xp's firewall turns out to be pretty damn good
Posted 29 October 2001 - 07:30 AM
says that a test from ShieldsUp (h*tps://grc.com/x/ne.dll?bh0bkyd2) says that a computer with default winxp firewall settings was "fully stealth".
well, i went to that site, and guess what.. my computer was fully stealth with normal firewall settings.. but i wasn't satisfied. so i went to dslreports' port scanning section (h*tp://www.dslreports.com/scan) and, once again, my box was completely safe!
i'm thinking of ditching my mcafee firewall. why take up the extra resources (even though it's little to none) when i can use the built-in firewall?
could the xp firewall actually be reliable? ^)
check out my results in the screenshot below..
Posted 29 October 2001 - 07:53 AM
Posted 29 October 2001 - 08:33 AM
Posted 29 October 2001 - 09:31 AM
I heard cleartype was for laptop and TFT screens only, would it be ok on a normal 17" monitor?
Posted 29 October 2001 - 12:38 PM
Posted 30 October 2001 - 03:23 AM
Its a page from Microsoft that lets you activate ClearType and tweak it to make it look better. I can't tell a difference from what it was set to before to what looked best on the "Tweak" page, but it might make a difference for some.
It's definatly obvious to me the difference, especially since the effect takes place immediately when you check the box and you can see it working. Just check and uncheck the box a few times, you'll see.
BAH: It's nothing more than Anti-Aliasing which might be a builtin feature of your video driver, so it's already active?