You will believe this from MS

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  1. exscentric

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    http://www.katu.com/news/tech/16786276.html

    Says that only some programs will stop working after installing Vista sp1. Not sure many of us didn't know that would happen if we have touched Vista.

    Heard this morning many people are having serious problems with sp1. It was on abc's TechBytes but I couldn't find it this morning. Something about reboot loops :tear: for those poor people.

    Maybe all should wait for sp2 or maybe try ME so they have a system that kind of works but has all the problems of vista :laugh:
     
  2. Dale-c

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    Are you telling me that they took a lousy product and made it worse?
    Wow. I love my leopard machine.
    And this little Linux laptop makes a great web appliance.
     
  3. exscentric

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    Well not every corporation can take something that is terrible and make it terribler :laugh: It takes a real giant!

    Ya gotta start feeling sorry for them - well not quite yet :thumbs:
     
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    terribler? Now that is only something MicroSoft can do.
     
  5. thomas not doubting

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    I've heard Vista called "Windows ME 2007". From what I've read, Vista appears to be even more troublesome than that maligned OS.

    I've been using Win2K on my primary computer for six years. I do have a legal, retail copy of WinXP Prof. but it really gives me little or no advantage over 2K.

    2K is still getting critical updates from M$ until June 2010, so I'll stick with it at least that long. After that...well I'll just have to see what unfolds. Maybe dual boot some version of Linux to use on the Internet and use 2K for my video and audio recording, uninstalling all the Internet based software (including IE) from 2K. I'll boot Linux when I want to go on the 'net.

    I've read that the only major difference between 2K and XP (besides the Fisher Price look of XP) is that XP has a lot of DRM (Digital Rights Management) stuff that is missing or very minimal in 2K.

    I have a dual boot configuration with Xandros and Win 2K, but I don't use Xandros much anymore. I have two printers (a color laser and a black-and-white one) and both are paperweights in Linux. (I've heard of Winmodems but I did not know there were such things as "Winprinters").

    Believe it or not, Windows 98 is still being kept alive (unofficially of course). Visit this website for more official and unofficial Win98 add-ons than you probably ever thought existed:

    www.mdgx.com

    They have for download an unofficial service pack for Win 98 that installs every M$ update and some unofficial updates as well. There is a "Win 982ME" program that takes all the improved files out of a Windows ME CD and installs them on a 98 system, while leaving all the unstable, buggy parts of ME behind. There is even a Windows XP "kernel" for 98 (not even beta yet) someone has offered that allows certain XP games to run on a 98 system.

    I do have Win98 on a secondary desktop computer which I keep around just to counter the constant M$ push to the latest-and-not-so-greatest operating system.

    (Mdgx even has an unofficial service pack for Windows 95!)

    For the most active Windows 98 forum on the Internet, visit:

    http://www.msfn.org/board/index.php
     
  6. Magnetic Poles

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    Good links, Thomas! I saved them in case I need them for my seldom-used Windows box. In the meantime, I'm living in the land of PCLinuxOS!
     
  7. exscentric

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    There is a pendrive linux that you install to a thumb drive, just plug it in and open it and you run linux inside windows. Don't know if it would be as secure as normal linux or not, but might be an alternative to rebooting into linux for net activity.

    Thanks for the links, going to snoop.

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    Just ran across this that is of interest - saw a utube video of it booting from a usb drive but the site says for now just built into motherboards. http://www.splashtop.com/index.php
     
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  8. Dale-c

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    If you are using your PC for audio and video, why not just get a Mac?

    BTW, I totally agree about Win2K
    I use 2K Pro on my intel Mac Mini in Parallels for when I need windows.
    It does everything I need.
    I have found that the stuff I need XP for that would not work with 2000 I can use my Mac for and the things I have to use Windows for seems to work with 2000.
    I do also have an XP virtual machine set up with Parallels but I never use it.
     

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