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Old 06-18-2012, 09:46 PM   #31
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I guess it's me. I thought Windog was some kind of aftermarket thing you downloaded, perhaps shareware or freeware. I've never encountered the term "Windog" before. The term I'm familiar with is Windoze.
Windog is my opinion of that operating system, though with Win 7, it is getting better, albeit with issues, e.g., every new version of Windows Explorer has a simpler, less useful search function.
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Old 06-18-2012, 10:12 PM   #32
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Best Windows ever was 2000. XP was tolerable. Vista was an abomination. 7 is a bit better than Vista... I've been reading chit-chat from my technical buddies (I'm not in their league) and from what I hear Windows 8 is going to be the worst ever.

I've heard that Windows 8 is doing away with the start button, and they've made it difficult or impossible for after market developers to put it back. That's the chit-chat and I don't understand the details so don't ask me.

Explorer (AKA "Windoze Exploder") was never good except for users too technically challenged to download Mozilla or Firefox.

I guess charmap has been here since Win3.0. It's probably time that they should replace it with something useless and difficult to use, preferably with a user interface that nobody can understand.

Maybe Linux is the future. It's already the basis for half of the Internet, the so called LAMP constellation of free GPL public license software, Linux (o/s), Apache (web server), MySQL (database) and PHP (programming language), the basis for web servers including DC's server and vBulletin forum software.

It's kind of good to know that DC does not run on Microsoft software.
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Old 06-18-2012, 11:01 PM   #33
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Old 06-18-2012, 11:19 PM   #34
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Best Windows ever was 2000. XP was tolerable. Vista was an abomination. 7 is a bit better than Vista... I've been reading chit-chat from my technical buddies (I'm not in their league) and from what I hear Windows 8 is going to be the worst ever.

I've heard that Windows 8 is doing away with the start button, and they've made it difficult or impossible for after market developers to put it back. That's the chit-chat and I don't understand the details so don't ask me.

Explorer (AKA "Windoze Exploder") was never good except for users too technically challenged to download Mozilla or Firefox.

I guess charmap has been here since Win3.0. It's probably time that they should replace it with something useless and difficult to use, preferably with a user interface that nobody can understand.

Maybe Linux is the future. It's already the basis for half of the Internet, the so called LAMP constellation of free GPL public license software, Linux (o/s), Apache (web server), MySQL (database) and PHP (programming language), the basis for web servers including DC's server and vBulletin forum software.

It's kind of good to know that DC does not run on Microsoft software.
I would use Linux, but my professional tax software and QuickBooks® run on Windows. I have run a Windows inside of Linux, but that sort of defeats the purpose of running Linux and it's a PITA. I run QB because I am a QuickBooks® ProAdvisor, so different accounting software wouldn't really solve my problem.

I mentioned Windows Explorer, the one for looking at your files and directories, not Internet Explorer.
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Old 06-19-2012, 05:17 PM   #35
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Well I've used Windows so much (including writing Windows applications in Visual C++) because all my jobs have used engineering software available only on Windows, and in the last 20 years Microsoft Office pretty much took the whole market. One job I also had a Sun workstation (Unix, very similar to Linux) in addition to my Windows NT 5.1 workstation.

These days (retired) I think I'm about ready to migrate to Linux, IF I can find a version that I like, IF it has most of the ease of usability of Windows WITHOUT the PITA aspect of Windows.

I''m getting to the point where about all I need is Firefox, Thunderbird, some way to edit text files, a way to handle Word documents and Excel spreadsheets, and maybe a music (MP3) player. I'm pretty sure I can find all that for Linux although I may not like the user interface.

I'm really annoyed with MSFT because I would have been happy to use Windows 2000 forever, with just the applications I already had, but unfortunately they quit supporting Win2k so I'd be open to hacker attacks if I hadn't upgraded.

OIC re: Windows Explorer. I like that too, one of the few reasonably designed tools, although they've hosed it up on my Windows 7, in ways that I won't bore anybody with the details.

I wonder how much about Windows "improvement" is simply that MSFT can't make enough profit if nobody wants to upgrade to the new version, or new applications. As I said, I was quite happy with what I had a dozen years ago, and I'm far less content with what I'm stuck with these days.
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