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Re:Which version of Windows is Best?
« Reply #80 on: March 14, 2004, 03:39:15 PM »
Oh, so CC is royalty, now? Oh dear.

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Re:Which version of Windows is Best?
« Reply #81 on: March 14, 2004, 03:52:52 PM »
or pretends to be..... he does work in a mad house, so this could be the next step ; )
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Re:Which version of Windows is Best?
« Reply #82 on: March 14, 2004, 04:34:37 PM »
He's the Wizard-King of the Asylum  ;-D

I still do not understand that other Windows link that was posted or was that suppossed to be a joke?

Yes, it was a joke... but a very realistic one ;)
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Re:Which version of Windows is Best?
« Reply #83 on: March 14, 2004, 05:08:29 PM »
Why is it that the will of the customer doesn't matter anymore? :( Many of my favorite companies are no longer the way they used to be, and now the idea that "the customer is always right" rarely holds true anymore. :( And if it does, it only holds true for the customer that buys the most. :(

What happpened to friendliness towards consumers?? :(
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Re:Which version of Windows is Best?
« Reply #84 on: March 14, 2004, 11:04:47 PM »
   Since business has been slower and there have been so many layoffs and jobs going overseas, all that seems to matter is some profit.  This is unfortunate but it appears to be here to stay.   :(
I am preety sure that 98SE will not get another life extension after June 2006 and it would be nice if it could go into the public domain.  An argument against this I read was people could use the 9x code to make better viruses and spyware to more easily infiltrate NT.  What do you think?
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Re:Which version of Windows is Best?
« Reply #85 on: March 15, 2004, 02:55:48 AM »
I think they are stupid not sticking to the 9x code cos it was really good ;D, and at the moment the best OS is Win98se ;)
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Re:Which version of Windows is Best?
« Reply #86 on: March 16, 2004, 02:34:26 PM »
Oh, so CC is royalty, now? Oh dear.
A little remnant from the time when I was still a Royal Heir.

An argument against this I read was people could use the 9x code to make better viruses and spyware to more easily infiltrate NT.  What do you think?
I don't see what 9x has to do with NT. Those have been two entirely seperate types of OS's, until Win XP came along. Since Linux is open source, how come (besides, the fact it's not as spread-out as Win) there are so little virusus and sypware for that OS? Anyway, anyone who gets a virus or spyware, it's mostly his/her won fault, not the OS's. And besides that, of Win98 were to be open-sourced, security holes in that OS would be fixed very fast.
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Re:Which version of Windows is Best?
« Reply #87 on: March 23, 2004, 01:49:08 AM »
   What, has everyone lost interest in this thread since I was away for a week on business?     :(
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Re:Which version of Windows is Best?
« Reply #88 on: March 23, 2004, 01:50:52 AM »
Every1 got confused by what u were saying and left :suffer:

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Re:Which version of Windows is Best?
« Reply #89 on: March 23, 2004, 05:11:07 AM »
M$ is motivated by money, pure and simple. The only way they'd go back to the 98 codebase is either if they thought it would be more profitable to do so, or conversely, less profitable *not* to do so.

I think the only ways to do that would either show that the Win98 codebase will bring in more revenue (of course, since they can right now parlay the non-backwards-compatibility of WinXP into increased software sales and forced upgrades for them, good luck on that) or to create enough negative public opinion and people willing to switch away from Windows to make them pause (good luck on that too... most people aren't saavy enough to learn a new OS, not to mention how to handle all the compatibility problems in terms of drivers, programs, files, etc, so even if they hate Windows, most of them are stuck with it.).

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Re:Which version of Windows is Best?
« Reply #90 on: March 23, 2004, 06:00:58 AM »
does Windows XP have DOS ???
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Re:Which version of Windows is Best?
« Reply #91 on: March 23, 2004, 08:52:40 AM »
Nope, not true DOS. It has a fake DOS with less features.
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Re:Which version of Windows is Best?
« Reply #92 on: March 23, 2004, 11:11:19 AM »
What we need is to get an angry mob of about 500,000 people or more and hang out in front of Bill Gates' house, holding signs that say "F*CK YOU, BILL!". That oughta get his attention perhaps. ;) I actually had a dream where it happened. ;D

Though we may have to adjust the signs if there are any people named Bill in the mob. ;)
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Re:Which version of Windows is Best?
« Reply #93 on: March 23, 2004, 02:07:09 PM »
*imagines a largish meteorite landing on Gates' house* ;D
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Re:Which version of Windows is Best?
« Reply #94 on: March 23, 2004, 04:38:28 PM »
It isn't easy in Windowe either to use advanced functions, IMO. And besides, normal users don't normally use advanced functions either.

Which is why I said basic and "advanced basic" or "a little beyond basic" or "intermediate" or whatever you want to call it. ;)

I think it's maybe a matter of... first you hook the IT people and power users with something that makes it easy for them to customize and maintain things. They in turn will be more likely to recommend it to their bosses/family members/etc. to install... the catch being that non-power users aren't going to care how easy it is for the IT people to use... they want to know how easy it is for *them* to use.

I think you really gotta get both sides. If an OS is easy to use, but sucks in the securing/maintaining/customizing aspect, the IT people and power users probably aren't going to touch it unless they have to, and are going to try to avoid having to use it/having people under their tech care use it. On the flip side, if an OS is robust and flexible, but takes saavy to use, the average user is going to get frustrated and demand to use something easier.

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Re:Which version of Windows is Best?
« Reply #95 on: March 23, 2004, 05:37:58 PM »
   So who is going to build the new operating system or were you planning on helping to build it, Jeysie?   ;D
Seriously, how do we get Microsoft to take consumers seriously or is it completely hopeless since they look to business interests and their pride and joy --- Windows XP is suffering continual security problems?  

   It would be great to have a spell checker with this forum.
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1.  Longhorn release has been postponed recently according to windows 98 general newsgroup due to half the team that was working on Longhorn being shifted to help with Windows XP security problems.  Now wouldn't you think that even a giant corporation like Microsoft would get the hint and decide to make a new 9x coded Windows that would be 98SE with all the updates and take the few good features from ME and XP to make a new steller operating system.  They could even call this computer system Longhorn and make a subtle reference to the fact that it uses the 9x code.   !!!
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Re:Which version of Windows is Best?
« Reply #96 on: March 23, 2004, 08:34:06 PM »
And hopefully remove all the stupid "secure" features of Longhorn that comprise your privacy. ;P
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Re:Which version of Windows is Best?
« Reply #97 on: March 24, 2004, 01:47:28 AM »
Nope, not true DOS. It has a fake DOS with less features.
I believe that every Windows should have a proper DOS!

Also what is the next Windows going to be called ???
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Re:Which version of Windows is Best?
« Reply #98 on: March 24, 2004, 01:59:04 AM »
Supposedly Longhorn, and from what I've heard about its features, it already sucks.
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Re:Which version of Windows is Best?
« Reply #99 on: March 24, 2004, 02:03:15 AM »
Microsoft should really look into bringing back the 9x code :-\. They should also look into bringing back the official and original DOS ;)
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