Linked by Thom Holwerda on Sat 7th Jan 2006 18:50 UTC
Talk, Rumors, X Versus Y The study described in the following article was done by Mirosoft, so run to the kitchen and get some grains of salt. "Microsoft's Linux and open-source lab on the Redmond campus has been running some interesting tests of late, one of which was looking at how well the latest Windows client software runs on legacy hardware in comparison to its Linux competitors. The tests, which found that Windows performed as well as Linux on legacy hardware when installed and run out-of-the-box, were done in part to give Microsoft the data it needed to effectively "put to rest the myth that Linux can run on anything." Do with the results as you please, but the topic is interesting nonetheless. What are your experiences?
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Correct me if I'm wrong, but explorer cannot be uninstalled, and it gets preloaded when the OS starts. What about the desktop? When explorer crashed in Window 98 for me the desktop went too, in XP the desktop and the bar at the bottom of the screen go.

You don't need to uninstall it.

Change the following registry key -


If shell is not there then create it. Make it a string value and put in the path to an .exe you want to run as the shell.


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