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  1. #11


    Posts : 636
    Windows 7/8


    Quote Originally Posted by Mike Lonewolf View Post
    This is something I suggested to Microsoft before, and am re-suggesting it. Once the life time of a O/S has reached it limits, they (Microsoft) should have means to make it in-operable, so that we can move forwards.
    That is insane. What next. Car companies will permanently disable your car once it's reached 15 years old so they don;t have to support replacement parts n it any more (and sell you a new one)? There are lines, and that suggestion crosses it by a LONG shot.

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  2. #12


    Posts : 993
    Windows 8 pro Retail


    Actually FSeal, my suggestion would stimulate our economy think about it, the way you are thinking, we would still be using DOS because it is still available. I say once something has reached it's full usefulness it shouldn't rear it's head any longer.
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  3. #13


    Posts : 636
    Windows 7/8


    Usefulness to who?

    1) DOS is in fact still used today in situations that call for it.

    2) As if planned obsolescence and a throw away society aren't bad enough, now your advocating for manufacturers to be able to remotely disable or take back things that you have purchased at their discretion because "you've used it long enough" and need to buy a new one?

    MJOF (My Jaw is On the Floor)
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  4. #14


    Posts : 993
    Windows 8 pro Retail


    Points FSeal to the technology wastelands of Silicon Valley...There you go, the all the obsolete technology that one could EVER want. HEY, look over there! There a huge stockpile of IBM OS2 Warp version 4 FREE for the taking.
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  5. #15


    Posts : 5,707
    Windows 8.1 Pro


    I showed off Windows 8 and the Office 2013 beta to a few people and customers yesterday, got the same reaction I've been overall getting from doing so: Whoa and I need a moment to take this all in. I've come across a few people that rejected it, but after I let them use it for about half an hour and gave them a few navigational tips, their opinion changed. They found that it's pretty fun to use, which is true. Every time I show how to close down a metro app, there's a whoa, or that's cool! Most of the people I've shown this have been a younger crowd, 16-28 or so.

    But as for the people that cling to xp and old technology, it's strange. A few days ago, I saw someone sitting in a Subway using a laptop with 7 but running in the dreadful icky classic theme. Why? Why would ANYONE do that? You have a pretty Aero interface, but decide to yuck it up. (FACEPALM)
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  6. #16


    Posts : 993
    Windows 8 pro Retail


    Aero, smearo. It uses valuable system resources. NOT a needed thing IMO.
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  7. #17


    Posts : 142
    Windows 8 Enterprise 64-bit (7 Ult, Vista & XP in V-Box)


    It doesn't use enough to bother me, and I'd rather have it than not.
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  8. #18


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    Posts : 772
    Windows 8.1 Pro with Media Center


    It's fine for things to have use-by-dates, as long as it is clear at the outset that they are time-limited, such as the Release Preview of Windows 8, or for a financial software package to require annual renewal of license to enable taxation updates.

    I can only guess how unpopular Windows would become if the small print read that the OS would shut down every 30 minutes after a certain date was reached, unless the license was renewed and a fee was paid for upgrading. I think Linux would benefit greatly from that.

    To suggest that the plug should be pulled on outdated OS versions whose licenses were sold without that provision is ludicrous and inflammatory.
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  9. #19


    Posts : 993
    Windows 8 pro Retail


    Hardly! Going by your POV (Point Of View) why doesn't everyone stay using Windows 3 Windows for WorkGroups! Even going by what your saying, and they were kept active, then the computer processor world would of ended! *Example* Windows 3.1 will not load on a modern processor! Even though it says it will work on a 32mhz or BETTER processor. Also Microsoft gives you a better warranty that a car manufacturer, with them you get a limited 1 year or 50 thousand mile warranty. Also, I take it by your objection that YOU must be still running DOS (any version) right? The statement you have made, is something that someone that doesn't want change.

    Quote Originally Posted by fafhrd View Post
    It's fine for things to have use-by-dates, as long as it is clear at the outset that they are time-limited, such as the Release Preview of Windows 8, or for a financial software package to require annual renewal of license to enable taxation updates.

    I can only guess how unpopular Windows would become if the small print read that the OS would shut down every 30 minutes after a certain date was reached, unless the license was renewed and a fee was paid for upgrading. I think Linux would benefit greatly from that.

    To suggest that the plug should be pulled on outdated OS versions whose licenses were sold without that provision is ludicrous and inflammatory.
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  10. #20


    Posts : 142
    Windows 8 Enterprise 64-bit (7 Ult, Vista & XP in V-Box)


    Quote Originally Posted by Mike Lonewolf View Post
    Hardly! Going by your POV (Point Of View) why doesn't everyone stay using Windows 3 Windows for WorkGroups! Even going by what your saying, and they were kept active, then the computer processor world would of ended! *Example* Windows 3.1 will not load on a modern processor! Even though it says it will work on a 32mhz or BETTER processor. Also Microsoft gives you a better warranty that a car manufacturer, with them you get a limited 1 year or 50 thousand mile warranty. Also, I take it by your objection that YOU must be still running DOS (any version) right? The statement you have made, is something that someone that doesn't want change.

    I still run WfW 3.11 in DosBox, and also have DOS 6.20/Win
    3.1 on one of the hard disks in the desktop.

    And, until the last re-install, it was in VirtualBox on
    this machine, along with Office 4.

    So yes, some do still use it.
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