Linked by Eugenia Loli on Tue 16th Sep 2008 23:48 UTC
Hardware, Embedded Systems Our friends at Geeks.com, known for their cheap laptops offers, sent in one of the most popular netbooks around: the Asus Eee PC. The model is the 701 4G, with 512 MB RAM, and Windows XP in it. Read through for a review of the product.
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RE: XP on that machine
by Eugenia on Wed 17th Sep 2008 01:17 UTC in reply to "XP on that machine"
Eugenia
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2005-06-28

I beg to differ regarding AV/anti-spyware. I sincerely believe that it's important to run these when on Windows, especially when connected to the net. A user can easily get infected SD cards or even mp3 players from friends -- let alone the internet spyware.

As for the height of the windows. While Linux might have a shortcut about this, it also has more apps that require the shortcut. On Windows, these [popular] apps that would require it are fewer. So it's a trade off.

Edited 2008-09-17 01:17 UTC

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RE[2]: XP on that machine
by miscz on Wed 17th Sep 2008 01:34 in reply to "RE: XP on that machine"
miscz Member since:
2005-07-17

I recommend ESET Smart Security (it's NOD32 with internet security tools) for older machines... and for modern ones too. It's very lightweight and still can deal with everything efficiently. In my experience it's usually using 30-40MB of RAM. It's not free like AVG though.

Using two different antimalware solutions is a bit too much for any computer IMHO.

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RE[3]: XP on that machine
by Eugenia on Wed 17th Sep 2008 01:39 in reply to "RE[2]: XP on that machine"
Eugenia Member since:
2005-06-28

AVG Free does not do anti-spyware (only the paid version does), that's why Windows Defender is needed to complement AVG Free's anti-virus service. I wouldn't use both if there was a duplication in functionality. Before I installed Windows Defender I tried Lavasoft's Ad-Aware. This application did NOT execute on my Eee PC. It would die on load with a cryptic error message.

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