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Eddie Phizika

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  1. Steam is literally freezing my machine on start with classic theme enabled. No idea if 16 bit color or any mode. Discord is buggy and slow outside aero. I'm very worried about the future. Will maybe need to dual boot windows 10 only for games and extra stuff.
  2. I've saw (sorry for directly pointing my finger) a post on the windows 8 forum where various people explicitly tried to say windows 7 is slower, something with doesn't makes sense to me, as most of the windows NT kernel and system are definitely growing in size and code and so many extra things like data collection and these things. For a matter of comparision, i will be showing some geekbench 4 tests. The first one shows the Radeon Vega 8 from the ryzen 5 3500u 4000 to 5000 points ahead of vega 10 ryzen 7 3800u laptops, while 2000 to 3000 points behind the dedicated board Geforce 1050TI sh The second one shows the ryzen 5 3500u beating ryzen 7 3800u windows laptops laptops in single and multi core performance. Some linux laptops with ryzen 7 3800u get the single thread win but they still lose, likely because the linux kernel and linux distros today are much bigger and heavier than windows 7. Just to explain: I cannot post all screenshots. I would suggest to search for ryzen 7 3800u results or early-mid 2010s computers (which most here use when we talk about newer windows versions) and make comparisons. my ryzen laptop above
  3. I feel IceApe latest version even faster on Win7 Ultimate amd64 Ryzen 5 3500u 6gb of RAM. Thanks Roytam! I hope there are new possibilities in web compatibility in the future in UXP in general, so certain usecases are fit and i'm able to not use edge in some few moments. But i'm very satisfied with the suite. Again, my thanks and warm compliments for your skills and disciplined efforts for the community.
  4. Is anyone aware on how things may be in future e-core only (ARM Cortex A53-A55 dual-cluster-like) chips? I would be really interested on those in long term future as a ryzen replacement, high power computers do not turn on on my house due to electrical issues,.
  5. I'm seeing dramatic improvements in power usage within more and more uptime. Windows 7 can likely improve things up, as long as GPU drivers are available.
  6. I feel scared about how the scheduler works with a heterogenous CPU using SMT clusters. My Ryzen 5 3500u (which is not like that by any means) goes crazy high power in embarassingly parallel games like Football Manager or script-heavy mods such as Europa Barbarorum II for Medieval II Total War.
  7. I'm sending you a PM. Not going into it as this is very sensitive and it could cause us all trouble.
  8. I'm never, by any means, leaving windows 7, except if some NT operating system appears that is like it. I have (very certainy) above average knowledge on linux distros and unix/bsd. I know how to do stuff to survive as a person who is not a developer but more of a light hacker (i'm not a developer and do not want to code, except in languages i'm interested with no objective task in mind), or a computer science perpetual student/amateur researcher. I know how to deal with arch, debian, bsd enough to survive. It simply isn't up to the level of daily workflow of windows, inconsistency all around, too hobbyst, too inaccessible in standards, from UI to software abstractions that can really bring a possibility of a strong and unified ecosystem for them, massive, monolithic kernel with below adequate (for the linux kernel) code, inadequate drivers/schedulers that can even make very new machines chuckle in a browser if you don't have the patience for working on fixing those, SystemD was just necessary as an attempt to bring sanity but completely contradictory with bsd philosophies (which i personally DO NOT adhere to)... WinNT has architectural advantages that can't be understated. Windows 7 is very efficiently designed for maintenance and power users/developers in mind. WinVista is great but i don't have any hardware to support it, even though i think win7 is more polished (even while lacking certain features but adding others and having somewhat of a more mature and featured kernel). WinXP is great but it has too much issues with hardware i like, and not old enough for older era hardware that i like more (linux, win9x and win2k are more interesting for that). Win8/8.1 is one of the worst aberrations the industry ever brought to us. Win10 was my daily driver for some significant time, but it has simply broken with classic desktop/workstation microsoft windows overall (as much as win8/8.1 did) and is so cloudcentric, anti-privacy and against user control that it makes me cringe. Win11 is a step ahead to hell, with the only exception of the android subsystem. MacOS is such a crapshow (especially with the new UI) that i do not want to come even close to it.
  9. I think mailnews is quite great, i've used the software from BNO, it was quite good, but not my kind of way of doing things. New Moon is something i've never tried. For me, iceape-uxp, even being a suite like moz suite was and not a standalone browser, is way way faster than pm from MCP, and about as fast as bnav
  10. So, for you, most of the win7 userbase will not attract enough software support because most of it will flock to win10 and 11. Interesting. Do you see things differently when we talk about companies? Not only big and medium sized, but all kinds of small and microbusinesses around the world, some way outside of the developed world? Are you optimistic that MSFN Windows 7 users will convince the necessity of enough attention and effort from MSFN developers in the future as we have with xp today?
  11. Do you expect the win7 community will not do the same effort/be as united as the xp/2k community is? I'm quite optimistic (maybe naively as naive as i'm myself) because of our huge market share and companies who daily use win7 will not change sides. How do you view the future and possibilities for us?
  12. Hey Roytam1 and all, i'm just here to thank you for iceape-uxp for windows. I love seamonkey/mozilla suite, but i love uxp. It is so faster than palememe, i love its freedom and privacy, security, and iceape particularly is even as fast as fat boy netscape-wannabe. I love it is so more netscape than it as it has an (excellent) email client and is a full suite. Absolutely love the low memory footprint as well, as i plan on staying on windows 7 as my desktop operating system until i die. Is anyone actually using this browser on win 7? i see many xp users into these uxp builds but no idea how much win7/2k/9x users are into those.., I think it fits perfectly well and will be one of my alternative software to survive the slow and steady incompatibility apocalypse we will see, along with some tweaks and maybe some kind of custom kernel if any developer steps up for all of us and himself in the future. I'm never going to windows 8+ and by no nightmare in hell will be using a chrome-based browser, except when i need it. i will actually let 360chrome from owl as an reserve browser just for that.
  13. Sorry. Compatible was a ridiculously default word to use, i wasn't taking compatibility in a default way, but in a tweaker/dev/hacking way which i would suppose there were already users who did it and shared their guide to everyone. hahahaha Well, so we have some harsh challenges. -Windows 9x will only see and use one CPU core. Not that i actually care about using one core in 9x, frankly, i will not be forcing heavy processing and multithreading. It would be pointless. -Windows 9x will crash with more than 512MB of RAM; some tweaks MAY take you to 1.2GB; paid patch will definitely take you to the 32-bit limit of 4GB. This is a tougher one. Can the OS actually detect the 1200MB naturally (i mean, without any extra external custom patch coding) with these tweaks? which are them and what do they actually are about? Should i go straight to the sticked guides in the main win 98 forum? -Windows 9x will not use Native IDE SATA controllers/drives without a paid patch. AHCI is even worse. If you can't set your HDD controllers to Legacy IDE mode you'll have to deal with slow DOS-mode compatibility filesystem. Alright, this is a challenge. My HDD is a interface switch based one by the BIOS, so i may choose IDE (which didn't actually helped me with Win2K). I'm not really intimidated with MS-DOS performance. Again i would expect to look first at the sticker guides, which i'm going to do even before you reply me about this. -Windows 9x has been without any drivers for new graphics cards since the end of the NVidia 7xxx series and the ATI X8xx series. You will need one of these or you will have to either deal with 640x480x16 resolution or try using VBE9X Well, default VGA would be troublesome due to a big screen. VBE9X would be a more adequate solution, IF Radeon R7 is a good choice for it (hard to know as NVIDIA is MUCH more usual and supported everywhere) -Windows 9x has been without any drivers for network cards for a while as well. Realtek and Marvell based controllers may work depending on version. Well, its a Realtek one. BUT I'm not sure if it really offers default support for Win9x, something extra to deal with... -Windows 9x has no HD Audio drivers whatsoever. Be prepared to use an add-in card. Interesting. I'm long curious to try a Soundblaster (where can i find one? Maybe ripping one from a old computer? It could make more sense to buy the old PC itself then... ), as i find my onboard sound lame at best... Maybe not now, i can temporarily live without it. Well, i'm really interested in it. Do you still think its a good idea or i'm maybe better served by buying a pentium III era computer? Well, i give up on more than 512MB then,. knew about crashing above it but the tweaking possibility made me think i could maybe use it without turning everything into a mess. And, in fact, this is actually a mid 2015 VERY low end gaming machine. it has NOTHING on Win 98, i couldn't even make 2K setup run, i mean, even while changing to every interface mode available. So i'm not expecting that natively unless with some tweak or hacking to change it.

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