I got my brand new Dell machine in. It's the latest/greatest Dell XPS game box. 3.6Ghz Pentium IV processor built in with 2 gigs of RAM. It's the "GEN 3" box. Which means, naturally this week Dell has introduced the "GEN 4" box. Little bit annoying but anyway..
It came with Windows XP Home edition. I haven't bothered to format it and throw on Windows XP Professional yet because the main difference between the two, from my vantage point, is Remote desktop which I don't really need on this machine.
However, ActiveX controls are problematic. The home page of The Political Machine (for instance) never comes up. It just stops with "1 more item" downloading in Internet Explorer. Same is true of the ActiveX based editor that high level access users on JoeUser.com get. I've never seen such an issue before.
I have my other Dell machine (2.8 Ghz home machine) sitting next to it (that's what I'm typing this on) and the IE settings appear to be the same. So I'm not sure what the deal is yet.
I'm wondering what other people's experiences have been with this. Has anyone heard of such an issue before?