So, today I a was doing some work on my main desktop system (I'll post pictures hopefully tomorrow or whenever I get the thing back together). So while my other desktop is in pieces, I decided to hook up my old Pentium 4 rig, that many of you older members may remember. Last time I was home from college I spent a night and formatted and installed a fresh install of Windows XP SP3.
So I boot this thing up, and at first the mouse and keyboard (both USB) aren't working and the screen resolution is wrong (it's set at 1024x768 for my other monitor). So I'm thinking it is something with my BIOS settings or something...well turns out I just wasn't giving it enough time to detect plug & play devices, but anyway I was so use to how Vista switches the resolution to the right one on boot up if your monitor changes and how it seems to detect plug and play devices before you get to the desktop.
But now that it is all working, I gotta say that I really do miss Window XP. It seems to just run so smooth and so fast on this old P4 2.66Ghz system with under 1GB of memory. I also sorta miss the blue/green "fisher price" toolbar (I am being serious). Somehow I am just so much more attached to this old P4 system I built years ago, a feeling I never got with my newer build. This machine is louder, its slower, and it lights up like time square, but I gotta say I love it more!
Yeah, I kinda miss the days of LiteStep and WindowBlinds where I'd hack my own theme and tweak the colors in PhotoShop if I wasn't satisfied with it. Oddly, I still have a backup of a few WB themes and an XP ISO sitting around as well. I know I'll install it for kicks some day to reminisce, it's definitely something that takes you back.
Yeah years I go I used StyleXP and Windows Blinds, and many of those themes I downloaded over the years were far nicer to look at than anything else I have seen including modern operating systems like Vista and Leopard.
And look at that, it is using about 280MB of memory total, with Firefox, Foobar2000 (simple music player), and Pidgin running. I'm pretty sure the service that runs Aero in Vista uses about that much on it's own. I am almost tempted to do something I never tried...installing Windows XP on my newer machine.
I'm the same. I have Windows 7 ( which I love ) on my Wind, but I always end up doing a complete format and going back to XP. I think the fact we used it for so many years and became so familiar it is like a comforting feeling to have it back.
No kidding man. There was this old P4 machine in my former work, running WinXP SP1, I can swear it runs just as fast as the newer C2D machines with WinXP SP3 or Vista. Everyone's going upgrade and upgrade, sometimes it's good to look back to see that technology back then wasn't too bad at all.
Oh yeah I miss my frist build to.And XP im not using right now but im always tempted to reinstall it again.
P4 2.6ghz 800 FSB - Gigabyte GA-8IPE1000 Pro - Geil 2x256MB PC3500 Ultra( omg it cost $135)And a BFG FX5900 128mb and a Kingwin 450watt psu
I was so proud of this system.Heck I thought OCing it to 3.2gh was the greatest thing in the world.And my Video card.I just thought it was great.I remember it scored 6900 in 3Dmark03 which was a great score then.
Mothow (44773) said on Jul 03, 2009 at 02:56pm PDT:
My FX5900 would rape your 9800pro
My 9800 Pro would have snuck up behind your FX5900 and got it in a sleeper hold. After that, it would have drugged it to make sure it stayed down. Then it would have waited until it got dark and dragged it back to its apartment.
Then it would have violated every orifice, transistor and capacitor it could find. When your FX5900 woke up and screamed for mercy, my 9800 Pro would have just ignored it, and continued to sodomize it unlubricated with the broken end of a broomstick. ALL. F**KING. NIGHT. LONG.
In the morning, my 9800 Pro would slowly strangle your FX5900 just up to the point of death, at which point it would let it go, and just as the FX was catching its breath, my 9800 Pro would punch it as hard as it could in the face, then starting strangling it again. This would go on for hours.
In the evening, my 9800 Pro would start burning your FX5900 with cigarettes, cutting holes into its eyelids, and throwing scalding-hot water on it. Then my 9800 Pro would let a hungy, rabid dog gnaw on your FX5900.
That night, my 9800 Pro would kidnap your FX's children and bring them, only to shoot them in the face, one-by-one, right in front of your FX5900. Then my 9800 Pro would leave your FX5900 all alone to let that reality present itself. Only then would my 9800 Pro take your FX5900 into the woods and burn it to death while still alive.