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  • PC disaster - urgent help needed (resolved)

    My AMD64 machine does exactly the same. Plug it in and turn on the power and it'll just beep. Give it five minutes or so and then turn it on. If it beeps, give it a little longer then repeat.

    Chances are it'll kick in and start after a while. As Cider says, I think it has something to do with not quite getting a clean supply during power up, particularly if you've got a bunch of other peripherals (printer, scanner etc) that are drawing current from the same source when you switch the mains on.

  • OpenBSD 3.6

    lars wrote:
    It seems there are a zillion different BSDs. ... Which one is the dominant distibution?

    Mac OS X. Smiley

  • And so it begins.

    Beer28 wrote:

    It's not as good as FFox on linux. I'm thinking they should have released that IE for unix for real that mainsoft made so there would be a native version for linux.

    They did, doesn't work on poor mans unix clones like Linux though...

  • Never be a .Net Programmer

    Beer28 wrote:

    You'd wear out the 0-F keys on your keyboard in no time.
    Are you talking about keying in the opcodes as hex in a hex editor manually?

    What about the file format and all the structs?

    I dunno if I could even manage that for a .com file.

    Hex is for wimps, just type it all in binary, the file format and structs can all be manually created. Sure it'd be a pain, but productivity isn't worth anything, is it? Difficult to write equates to better code.

    At least in Leighstroll's world.

  • Can Open Source trust Microsoft?

    Beer28 wrote:

    Has anything that's GPL licensed with exception of the derived commercial applications of linux ever made billions of dollars?


    Do you consider that a positive thing?

  • Never be a .Net Programmer

    I presume that you're giving up C++ then and coding everything by hand-assembled x86.

    Or perhaps we've moved on beyond "that early and rude state of society which precedes both the accumulation of stock and the appropriation of land"

  • Paul review Longhorn 5048

    jamie wrote:

    i agree completely

    this goes well beyond the "label" of hardware release only

    4 years of secrecy and promises ... then this.

    What dont people understand about being letdown? It's an emotional thing to be sure

    Your assuming that everything they currently have for Longhorn has been included in that build - it hasn't. I should imagine pretty much everyone here has played with the Avalon stuff, but that's not there. IE7 is approaching beta stage and that's also not there.

    Complaining that bits are missing is a fundamental misunderstanding about what this build was intended for. Microsoft were handing it out to device driver developers so that they can try their code out on it. All the bits that aren't finalised or aren't stable are deliberately left out to provide the most reliable platform for testing drivers on.

    Paul really ought to know better.

  • XP x64 Upgrade

    andokai wrote:

    Anyway how about this scenario. I have an OEM copy of XP running on a 32 bit machine and a studnet copy of XP running on a x64 machine. Can I exchange the OEM copy for XP x64 install that on the x64 hardware and then install the student XP on the 32bit machine?

    No, the OEM licence is tied to the hardware it was supplied with.

    If you're a student studying a computing based subject (which I'd guess you are given that you are here) why not ask if your department is a member of MSDNAA and if not, why not?

  • The real Window for Linux

    lars wrote:

    If you can afford technical support, would you buy a sub $300 computer in the first place?

    The people who pester technical support at work are the people who buy cheap computers for home. They don't care about specs, they just want to check their emails and download pr0n. They want things that just work.

  • Hack IIS6

    The interesting thing here is not so much the competition itself, but the way the typical slashdotters commments switch from the "I've already hacked it" to the "I could do it, but it's not worth it for just an X-box".

    Proving rather more difficult than some would like to think, I guess...