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Old October 2nd, 2014, 01:22 PM   #27721
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Windows 98 was the msot problematic I think. BSOD all the time on my computer, it was a weekly ocurrence.

You can easily plug a "Start" menu for programs on Windows 8. You pin the Programs folder on the Taskbar, and it is done.
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Old October 2nd, 2014, 01:24 PM   #27722
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A startmenu is added on Windows 8.1. I think all Windows 8 versions are upgradable to 8.1?
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Old October 2nd, 2014, 01:45 PM   #27723
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Why Win95 crap? It was quite a revolution for those days, the first "modern" Microsoft OS after the old, DOS-based, ones.
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Old October 2nd, 2014, 01:47 PM   #27724
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A startmenu is added on Windows 8.1. I think all Windows 8 versions are upgradable to 8.1?
startmenu button was added in 8.1, not actual startmenu. yes.
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Old October 2nd, 2014, 01:51 PM   #27725
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Why Win95 crap? It was quite a revolution for those days, the first "modern" Microsoft OS after the old, DOS-based, ones.
Because otherwise the good-crap alternation wouldn't have worked!!
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Old October 2nd, 2014, 02:22 PM   #27726
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^it's indeed just trolling. also windows 8(.1) wasn't bad in the sense that was slow or buggy like milenium and vista were, it just lacked start menu because of which some people refused to adapt. otherwise speed-wise was good improvement over 7.
The OS should adapt to user, not viceversa.
Windows 8 was good for touch-operated devices. Which are nice and portable, but when you have to work really hard and for long times, nothing beats mouse and actual keyboard, with which 8 basically sucked.

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Old October 2nd, 2014, 02:42 PM   #27727
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The OS should adapt to user, not viceversa.
Hear, hear!

It's been a pet peeve of mine since my first computer that the software industry seems to forget that its products are working for the consumer, not the other way around.
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Old October 2nd, 2014, 03:50 PM   #27728
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Windows 98 was the msot problematic I think. BSOD all the time on my computer, it was a weekly ocurrence.

You can easily plug a "Start" menu for programs on Windows 8. You pin the Programs folder on the Taskbar, and it is done.
this is the first time that i hear that. imo it was the most stabile version beside XP. on the other hand 95 was revolution, but buggy.
8 is also kinda revolution and when you get used on using it, it is really good.
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Old October 2nd, 2014, 05:04 PM   #27729
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Sometimes you have to work with specific software (like InDesign, Illustrator, ArcGIS, etc.) and all you need is a stable and simple version of Windows. The aero effects with photogallery miniapp on the desktop are pretty nice, but useful unless you employ computer only for entertainment purposes. The same goes for all those alternative products. To me, nothing beats MS Office so far. The only shame is the newest version is incredibly expensive.
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Old October 2nd, 2014, 06:06 PM   #27730
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Sometimes you have to work with specific software (like InDesign, Illustrator, ArcGIS, etc.) and all you need is a stable and simple version of Windows. The aero effects with photogallery miniapp on the desktop are pretty nice, but useful unless you employ computer only for entertainment purposes. The same goes for all those alternative products. To me, nothing beats MS Office so far. The only shame is the newest version is incredibly expensive.
I just started writing a scientific paper for a journal, which offers two different templates: MS Office or LaTeX. I didn't even have to think, chose LaTeX right away
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Old October 2nd, 2014, 06:26 PM   #27731
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I stopped using MS Office years ago. There are plenty of open source alternatives that are almost the same.
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Old October 2nd, 2014, 06:43 PM   #27732
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this is the first time that i hear that. imo it was the most stabile version beside XP. on the other hand 95 was revolution, but buggy.
8 is also kinda revolution and when you get used on using it, it is really good.
There is an explanation on how to do it here (takes 3 minutes or less), and it doesn't involve any external app or memory-hog extension.
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Old October 2nd, 2014, 07:05 PM   #27733
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The OS should adapt to user, not viceversa.
Windows 8 was good for touch-operated devices. Which are nice and portable, but when you have to work really hard and for long times, nothing beats mouse and actual keyboard, with which 8 basically sucked.
how so? W8 still has full blown desktop, perfectly suitable for mouse and keyboard. start menu is just a pile of shortcuts, you can put those on the start screen or actually install 3rd party start menu.
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Old October 2nd, 2014, 08:15 PM   #27734
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Today I have received a postcard from San Marino with one stamp from 1977 and two stamps from 1996 attached. Is it possible that these stamps in Italian lira are still valid?
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Old October 2nd, 2014, 09:21 PM   #27735
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how so? W8 still has full blown desktop, perfectly suitable for mouse and keyboard. start menu is just a pile of shortcuts, you can put those on the start screen or actually install 3rd party start menu.
I used 8 virtualized for a while... and deleted it out of frustration.
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Old October 2nd, 2014, 10:23 PM   #27736
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Today I have received a postcard from San Marino with one stamp from 1977 and two stamps from 1996 attached. Is it possible that these stamps in Italian lira are still valid?
Stamps from 1967 onwards in lire are still valid and will always be.
http://www.radioetv.it/homepage/noti...-sempre-validi
http://www.mef.gov.it/ufficio-stampa...cato_0057.html

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Old October 2nd, 2014, 10:54 PM   #27737
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I stopped using MS Office years ago. There are plenty of open source alternatives that are almost the same.
Don't you have to use MS Office at work? I would like to stop using it (on principle) but everywhere I've ever worked uses MS Office and I make heavy use of VBA macros (mostly Excel).
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Old October 2nd, 2014, 11:04 PM   #27738
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Thanks, didn't know that. So, €=₤1,936.27
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Old October 2nd, 2014, 11:27 PM   #27739
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Don't you have to use MS Office at work? I would like to stop using it (on principle) but everywhere I've ever worked uses MS Office and I make heavy use of VBA macros (mostly Excel).
Yes, I still have to use it at work. Even frigging Internet Explorer 8 because the techies can't upgrade some software to a newer version. Every website I visit at work says 'you're running an unsupported browser'.

But at home, I use Open Office.
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Old October 2nd, 2014, 11:38 PM   #27740
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A suitable question after all



I bet crap.
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Anyway, I'm a Mac user (since 2006) and Linux (since 2005), and I only used windows 8 once and it was… cómo decirlo, cómo expresarlo…

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