Re: Ahhh OS/2 Warp
Still have the box with the CD's on the shelf
a VM running it,
still there are some things that goes easier/quicker than with linux
62 posts • joined 6 Mar 2007
not really internet questions
i don't use failbook and twatter so i can go wrong already with 3 questions
i never was inspired by an i-thingy so what do i care what year it was invented and what does this have to do with internet?
real questions are not really there , just a few
made 9 out of 12
but my real internet knowledge from the beginning up was not tested at all
but what can you expect in an age where almost every kiddo thinks that f.b. is THE internet :(
has not really to do with computers but about 20-25 years ago we had to develop some cases/boxes that would carry car/battery-inverters or mobile radios that would be used under extreme conditions like:
vibrations water heat cold etc
what we could not damage, kids could break in days
they were not allowed to use hammers and that kind of tools
so the smart ones took a rope and tied the casing/box behind their bicycles riding over shitty streets with pools of water, the result was awfull
it took some time to make the product kiddy-proof before we could deliver the final product that was happily accepted by the client
now in my country they try to push a winphone nearly for free ..
with as logan "it is almost the same as an android"
and ofcourse joe 6pack belives that
but if you try to get an android or iphone for your 2year upgrade you really have to demand it (almost brutal)
before this started winphones were almost not seen
now i have people asking me daily "why does this not work, why can't i install that, why is it so ugly and difficult"
lets see what the future brings
Don't forget >>
Microsoft CAN NOT release a perfect version of windows even when that was/is possible, they are not only a software house but also a marketing industry (and they did a good job with that)
The shareholders would not allow a perfect windows because it would not make money
. not selling new versions
. not selling updates
. technicians without work
. sysadmins without work
. less/no income from trainings
. less/no income from roalties on computer sales
etc etc etc
just because it just works without problems
what they want are
errors, virusses, incompatible hardware, problems and more disasters
just because that makes money by resolving a PART of the problems, upgrades, new versions, technicians training and working and if possible create some more money making issues.
somebody at IBM said once a long time ago (in the OS/2 ages) :
if it works don't fix it
Microsoft change that into:
if it need to be fixed we can make (more) money.
So, if you stay with windows your future is upgrade, renew, fix and pay
You don't want that than you have to use a (more) stable alternative
so , you set up an account for a 12 year old and they get bored of the restrictions.
In the first computer they find (internetcafe , neighbour, friend etc) they will create their new account and put their age +10 years ..
and you think that protect them from porn ???
in both accounts NO ABSOLUTELY NOT !!!!
Just watch them sending/receiving pictures (vnc is great to check on them) of every bodypart to/from the rest of their "friends"* with the new chat options like sending pics and creating groups.
You will see more kiddyparts and nightly invitations than you have ever seen in your life.
So the door is wideopen for all the abusers out there.
what to do to completely block that shit .. i really have no idea
and neither have parents because most of them have problems with even switching the pc on and are completely computer illiterate.
Blocking FB by a firewall, that maybe works at home but not for public accessable pc's and they will find one, because without FB access you dont belong to the group
can be anyone under the 100 years old, they will blindly accept all "friend" requests just to have more "friends" than their schoolfriends
My kids, they think that i follow everything they are doing (BOFH tactics), so the scare factor keeps them more or less sane, but i know schoolfriends of them who are completely running uncontrolled.
> For many tech-savvy Reg readers the Lumia 520 has too many compromises,
there you go ,
> but I’ll bet you know somebody, a friend or a relative, who would welcome a basic-but-functional smartphone too.
Yep and than i am the one who needs to solve their/the (un)solvable problems with the wp8 and they will ask ME, why, i advised a phone that does not do like an iPhone or an Android.
ok ... for our american friends .. something very simple (in metric)
we have a hole in the ground
long 9 meters
wide 6 meters
deep 3 meters
we fill the hole with water
how much does the water weight in kg or pounds??
and how much time you needed to calculate the result ?
to help a little bit:
1 liter of water weights 1 kg
9 meters = 9.84251969 yard = 29 feet 621⁄64 inches
The majority of the people who get infected refuse to understand/read anything about their pc/operating system, they just click on buttons till something happens, they disable/uninstall anti-virus programs if they cannot get access to their infected documents or external devices.
Those will never, AND I REPEAT NEVER, accept anything that changes they way they (mis)use their pc out, of free will.
Maybe the only solution is to confiscate the infected pc's (will be difficult in companies) till the user(s) went to school/training after paying a fine for the cost of their unwillingness to be a "good" computeruser.
Till than , bringing down botnets is just bringing water to the sea.
And the source of all of this is the stupid idea of some software companies to create software that does everything automatically by default, because that is a better computer experience.
And YES it will be difficult to sent "Granny" to school, but than the only solution is to hold the makers of the software she is running , responsible (as well) for all the nasty effects that their programs create. (and than the price of vista 2013 will be around U$8000 or more to cover all the costs :) )
All and All it will be a very difficult path to follow and with the trend of today it will take a very long time before there is a real solution.
If you don't train users, specially on the level of vista joe xp 7 pack, who just click around on anything to get something finally going, to read and to use their own brains,
scamware levels will go skyhigh, offering quicker nicer better more beautiful software patch/upgrade buttons.
And the "Use our software and everything will go automatically" slogan and policy has to be wiped out as soon as possible and the inventors of this BS as well.
And the time limit to fix a bug can be .. let me think .. Oh yes something like 17 years ?? .. and in that time you paid already how many time for the same error ??
In other words,
the "little" get smacked/sued and have to pay and/or fix their program immediately
and the "BIG" will start press conferences, lawyertalk, mumbeling about options, undocumented features, etc etc and nothing changes for a long time ..
and Paris ??
She knows BIG is NOT always better
The bunch of thieves called microsoft owns me still the refund of 32 unused and sealed winnt licenses, even ordered by court to pay (now 15 years ago) they let you run around the world and force you to use all of your money to rent lawyers, till you give up or that the cost to collect are higher than the refund.
they just don't want to pay ..
I praise this guy that he got his money back
See the government (and their offices) of my country (dom.rep.)
100% corruptedxxxxx sponsored by microsoft, to force everybody to use ie6
what of course does not work because they got the servers infected because they disabled or uninstalled the anti virus because else they were unable to use the usb/cd/dvd to play games or listen to music and now those servers are a complete mess.
Yes everybody play games on the server and copy cd/dvd, that is the fastest machine, that is what multitasking is for --- or not ??
I thought that 'irreparable harm' was/is part of the microsoft business model
Just like sue-ing the hell out of everybody else microsoft doesn't like
>> Microsoft has said in a court filing to stay the injunction: "Even if Microsoft ultimately succeeds on appeal, it will never be able to recoup the funds expended in redesigning and redistributing Word, the sales lost during the period when Word and Office are barred from the market, and the diminished goodwill from Microsoft's many retail and industrial customers."
We know a bunch of companies that microsoft "killed/demolished" that way
and that a number of companies like "Best Buy, Hewlett-Packard and Dell" "face the imminent possibility of a massive disruption in their sales"
Yes good one, take responsibility for that, YOU, microsoft sold broken/stolen goods to them, don't blame others for your actions.
So, about what is microsoft crying now ?
OpenOffice next ? I don't think so, SUN did not make $$$$$ out of the xml use
But time will tell ..
So install an acceptable flavor of Linux on a pc
Install VirtualBox with a Windows xp (UE of equivalent) that fits for your usage, use the same basic image on all the other machines and continue working.
Lot cheaper and probably more stable, less time consuming(?) and will work with the old hardware (maybe just a memory upgrade)
An maybe it is now a good time for SUN to create a VirtualBox without the use of vx/vt etc.
(like Parallels had before they could not keep up with the linux kernel versions)
Now we know at least a few things:
A) ie8 is not using standards else you could use opera/ff as well
B) ie8 is prob. crap, else it would be chosen for its quality and not for a $$$ bribe.
C) what other "easter eggs" or "options" are hidden in ie8 ??
So ms pays/bribe you when you search+shop with blunt/live/whatever they call it today, but if you get too smart they cry foul-play
So what will happen if a bunch of smart guys "find" the treasure at the same time ??
i would LMAO
And one thing is for sure:
the ms pricing will go up to cover all those financial games.
i think you have a better chance in the lottery ...
<my warped blue striped coat with pinguins and dragons on it ...>
After reading the responses on the article it is painfully clear that 98% of the pro-ms/anti-eu people have a reading problem, and have almost NO CLUE what is is all about !
Even when perfectly is explained the WHY, WHAT and the HOW, they continue to point to the same things that are NOT relevant.
Maybe caused by the [next] [continue] [ok] [accept] buttons that are always flashing around several times.
re: Paris, I'm sure she knows more about safe Hex than some of the muppets who set site update policy or don't bother checking their AV is working correctly.
Call them Lemmings, who after years of abuse [yes/no/maybe] [error 35654@54] [contact your system administrator] they figured out that just clicking on something till it maybe works, is the quickest solution. reading the given information is proved to be a loss of time ..... .
Result, switch off updates (you cannot always trust them), remove anti-virus programs else you cannot access your favorite word document of music stick without those annoying messages and overkill popups.
re: I think you will find that Bill has always said he is first and foremost a businessman, so one cannot really blame the Windows mess on his inferior programming skills
That is oh so true, business first, if the product works for you, be happy, if it does not .. wait and pay for the next update. MS does really care about NOT having high quality, else they will never be able to sell an update or new version, and THAT is bad for business.
(yes, there are OSses out there that you install once and forget for the next xx years, like some Novell servers, IBM flavors and that does not make money, thus VERY VERY bad for business)
re: $250.000 ...
What an awfull cheap offer, but again business is MS-business, they don't really care about 250k, but it covers the FREE advertisement/name-recognition in several magazines, newspapers, etc
As long as MS does not loose $$$$$ they are not really trying to invest $ in training users/administrators to keep their systems running clean.
They rather sell you a new update/version,whatever
I prey that MS does not go down, because all the sh$t that comes with them makes for me $$ to fix it, and that pays the bills.
But at my places everything is MS free, so i have at least some place to work relaxed without being afraid for the next crash.
My coat .. filled with OS/2,OpenSuse,Ubuntu for relaxed work and a xp-ue copy to make $$
As living in a country that fits the OLPC profile and being the neighbour of the country that fits it even better :
YES the idea was good in the beginning
> free software (linux based) and machines that can work in critical conditions for the people who cannot afford a computer etc etc
YES the whole setup has many flaws
> when people are hungry they will sell the machine for food
> when ppl never learned to read or write how can they work with those magic boxes
> 1 internet connection for all, what? internet where? in a 50 km range with no electricity or phone service..??
and now, because of "to keep up with the technology" the laptops are (also) provided with a special version of XP, and the enduser needs to license and pay for the software ....
how ?? as it was intended for the poorest people/areas ??
At this point the project is going downhill, too many ppl, with no knowledge of being real poor (as defined in western eyes, a lot of those real poor are rather happy with their lives) are getting involved and $$ companies who go for the free advertisement/profit/marketing opportunities and who don't give a sh#t about those poorest.
I always thought that windos was build around IE
Now when they try to start using Standards they will prob. get into problem with their OS
One browser fighting the other ??
Or is this IE8 the base of windows7 (or 8?)
It is just a thought, i won't have the problem , the last version of windows that i used was 3.0 for a few days.
So now we have a "cheap" laptop for the "poorest" countries and people
Most of these people can't read and/or write correctly, have NO MONEY almost to eat and than we give them laptops with the most expensive operatingsystem in service/software/ownership ??
How the F%^K does that fit ...
Someone is filling his pockets with M$$$$$ or they are plain stupid and need to go back to school
BTW, they also never really investigated in those poor areas with no infrastructure, electricity, telephone and other "normal" services, where the people are really hungry, how fast that laptop is changed for food ...
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