GeForce GTX570
    Sound Card
    Realtek ALC899A 8 channel onboard audio
    Monitor(s) Displays
    23" Acer x233H
    Screen Resolution
    1920x1080
    Hard Drives
    Intel X25-M 80GB Gen 2 SSD
    Western Digital 1TB Caviar Black, 32MB cache. WD1001FALS
    PSU
    Corsair 620HX modular
    Case
    Antec P182
    Cooling
    stock
    Keyboard
    ABS M1 Mechanical
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    Logitech G9 Laser Mouse
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    15/2 cable modem
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    Windows and Linux enthusiast. Logitech G35 Headset.

Hopachi

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#28
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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    Windows 10 x64
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    Laptop
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    HP Envy DV6 7250
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    Intel i7-3630QM
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    HP, Intel HM77 Express Chipset
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    16GB
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    Intel HD4000 + Nvidia Geforce 630M
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    IDT HD Audio
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    15.6' built-in + Samsung S22D300 + 17.3' LG Phillips
    Screen Resolution
    multiple resolutions
    Hard Drives
    Samsung SSD 250GB + Hitachi HDD 750GB
    PSU
    120W adapter
    Case
    small
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    laptop cooling pad
    Keyboard
    Backlit built-in + big one in USB
    Mouse
    SteelSeries Sensei
    Internet Speed
    slow and steady
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    Chromium, Pale Moon, Firefox Developer Edition
    Antivirus
    Windows Defender
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    That's basically it.

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