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  1. i can tell that file transfers to and from my usb are smoother, also i can tell that things are more snappier at startup immediately after the desktop appears.
  2. GParted worked!!! Thanks so much for the support. I'm always messing with my computer and doing things but things like this come with the territory and through these troubleshooting i get better with computers and increase my computer knowledge.
  3. ok i'm still going to try gparted, but so u know what i was talking about dealing with OEM hard drives, i read this article below and tried the windows utility diskpart yesterday which said something along the line of "can't delete partition that is non-empry". look here... http://www.winvistaclub.com/t11.html I also browsed the web and found numerous people having the same problem all who seemed to have dells and one who even had the same dell vostro 1500 i have...
  4. I'm not sure what all that means but i followed this guide. http://forum.notebookreview.com/showthread.php?t=157838 yes i mean that it was preinstalled. And yes i've heard of gparted and already downlaoded it, i'm gonna try it out when i get back from class when i have more time.
  5. Ok...a long story short i installed ubuntu linux...loved the OS but didn't support programs i needed...I allocated it some space on my hard drive and after decided i wasn't gonna use Ubuntu anymore i deleted that partition off my hard drive. Somehow that partition is now an extended logical partition. I couldn't delete it or format it to try to make it unallocated space so i could combine it back with my main primary drive. So i heard something on many forums about how my problem is caused because i have an oem drive and i would have to reinstall vista. I did this and it helped, i can now at least format the extended logical partition so i can use it unlike before, but still i can't delete it. When i try to delete it i get a message that "there is not enough space on the hard disk for this operation." To try to lead u in the right direction i think i heard something about a pagefile to free up space or something i'm not sure... What do i do??? If u need any info to help me just let me know and i'll get back to u really quick. thanks in advance
  6. You have a good point but still i don't think the church he goes to is relevant.
  7. I only said that so you would understand where i am coming from and that i understand what is going on. I dont think Obama deserves all the publicity and attention GOOD OR BAD just because of his color or what church he goes to. My whole point is that people should stop judgin him (hilary too) and just look at what he wants to do for the country.
  8. slick but define bandwagon.... barack barely has a bandwagon
  9. As i say this, know that i am black. I can't stand that people go to these extents to find one little piece of dirt on Obama when there are plenty of things to be hated about the other candidates. I swear some people will vote for a white guy instead of Obama even if they truly think that Obama will do more good for the country. Everyone always attacks the guy in the lead. Now that white supremest see that Obama is winning states and that he actually might be president, they are all now pissed off. Obama has good intentions. Whether you vote for him or not, get off his f*cking nut sack and let the man run for president. Stop trying to make him look bad, ur just making yourself look more desperate that you don't want a man of color to be THE MOST POWERFUL PERSON ON EARTH. I'll get back to you guys in November when Obama is president.
  10. just checked and wikipedia has changed the page back that quick. seems someone put it on digg but noone took a prnt scrn. some did take a print scrn of an icident that happened earlier. Seems that along with the iowa caucus page they hacked the wikipedia main home page earlier today....
  11. I wanted to know exactly wtf an Iowa caucus was so i did what anyone else would do and searched it on wikipedia. I don't think i'll ever be the same. I dont know if the site was actually hacked, i know users can alter information on the sites but i dont know if that was the case.
  12. yeah i wouldnt do that, it would only give ur controller usb connector a reason to rust.
  13. Which one do you guys use and how do you like it? I currently use windows live hotmail but am thinking about moving to gmail. Windows live hotmail seems to be slow to load and i've heard a lot of fuss about gmail. I wanted to think this over before i switch because i will have to go to about 20 websites and things to switch my default email if i switch. i will still have to keep my hotmail for xbox live and msn messenger and keep my aol email for aim.
  14. i wanna try using a dock in windows, i think it and ichat are the best features in a mac. I tried using the third party dock called rk launcher but i wasn't able to get the hang of it and on some programs like windows media player it will be in the way of the buttons at the bottom unless i hide it which i didnt like to do. Also i like having the time in the corner. Anyone know of an app that will imitate the task bar at the top of a mac. If anyone can help me, i just wanna try to get the basic interface to work like a mac.
  15. The stuff about gaming was just side stuff. If u notice i said that since u could buy a pc laptop with out a video card it would be even cheaper. I like macs and all and owned one for a long period of time but like itunes for u, macs just "aren't my cup of tea," but i just saw ur budget was $1,000 and the toshiba's u showed us were around $800 and i knew u couldnt get a mac for that so what else do u expect me to recommend. If you got money like that, the mac isn't a bad choice at all, i'm sure u will be happy with it. Profanity was uncalled for.
  16. On the worldwide scale for notebooks, HP has 21.4% market share, Acer 16.2%, Dell 13.8%, Toshiba 9.1%, Lenovo 8.9%, Sony 5.6%, Fujitsu-Siemens 4.7%, Apple 4.6% and Asus 4.2%. This is as of Dec 3, 2007 according to DisplaySearch an NPD company. Apple did grow 36% but their market share is so small, 36% is not significant. The most expensive laptop can't be the best selling. I believe they would catch up if they found a way to lower their prices. Honestly the only reason why people even like their laptops is becaue of how thin they are and how much style they have. At my university the only people i see with Macs are rich kids wearing uggz or driving BMW's. But for someone like me who is into computers a Mac is not an option. I wouldn't mind having a Macbook to travel with because i could bear that but there is no way in hell i would buy a mac desktop. yeah like all the games right.... and unless u are in graphic editing, theres no reason to run mac apps cus everyone knows safari and itunes suck. ichat is pretty good tho.
  17. make ur quicklauch bigger, or if u wanna use the sidebar, there is an app launcher gadget.
  18. a 15 inch mac starts at about $2,000, over twice your budget. Look at the stats in my sig, i got that for $1,100. Also included was an integrated webcam, dvd burner, 1440x900 glossy screen, and 120GB hard drive. Adding on my beefy 256MB video card was $200 of the $1,100 my laptop costs. Nowadays even if you aren't gaming, just because of Vista's interface, i recommend you get the 128MB video card with your dell(i just looked and the 128mb video card is mandatory on dell laptops now), so that means you could get what i have with a decent video card for $1,000 which is right at your budget. Also since dell's prices have gone down since i bought mines(I just looked, what i bought for $1,100 is now $1,000), and also because i paid extra to get vista business, you will have even more money left in your budget to get lets say integrated blue tooth, bigger hard drive, or a bigger battery for extra battery life. EDIT: I see you just bought a MAC, hope you are happy with it. But i have to say, I wouldn't buy a MAC unless i worked in video or picture editing. Yeah i heard it runs PS well and everything but its not like i'm loosing that much by running PS on my dell. Basically, the amount of things you loose by switching to a MAC don't make up for a performance boost in PS and some other graphics software. The way i see it, other than graphic editing wise, a PC can do everything a MAC can do, but a MAC can't do everything a PC can do.
  19. yeah, its clear firefox 3 has better memory management than ff2. I dont understand why in my benchmarks ie performed to badly sometimes.
  20. yeah half way through the test i remembered that i had installed opera and that it was also a popular brower but i didnt have time. I think i will try opera tomorrow.
  21. I read that firefox 3 made big improvements with its memory usage compared to firefox 2. I read a guys test that showed the evidence. But then i read something about how it doesn't make any improvements. So i decided to run my own benchmarks comparing the three browser's memory usage. Everything was done twice, cache was cleared between each type of test and each new test. Results were averaged and rounded for 2 zeros BEFORE averaging. Program Startup (homepage msn.com): IE: 32,300 FF2: 19,750 FF3b1: 22,900 Loading of 5 webpages: (msn.com, digg.com, g4tv.com, youtube.com, zdnet.com) IE: 108,350 FF2: 68,100 FF3b1: 75,400 After 2 Minutes: IE: 109,850 +1,500 FF2: 78,300 +10,200 FF3b1: 72,250 -3,150 Loading of 2 websites with browsing (zdnet.com > news > hardware)(digg.com > news > 7 days > dinosaur article): IE: 54,850 FF2: 42,650 FF3b1: 49,550 After 2 Minutes: IE: 54,900 +50 FF2: 45,150 +2500 FF3b1: 49,700 +150 Conclusion: Firefox 3 beta 1 does a much better job of memory management than ff2 or ie7. I was surprised by the bad performance of ie7. The most important thing to notice is that on the test where 5 pages were loaded and left for 2 minutes, ff3 actually DROPPED memory while during the same test ff2 continued to rise(might have hit 100,000 if test were 10 min). Also to notice is the decrease of the last test between ff2 and ff3 when zdnet and digg.com were browsed. On the second run, ff3 actually DROPPED after 2 min. more trials would be required to make sure of this but even without that second run dropping, ff3 still dropped dramatically from where ff2 was. This is not a confirmed success of FF3 but now i have much more hope for FF3 resolving memory issues. I have seen other people's benchmarks but i had to see it happen in front of me to believe it. This is only the beta, can't wait till the final version is released.
  22. anyone? i though i heard of it somehwere that a program can do what dreamscene does but i can find the app on google
  23. If you haven't seen my first video http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2NNsRNwG0og then watch that and then watch my second video which gives tips to optimize windows vista here http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FpOPTJ3tQFw
  24. I know dreamscene is useless and all but i am into these cool little features and i just wanna try it out even if for just an hour. Anyone know an app that does the dreamscene effect and possibly have the same default vids that included with vista.
  25. i would love to get the hp but i'm thinking the 8600m gs in it is not as strong as the 8600m gt available in the dell. Damn.....
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