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    Death of Windows

    Looks as if support for Windows XP is about to end, it will still work of course but no more support, service pack 3 was the last.

    http://www.zdnet.com/blog/virtualization/vmwares-maritz-virtually-pronounces-death-of-windows/2247?tag=nl.e589
    Last edited by JHC; Sep-01-2010 at 07:36.
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    who cares? I don't.
    I'm not an atheist and I don't think I can call myself a pantheist. We are in the position of a little child entering a huge library filled with books in many different languages. The child knows someone must have written those books. It does not know how. The child dimly suspects a mysterious order in the arrangement of the books but doesn't know what it is. That, it seems to me, is the attitude of even the most intelligent human being toward God.
    —Albert Einstein.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Contratrombone64 View Post
    who cares? I don't.
    FU Jack I'm OK eh
    Just a timely nudge to the few still running Widows and there are quite a few (I still run Windows on my Lap top) if you have a crash and do not have a full back up CD you will have problems.
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    I believe support for service pack 3 and up is still available.
    ....To play only what is written is the domain of science. To realize what is not written is the domain of art."
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    Bill, I think you are right but a full back up CD would be prudent for users.
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    Colin - what's the SW club??
    I'm not an atheist and I don't think I can call myself a pantheist. We are in the position of a little child entering a huge library filled with books in many different languages. The child knows someone must have written those books. It does not know how. The child dimly suspects a mysterious order in the arrangement of the books but doesn't know what it is. That, it seems to me, is the attitude of even the most intelligent human being toward God.
    —Albert Einstein.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Contratrombone64 View Post
    Colin - what's the SW club??
    Sorry David but I would have to kill you if I told, suffice it to say it is a very exclusive club and membership is by invitation only. sorry.
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    Quote Originally Posted by J.H.C. View Post
    Sorry David but I would have to kill you if I told, suffice it to say it is a very exclusive club and membership is by invitation only. sorry.
    I hope they won't have to kill you for revealing to us that you are a member.

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    This whole software business is a constant effort to revise and come up with something just slightly new, that keeps the bottom line flowing. Microsoft was on federal trial a few years ago, but they got off the hook. You know what they say about money and justice.

    As an amateur photographer, I have Adobe Elements. So far I have bought three versions of it. Every time I buy one, it isn't long before a "new" version comes along -- they are currently on version #8, or were last I heard. Even the photo magazines said the #8 was very little different from #7, so don't bother.

    And of course, nearly all of the software programs for computers have a "subscription" system, and you have to "renew" it every year. They don't leave anyone in the dark about what they they are out for --- $$$.

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    I manage to get along mstly on free appications, Open Office instead of Microsloth; for photographic work The GIMP and Picasa do most things, Audacity for audio editing, surprising what you can find if you search around, being on a pension sure is an incentive to look out the freeware.
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    "Ain't it the truth".. Mike and we worked for many years to get here..LOL
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    Quote Originally Posted by Lusaka_Guitarist View Post
    I hope they won't have to kill you for revealing to us that you are a member.

    Lovemore Nanjaya.
    I am fishing incase there is a member on MIG
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    Quote Originally Posted by Dorsetmike View Post
    I manage to get along mstly on free appications,
    Quote Originally Posted by wljmrbill View Post
    "Ain't it the truth".. Mike and we worked for many years to get here..LOL
    Me as well, 99% programs I use are free, and loving it.
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    Collin thanks for the link. I still use XPPro, mainly because I have it networked at the office. Just got my youngest daughter a new laptop with Seven installed and will be interested to try it out. I agree there is a lot of freeware out there if you look around. i use several programs myself. Biggest problem I find is companies rushing software out before it works properly (Vista?) and then havining to reissue or patch.

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    I use Vista and had a few problems same as with the present IE, I hope the new version of IE works better. The thing I hate is when a program tries to become the preferred program when this happens I just un-install but it is a pain.
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