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Comment Re:Hyper-V (Score 1) 105

Hyper-V is just.....wrong. Feature wise (and maybe just in in how the features are implemented) it doesn't compare to vmware. Take networking for example. In vmware it's easy as pie to setup VLAN's, VM only networks, etc. In Hyper-V it's a somewhat complicated process. The thin provisioning of hard drives by default is bad, bad, bad. Give me the option during VM build like vmware does.

Comment Re:Alternatives? (Score 1) 554

Chrome is about as joe basic as you can get. Small'ish download and it starts fast (as well as renders fast) and has plenty of support for plugins if you so desire. What is there to be "weary" about? Maybe look at Opera?

Comment Re:Throttling? (Score 1) 305

The old satellite ISP's did (do?) this. They give you a bucket of bandwidth per day. You could download at full speed until you emptied the bucket at that point it dropped to 56K (brutal). That 56K was a constant and was "filling" the bucket back up all the time. So if you drained your cap quickly, letting it sit there for a couple of hours charged it up enough to get full speed for a while.

I think this is a good solution for ISP's looking to manage their over sold pipes. Just change this to the monthly quotas that many ISP's have done and set a minimum speed that you'll hit when you exhaust your quota that isn't absolutely terrible.

Comment Re:Windows 7 (Score 1) 404

Instant Search (yes, you could add it to XP but it wasn't baked in) is a HUGE plus.

That aside, the management aspect of it in a domain environment are far and away the best thing ever. Splitting up the Pics/Vids/Docs folders was the best thing MS did in this regards. Yes, I know Vista had this too but 7 runs much better with fewer resources.

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