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    I use Vista and have not run into any big problems. That is to say that the "problems" is not connected to Vista, ie there is no magic way to get rid of them.
    The point is - you should not simply use Linux if you think it will drive away the problems. It will probably give you more problems, seeing as are still unfamiliar with it. Use Linux because you think it is the approach to managing your computer that you like best.
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    io.h certainly IS included in some modern compilers. It is no longer part of the standard for C, but it is nevertheless, included in the very latest Pelles C versions.
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    I always like to try new things, and now I'll try Linux ^^
    And maybe it is like you said with the 360, some precentage get problems of it, Vista :P
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    Quote Originally Posted by Akkernight View Post
    And maybe it is like you said with the 360, some precentage get problems of it, Vista :P
    That might well be true. Even though it works, Vista is far from an ideal OS. In that regard, Linux is probably better, as well as XP.

    But good luck with Linux anyway. Trying never hurts.
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    io.h certainly IS included in some modern compilers. It is no longer part of the standard for C, but it is nevertheless, included in the very latest Pelles C versions.
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    Infact, trying often hurts :P Like trying to ride a horse, which ended very bad, feel directly on my head after being on it for about 1 min :P
    But, Vista is too much of the eye-candy, and stupid security :P I don't wanna press 'Ok' loads of times to create a new folder >.>
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    Quote Originally Posted by Akkernight View Post
    Infact, trying often hurts :P Like trying to ride a horse, which ended very bad, feel directly on my head after being on it for about 1 min :P
    But, Vista is too much of the eye-candy, and stupid security :P I don't wanna press 'Ok' loads of times to create a new folder >.>
    Where are you creating the new folder?
    I don't create folders in any of the system folders, so I never get those annoying prompts.
    The only time I ever get one of those prompts is when I run a program that wants to do something that needs Admin access, such as regedit...
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    I get them all the time :P like, xfire, when it starts... That means on start up :P
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    You can disable UAC, you know.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Elysia View Post
    You can disable UAC, you know.
    But why would you want to? Then you're just lowering the security level back to the way XP runs.
    You can also disable your antivirus & firewall apps to gain a little performance, but again, why would you want to?
    I'd rather know when a program tries to do something that requires admin rights; that way, if it's a program that I don't completely trust yet, I can say No until I can figure out what it's trying to do to my system.
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    I can't remember the last time I reformated windows. Actually I should say, reformated windows and installed windows.

    I formated my old desktop and put ubuntu on it, shoved it under the bed, and now use it as a development server.

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    I know last time I installed windows: I got a new motherboard, and I had to do a re-install to get it going on the new motherboard. I'm sure I could have spent hours getting it working without re-installing, but it felt like a better idea to re-install. Still spent LOTS of time figuring out how to get stuff back up again that was installed in the original directory.

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    Quote Originally Posted by cpjust View Post
    But why would you want to? Then you're just lowering the security level back to the way XP runs.
    Why would I want to? Because I want my applications to work right and stop being pestered by pop-ups all the time.
    It asks time and time again for the very same thing and says "App X wants admin rights", not even WHY it wants admin rights.
    Half of the apps do not work right. Compression utilities cannot extract to the hard drive where I want to, etc, etc, etc.

    It is just an annoyance. And I did not get Vista for the security.
    I have managed fine with just a Firewall in XP. So I will in Vista, as well. Although technically I am just running behind a router now.

    But I do use software that monitors what is happening in the system and if some application is trying to do something suspicious. And I do not need UAC for that, because it is pretty much worthless and useless for that purpose.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Elysia View Post
    Why would I want to? Because I want my applications to work right and stop being pestered by pop-ups all the time.
    It asks time and time again for the very same thing and says "App X wants admin rights", not even WHY it wants admin rights.
    Half of the apps do not work right. Compression utilities cannot extract to the hard drive where I want to, etc, etc, etc.

    It is just an annoyance. And I did not get Vista for the security.
    I have managed fine with just a Firewall in XP. So I will in Vista, as well. Although technically I am just running behind a router now.

    But I do use software that monitors what is happening in the system and if some application is trying to do something suspicious. And I do not need UAC for that, because it is pretty much worthless and useless for that purpose.
    I think you can right-click->Properties on the file you want to run, go into one of the tabs (I don't have a Vista box at work that I can check) and there's a box you can check that says "Run As Administrator". See if that gets rid of the pop-ups.
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    Instead you get prompts everytime the app starts.
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    io.h certainly IS included in some modern compilers. It is no longer part of the standard for C, but it is nevertheless, included in the very latest Pelles C versions.
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    Ok, Vista officially sucks monkeyballs -.- The ........ won't let me burn Ubuntu on data cd >.>
    Stuff that doesn't work, really enrages me >.<
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    Quote Originally Posted by Elysia View Post
    Instead you get prompts everytime the app starts.
    But now you're just down to one prompt right?
    One extra click isn't that bad.
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