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Comment: Re:Who has the market share? (Score 2) 336

by Blaskowicz (#47594839) Attached to: Windows XP Falls Below 25% Market Share, Windows 8 Drops Slightly

I think Vista is even a bit like Windows 2000 vs XP : same OS than 7 but a bit older, more traditional user interface, will be deprecated sooner but mostly does the exact same things. If I needed Windows I'd look into running it on purpose. License stickers are even sold for cheap (though I think warez versions of Windows get all updates anyway?)

Comment: Re:Strange (Score 1) 391

by Blaskowicz (#47587149) Attached to: How long ago did you last assemble a computer?

Intel still is innovating and perhaps aggressively at that, with an architecture update every year or two. The physical limits, down to speed of light putting a barrier on latency are strong. Funnily in the older times they could sell the same architecture for five years with minor tweaks and frequency increases (486, Pentium/Pentium MMX, Pentium Pro/II/III)

Comment: Re:Glad to see you use the term 'assemble' (Score 1) 391

by Blaskowicz (#47587061) Attached to: How long ago did you last assemble a computer?

And at first it was the "PC bus" or the "AT bus", the name ISA came because of the clone industry using it. Superficially at least, using DOS, ISA and Intel (or clones) is similar to using CP/M, S-100 and Intel. It's good we had another relatively open platform early on. S-100 died before I was born though.

Comment: Re:This just in... (Score 2) 117

by Blaskowicz (#47583609) Attached to: AMD Launches New Higher-End Kaveri APUs A10-7800 and A6-7400K

But you can set the thing to 45 watt. You just need some airflow and very good heatsink.

Well, if you want CPU performance get a 35 watt Intel i3 ; the AMD CPU is worse and slightly hotter but will better run games (and some rare GPGPU or HSA software). That's all. And if I was building a SFF PC, I'd probably look for quad core Atom (or the same named Celeron), Kabini and successors or even Tegra K1 (but that one isn't strictly a PC)

Comment: Re:This just in... (Score 1) 117

by Blaskowicz (#47582921) Attached to: AMD Launches New Higher-End Kaveri APUs A10-7800 and A6-7400K

It's good for niches of users, like those who insist on building a small PC (to compensate for a too big penis?) or why not the family Windows PC where users only care about being able to run a game at all (either now or four years down the road).

Else, the CPU performance is sure fairly disappointing (and Windows itself is disappointing, ugly and manages to be both simplistic and complex, I miss the days you could use 2000/XP and be done)

Comment: Re:PS/2 (Score 1) 205

by Blaskowicz (#47574941) Attached to: "BadUSB" Exploit Makes Devices Turn "Evil"

I always choose a motherboard with both ports. Can be very useful even if you start out with both peripherals as USB. e.g. when my USB mouse broke, I got the older PS/2 one from a drawer and it still works very fine. Likewise I broke a keyb from 2010 or 2011 and ultimately replaced it with one from 1996 (which has grease and a space bar that needs serviced but registers all keys)

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