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Where have I been?
« on: March 21, 2014, 10:42:55 PM »
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.  ???
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Re: Where have I been?
« Reply #1 on: March 21, 2014, 10:48:17 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 :-[
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Re: Where have I been?
« Reply #2 on: March 22, 2014, 09:09:57 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 :-[

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.
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Re: Where have I been?
« Reply #3 on: March 22, 2014, 09:15:08 AM »
I've been wondering what the hell you'd been up to. Sorry to hear of further ailments Dave. Drop me a line.
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Re: Where have I been?
« Reply #4 on: March 22, 2014, 09:46:49 AM »
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.
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Re: Where have I been?
« Reply #5 on: March 23, 2014, 05:11:06 AM »
welcome back Vert! There is nothing worse tan Win 8. Almost makes it worth plopping down the money on a new MAC! ;)

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Re: Where have I been?
« Reply #6 on: March 23, 2014, 09:12:06 AM »
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.
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Re: Where have I been?
« Reply #7 on: March 23, 2014, 12:37:14 PM »
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
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Re: Where have I been?
« Reply #8 on: March 24, 2014, 05:30:05 AM »
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).

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Re: Where have I been?
« Reply #9 on: March 24, 2014, 07:11:37 AM »
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.   >:(
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Re: Where have I been?
« Reply #10 on: March 24, 2014, 07:26:27 AM »
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.
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Re: Where have I been?
« Reply #11 on: March 24, 2014, 08:29:24 AM »
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.   >:(

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Re: Where have I been?
« Reply #12 on: March 24, 2014, 09:29:16 AM »
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.
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Re: Where have I been?
« Reply #13 on: March 24, 2014, 09:41:26 AM »
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!
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Re: Where have I been?
« Reply #14 on: March 24, 2014, 08:24:18 PM »
Ron,
Now you made me to this.

Did someone say Linux?
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