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 PostPost subject: Poorly designed banner ad        Posted: Tue Nov 04, 2008 9:23 am 
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And clicking the Vista-style button downloads an EXE file which is clearly not an OS X application.

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 PostPost subject:        Posted: Tue Nov 04, 2008 10:01 pm 
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One year ago I found something like that:
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It says one of the performance problems is windows freezes, in linux :P


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 PostPost subject:        Posted: Tue Nov 04, 2008 10:39 pm 
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dionet wrote:
One year ago I found something like that:
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It says one of the performance problems is windows freezes, in linux :P


i like how it states symptoms of a slow computer are the cause of it also lol


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 PostPost subject:        Posted: Tue Nov 04, 2008 11:46 pm 
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Uhm... I'm no OSX expert... I've no idea if OSX has a registry... though if it's buid over a Unix-ish system, then I owould believe it does NOT have a registry?

I'm slightly inclined to believe Windows is the only OS with a registry these days?

I'm sure someone will correct me but I just found it hilarious, that the registry on an OS without registry, is in need of a cleanup......


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 PostPost subject:        Posted: Wed Nov 05, 2008 12:18 am 
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MacOS(X) has no registry, settings are stored in an individual "preference" files... Keeping system and applications settings together in central registry is dumbest thing ever :?

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MacOS(X) has no registry, settings are stored in an individual "preference" files... Keeping system and applications settings together in central registry is dumbest thing ever :?


why? that way all settings ae in one place for you and they can be change in a easy way and if a program doesnt remove something its in the registry not scattered around and all you do is run a reg cleaner (ccleaner is great)


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 PostPost subject:        Posted: Wed Nov 05, 2008 2:03 am 
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Because this huge package is very sensitive to damages, when one of registry files becames corupted it's disaster for entire system. Also applications can easily make a mess in registry, and system is getting slower and slower...

As win user i hate registry, as win programmer i hate registry, under linux i [censored] on registry...

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Thanks, Baso, just what I thought ;)

I'm looking forward to the day the registry on my Amiga is in need of a cleanup though.... will be nice to finally find it :P


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The general idea of storing all preferences in a central place is actually a very good one. It's just poorly implemented in Windows. When you delete something in the registry, it isn't really deleted, it's just marked non-existent, which is why the registry just gets bigger, even if you don't add anything. The result is that, eventually, the system doesn't keep it all in memory, and almost every registry access requires reading from the disk. I really don't see why Microsoft hasn't replaced the registry engine in Vista to something more efficient, like Jet.

OS/2 has something similar to the registry, but it's barely used because it was added very late in OS/2's life (Warp 4.5, IIRC).


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