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BuildOrBuy Notes... Dateline: Wed 1/31/07
This Week's Notes:
  1. www.WindowsVista.com
     

  2. Vista Readiness Test
    www.pcpitstop.com/vistaready/default.asp
     

  3. Windows Application Compatibility - Windows Vista Enterprise Hardware Planning Guidance
    http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/windowsvista/aa905075.aspx
     

  4. Minimum supported system requirements
    www.microsoft.com/windowsvista/getready/systemrequirements.mspx
     
  5. Windows Vista Capable and Premium Ready PCs
    www.microsoft.com/windowsvista/getready/capable.mspx
     
  6. Get Ready for Windows Vista
    www.microsoft.com/windowsvista/getready/default.mspx
     
  7. Windows Vista Upgrade Advisor
    www.microsoft.com/windowsvista/getready/upgradeadvisor/default.mspx
     
  8. PC Pitstop's Vista Readiness Test Center
    www.pcpitstop.com/vistaready/default.asp
     
  9. WinXP Pro - Use your computer to print, scan, and fax
    www.microsoft.com/windowsxp/using/setup/hwandprograms/printfaxscan.mspx
     
  10. Windows Vista: Faxing and scanning
    www.microsoft.com/windowsvista/features/forbiz/faxscan.mspx
     
  11. Windows Processes
    www.processlibrary.com
     
  12. Windows (XP Pro) Task Manager - Processes
    csrss.exe - Client Server Runtime Process; File Version Value: 5.1.2600.2180 (xpsp_sp2_rtm.040803-2158)
  13. A Better Task Manager... Process Explorer!
    1. Process Explorer for Windows v10.21
       
  14. Surge Protectors - The Best!
    www.brickwall.com
     
  15. The RoHS Directive stands for "the restriction of the use of certain hazardous substances in electrical and electronic equipment".
    www.rohs.gov.uk
     
  16. Windows XP Pro - User Profile Hive Cleanup Service - A service to help with slow log off and unreconciled profile problems.
     
  17. Remember Maxtor Big Drive Enabler? No longer needed in WinXP Pro + SP2. The 137GB limitation does not affect SCSI Interface HD Drives. EnableBigLBA - www.48bitLBA.com - Test 48bitLBA!
    1. Bios HD Limitations
       
  18. Jerry Lee - ALPR - www.platescan.com

     

  19. Linux Firewall
     
    1. www.smoothwall.org
    2. www.smoothwall.net
    3. www.ipcop.org
  20. www.programchecker.com
     
  21. Remember: Greg Thurmond - www.BusinessTalkRadio.com- Greg Thurmond & Erick Flatt
    www.sweatgutr.com/reviews.htm ; Greg Thurmond, Vice President of Sales and Marketing for Tunnel Vision, notes that Sweat GUTR sweatbands are already distributed in the U.S., www.ppolnews.com/?id=82370 ; Tunnel Vision, LP... Based in Dallas, Texas.  www.SweatGUTR.com -

     

  22. Best Power Supply - www.pcpowercooling.com

     

  23. Need a 5.25' Floppy in Windows XP? www.deviceside.com - "USB floppy drives are widely available, but those currently on the market only support 3.5" disks. The new interface, due to be released later this year, connects to 5.25" drives. It will also allow the owners of modern computers to read a variety of old disk formats that ordinary floppy controllers no longer support.

    The final product will read many disk formats, but the prototype only reads Apple II disks, so please leave your IBM or CP/M floppies at home for now. The product will be available in 2007."

    Q: deviceside@deviceside.com

     

  24. - Q: What is AHCI (Advanced Host Controller Interface) ?
    - A: AHCI is a programming interface for SATA host controller. It provides new features, such as NCQ and hot plug, to increase performance. If you want to enable AHCI, please kindly set "SATA RAID/AHCI Mode" as AHCI in the BIOS. Per www.Giga-Byte.com FAQ's
     
  25. AMD Processor Wattage -
  26. AMD vs. Intel: AMD Challenges Intel to a Dual-Core Duel
    www.amd.com/duel

     
  27. Compare Server/Workstation Processor Specifications: 
    www.amdcompare.com/us-en/opteron/

     
  28. www.amdcompare.com/us-en/
     
  29. www.amdcompare.com/us-en/desktop/

    Processor: AMD Athlon 64 X2 Dual-Core ; Model Number: 4200+; Socket: AM2; Wattage:
    AMD Intel Faster CPU

     
  30. www.pcstats.com/articleview.cfm?articleID=1970
     
  31. www.intel.com/products/processor/core2duo/specifications.htm
     
  32. http://indigo.intel.com/compare_cpu/default.aspx?familyID=1&culture=en-US

     
  33. Intel Chipset Comparison Charts
    www.intel.com/design/chipsets/linecard.htm
     
  34. Intel Desktop Boards Products List
    www.intel.com/design/motherbd/

     
  35. Intel 975X

     
  36. Intel Processor Spec Finder:
    http://processorfinder.intel.com/Default.aspx

     
  37. Integrated DDR DRAM
    www.amd.com/us-en/Processors/ProductInformation/0,,30_118_4699_7983,00.html
  38. Win2000 & WinXP Comparisons And Features List:

     


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