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Old 23rd October 2009, 02:39 AM   #1
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Homage to an advert that aired tonight in the uk due to the release of windows 7:

"I was sat in the back of a taxi when it struck me! I want an operating system that clogs my screen with 10s of unreadable thumbnails of all the windows I have open when I put my mouse cursor in the wrong place. I want something that makes my life easier by not letting me open more than one window of a program I have pinned on a user friendly task bar.... so, I told microsoft, and they created windows 7. I made windows 7!"
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Old 24th October 2009, 01:17 AM   #2
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Oh yeah, another pointless UI 'innovation' I forgot to mention:

Have you ever had the urge to find something on your desktop and the strain of moving your mouse down to the 'show desktop' button was just too much? Would you also like the currently active window to stay in focus as you do so, only for it to disappear as soon as you click on the thing on your desktop you were looking for in the first place?

Never fear! With new improved windows 7 (sins?) all it takes is a frantic wobbling of your cursor while holding down left click on the bar of your window to make your dreams come true! "Aero Shake(tm)" Because your time is worthless.....
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Old 24th October 2009, 01:30 AM   #3
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Old 24th October 2009, 01:36 AM   #4
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Once upon a time in another life I overhauled and repaired model 40's and the other "mechanical" guys did Model 25's and 37's - with punched tape
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Microsoft seem to think that making Windows look a little different each time is enough to call it an upgrade.
Makes you wonder why they never got it right in the first place !

I develop software and have to buy the latest OS just to make sure my software works with it otherwise i would have stuck with XP.
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Old 24th October 2009, 01:53 AM   #6
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I develop software and have to buy the latest OS just to make sure my software works with it otherwise i would have stuck with XP.
That's where multi-booting comes in handy

You could have XP on one patition, Win7 on another and something useful on a third

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That's where multi-booting comes in handy

You could have XP on one patition, Win7 on another and something useful on a third

Cheers!
I have Win XP on anotehr hard drive and boot normally into Vista.

The change from XP to Vista threw up some oddities.
My white text on a dark background turned to white text on a grey background on mouseover in Vista!

I use the .net framework now and that is included in Vista and Win 7.
But its a pain for XP users as they have to download it before the software will work.

My Win 7 is in the post but I dont expect any problems this time as WIn 7 is close to Vista in functionality.
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Once upon a time in another life I overhauled and repaired model 40's and the other "mechanical" guys did Model 25's and 37's - with punched tape
That's why I get philosophical about this stuff -- my Dell laptop stinks in current terms, but while it warms up I pour myself a W&S -- but we used RTTY on 20 meters 40 years ago to chat with folks in Africa (remember Robert Morley as the Rev. Sayer in "The African Queen"?).

I never, ever repaired a TTY, wouldn't dare open the thing up, but never experience one that was broke -- I think we got ours from some radio station in 8-land --
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That's where multi-booting comes in handy

You could have XP on one patition, Win7 on another and something useful on a third
Even better... get an Intel Mac with VMWare and you can run OS X, Windows 7 (and Vista, XP, et all, even DOS), Linux, Solaris, BeOs.... all at the same time (lotsa RAM needed if you get carried away).

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