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Comment Re:It already is (Score 1) 375 375

If I just shut down explorer.exe in XP and try to go about launching applications and trying to get the OS to do various things, I think some things will fail since the shell isn't running.

Have you tried? Sure, launching things from the Task Manager is inconvenient, but nothing really breaks because Explorer isn't running.

Comment Re:Dance monkeys, dance (Score 1) 117 117

It may also depend on the IDE version, perhaps. I've seen this in both the student version of the full VS2010 distributed through DreamSpark and the free Visual C++ 2010 Express; perhaps the MSDN-distributed version of VS2010 includes IntelliSense components these don't.

Comment Re:Don't forget the artwork (Score 1) 79 79

It wasn't contrived and forced like in Duke Nuke'm Forever.

Given the massive amount of awesome Gearbox pulled off with Borderlands, I was really disappointed with DNF. Then again, when you're given shit to polish, you're still polishing shit. I'm still really hopeful that, given their own IP to work with, Borderlands 2 will be just as enjoyable as the first.

Comment Re:But what about non-static pages? (Score 2) 205 205

Serving static content from a subdomain or just another domain (e.g., Facebook's fbcdn.net) can also improve the load times because the browser won't have any cookies associated with that domain, and therefore won't lose time sending a pile of irrelevant content along with every HTTP request.

Comment Re:Ubuntu + Wubi (Score 1) 622 622

No. When Wubi breaks, it breaks hard. This is a bad option. These days, repartitioning is point-and-click off a live CD; there's no good reason for Wubi other than laziness, which is still a bad reason because in this case, said laziness may very well come back to bite you on the ass later.

Comment Re:Not sure about the difference... (Score 1) 378 378

It launched instantly, and everything was amazingly fast (for someone use to the 386, where waiting for things was just normal).

The extra RAM also helped amazingly with the stability, too. I tried putting Windows 3.11 on a 166MHz Pentium with 64MB RAM years ago on a lark, and was shocked at just how performant the installation was. I mean, you couldn't really do much due to the lack of modern backported software, but what it could do, it did fantastically.

Comment Re:The relevant bits (Score 1) 434 434

Pardon me if I'm not understanding your setup or your problem properly, but in your Network and Sharing Center (Control Panel, Network and Internet, Network and Sharing Center), you should find a list of all connected networks with their various non-descriptive names (“Network 2”, how useful). Under the network name, it should list the “location” of the network (“Home network”, “Work network”, or “Public network”), and if you click on that label, you should be able to change the location. Helpful, or am I off by a mile?

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