Well, I know I made a few posts in the Win7 forum but I don't think I'm headed in that direction.
I'm poor and can't really afford M$ prices and hardware too.
So in a sense I'll be 'going home' as for years I used to have had to know Unix until I started up with
the Atari ST and early Macs. I'm going Linux for all my online stuff in a month or so and maybe more
as I already use Firefox,Thunderbird and OpenOffice etc.
However, I'll still need 2000/XP to keep my Home Theatre PCs running as the MDP-130 Linux project has stalled.
So I'm still interested in making reduced footprint versions of XP and 2000, if only to speed up reboots after
a power interruption and XP does have better slumber routines than 2000. In which case I want to turn 2000
and/or XP Home into embedded OSs just to serve the needs of PVR software and DVD playback(& get rid of that danged
DVD player in 2000). I delete it, WFP re-installs it after a reboot, it interferes with seamless operation of the prefered
DVD playback, making me hit the 'no' button in the dialogue that pops up. XP seems to figure it out and stops after the first
2000 is alright for the most part on its own but I'd like to rip out certain parts of XP, to keep it from phoning home on Sundays
when I adjust the clocks to the NIST servers. As an embedded OS, after slapping in SP3, it doesn't really need to call home as its'
only being used off line without a modem connection. Another irritant with XP are the balloons that pop up if you have no AV
installed, not necessary in a machine off-lined 24/7...apart from the one minute to set the clock. In this case the hotfixes are no
longer that critical. OTOH, in your thread starter I'd like to keep themes, though I only use one now to set my preferred colours
and I like my pointers[cursors] red rather than white, which for this 2000 workstation I found out the Plus! pack works from
W'98, sort of, just to set the colours, then I do the icons and and sound events manually.
I guess maybe nLite may be better for me now, though I'd still like to rip out IE in both.
This post has been edited by Browncoat: 20 February 2010 - 07:04 AM