You want to do amateur or power-level computing? Then there is no other choice than Windows! Period.
As a Windows user you don't have to spend tons of a money for a Mac PC (sorry Mac guys but Mac is nothing else than an expensive PC now) and you don't have to waste time on forums to learn how install stuff.
All that Linux/Mac can offer you can get on Windows and get is better.
I spent many years working with Linux but it was always only my second choice.
Sorry Linux friends, but I said it.
Thursday, December 23, 2010
Running Win 7 on a EEE PC
I wondered if an EEEPC can run Windows 7 smoothly so after upgrading the HDD and the RAM I tried it out. Well, it does.
The first thing I had to disable was that damn Window indexing service (called Window Search under Win 7) via services.msc in order to make the computer run faster. As the computer is running from a SSD disk the next thing to disable was the scheduled defrag tasks.
The Windows Experience Index rating is:
CPU - 2.3
RAM - 4.5
Video card -3
Drive - 6.8
With FRESH WINDOWS the
CPU loading while idle is: 1%
Memory utilization (immediately after Win start up): 450MB
Boot time: 10 sec
I also disconnected the battery while using the laptop on AC in order to prevent its unnecessary aging.