Laptop's running alright with a temp drive that was reserved for the PS3, only drawback is: 160GB, I've got a quarter the hard space. See also: Realizing how much fewer games you can fit on a 2GB PSP card after being used to an 8GB...
More on MyPaint 1.2 beta...
While it's nice to be able to move the layers and have more finite control over the drawing, it is of course, a beta. So far the only major problems I've been noting are coming from it's dependance on Python libraries (Of which it loads its own.) And seems a little too reliant on the hardware of your system. While it maintains the base concept of 1.0.0 it's a lot bulkier and a "wee" bit more laggy. 1.0.0 ran fine with my CPU bumped down to 800mhz, 1.2 seems to need to play catchup with document panning with my CPU running the full 2.2ghz. The program still doesn't quite take advantage of multi-core CPUs which would greatly improve performance, so it doesn't matter if you tell it to play with one core or all 80billion cores you have, it'll still run as fast as the one core can go. If it weren't for a twitchy program shortcut, I'd recommend knuckling under and going along with the upgrade, but it's a bit troublesome when you have to open a document to get MyPaint to load, then click the "New" button to make a new file.
Again: This is a beta version, so some glitches were bound to happen. I'll keep an eye on this since I'm pretty sure with people damanding an "End of Life" date for Flash, Adobe might start looking to bump up prices on their other products... (Sorry, I meant "yearly subscription-based services.")
Oh, since I've technically got a fresh install of Win7, I've been getting more aggressive and experimental with service trimming:
Do not disable Network List Service.
Do not disable Windows Driver Foundation
Do not disable Plug and Play (Has been a do not disable since XP)
Do not disable DCOM Server Process Launcher (See above.)
Do not disable COM+ Event System
Do not disable Power
Do not disable Network Store Interface Service (Unless you really want to run ncpa.cpl and hit F5 every 5 seconds...)
If you have limited RAM: Butcher Superfetch, (Unless you use ReadyBoost, then you'll need that...)
The following work as Manual start:
Windows Image Acquisition (Webcam support, if manual it will start if some application needs to use it, or scan a document.)
Print Spooler (Does not autoload if a program needs to print, manual start required. Windows>Run "net start spooler")
You cannot disable Task Scheduler easily: You have to explore it's many many task folders and disable each item to properly disable it.
Event Viewer can be used to toggle program logging. You'd actually be amazed at how much the operating system is logging about itself...
For those with AMD graphics cards: If you don't use the hotkeys function in Catalyst Control Center: You can disable AMD External Events Utility. In fact, if you don't go into CCC too often consider running "msconfig" and in the startup tab disable CCC.exe.
Note about msconfig: Do not use it to disable services, use "services.msc" since it will more properly handle changing how they start.
Oh, and Windows 10. I'm waiting for all the strings attached to be found, it's already looking better than 8 as far as functionality. But it is still a Framebuffer eccentric OS, which means: Less Video Chip for my Games. Hey, at least we got the start.... panel? back.