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PostPosted: Thu Feb 06, 2014 12:22 pm    Post subject: H1B becomes Microsoft's head Reply with quote

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http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/business-25983514
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PostPosted: Thu Feb 06, 2014 3:41 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

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pjp needs Obamacare after reading the headline.
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PostPosted: Thu Feb 06, 2014 6:38 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I give him 18 months before he loses the job.
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PostPosted: Fri Feb 07, 2014 12:39 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

wildhorse wrote:
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pjp needs Obamacare after reading the headline.
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No reason I'd be suicidal. Besides, I don't care who destroys Microsoft. Who knows, he may actually have a clue and reinstitute TechNet, remove the Ribbon, and restore keystroke support.


Side note: I'm glad I never downgraded from Vista to 7. The start menu and taskbar changes are brain dead.
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PostPosted: Fri Feb 07, 2014 12:45 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

In 18 months, we may find Microsoft taking off in a cloud.
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PostPosted: Fri Feb 07, 2014 12:52 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

pjp wrote:
wildhorse wrote:
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pjp needs Obamacare after reading the headline.
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No reason I'd be suicidal. Besides, I don't care who destroys Microsoft. Who knows, he may actually have a clue and reinstitute TechNet, remove the Ribbon, and restore keystroke support.


Side note: I'm glad I never downgraded from Vista to 7. The start menu and taskbar changes are brain dead.

When I see somebody who uses Vista, I immediately think 'premature ejaculator'.
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PostPosted: Fri Feb 07, 2014 12:57 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I've never had the "problems" others have claimed (but that I recall, never really described). It came with the laptop, and has worked fine for 6-7 years. And as I said, 7 has major UI failures.
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PostPosted: Fri Feb 07, 2014 1:23 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

What UI failures? You open the start-menu and click the icon of the game you want to play. Works flawlessly.
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PostPosted: Fri Feb 07, 2014 1:41 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

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I've never had the "problems" others have claimed (but that I recall, never really described). It came with the laptop, and has worked fine for 6-7 years. And as I said, 7 has major UI failures.

If you think 7 is 'bad', 8 will make your head explode.
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PostPosted: Fri Feb 07, 2014 3:45 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

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I've never had the "problems" others have claimed (but that I recall, never really described). It came with the laptop, and has worked fine for 6-7 years. And as I said, 7 has major UI failures.

If you think 7 is 'bad', 8 will make your head explode.
Mainly I use a lot of keyboard shortcuts. The Start menu in 7 broke that. And just like effectively disabling shortcuts in Office, it wasn't a necessary change, or something needed for those who didn't use it.

There's no way I'd use 8. Maybe 8.1 when they fix it, depending on how much they actually fix. If their 9 plans are still on schedule, I'll probably just wait for that. Or maybe I'll finally give linux on a laptop a try.
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PostPosted: Fri Feb 07, 2014 3:47 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I figure with as long as I milked Windows 95 along, I should be able to hang in there with Windows 7 for quite a while. I've decided to wait for Windows 2026 and the "iEye" Ocular Interface and the "Bollywood" Removable Testicular Storage Implant.
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PostPosted: Fri Feb 07, 2014 4:08 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

On the continuum, I guess that would be ED in comparison to prematurity. :P
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PostPosted: Fri Feb 07, 2014 6:59 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

:lol:

That's how it feels in big corporations. They always seem to be using the previous version of Windows, so they don't have to update all their shit.
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PostPosted: Fri Feb 07, 2014 2:44 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I'm probably the only one that feels that it was XP that broke the start menu. But I've used an alternative shell at work for as long as I've worked, so I haven't really paid much attention. After several months with a new Windows 7 laptop I had to give up and install classic shell to fix the start menu.

Funny how classic shell is NOT a shell replacement while none of those that are have names with "shell" in them (at least that I know of).
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PostPosted: Fri Feb 07, 2014 2:47 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

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That's how it feels in big corporations. They always seem to be using the previous version of Windows, so they don't have to update all their shit.
They usually can't get their needed projects done well, and spending money on last year's old and busted doesn't bring in money. Can't spend money that isn't tied to bonus inducing sales numbers. It's the 80/20 rule again, except that the 20 is ignored (or someone(s) is(are) fired for failing when they don't ignore it).
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PostPosted: Fri Feb 07, 2014 2:51 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

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I'm probably the only one that feels that it was XP that broke the start menu.
Default XP, yes. But they allowed reverting it to "normal." Or at least "normal" as I used it (Ctrl-Esc to open the menu, subsequent keys for other tasks). I hate the default XP Start menu, but it was fixable.

I generally avoid installing binaries which modify the OS, but I don't follow the Windows community, so I don't know what is trusted. I also prefer to not become a target for Corporate Security.
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PostPosted: Fri Feb 07, 2014 4:42 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

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... classic shell ...
The Windows Start menu and the Windows Explorer are handled by one application (explorer.exe) and I bet it is one group of people at Microsoft who are working at it. For me, no only the start menu is broken. There are so many things I hate about the explorer. For instance, Windows 7 it shows selected directories in the left and right panel in the same colour, but slightly different brightness and when you press the delete key, you may find out that it deleted the one in the left panel - oops. Or try to select a directory from the favorites list and search a file in one of its subdirectory - doesn't work. Search files - major pain in the butt by now. Or take all those different ways of presenting a directory listing and Explorer's way of chosing them for you. Etc. :evil:
I bet Microsoft somehow got hold of Explorer back in the days before Windows 95 and then started to mess it up.
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PostPosted: Fri Feb 07, 2014 5:35 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

BoneKracker wrote:
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That's how it feels in big corporations. They always seem to be using the previous version of Windows, so they don't have to update all their shit.


xp pro. It works. It does what the people expect it to do. It runs well on cheap hardware.
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xp pro. It works. It does what the people expect it to do. It runs well on cheap hardware.
If they kept it and sold it for $50, I'd probably buy a few licenses. If they charged the same as Apple does for OSX, I'd use it in quite a few VMs.
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PostPosted: Fri Feb 07, 2014 11:04 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

So, you've all finally admitted, that you really use Windows.
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PostPosted: Sat Feb 08, 2014 1:09 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I've never denied it, and have mentioned it multiple times. I've had it on my laptop from day one, and have never seriously entertained using Linux on it (I did briefly consider buying a 2nd drive to see if Linux was viable). I also had a TechNet subscription, though never used it as I had intended.
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PostPosted: Sun Feb 09, 2014 12:01 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Microsoft Asks Windows XP Holdouts: Upgrade to Windows 8 Already

One of the reasons I'm not upgrading is because I have several office applications installed from back when TechNet was still around. Why would I give those up just to use a newer version? No thanks.

Satya really ought to encourage an open source community to develop around the OS, even hosting a repository. Then they'd be able to "outsource" community driven improvements. If people don't like changes, the community can develop an alternative interface that MS even adopts as an unofficial, unsupported alternative.
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PostPosted: Sun Feb 09, 2014 12:22 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

blablabla

we will not go windows 8. We might go Windows 7 at some point this year. But 8? People will be too confused for that.
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It would be nice if KDE could be used as a desktop for Windows, for those who have to use some Windows-only app. It's too bad that the devs who could do it don't want to.
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PostPosted: Sun Feb 09, 2014 5:06 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

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Microsoft Asks Windows XP Holdouts: Upgrade to Windows 8 Already

One of the reasons I'm not upgrading is because I have several office applications installed from back when TechNet was still around. Why would I give those up just to use a newer version? No thanks.

Satya really ought to encourage an open source community to develop around the OS, even hosting a repository. Then they'd be able to "outsource" community driven improvements. If people don't like changes, the community can develop an alternative interface that MS even adopts as an unofficial, unsupported alternative.

If Satya won't, maybe something like ReactOS can jump in when Microsoft drops XP support.
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