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Submission + - Test: Windows 8 on an old Asus Eee netbook (

Julie188 writes: "Among the plethora of information regarding Windows 8 that Microsoft has so far disseminated is talk about a handful of optimizations meant to streamline, speed-up, or otherwise reduce Windows 8's footprint in comparison to Windows 7. So, blogger Marco Chiappetta set out to put these claims to a real world test on his old Asus Eee PC 900 netbook. The netbook didn't even meet Microsoft's minimum requirements for its W8 developer preview version. Yet Chiappetta was able to get W8 installed and running well. He logged some surprisingly good results verifying at least some of Microsoft's claims."

Comment Re:From the No Duh Dept. (Score 1) 801

If you are doing 50 and the speed limit is 50 and you are in the left lane, you are doing it wrong, unless you yourself are overtaking someone in the right lane.

You should be pulling over to the right lane and getting out of the way of the faster traffic. That is why they have signs saying slower traffic keep to the right.

Comment Re:Competitive advantage (Score 1) 442

I really want to be a part of your world. Around here I get asked to do stuff such as "Can you install Microsoft for me?". Um, OK. What do you have now? "I have Windows, but I need Word."

The only other option is to buy a Mac, "but you can't play games on a Mac".

That is normal. These are really intelligent people that spend all day on a computer, but use them to do reports and budgets.

It's funny.  Laugh.

Submission + - Time travel and a witch - Sandwich of Terror (

Chris writes: "Another episode of our "Tales from the Darkside" parody web series, Sandwich of Terror. In "The Life and Time Travel of Dr. Barnabus Periwinkle," a man tries to change the unchangeable. In "Any Witch Way You Can," an evening stroll unleashes a man's worst fears."

Bell Labs Unix -- Reach out and grep someone.