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Message 1049520 - Posted: 19 Nov 2010, 8:51:23 UTC

Oh, crap.

I now have a working computer with freaking Win7 on it.....

I am at a loss.

'Classic view'???

Not like any classic view I ever saw.

It takes off on a whim without asking....

Hit the wrong icon and you are off into the hinterland.

The network thingy does not even give me the option of having the cute little indicators of activity in the taskbar.

I suspect I am gonna be pissed for quite some time now.
I am gonna go puke......unless I instill some whiskey to calm me down.

Meoooowwrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrr.
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Message 1049522 - Posted: 19 Nov 2010, 8:59:17 UTC - in response to Message 1049520.  

is it that bad that a man like you can't manage it it must be bad you will likw maybe once you get to know it
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Message 1049525 - Posted: 19 Nov 2010, 9:03:45 UTC - in response to Message 1049522.  
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is it that bad that a man like you can't manage it it must be bad you will likw maybe once you get to know it

That seems at the moment to be a rather snide comment.

I am a 52yo computer geek.....how old are YOU?

I would still run NT4.0 if it worked anymore. It was stable as hell.

So is XP.

Now......do you wanna debate me on making an OS so self intuitive that a user with half a mind can't get where he wants to go??????

I don't like a computer OS that thinks it's smarter than I am, or knows in advance WTF I want to do.

So far, this bites. Pretty, but it sucks big wind.

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"Where do you want to go today........."
My arse........thank you for asking.
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Message 1049527 - Posted: 19 Nov 2010, 9:18:41 UTC

I am 57 sunday and i am new to computers, i always try to be nice to people its hard some times. its took me a year to learn how to work vista well enough to store my music some from 78 and 33 records
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Message 1049531 - Posted: 19 Nov 2010, 9:28:03 UTC - in response to Message 1049527.  

I am 57 sunday and i am new to computers, i always try to be nice to people its hard some times. its took me a year to learn how to work vista well enough to store my music some from 78 and 33 records

OK....
Sorry if I was crass.
You know where I am coming from then.
I try to be nice to folks too, but yes, it is hard when I perceive they are coming across the wrong way.
Sorry.

I have about 5,000 vinyl LPs here that some have suggested I take the time to digitize before I die. Much is long out of print or obscure blues stuff.

Just because I know hardware does not mean I get along well with the OSs......at least this new one.

I can do pretty well with XP.

This is just new to me, and it turns my kitty world inside out.
When I hit a certain buttons, I expect certain answers or questions.....and this b.... just takes off on it's own. I don't like being one-upped by my own computer.
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Message 1049532 - Posted: 19 Nov 2010, 9:31:47 UTC

Just be glad you never had to deal with Vista. :(

Think of it this way: when you have Windows 7 figured out (and it won't take you long) you'll be ahead of the curve because most folks around here are still on XP but everyone not on Linux will have to upgrade eventually.
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Message 1049534 - Posted: 19 Nov 2010, 9:35:23 UTC

no thats ok i come here to learn about pc's. people cant be nice all the time and why sould they, things go wrong.just like when i snap bolts on cyclinder heads, it make you chuck spanners about ect. if you can,t express feel hear it would be a shame cos thats how we get to know people
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Message 1049535 - Posted: 19 Nov 2010, 9:37:21 UTC - in response to Message 1049532.  
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Just be glad you never had to deal with Vista. :(

Think of it this way: when you have Windows 7 figured out (and it won't take you long) you'll be ahead of the curve because most folks around here are still on XP but everyone not on Linux will have to upgrade eventually.

I just may find a copy of XP x64 on ebay and start all over again if I get too frustrated. I missed Vista, mostly because so many others threw up all over it.
And XP worked so well, I never had reason to.

7 is.....
Like the way you type something into search and it just takes off without asking where you want to look.

Unnerving to me. Like having a servant that run off hither and yon without really asking you what you would like them to do.
Ask me first.

I have found no 'old school' option so far.
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Message 1049537 - Posted: 19 Nov 2010, 9:46:00 UTC - in response to Message 1049535.  
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i did not have a choice of o/s this pc came with it.but i had put the graphics card in my boys wanted games to play on it and you should digitize the colection i only have eight 78's but i know there is some good music out there that will not be heard
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Message 1049541 - Posted: 19 Nov 2010, 9:54:50 UTC - in response to Message 1049537.  

i did not have a choice of o/s this pc came with it.but i had put the graphics card in my boys wanted games to play on it and you should digitize the colection i only have eight 78's but i know there is some good music out there that will not be heard

What 78s do you have?
I only have a couple......Vaughn Monroe doing Moon of Manakura..and one cracked version of Elvis doing Mystery Train.....not playable anymore....alas.

An old uncle of mine had thousands of them.......sadly, they burnt up in a house fire. Old Victrolas too. My stuff is mostly on vinyl....from the 70's on up.

A bookmark would be Joan Baez's first record......on Vangauard Records.....I have two copies.....one for each of you (to paraphrase the movie Tombstone.....} one in Stereo, one in Monaural.......
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Message 1049542 - Posted: 19 Nov 2010, 10:05:40 UTC

laughing policeman,the biggest asperdespra in the world, run rabbit. and five others in attic i required them from gran when she died.
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Message 1049549 - Posted: 19 Nov 2010, 10:49:04 UTC

kittyman.I know that was just a blow off earlier but I have to agree..I work day to day in my own IT company.....I still harp back to Dos and still teach other the benefits of Net use....havins said that it is going to take a big BIG stick to wedge me from XP ....damn it has taken all these years to get it stable. And from memory it is my damn computer and HAL an't getting it
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Message 1049550 - Posted: 19 Nov 2010, 11:03:57 UTC

does o/s make pc faster or are they just to look diferent or more features
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Message 1049551 - Posted: 19 Nov 2010, 11:13:26 UTC - in response to Message 1049550.  

does o/s make pc faster or are they just to look diferent or more features

Dunno about faster......but more stable.........


That was the thing about older versions of Winders since NT.......when the app crashes, so did the OS.....when they became more stable, only the app crashed, you did not have to reboot every time the browser crashes.


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Message 1049554 - Posted: 19 Nov 2010, 11:27:03 UTC
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i never had anything go crash yet but i hope i know enought to put it right when it does, hope it goes ok for a couple of years, to give me time to read more books, haveing siad that i learn more hear
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Message 1049560 - Posted: 19 Nov 2010, 11:57:21 UTC

Greetings Mark,

After reading your thread, I conclude that you're saying the Win7 is crap? I can see that, after seeing all those stupid commercials about it where all those "knowledgeable" people say that Win7 was their "idea". They ain't gotta clue. They're the type that DO need the computer to do things for them because they don't know how to do it themselves. ;)

What is your opinion on running a decade old OS, like WinXP Pro 64 bit, on the current hardware technology like my i7? I've been having a problem with mine for the past few weeks, ever since I re-attached to Einstein when my SETI WUs finally dried up. If you go here, you can spend the afternoon reading all about it. That thread pretty much documents everything I have done to try to fix this problem, short of a clean install of WinXP Pro. Basically, the bottom line is, I cannot run BOINC because that is when the problem manifests. There's no WU crunching. I have done a re-install of BOINC. There seems to be no problem when not running BOINC. Well, it's all there in that thread on Einstein.

Have a great day, Mark! :)

BTW, I'll be 59 in 2 months, gotcha beat... :P

Keep on BOINCing...! :)

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Message 1049563 - Posted: 19 Nov 2010, 12:05:30 UTC

I happen to have lived through those decades, and like running those 'decades old' OSs...........

I have used them all my life.......

You obviously don't understand, and I could not expect you to.
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Message 1049573 - Posted: 19 Nov 2010, 13:04:05 UTC - in response to Message 1049520.  

Oh, crap.

I now have a working computer with freaking Win7 on it.....

I am at a loss.

'Classic view'???

Not like any classic view I ever saw.

It takes off on a whim without asking....

Hit the wrong icon and you are off into the hinterland.

The network thingy does not even give me the option of having the cute little indicators of activity in the taskbar.

I suspect I am gonna be pissed for quite some time now.
I am gonna go puke......


Eeeeeeeeeeek!

I'm not the greatest fan of Win7... (Or should that be Win6? Look at the OS numbers!)

But... It is a very good money spinner for tech support!


If you're in for a bit of a change, take a look at the latest Kubuntu and see how much whiskey that needs for an install. Note: It is not Windows so the names are different, but the GUI works in exactly the same way, just different eye-candy. Oh, and don't try looking for any anti-virus, cos' there ain't one. Oh, and the firewall is optional and is not actually needed. Should be good for a giggle, meow?

;-)


Happy crunchin',
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Message 1049577 - Posted: 19 Nov 2010, 13:26:26 UTC

must have been very exciting when pc's first started because very few people would no how they worked.
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Message 1049580 - Posted: 19 Nov 2010, 13:55:28 UTC - in response to Message 1049577.  

must have been very exciting when pc's first started because very few people would no how they worked.

Ahhhh - happy days ;-)

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