Linked by Thom Holwerda on Fri 17th Dec 2010 22:06 UTC, submitted by poundsmack
Windows While Microsoft's Security Essentials has been very well received because of its small footprint and unobtrusive nature, it didn't always rank among the very top when it came to its detection rates. Overall, I'd still say it's one of the best antivirus tools. Now, with version 2.0, Microsoft has improved the detection mechanisms, but of course, it'll take some tests before we can see how effective they are.
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RE[2]: XP not excrement just yet
by Andre on Sat 18th Dec 2010 10:23 UTC in reply to "RE: XP not excrement just yet"
Andre
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Sorry, but on my (early) Pentium 4 (Willamette) (1.6 Ghz)
It's not that suitable for Windows Vista or 7. I guess, that machine is better off with XP.

It got 512 MB of RAM. But installing more RAM is difficult, since it uses PC800 RDRAM, so, a rare type of memory and the mainboard is picky about it's modules. Also, having to replace the video card, just to run the OS in a normal way seems rediculas to me (I am no gamer whatsoever, so I don't need 3D stuff)

In my opinion, to run an Operating System like Windows Vista or Windows 7, the "Pentium III or earier" doesn't work. I think you need a recent Pentium 4 or newer with a shitload of RAM and a modern 3d card.

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