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In praise of the Windows 8 Desktop

  1. #21


    Quote Originally Posted by pcRat View Post
    Great post HippsieGypsie. I clicked another one at end and then copied url for later. Sure would enjoy those movies more if I had an Italian beef & greasy fries to eat while watching them. That's what I miss most after moving to Michigan from Chicagoland. Joliet, Elgin, Rockford, Crystal Lake.
    LOL! Then you understand. Italian beef & greasy fries! Not too healthy, but delicious. I have a helping once a month. I miss it when I go north for the summer. It's the first meal I get when I come to visit my kids.

    So far as Looney Tunes, I grew up watching those. That's why I'm, well, so Looney!

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  2. #22


    Hafnarfjörður IS
    Posts : 4,376
    Linux Centos 7, W8.1, W7, W2K3 Server W10


    Hi there

    No surprise about people rubbishing the article.
    Typical reaction from the "Nay sayers".

    I'll bet if I went out on to the streets of LA and offered to give the first 200 people I saw a genuine 20 USD bill - people would STILL complain. (Hopefully in NY they'd just take the money and run).

    Actually a Candid Camera type of program did this type of stunt a few years ago in Hollywood -- and -- you've guessed it -- nearly everyone was 100% reluctant to take the money. -- Pity I wasn't there then.

    (Mind you could have been California State Tax collectors were around looking for people with "Any Undeclared Income" so people kept away).

    Actually I now very rarely myself use W7 any more --it just seems slow and a bit dated. I'm waiting to see what Ms does next as there WILL certainly be some changes. I just hope it's not going to be a subscription model "a la Office 365").

    Cheers
    jimbo
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  3. #23


    Germany/Florida
    Posts : 4,514
    Vista and Win7


    Jimbo, not everything that is modern is automatically good. I am very happy with my dated OS and the modern version gathers dust in the meantime. I look at it about once every 2 weeks just to make sure the updates are done.
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  4. #24


    Posts : 5,360
    7/8/ubuntu/Linux Deepin


    Jimbo
    No surprise about people rubbishing the article.
    Typical reaction from the "Nay sayers".
    What do you mean? I don't see anyone "rubbishing" the original article.

    Why are you bandying about the term "naysayers" .

    Are you in the pub?
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  5. #25


    Posts : 5,360
    7/8/ubuntu/Linux Deepin


    legacy (adj) — A pejorative term used in the computer industry meaning "it works"
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  6. #26


    Posts : 902
    Win8.1 Pro, Desktop Mode


    I use win8 exclusively, and I agree it works just fine. Windows explorer I never use, I consider it somewhat turdish. I use dopus....
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  7. #27


    Adelaide
    Posts : 1,338
    Windows 7 Ultimate SP1 (64 bit), Linux Mint 17.1 MATE (64 bit)

    Agreed


    Quote Originally Posted by SIW2 View Post
    legacy (adj) — A pejorative term used in the computer industry meaning "it works"
    I would also add:
    "- in widespread use so no further profits can be extracted."
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  8. #28


    USA, Idaho
    Posts : 1,062
    Win 8, (VM win7, XP, Vista)


    Quote Originally Posted by Rickkins View Post
    I use win8 exclusively, and I agree it works just fine. Windows explorer I never use, I consider it somewhat turdish. I use dopus....
    Thanks for the mention of DOPUS downloading now. Will give this a try.
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  9. #29


    Adelaide
    Posts : 1,338
    Windows 7 Ultimate SP1 (64 bit), Linux Mint 17.1 MATE (64 bit)

    Dopus


    Seems similar to FreeCommander.

    The metadata panel is nice.
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  10. #30


    Posts : 1,353
    Windows 8 Pro/Windows 8 Pro/Windows 7 64 Bit64Bit/Windows XP


    Quote Originally Posted by Lee View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by Rickkins View Post
    I use win8 exclusively, and I agree it works just fine. Windows explorer I never use, I consider it somewhat turdish. I use dopus....
    Thanks for the mention of DOPUS downloading now. Will give this a try.
    I'm pretty sure Directory Opus was ported over from the Amiga many years ago, it was a fantastic programme then, I'm sure it should still be pretty good now.
    The Amiga had some brilliant programmes in its day, it was way ahead of its time.

    If anyone is looking for it type in Directory Opus.
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