Well I turned on the Windows XP theme on my machine, and am currently using the “Silver XP Theme”. Since the time I have turned on the XP themes, my PCs lag has been the same as it was before turning the themes on. It’s the first time I am using this theme full time after my very first install quite a few years ago. I suppose it’s because most of the windows services have been turned off and the computers running at peak performance all the time, and maybe that’s left enough spare memory (which is already bare minimum 64 MB).
As to why I have turned on the theme now? Well even I don’t have the exact answer. It was pure instinctive. Maybe it’s the new keyboard that got me to do this :P.
Also yesterday I ran my first Anti-Virus & Anti-Spyware scan in over 2 months, and the best part was it found no Viruses/Spywares. I think it’s a great feet for a PC that doesn’t have an antivirus/firewall running all the time as my RAM doesn’t allow it. But ya I do use the built in firewall in SP2 (ya I do have SP2 installed). And I suppose I can attribute most of this to my use of Opera.
I hope this spree of good run continues for a long time.