• Windows 11

    From Nick Andre@618:500/24 to All on Sun Oct 3 10:04:41 2021
    I have an unconfirmed report from someone that D'Bridge runs on Windows 11.

    Nick

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  • From Deepend@618:500/36 to Nick Andre on Fri Oct 8 22:59:43 2021
    Windows 11 offers very little to be even worth the upgrade effort .. at least for now.
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  • From Nick Andre@618:500/24 to Deepend on Sat Oct 9 01:26:36 2021
    On 08 Oct 21 22:59:43, Deepend said the following to Nick Andre:

    Windows 11 offers very little to be even worth the upgrade effort .. at leas for now.

    Agreed, but I had "no choice" to upgrade as part of my job.

    Its nice to see Microsoft ripping things off again, this time its the look of Mac-OS...

    Nick

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  • From Deepend@618:500/36 to Nick Andre on Sat Oct 9 00:00:41 2021
    Agreed, but I had "no choice" to upgrade as part of my job.

    Yeah I can understand that. I will be doing some testing on the machines at my work mostly to see how well things work.

    Its nice to see Microsoft ripping things off again, this time its the look of Mac-OS...

    Maybe that's all Microsoft knows.. Maybe we should feel bad for them because they grew up only knowing this one way of being. /S

    Hopefully Windows 11 shows some sort of reason to be useful. I was running it from its earliest public dev builds.. But once it was released I just reinstalled Linux as usual. Will keep my eyes on it though.
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  • From Daryl Stout@618:250/33 to Deepend on Sat Oct 9 13:48:00 2021
    Windows 11 offers very little to be even worth the upgrade effort .. at least for now.

    Sort of like all the folks that jumped out when any new Microsoft OS came out.

    Microsoft doesn't believe in "if it ain't broke, don't fix it". Even though they don't support anything prior to Windows 8 (if not 10) right now, many folks are still using XP.

    Daryl

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  • From Deepend@618:500/36 to Daryl Stout on Mon Oct 11 19:48:40 2021
    Sort of like all the folks that jumped out when any new Microsoft OS came out.

    Microsoft doesn't believe in "if it ain't broke, don't fix it". Even though they don't support anything prior to Windows 8 (if not 10) right now, many folks are still using XP.


    I still regularly use my Windows 98se system that sits on the desk beside me . Never really got attached to XP though.
    I'd take Windows for Workgroups 3.11 or Windows 98se over XP any day of the week :)
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  • From Andy Gorman@618:300/44 to Deepend on Mon Oct 11 19:50:22 2021
    I still regularly use my Windows 98se system that sits on the desk
    beside me . Never really got attached to XP though.
    I'd take Windows for Workgroups 3.11 or Windows 98se over XP any day of the week :)

    I still use both my Dos 6.22/Win3.1 and Win98se a fair amount too. But I still use my Windows Vista box to play games like old versions of Battlefield. I know I'm in the minority, but I liked Vista and never had any issues with it.

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  • From Deepend@618:500/36 to Andy Gorman on Mon Oct 11 22:01:06 2021
    I still use both my Dos 6.22/Win3.1 and Win98se a fair amount too. But I still use my Windows Vista box to play games like old versions of Battlefield. I know I'm in the minority, but I liked Vista and never had any issues with it.

    Vista really wasn't that bad.. I think the only people that hated it didn't have good enough machines to run it.. Which sucks.. but that doesn't exactly make an OS bad.. Windows Me was bad because it was unstable.. not because it was slow.. so cant put Vista on the same level as Windows Me. :) Even though I actually kinda liked Windows Me when it came out as well.. So I guess I was just lucky then? :)

    As for playing older games I can do that fairly well on my newer system as I run Linux and most older titles run perfectly fine under Wine. But my Windows 98se box is great for that as well. But I also do more useful things on that box as well.. since it has a browser that works and the version of mIRC and putty I have on it works great as well.. so I can do my IRC and other stuff that I do just fine on 98se. (and yes SSL is functional in the one web browser and mIRC.)
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  • From Daryl Stout@618:250/33 to Deepend on Tue Oct 12 02:31:00 2021
    I still regularly use my Windows 98se system that sits on the desk
    beside me . Never really got attached to XP though.

    I originally was reluctant to upgrade to XP, but was pleasantly surprised when I did.

    I'd take Windows for Workgroups 3.11 or Windows 98se over XP any day of the week :)

    I used 3.11, 95, 98, 98SE, XP, 7, and now 10. I just can't see upgrading
    to Windows 11.

    Daryl

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  • From Arelor@618:250/24 to Deepend on Tue Oct 12 08:08:51 2021
    Re: Re: Windows 11
    By: Deepend to Andy Gorman on Mon Oct 11 2021 10:01 pm

    Vista really wasn't that bad.. I think the only people that hated it didn't have good enough
    machines to run it.. Which sucks.. but that doesn't exactly make an OS bad.. Windows Me was bad
    because it was unstable.. not because it was slow.. so cant put Vista on the same level as Windo
    Me. :) Even though I actually kinda liked Windows Me when it came out as well.. So I guess I w
    just lucky then? :)


    My first exposure to Windows Vista was when I bought a new computer to replace my old, clumsy one
    which had suffered a hardware death running XP.

    Vista is a serial rapists of RAMs. Besides, it did away with some features from the XP days which
    were needed for some of the stuff I wanted to run. They killed their own docummentation program and
    you could not even install Diablo I on it. Basically Vista offered you less functionality while
    eating more computer resources.

    It got me so pissed off that I switched to Linux right there.

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  • From Kurt Weiske@618:300/1 to Deepend on Sat Oct 9 07:01:00 2021
    Deepend wrote to Nick Andre <=-

    Hopefully Windows 11 shows some sort of reason to be useful. I was running it from its earliest public dev builds.. But once it was
    released I just reinstalled Linux as usual. Will keep my eyes on it though.

    WSL2 looks to have support for Linux GUI apps out of the box, that seems pretty nice.



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  • From Mark Hofmann@618:100/12 to Nick Andre on Wed Oct 13 18:24:04 2021
    Its nice to see Microsoft ripping things off again, this time its the
    look of
    Mac-OS...

    Why Microsoft seems to want to emulate Apple is beyond me. Just wait for the next Windows upgrade. They will change the wallpaper and call it Windows 12.

    - Mark

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  • From Sean Dennis@618:618/10 to Mark Hofmann on Sat Oct 16 14:05:02 2021
    Mark Hofmann wrote to Nick Andre <=-

    Why Microsoft seems to want to emulate Apple is beyond me.
    Just wait for the next Windows upgrade. They will change
    the wallpaper and call it Windows 12.

    I think that Windows will eventually become a UI on top of the Linux kernel.

    M$ is no longer making money from Windows so I can see it slip further down
    the list in priorities.

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  • From Havok@618:250/23 to Nick Andre on Sun Oct 31 10:15:35 2021
    Its nice to see Microsoft ripping things off again, this time its the
    look of Mac-OS...

    Agreed

    Laughing as if a MAC user is ever going to switch!

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  • From Havok@618:250/23 to Daryl Stout on Sun Oct 31 10:18:12 2021
    Microsoft doesn't believe in "if it ain't broke, don't fix it". Even though they don't support anything prior to Windows 8 (if not 10) right now, many folks are still using XP.

    So right you are, I think they think if it is a good OS time to move on
    to something broken. I still feel XP & win7 were the best!

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  • From Nick Andre@618:500/24 to Havok on Sun Oct 31 17:59:24 2021
    On 31 Oct 21 10:15:35, Havok said the following to Nick Andre:

    Its nice to see Microsoft ripping things off again, this time its the look of Mac-OS...

    Agreed

    Laughing as if a MAC user is ever going to switch!

    I take it back, Microsoft is trying to be more like Chrome-OS.

    For me, I need to have "labeled" Taskbar items. I frequently work with many things open at once and I absolutely *hate* relying on solely icon-items.

    Nick

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  • From Arelor@618:250/24 to Nick Andre on Mon Nov 1 15:51:27 2021
    Re: Re: Windows 11
    By: Nick Andre to Havok on Sun Oct 31 2021 05:59 pm

    On 31 Oct 21 10:15:35, Havok said the following to Nick Andre:

    Its nice to see Microsoft ripping things off again, this time its th look of Mac-OS...

    Agreed

    Laughing as if a MAC user is ever going to switch!

    I take it back, Microsoft is trying to be more like Chrome-OS.

    For me, I need to have "labeled" Taskbar items. I frequently work with many things open at once and I absolutely *hate* relying on solely icon-items.

    Nick

    It is funny you mention that.

    On laptops I use a Window manager that has no taskbar at all. You invoke windows via shortcuts. But then, when you use a tiling window manager you usually don have to hunt around trying to find out where your window is.

    I use stacking window managers on workstations, but I am considering switching to a taskbarless setup for those too.

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