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Old 03-04-2016, 03:45 AM   #2401
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Try going on line with even 98, this maybe the wrong place to taunt that? Floods of threads wanting to get old junk working++
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Old 03-08-2016, 09:01 AM   #2402
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LOL and IE 4...good luck with that. Better plug the hard drive into the Linux box when you're done and scan with Avast in wine.

EDIT: You'd probably be (no pun intended) better off running BeOS on that old clunker, unless there's something that runs in 98 that you simply can't do without.

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Old 03-09-2016, 03:59 PM   #2403
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On a recent podcast of Tech Talk, there was a mention of a SQL Server for linux from Microsoft
https://blogs.microsoft.com/blog/201...rver-on-linux/

Seriously, who wants to use anything from microsoft these days with their reputation for spying and backdoors.

I Don't Trust Anything From Microsoft!!!
 
Old 03-10-2016, 09:32 AM   #2404
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On a recent podcast of Tech Talk, there was a mention of a SQL Server for linux from Microsoft
https://blogs.microsoft.com/blog/201...rver-on-linux/

Seriously, who wants to use anything from microsoft these days with their reputation for spying and backdoors.

I Don't Trust Anything From Microsoft!!!
+1.

http://techrights.org/wiki/index.php...ft_and_the_NSA
 
Old 03-21-2016, 07:54 AM   #2405
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+7,000,000,000+

Here on my 11yr-old (gamer) nephews-win10 and even after cleaning it a bit anything we do kicks in the laptops fan hard core! I am reinstalling it to clone so we won't have to pay for the upgrade in a few months when it's no longer "free" (by no means free!)

I (and am sure 2/3rds of us) don't trust anything that monopolizes on capitalism, may your worst enemies be so lucky!

Innovation? ^-~\___ FU! It's Evolution!

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Old 03-31-2016, 05:33 PM   #2406
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I quite liked CP/M
I sort of liked DOS
GEM was ok, but Windows 3.1 was better
I didn't like OS2
MAC OS on my clasic was intuative.
Windows 95 was Ok, but I liked Solaris on the Sun Spark Station better.
I liked HP UX
MAC OS 9 was fine for what it did.
Windows XP was really quite good.

Windows Vista, 7, 8, 10... ... ... not so much...

Linux, well where DO you start? There is good easy to install and understand Linux for the beginner, and practically unfathomable Linux for the beginner...

It's still different from anything else. From a laymans perspective that is a double edged sword. Linux needs it's 'Windows XP' IMHO.


So here come the bullets, I guess!
 
Old 04-04-2016, 02:32 PM   #2407
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As far as I'm concern linux has won the OS war eons ago at least in here at LQ.

Even MS windows is trying to be like linux using a package system, multiple desktops feature and now with there recent partnering with ubuntu for making a bash shell for windows.

Remember that slogan, I waana be like Mike. MS windows wants to be like linux.

MS can try and copy linux features to windows, but it is still windows.

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Old 04-04-2016, 03:51 PM   #2408
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The same NT that was used 20 years ago. And the Linux kernel is rewritten from scratch how often again?
Quote:
Originally Posted by aceplace57 on boards.straightdope.com
Interesting, I thought he had coded more than that.
Apparently, nearly all the code from 1991 has been replaced.
About 2% of the Linux kernel as of 2006 was written by Torvalds himself.[14] Since Linux has had thousands of contributors, such a percentage represents a significant personal contribution to the overall amount of code. Torvalds remains the ultimate authority on what new code is incorporated into the standard Linux kernel.[
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Linus_Torvalds
http://boards.straightdope.com/sdmb/.../t-552297.html
 
Old 04-13-2016, 10:37 PM   #2409
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I like both... (depending on version...)

Why not....

Windows XP was really stable and had a decent interface, if you turned off half the default settings. Windows 7 was decent too, but not as nice as XP to work with.
Win 8 was a disaster. The core OS was decent, but the interface wasn't very well thought out. (Hey, let's make it have a tablet interface. What? No, I don't care if most people running it have a tablet or not. Hey, let's make a new way to access the new Windows 8 only programs. What if someone wants to use a "legacy" windows program? Why would they want to do that?)
Windows 10 is what 8 should have been. It's fairly solid, fast, and the interface is at least usable (still not as nice as Win 7...)

Most of the problems I've seen with Windows crashing and getting spyware and virus and stuff are more ID10T errors than they are a bad OS. I've run Windows for years with only a basic firewall and virus scanner, and have never had a problem... but, I've worked in IT... I know what I'm doing. Linux has a huge advantage in that all that junk just plain won't run to begin with.

Not to mention that KDE has been at least as nice as, and in most ways a better interface than Windows for a long, long time.
When I can convince my Dad to update his old Windows XP box, I think I'm just gonna replace it with something running Linux. Honestly, the learning curve from XP to 10 is about the same as the learning curve from XP to Linux, so why not.

One of my favorite things about Linux is the kill command. In Windows, you click "End Task", it might end, it might not, depending on how badly you've crashed. In Linux, you type kill, hung process go bye-bye, no questions asked.
 
Old 04-14-2016, 12:54 PM   #2410
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The biggest problem that Windows has always had is Steve Ballmer the Microsoft marketing department.

More than any other software team ... even the PHP developers ... Microsoft doesn't seem to "get" that any change which they make to their system is hugely disruptive to millions of people. (People who have other businesses to run.) Someone decides that "a tablet-like interface" will be "kewel," and so, group-think being what it is in Redmond, it's "off to the races!" Nevermind that no one outside of Redmond is clamoring for it; nevermind that it changes fundamental things about "how you use your [office] computer."

And so, time and time again, Microsoft customers don't change. Millions still use XP ... for, y'know, medical equipment and other such things. Millions more moved to Windows-7, when they absolutely had to do so in order to get 64-bithood, and then stopped again. They are "ducking and dodging" the gratuitous changes, and the spyware, that Microsoft is building into their newer releases. And, justifiably so!
 
Old 04-29-2016, 02:57 PM   #2411
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The biggest problem that Windows has always had is Steve Ballmer the Microsoft marketing department.

More than any other software team ... even the PHP developers ... Microsoft doesn't seem to "get" that any change which they make to their system is hugely disruptive to millions of people. (People who have other businesses to run.) Someone decides that "a tablet-like interface" will be "kewel," and so, group-think being what it is in Redmond, it's "off to the races!" Nevermind that no one outside of Redmond is clamoring for it; nevermind that it changes fundamental things about "how you use your [office] computer."

And so, time and time again, Microsoft customers don't change. Millions still use XP ... for, y'know, medical equipment and other such things. Millions more moved to Windows-7, when they absolutely had to do so in order to get 64-bithood, and then stopped again. They are "ducking and dodging" the gratuitous changes, and the spyware, that Microsoft is building into their newer releases. And, justifiably so!
Which drives back to my point

Quote:
Originally Posted by Nathan Lineback
3/29/99
So Microsoft is reorganizing to focus more on consumer needs? More likely customers wallets. Microslop has spent so long focusing on the extraction of money from consumers that I find it hard to believe that they could change.
And all the while Windows 10 is going around like the black death.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NE-7RSPjVWg
 
Old 05-02-2016, 04:34 PM   #2412
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And all the while Windows 10 is going around like the black death.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NE-7RSPjVWg
That is just priceless!
 
Old 05-04-2016, 08:46 AM   #2413
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Ha...what a shame.
http://www.express.co.uk/life-style/...inction-Moment
https://bgr.com/2016/05/03/windows-vs-ios-vs-android/

And finally, their cheap shot at "convergence" has fallen on its face while Ubuntu's full-fledged convergence has a much better chance of becoming mainstream.
http://www.extremetech.com/mobile/22...dows-10-mobile
http://mashable.com/2015/11/20/micro.../#Roml.tcwlZqm
https://youtu.be/fiEkCaA_P7c

Is that the light at the end of the tunnel I see?
 
Old 05-04-2016, 08:55 AM   #2414
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Who would have thought the whole world sharing could be a good thing?!.
 
Old 05-04-2016, 10:01 AM   #2415
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If you're saying what I think you're saying...
"Microsoft" and "share" do not belong in the same sentence. "Microsoft" and "take" are almost synonymous.
 
  


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