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Comment While they're at it... (Score 4, Informative) 448

They should also disable the Adobe Download Manager (Adobe DLM). For any of you that have downloaded Adobe Reader 9 (with Firefox) recently, you would have noticed that they make you install a Firefox add-on instead of just linking you to the binary.

It's proprietary and full of ads! Just what I wanted, an extension that checks for updates of my Adobe Reader software. Uninstalled. The Firefox team should send a message. Firefox add-ons are not yours to take over like the Windows startup.

Comment Re:What's the point in wating for markets to turn (Score 1) 215

You DO understand that GPUs, not the CPUs are the bottleneck, but I guess you've never actually shipped any games.

Depends completely on CPU/GPU setup. Try putting a HD 4870 card in an old X2 3800+ box, see how that goes. But I guess you've never shipped any games.

Comment Re:What's the point in wating for markets to turn (Score 1) 215

Maybe, but you're ignoring the value you would get out of your original investment. That's three years you've had a good computer vs. three years with a subpar one. Besides, laptops aren't really what we're talking about, since they cannot fit a decent graphics card.

Comment Re:What's the point in wating for markets to turn (Score 1) 215

I've heard the bang-for-your-buck argument in favor of Phenom II, but I don't think it holds up when you consider that an i7 (920) setup is only $300-$400 more, will last much longer than a Phenom II, and presently blows it out of the water in CPU-intensive tasks (especially when OC'd). When you spread that money over two or three years, in the long run its a better deal to just upgrade to the X58 chipset.

When a fellow says, "It ain't the money but the principle of the thing," it's the money. -- Kim Hubbard