26.25 Gigaflop supercomputer in a breadbox

Joseph Bento joseph at kirtland.com
Thu Sep 6 19:54:19 CDT 2007

Prior to switching to a Mac, I used the free tools Comcast offers for the
PC.  McAfee Antivirus is among these.  I discovered that McAfee is the best
way to reduce your PC to near XT (yes, the 4.77MHz computer) performance.
The machine is useless when Mcafee does its scans.  This was on a Pentium 4
with 2 gig of ram.

My new MacBook is an absolute joy!  Alas, I do wish it were possible to buy
one for $299.  :-)

Joe, N6DGY
Pleasant Grove, Utah

On 9/6/07 11:16 AM, "Andre Kesteloot" <andre.kesteloot at verizon.net> wrote:

> Don't know about the defragmenter, as I believe one must chose to operate it
> (Tools) but there is an indexing feature that keeps looking for new files, and
> of course, the anti-virus sometimes works in the background too
> 73
> André N4ICK
> **************************************
> Alberto di Bene wrote:
>> Philip Miller Tate wrote:
>>> My PC laptop often sits on my desk unattended. It's not doing any
>>> background work for me; the screen saver has kicked in and the screen
>>> is blank; all the power-saving options are active; it's not
>>> networked; and suddenly the HDD activity LED goes nuts for several
>>> minutes at a time.
>> Could it be that the defragmenter is doing its job ? As far as I know there
>> should be a disk defragmenter in Windows
>> that works only when the PC is idle.
>> 73  Alberto  I2PHD
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