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Re:Which version of Windows is Best?
« Reply #120 on: March 31, 2004, 08:57:01 AM »
Let n be the number of operating systems installed on a user's computer, Win2K/XP creates a boot menu with n+1 choices. ;D  (Sorry, I have an exam in a few days and I'm gonna have to write lame crap like this on it)
Don't worry, even in an accountancy exam that 'n' is likely to pop up. :suffer:
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Re:Which version of Windows is Best?
« Reply #121 on: March 31, 2004, 03:32:30 PM »
Let n be the number of operating systems installed on a user's computer, Win2K/XP creates a boot menu with n+1 choices. ;D  (Sorry, I have an exam in a few days and I'm gonna have to write lame crap like this on it)

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Re:Which version of Windows is Best?
« Reply #122 on: March 31, 2004, 03:58:01 PM »
Thanks!  As you can tell, I'm sick of studying for it already.  XD  Personally, I couldn't care less about solving "linear non-homogenous recurrence relations with constant coefficients"... :X Oh well :-\
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Re:Which version of Windows is Best?
« Reply #123 on: April 01, 2004, 12:02:42 AM »
Let n be the number of operating systems installed on a user's computer, Win2K/XP creates a boot menu with n+1 choices. ;D  (Sorry, I have an exam in a few days and I'm gonna have to write lame crap like this on it)

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Re:Which version of Windows is Best?
« Reply #124 on: April 01, 2004, 03:33:06 AM »
They are about money not customer pleasure so i doubt they will :-\
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Re:Which version of Windows is Best?
« Reply #125 on: April 01, 2004, 03:09:20 PM »
If the only reason you want an exit to DOS mode is to run older games, then you may be better off keeping an old system or using one of the DOS emulators out there.
AFAIK, the DOS emulators don't emulate everything. And, old systems have a habit of breaking down sooner or later. :-\
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Re:Which version of Windows is Best?
« Reply #126 on: April 01, 2004, 03:19:04 PM »
AFAIK, the DOS emulators don't emulate everything.
I guess they couldn't, otherwise they'd be illegal.  Wait, are emulators illegal?  :o
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Re:Which version of Windows is Best?
« Reply #127 on: April 01, 2004, 03:32:17 PM »
I guess they couldn't, otherwise they'd be illegal.  Wait, are emulators illegal?  :o
I don't think emulators themselves are illegal,but it could be the software you use it with. 8)
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Re:Which version of Windows is Best?
« Reply #128 on: April 01, 2004, 05:20:15 PM »
hahahaha.... go EU!! yeahh they stink! ; ) ...and it doesn't matter if it's legal or not ; )
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Re:Which version of Windows is Best?
« Reply #129 on: April 02, 2004, 12:43:31 AM »
...EU likes to humiliate the US and their corporations in whatever way they can... AKA their jealous...  :S

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Re:Which version of Windows is Best?
« Reply #130 on: April 02, 2004, 12:45:05 AM »
   I use my current system with DOS programs and games.  I exit to DOS to run these programs and games.  Some of these programs will not work in Windows XP Pro. because I have tried them and they do not work!  I need these programs and games for business and leisure.  My PC is a work and gaming PC.  I thought I would let you know that I still have my first computer that I ever owned which is an IBM PCjr and it still runs  !!!  I am all over old-school and backwards compatibility.  My friends, backwards compatibility is the future.  You need only to look at PS2 which can run PS1 games and it being the number 1 console. zzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz
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Re:Which version of Windows is Best?
« Reply #131 on: April 02, 2004, 05:23:12 AM »
EU doesnt humiliate America they humiliate M$ ;) :suffer:
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Re:Which version of Windows is Best?
« Reply #132 on: April 02, 2004, 08:45:56 AM »
...EU likes to humiliate the US and their corporations in whatever way they can... AKA their jealous...  :S
Why would the EU want to humiliate the US? Besides, the US is very capable of humiliating themselves right now, they don't need the EU for that.

EU doesnt humiliate America they humiliate M$ ;) :suffer:
And they'd humiliate any other company doing just the same. The EU is very concerned about monopolys (not the game), and they don't want any company to gain a too large market-share (like M$). Hence, if they see some company doing just that, they investigate and fine. Why they choose Media Player exactly, I wouldn't know. When Interbrew wants to take over a competitor, the EU also orders them to sell another part of their businesses so competition is maintained.
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Re:Which version of Windows is Best?
« Reply #133 on: April 02, 2004, 08:51:39 AM »
I think i know why they complained about Media Player ;D, if you remember a little while back when i raised the point of the Paladium chip being placed in computers ;), well M$ setup Media Player so that when you install it you automaticaly agree to the Paldium rights :-\, thats what i heard anywayz ;B
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Re:Which version of Windows is Best?
« Reply #134 on: April 02, 2004, 01:37:50 PM »
   So, does anyone suggest a good book on the Windows registry that I could buy or check out from the library?  ;)
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Re:Which version of Windows is Best?
« Reply #135 on: April 02, 2004, 01:38:24 PM »
I like the 9x architecture at its core and I use many third party programs to make Windows 98SE as secure as XP Professional if not more so.
This doesn't make sense. First you say that XP Professional, having an NT source is not as secure as 98SE, and now you say the opposite. Now you say that you have to use 3rd party programs to make your 98SE as secure as XP Professional. I'm afraid I don't get it anymore. ???

I have not yet heard our ICT department complain about any security flaw in our work work network, but then again, I'm not in the ICT-department.
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Re:Which version of Windows is Best?
« Reply #136 on: April 02, 2004, 06:17:37 PM »
    At its core, 9x is more secure than NT.  The way it is now a fully updated XP Professional is more secure than a 98SE system unless you help protect the 98SE system with third party programs.  At least that is the way I understand it to be.
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Re:Which version of Windows is Best?
« Reply #137 on: April 03, 2004, 07:45:25 AM »
   I have found 98SE to be the newest and best operating system to run older DOS games and programs.  ME which is the last current operating system to use the 9x code was crippled due to the elimination of the exit to DOS prompt.  I am puzzled about the X-Box?  In the Wall Street Journal, it says that the X-Box uses a variant of the 98SE operating system.  On the X-Box website it says it uses a customized version of the Windows 2000 operating system.  Who is telling the truth or is their a consipiracy?    ???
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Re:Which version of Windows is Best?
« Reply #138 on: April 03, 2004, 01:11:31 PM »
ME which is the last current operating system to use the 9x code was crippled due to the elimination of the exit to DOS prompt.
Let's face it, Me was rubbish, from what I've heard. BTW, Me was still based on the 9x-code. 8)
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Re:Which version of Windows is Best?
« Reply #139 on: April 03, 2004, 06:01:41 PM »
Heh, tell me about.  The first edition of Win95 was more stable than that crap. XD
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