Windows Fundamentals under Bootcamp/Vmware

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  1. tompon1923 macrumors 6502

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    hey guys,

    I just found out about Windows Fundamentals.
    Windows Fundamentals is a very simple version of windows xp.
    The Kernel, The GUI and Internet explorer. I have this installed under bootcamp and Vmware. Since it is such a light version it is very suitable for Vmware. It runs as a charm!! Under bootcamp and Vmware of course it is very simple to install, way more easy as installing xp. The space it needs for a normal installation is only 700mb. Fundamentals is originally built for slow pc's starting from 250mhz. For me it is the best windows experience I ever had (and fastest).
     
  2. sushi Moderator emeritus

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    Sounds interesting.

    Where did you purchase Windows Fundamentals and how much was it?

    TIA
     
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    I got it from a local used computer retailer for 75 euros. Which sounds reasonable I think. I think you can get for ;cough free cough; though.
     
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    You can get anything for free. You can even get sex for free, but that's called rape.

    Who would want to pirate Windows Fundamentals, anyway? :p
     
  5. tompon1923 thread starter macrumors 6502

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    what you mean you pay for sex?

    btw I seriously don't know who want's to pirate it:p The only thing I know is i got it LEGAL
     
  6. Tallest Skil macrumors P6

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    Pay for the dates, the ring, the wedding, the house/apartment...
     
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    yeah like you would mind... :cool:
    never mind we are getting of topic here.
     
  8. Chairman Plow macrumors regular

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    Nobody warned me.... :mad:





    I kid, I kid........
     
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    windows fundamental is windows 2000 with a new skin, i would dump it
     
  10. sushi Moderator emeritus

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    Thanks.

    In your location, how much is the Windows XP OEM version?

    In Hong Kong, at least less than a year ago, you could get just about any Windows or Mac authenticate software (yeah right) for about $5-$10 a pop.

    :)

    I think it was Jeff Foxworthy who said that getting married for sex is like purchasing an airline ticket for the peanuts. There are cheaper ways of getting the peanuts. :D
     
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    Win xp Home Oem is 100 euros (too expensive):mad:

    @Sushi I totally agree with you:D
     
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    I wish that I had some historical data on sites that I reference.

    It seems, that the OEM versions of WinXP Pro are going up in price. That would definitely help adoption of Vista.

    :D
     
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    I have WinFLP compliments of our Campus License Agreement with Microsoft. I like running it in a VM because it is very minimalistic and already has all the things striped out that I don't need. It's basically XP minus all the crap, kinda like the way it should have been.
     
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    Sounds good.

    Does it load (boot) faster?

    How about regular use. Same as WinXP Home/Pro?
     
  16. tompon1923 thread starter macrumors 6502

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    @brand he gives the perfect explanation about it.
    I don't monitor the exact boot time in windows but i did see some improvement. :cool:

    Under Vmware the speed is much faster as under bootcamp. It was created for legacy pc starting from 64mb ram (thanks fuziwuzi).

    The experience is getting better (this is my personal opinion), I never use apps
    like calculator or pinball. Apps like photoshop are running natively, so are games. I actually get a higher FPS. (not a dramatical improvement it is only 2,5 fps higher). though, after the installation I tweaked the GUI a bit (standard option btw) to look exactly like windows xp.

    I didn't install windows media player 11 yet, since I use VLC Player and Itunes mostly.

    Windows FLP is exactly what I needed, it still sucks because it is windows but this is an major improvement.

    It is definitely worth trying and if you have anymore questions feel free to ask
     
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    Appreciate the feedback.

    No questions right now.

    However, I will keep you in mind. Thanks! :)
     
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