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    Here's something old, that'sw new.


    I had just got in a Windows NT4(client) box in, and for the life of me (Because I've been using Windows 8 so often) it seems way hard to work on (the O/S) I had to pull one of my old NT4 service guide manuals and read up again on Windows NT4. While I was reading, it came to mind that Windows 8 is far more easy to use. THEN it had me wondering if Microsoft is dumbing down their O/Ses? Since I have gotten into computers it was to learn, and become more intelligent using them. Now I'm getting the feeling that MS wants us NOT to become more educated with technology, but to become the sheep following the herd. Anyone else get this revelation beside me?

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    Yep.

    Check out what it says on raspberry pi site.

    Haven't got the link to hand, but there is a video interview.
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    Where are you going with this? What's wrong with simplicity? There's a saying -> Keep it simple, Stupid. If it's easier to fix, it'll get fixed faster for the user to return quicker to use. M$ is not an evil empire that has an evil plan.
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    Not saying that what ever HippsieGypsie. Only saying if it gets so simple, then WHERE will that leave me, and others in our field? I make my living on supporting users, and their operating systems. BAD enough Microsoft already has out sourced Windows support to India, and Poland. NOW looks to me like they want to out source me out of a job. I'm one of the few Tech Support (Hardware/Software) people, that still makes their living in the USA. Not saying the O/S is bad, only saying it is getting to simplified.

    *EDIT* Almost forgot, to make my point EVEN further, why did Windows 8RP delete out the Dell Support Partition too? I see no reason for that to occur, even though we had to do a complete format from CP to RP.
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    Quote Originally Posted by SIW2 View Post
    Yep.

    Check out what it says on raspberry pi site.

    Haven't got the link to hand, but there is a video interview.
    Couldn't find it. Please post the link so that all may view. Thanks.
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    Can't find it now .

    He has done so may interviews.

    This particular one discusses how the tecnology around us is controlling more and more of our lives - yet we know less and less about it.

    Raspberry pi is a small attempt at trying to address that.
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    OK, Mike. I see your concern. I see you take pride in what you do professionally. That's a good thing. I had the similar concern when I was young in my profession.

    Yes. I agree. Outsourcing has been a concern in this country for quite some time. It applies to most industries. Business forecasters told us 40 some odd years ago that America would become a "service orientated economy". Sorry to say in some ways it has become true. Now you're saying it's getting worse with simplicity of a product.

    In my profession as a builder, starting out as a carpenter, and being fortunate to be taught by the best of them. These were hard-core old-timers that called me a nasty name more than a few times. I kept coming back. I learned the trade knowing very well how to cut rafters for a roof. Figure out, make parts, and install stairs -> All of the building. Then in the early 70's I saw buildings starting to be built, or fabricated as we call it, in factories. Then I saw components such as floor decks, roof trusses, stairs, cabinets, etc. being sold. We joked "Put hammer, square, and a level in a guy's hands and they call themselves a carpenter". To sum up, they simplified building. Today customized panelization is the craze. I got into remodeling back in the early 80's, which for the most part is a service and quite the art form that most so called "Carpenters" can't perform. I am finding work. Not making a killing in today's economy, but keeping my head above the water line.

    I'm not a Pro in computerization. My only advice is to find something in your field that few know about. I myself would learn how to write apps. I think that will be the craze and money maker.
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    Quote Originally Posted by SIW2 View Post
    Can't find it now .

    He has done so may interviews.

    This particular one discusses how the tecnology around us is controlling more and more of our lives - yet we know less and less about it.

    Raspberry pi is a small attempt at trying to address that.
    OK. Thanks.
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    Raspberry pi I assume is cheap for a handheld computer. Have you tried to install Win8 DP onto it? Or is it like a Kindle, not possible. BUT I would think you would be able to remove the Linux O/S off of it. But for $25.00 it might just run off of a ROM, instead of a HDD.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Mike Lonewolf View Post
    Raspberry pi I assume is cheap for a handheld computer. Have you tried to install Win8 DP onto it? Or is it like a Kindle, not possible. BUT I would think you would be able to remove the Linux O/S off of it. But for $25.00 it might just run off of a ROM, instead of a HDD.
    I've got one and am waiting delivery of the second... It isn't a "handheld computer" - it's a very small (call it) PC Mobo with Arm V6 SOC, 256Mb ram, interfaces to HDMI, USB, Ethernet, direct logic control interfaces, and you load the Linux OS via SD card....fascinating object.... and people have got Windows XP running on it under an Emulator. Won't run Win8.
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