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OS / hardware questions.

By OracleJT ·
Can someone help out and provide some answers to the following questions? Any help would be appreciated. Thanks

a. How much RAM would you recommend for computer that uses the XP operating systems? How much RAM do you recommend to run Vista and explain your reason?

c. How many PATA devices can you connect to XP? How many PATA devices can you connect to Vista?

d. How many SATA devices can you connect to XP? How many SATA devices can you connect to Vista?

e. Would you recommend PATA or SATA devices for your new Vista computer? Why - state your reasons.

f. At your home would you recommend an AoE device for your XP or Vista computer? Why - state your reasons.

g. What is the difference between a video driver and video API?

h. You are using a computer with the XP operating system installed? What is the most likely version of DirectX?

i. You are using a computer with the Vista operating system installed? What is the most likely version of DirectX?

j. You are using a computer and you run DXDIAG. It reports to you that you are using Direct X version 7? List any reasons why you might think that this good and any reasons you might think that this is bad?

k. What is the minimum recommended video card for Vista?

l. What is Windows Product Activation? Compare the Product activation between Vista and XP?

m. Vista offers a Secure Kernel. What is a secure Kernel? How is it different from Windows XP?

n. What are the advantages and disadvantages of secured Kernel?

o. Besides Vista, which other Windows and non-Windows Operating Systems use a secure Kernel/

p. Explain what is Vista User Account Security Control? What are the differences between UAC and the way Windows 2000/XP worked?

q. What new files systems are supported by Vista?

r. What is the purpose for using the Vista Upgrade Advisor from www.microsoft.com? Can Vista run older drivers and applications?

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Good luck...

by boxfiddler Moderator In reply to OS / hardware questions.

I've done as much homework as I'm going to for a couple of years.

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Davette that is not Homework

by OH Smeg In reply to Good luck...

It's the whole Bloody exam. Not even a question as such looks much more like an Examination for some Idiot M$ MSCE Student to brainwash then into believing just how great Vista is not and everything else should be blown off the face of the planet.

But as I did like at least one of the questions I'll just have to answer that one about What is a Secure Kernel. :^0

Col

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benefit of the doubt and all...

by boxfiddler Moderator In reply to Davette that is not Homew ...

<rolls eyes so far back into head they may never roll to front again>

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Re What are the advantages and disadvantages of secured Kernel?

by OH Smeg In reply to OS / hardware questions.

AThe advantages for Windows at least is that this time Windows may not be such a Massive Virus Magnet like previous versions. Unfortunately M$ Attempt failed to work as they envisaged and Vista is as big a Magnet for Infections as XP was. The Script Kiddies have just altered their Attack Vector Slightly to cause problems.

Besides Vista, which other Windows and non-Windows Operating Systems use a secure Kernel

A There is No other OS on the face of the planet currently in use that uses M$ Secure Kernel. The other OS types like Unix, BSD, Linux and so on actually use a Secure Kernel which works. They don't layer words and Marketing Hype over a faulty product they actually Design Security into the System from Scratch. Secure Kernel is a new way of saying Secure Computing which sounds nice but means absolutely nothing at all. It is only used in an attempt to fool the unwary and to attempt to dissuade end users from investigating just how insecure their computers actually are and hope that they will blindly use their Windows loaded computers from new and never believe that their Information and Money has been stolen. No Matter how many Times they find out that all their money in their Bank Accounts & Credit Cards has been emptied and the Police come to their door with Arrest Warrants for things that they have not done.

In short Windows Vista is no more secure than any of the previous versions of Windows if you fail to use third Party Applications in an attempt to secure your computer.

Col

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I'll help

by Jacky Howe In reply to OS / hardware questions.

but I just have to duck out for 5 minutes.

If I don't get back, feel free to start without me.

Tip: Google is your friend. :)

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No you don't need to expend that much energy

by OH Smeg In reply to I'll help

Just turn the book over and open it from the back to read the M$ Approved Answers. :^0

Col ]:)

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Don't you even have to turn it upside down? <nt>

by boxfiddler Moderator In reply to No you don't need to expe ...
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Your kidding ?

by Jacky Howe In reply to No you don't need to expe ...

are those questions from an M$ Approved Manual. :^0

I have actually discoverd a feature in Vista that actually works. ]:)

Chess Titans :)

< emoticons again > < and again >

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Now be fair to Vista it does work properly

by OH Smeg In reply to Your kidding ?:|

Well for a M$ first offering at least. We can not expect any better.

But as Aero works and kooks so Prerty Vista is a Success. M$ told me so, so it must be. :^0

Col

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Am having to use Vista at work...

by boxfiddler Moderator In reply to Now be fair to Vista it d ...

don't like it one little bit, don't care how pretty it is. It navigates like sh/t. And that 'Save As' dialogue is a nightmare to wend through.
You need to listen to someone else!

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