arewhyainn

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  1. I'm not going to give my time, when you won't give your time to learn.
  2. I have worked on a lot of old compaqs computers. compaqs puts their BIOS on the hard drive at times. if you deleted them you will have to reinstall them on the drive.
  3. for the price of that laptop I would have to say not a good move. 500mhz for that price, BUT it's you money and is it just me or dose that laptop look kind of like one of those laptops for those third world kids?
  4. the cost:performance ratio make a ramdisk a poor value. first he wouls have to buy an assload more ram (which isnt cheap) unless youre super concerned with bootup times could install your OS on it and shave off a few seconds on bootup. the fastest bootup time i was ever able to get using a ramdisk is 24 seconds booting a fresh install of win xp. IMO that money would be better spent on other mods to increase system performance. <- about 9 seconds or so with a ramdisk. I agree that shaving 10-30 seconds off of your startup time isn't worth the price. But in the future, maybe 3-4 years when solid state memory hard drives are much more common it will be nice. first flash memory is slower then ram memory. second who said anything about booting your OS with this?? most mother boards can only go up to 4GB-8GB and you have to have DD2 or DD3 for that. having a drive that is made from memory would be good for video editing which could be slow with a hard drive. or you could (i'll say it again) use it for swap/pagefile ok first, who said anything about flash memory? second why use the i-ram with ddr400 when you could just add some ddr2 800 or higher to your mobo maybe even overclock it a little? and get a couple of WD Raptors and run them in raid-0. and what exactly do you mean when you say "a drive made from memory"? and what is "ram memory" is that like random access memory memory? is that new or something? anyways it would probably be cool to have one of these for the hell of it but like i said the performance gain would not outweigh the cost for a ram drive.
  5. the cost:performance ratio make a ramdisk a poor value. first he wouls have to buy an assload more ram (which isnt cheap) unless youre super concerned with bootup times could install your OS on it and shave off a few seconds on bootup. the fastest bootup time i was ever able to get using a ramdisk is 24 seconds booting a fresh install of win xp. IMO that money would be better spent on other mods to increase system performance. <- about 9 seconds or so with a ramdisk. I agree that shaving 10-30 seconds off of your startup time isn't worth the price. But in the future, maybe 3-4 years when solid state memory hard drives are much more common it will be nice. first flash memory is slower then ram memory. second who said anything about booting your OS with this?? most mother boards can only go up to 4GB-8GB and you have to have DD2 or DD3 for that. having a drive that is made from memory would be good for video editing which could be slow with a hard drive. or you could (i'll say it again) use it for swap/pagefile
  6. the cost:performance ratio make a ramdisk a poor value. first he wouls have to buy an assload more ram (which isnt cheap) unless youre super concerned with bootup times could install your OS on it and shave off a few seconds on bootup. the fastest bootup time i was ever able to get using a ramdisk is 24 seconds booting a fresh install of win xp. IMO that money would be better spent on other mods to increase system performance. yes but DDR memory is cheap and getting cheaper
  7. I did already. and this topic is going to make me make a new topic of dual booting.
  8. Dual booting is a pain in the ass, and nobody who uses the computer for more than testing or research never ends up using the operating system they really intent to. Most of the time, it happens to be linux as you keep booting up windows for gaming or one thing or another and then it's just a pain to switch back and forth. im gonna have to disagree with you. dual booting isnt really a pain in the ass, all you do is select which OS you wanna run on startup, not too hard. i dual boot on my laptop all the time because there are certain programs that just work alot better or are only available on windows. now of course if you have two or more computers then sure you can have one OS on one box and one on another, but for a laptop that you will take with you dual booting is a good option, because you can have both OS's with you wherever you go. I'm going to have to disagree with you there. Windows is a piece of shit, no need to boot it at all, or duel boot if for that matter.
  9. you can only have four primary partitions you could make a extended partitions and put partitions on that one http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Disk_partitioning
  10. well, with the BSD licensing you might as say "here take my software, I don't need it" you still need basic rights for software, and the BSD license dose not do that. It took me a while to under stand "gnu, free as in freedom, not free beer." my first thought was I could just take it and do whatever the fuck I want with it. but that is not the case. but BSD is like that. The other thing is I like the idea of the software changes have to be free as well. It's doesn't support proprietary, like BSD dose. http://www.gnu.org/philosophy/bsd.html
  11. i'll get back to you on that. it's been awhile since I read them, I forget. It's sad I know. I just remember it sucking.
  12. netstat -utl The world is not made of Linux. It looks like he's running OpenBSD, that's not what he wants. He'll want something like netstat -an | grep LISTEN. FUCK BSD, live free or die arewhyainn I hope you know that BSD license is much more free then GPL license. I have read the BSD license and i disagree with it. netstat -utl The world is not made of Linux. It looks like he's running OpenBSD, that's not what he wants. He'll want something like netstat -an | grep LISTEN. FUCK BSD, live free or die Yes, because everyone appreciates being told "FUCK _____[something they use]_____" by someone who doesn't even know what that thing is. hell, ya ------------------------------------- help! Richard Stallman has brainwashed me.
  13. i would get me one of these for anything for video editing, encoding, decoding. it would be awesome to have one of those. It would also be good for swap, and a pagafile for gaming and other misc crap
  14. there are standards for these items.
  15. because I'm 1337