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Title: Where have I been?
Post by: 1vertical on March 22, 2014, 05:42:55 AM
Dang I am peeved at Microsoft and the end of XP (RANT)! Anyone else?  My XP system barely opens
a webpage any more.  Guess it is time to puke money for a new system. Or battle the brain cells
to digest a new O.S.....

And dang my ole intestinal tract has staged a coup and a full fleged revolution. I am not
sure how this is going to combine with my beer brewing.  Not being able to consume my beer SUX.

(RANT)

Miss y'all and I will try to touch back to update if my system can keep me active on the www.  ???
Title: Re: Where have I been?
Post by: morticaixavier on March 22, 2014, 05:48:17 AM
Man sorry to hear things are going rough for you! feel better.

for what it's worth your pain has just begun if you have to get windows 8 :-[
Title: Re: Where have I been?
Post by: yso191 on March 22, 2014, 04:09:57 PM
Man sorry to hear things are going rough for you! feel better.

for what it's worth your pain has just begun if you have to get windows 8 :-[

Yeah I just bought a new computer at Costco and was happy to see it was loaded with Windows 7.  I thought I would be stuck with 8.
Title: Re: Where have I been?
Post by: euge on March 22, 2014, 04:15:08 PM
I've been wondering what the hell you'd been up to. Sorry to hear of further ailments Dave. Drop me a line.
Title: Re: Where have I been?
Post by: 1vertical on March 22, 2014, 04:46:49 PM
Yeah I just bought a new computer at Costco and was happy to see it was loaded with Windows 7.  I thought I would be stuck with 8.

Problem with 7 that I see, is the end of support (that we are soon to see with xp) in 2015.
vs windows 8 which is way further down the pike 2018-2020.
Title: Re: Where have I been?
Post by: majorvices on March 23, 2014, 12:11:06 PM
welcome back Vert! There is nothing worse tan Win 8. Almost makes it worth plopping down the money on a new MAC! ;)

GI troubles are awful. Be sure you are eating plenty of veggies.
Title: Re: Where have I been?
Post by: BrewingRover on March 23, 2014, 04:12:06 PM
Yeah I just bought a new computer at Costco and was happy to see it was loaded with Windows 7.  I thought I would be stuck with 8.

Problem with 7 that I see, is the end of support (that we are soon to see with xp) in 2015.
vs windows 8 which is way further down the pike 2018-2020.

Given that many enterprises are just finishing moving to 7, I'd take that 2015 with a huge grain of salt.
Title: Re: Where have I been?
Post by: 1vertical on March 23, 2014, 07:37:14 PM
http://windows.microsoft.com/en-us/windows/lifecycle (http://windows.microsoft.com/en-us/windows/lifecycle)

If I were in the business of selling operating systems and buying NASDAC stocks
from the perpetuation of my business, I would end the life cycle and make everyone
buy new stuff as often as I could!   It's just good biness
Title: Re: Where have I been?
Post by: theDarkSide on March 24, 2014, 12:30:05 PM
I for one am happy the end of XP from an IT support role.  For years I've been trying to get my bosses to accept a hardware refresh schedule and have always met with resistance.  We work with some pretty intensive CAD programs and all I hear is complaining about how slow things are.

Now with the retirement on XP, and the need to upgrade our Office installation to 2013 (which does not run on XP), I have in the past 6 months, purchased replacements for nearly 75% of my company's systems (about 75 systems).

The last time I hit a jackpot like this was Y2K.
Title: Re: Where have I been?
Post by: Pinski on March 24, 2014, 02:11:37 PM
The SO and kids got a new Windows 8 computer X-mas 2012.  I can count on one hand the number of times I've used thing. Why would they make such a non-intuitive shift in GUI. I can usually figure it out but it takes so long I'm always ticked off by the time I finish anything.   >:(
Title: Re: Where have I been?
Post by: reverseapachemaster on March 24, 2014, 02:26:27 PM
I went from Vista to 8 and actually really like 8. Once you get into the desktop it's all the same on a laptop. Instead of having to fish around in the list that popped up from the start button I can hit the windows button, see icons for the software I use the most or if I need something else I can just type in the name and windows will search it for me. It took some time to get used to the change but after a couple weeks I really learned to love that part of the GUI. There are a few things I don't like but I'd rather deal with the odd problem than go back to Vista with its instability and constant asking fifty times if I'm sure I want to open a program.
Title: Re: Where have I been?
Post by: denny on March 24, 2014, 03:29:24 PM
The SO and kids got a new Windows 8 computer X-mas 2012.  I can count on one hand the number of times I've used thing. Why would they make such a non-intuitive shift in GUI. I can usually figure it out but it takes so long I'm always ticked off by the time I finish anything.   >:(

Check this out....http://www.classicshell.net/
Title: Re: Where have I been?
Post by: Pinski on March 24, 2014, 04:29:16 PM
The SO and kids got a new Windows 8 computer X-mas 2012.  I can count on one hand the number of times I've used thing. Why would they make such a non-intuitive shift in GUI. I can usually figure it out but it takes so long I'm always ticked off by the time I finish anything.   >:(

Check this out....http://www.classicshell.net/

Cool, thanks Denny! I'll try it out.
Title: Re: Where have I been?
Post by: bluesman on March 24, 2014, 04:41:26 PM
Glad to see you back. It's been a while. Hope you feel better. I've never used WIN 8 and after reading all of the negative reviews, I don't ever plan to go that route. I think my next move will be a Mac. I love my iPod and iPhone. My laptop is a Dell Latitude and does well with Windows 7 , but it took a while getting acclimated to it. I see a Mac laptop in my not so distant future.  :)

Stay well Dave!
Title: Re: Where have I been?
Post by: Thirsty_Monk on March 25, 2014, 03:24:18 AM
Ron,
Now you made me to this.

Did someone say Linux?
Title: Re: Where have I been?
Post by: 1vertical on March 25, 2014, 04:34:12 AM
Or battle the brain cells
to digest a new O.S.....
Did someone say Linux?

Not directly, but that was what I was getting at...Exactly....Linux (zorin for us challenged ppl)

Just have not taken the leap yet......
Title: Re: Where have I been?
Post by: euge on March 25, 2014, 07:49:49 PM
I would try Lubuntu for older hardware since it is slimmed down but for the best experience the latest version of Ubuntu would work well.
Title: Re: Where have I been?
Post by: pinnah on March 26, 2014, 11:54:55 AM
Dang, I was hoping for one of your trip reports when I saw that thread title.
Although I did think it was little early to have been out treasure hunting in Whyomin. :P

We went to 7 here; betting on extended support.

Hope you feel better.










Title: Re: Where have I been?
Post by: boulderbrewer on March 26, 2014, 06:52:58 PM
Hang in there is a lot more beer to drink!
Title: Re: Where have I been?
Post by: weazletoe on July 18, 2014, 02:01:04 PM
Good to hear from you Vert. I used to get an occasional text from you, but I'm thining I may not hsv e given you my new #. I'll  have to do that.
Title: Re: Where have I been?
Post by: morticaixavier on July 18, 2014, 02:34:51 PM
Good to hear from you Vert. I used to get an occasional text from you, but I'm thining I may not hsv e given you my new #. I'll  have to do that.

geeez weez good to hear from you!
Title: Re: Where have I been?
Post by: denny on July 18, 2014, 03:13:47 PM
Good to hear from you Vert. I used to get an occasional text from you, but I'm thining I may not hsv e given you my new #. I'll  have to do that.

Hi Barry!  How's it going?
Title: Re: Where have I been?
Post by: weazletoe on July 25, 2014, 02:38:30 AM
 Denny, Morticai! Great to see y all again. MAJOR life changes. Divorce is gonna be final any day now. Still getting the grove of the new job. I moved again. I'm renting a basement apartment from a very cool chick, my best friend in fact. There's nothing between us. Its just helps her make the bills, and saves me a few bucks as well. All  in all, things are OK. Haven't brewed in ages though. But I did rescue a keg from the side of the road t make a keggle.