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View Poll Results: Is M$ Doz obsolete?
YES 8 50.00%
NO 8 50.00%
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Old 02-04-2004, 09:00 PM   #1
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Exclamation M$ winDoz obsolete?


Do you think that as a result of the doom worm and the possibility of a green lantern like keystroke logger, that it's correct to conclude that effectively winDoz cannot be safely used on-line to do personal banking or any other on-line activity using login/passwords?

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Old 02-04-2004, 09:46 PM   #2
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Windows is important from for linux, it keeps the people that are don't really care about linux.

-Joey
 
Old 02-05-2004, 01:55 AM   #3
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MS DOS has been obsolete sence window 98, tahts when MS declares it bad, and horable, and very obsolete by hiding it, making it impossible to boot into it, and prety much riping it out all tehy way (whatever is left in XP is just for compatibiity reasons and not much else)
 
Old 02-05-2004, 09:49 AM   #4
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MS DOS will never be obsolete.

I used COMMAND Line every single day, in Windows and in Linux.

It is still needed for fdisking/formatting a HD for Windows (in some cases). Commands from DOS are still used in every Windows operating system today.

You'll never get rid of it

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Old 02-05-2004, 09:50 AM   #5
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The danish television resently showed, that it is posible in less than 10 min. to gain acces to a home banking sys. As such, I think that there is no loger any security in win. But i got to agree with Joey.Dale that we will be swamped by users, who don't like computers so much as we do, and who goes to Linux because they will have no choice. That is bad, as it will ruin the commity. I personally will like everybody to convert, but not if they don't want to.
 
Old 02-05-2004, 11:23 AM   #6
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and who goes to Linux because they will have no choice.
i can to linux without much of a choice , good thing im the best in my house with comps or i wouldenta got past the install without stressing out,

but now to hat man,

if dos aint obsolete then y is it soo much ahrder to boot into ms-dos from bootup in winxp, then in win95/98?, windows has retired it, (well not realy, but they dont like you using it, they think its better for u to buy software that is just a expensive GUI with a sligle button that is suposed to go into a difrent directory, but crashes win instead, yep dos is obsolete, and im my mind, it has been sence its beginings, id rather have a linux terminal then a dos promt cuse with the linux terminal i can actualy do cool things (send file streams to difrent programs and not to teh ahrd disk and such with only typing a few extra charaters, id like to see that odne in dos

btw mods, the stupid spell check dont work, it jsut almsot frezes IE then goes back to normal and does nothing!
 
Old 02-05-2004, 01:19 PM   #7
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I never liked the *nix version of IE.
 
Old 02-05-2004, 03:41 PM   #8
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btw mods, the stupid spell check dont work, it jsut almsot frezes IE then goes back to normal and does nothing!
I use IE at work and never once had a problem with spellcheck and been using it since its been around for years.

Also have tested it on just about all browsers in Linux as well, never encountering a problem ever.

I think its your system most likely or your version of IE.

Or you could use a real browser, any of the ones that aren't IE..
 
Old 02-05-2004, 05:48 PM   #9
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Quote:
Originally posted by Whitehat
MS DOS will never be obsolete.

I used COMMAND Line every single day, in Windows and in Linux.

It is still needed for fdisking/formatting a HD for Windows (in some cases). Commands from DOS are still used in every Windows operating system today.

You'll never get rid of it

Peace,
Whitehat
The Command Prompt/Console in Windows NT-based operating systems is not MS-DOS at all. Internally, the programs are all Win32 applications. Microsoft won't even provide an MS-DOS virtual machine in the 64-bit versions of Windows.

Apparently, some people use DOS these days for embedded applications, but FreeDOS, PC DOS 2000, or DR-DOS is supposed to be better for that task than decrepit MS-DOS 6.22.
 
Old 02-05-2004, 07:20 PM   #10
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Originally posted by Cruxus
The Command Prompt/Console in Windows NT-based operating systems is not MS-DOS at all. Internally, the programs are all Win32 applications.
Um.....no kidding dude!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

NOTICE THAT I SAID THE COMMANDS!!!!!!!!!!!!! I never said it was DOS in Windows NT/2000/XP.

Read a bit more

Peace,
Whitehat
 
Old 02-07-2004, 05:00 AM   #11
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ahhh, how I miss ms-dos, life was so simple then
 
Old 02-07-2004, 06:45 PM   #12
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it would have been nice if the poll had included the option "all MS products are obsolete, DOS lives on in the open source community as freeDOS." i would have checked that box
 
  


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