Linked by Thom Holwerda on Fri 5th Apr 2013 21:16 UTC
Hardware, Embedded Systems AlienWare (so Dell) has just unveiled a gaming PC running Ubuntu and Steam, designed to be hooked up to a TV - essentially a Steambox. "With over 25 gaming titles available and more being added, users can access Steam For Linux to play online games, including your favorite titles like Team Fortress 2 and Serious Sam 3." Everything starts out small, but with Valve going full throttle with this, expect this library to grow.
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RE[6]: More like 100 or so
by delta0.delta0 on Sun 7th Apr 2013 11:52 UTC in reply to "RE[5]: More like 100 or so"
delta0.delta0
Member since:
2010-06-01

you dont have to buy the $1000 model there are also i5 versions... It just makes your original point about the i3 moot.

No it doesn't I have a few hundred programs installed on my work PC. This is a myth from the Windows 2000 era.


Anecdotal evidence. It still doesn't change the fact that the registry gets bloated and causes a degradation in performance. Its not a myth, its a fact.

From Microsoft themselves:

http://support.microsoft.com/kb/2498915


SYMPTOMS
Consider the following scenario:

You may discover that some of your registry hives are abnormally large or “bloated”. Registry hives that are in this state can cause various performance issues and errors in the system log.
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CAUSE
There can be many causes for this issue. Troubleshooting the actual cause can be a long and tedious process. In this scenario, you simply want to compress the registry hives to a normal state.


Article ID: 2498915 - Last Review: March 16, 2011 - Revision: 3.0
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A myth from windows 2000 era, are you sure ? Even Microsoft doesn't agree with you. The last update to that article was in 2011.

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RE[7]: More like 100 or so
by lucas_maximus on Sun 7th Apr 2013 16:19 in reply to "RE[6]: More like 100 or so"
lucas_maximus Member since:
2009-08-18

Sorry non of those machines are future proof. Ubuntu has iffy track record with updates and supported hardware at best. It still isn't a good deal.

It hardly ever happens. I have not seen modern machine have problems to do with the registry and I work in an office with over 100 windows 7 machines.

While it can happen doesn't mean it always happens.

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RE[8]: More like 100 or so
by delta0.delta0 on Mon 8th Apr 2013 05:30 in reply to "RE[7]: More like 100 or so"
delta0.delta0 Member since:
2010-06-01

In your opinion.. At least you now admit that it can happen.

In my opinion and for me personally Linux / Ubuntu is better than Windows as a desktop os and has been for a long time.

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