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Where is Windows heading?

  1. #31


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    W8.1, W7


    Where is Windows heading?
    ...to the Bermuda Triangle (also called the Cloud)

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  2. #32


    Orbiting the Moon
    Posts : 2,975
    Windows 10 x64


    Quote Originally Posted by lehnerus2000 View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by Hopachi View Post
    Gonna see if I can get VMware Player running in LMDE 201303. I couldn't install it in Knoppix... this is also Debian based and i'm curious how the install goes.
    VMware Player 5 works correctly in Linux Mint 14 MATE (64 bit) on my PC.

    I couldn't install Workstation as the version I have (7.1.6) is too old (i.e. it doesn't have the updates for the newer kernels).
    It did run correctly in Ubuntu 10.
    Yes you're right! Did the test and it runs flawlessly. Thanks for confirming.
    The latest version is recommended on the latest kernels, however you can try a kernel patch for 3.2 or 3.4 kernels.
    I've installed Player 3.1.6 on Ubuntu 12.04, one patch worked fine.

    Look for something similar to this:
    vmware workstation 8.0.2 7.1.5 / player 4.0.2 3.1.5 fixes for linux 3.4 | Weltall's blog
    (this is found on many sites and they also recommend to replace 7.1.5 with 7.1.6 in the script itself since the same changes apply to both versions)

    It basically adds some entries to match the versions in the source of some files.
    The process is automatically and should occur beffore VMware kernel modules are built at first run of the program.

    If all goes well, WS7 should do it fine there.
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  3. #33


    Orbiting the Moon
    Posts : 2,975
    Windows 10 x64


    Quote Originally Posted by 4wd View Post
    Where is Windows heading?
    ...to the Bermuda Triangle (also called the Cloud)
    HA ha what's the catch here: we get lost in the Bermuda triangle maybe, but on the other hand too much rain here... I don't like clouds.

    If we'll need to pay for our updates then I will not update anymore.(that's a big point ending the sentence)
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  4. #34


    Posts : 5,707
    Windows 8.1 Pro


    apple and Adobe were also mentioned in getting flack from the Australian government due to unfair pricing, not JUST Microsoft.
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  5. #35


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


    Quote Originally Posted by 4wd View Post
    Where is Windows heading?
    ...to the Bermuda Triangle (also called the Cloud)
    Hi there
    could also be to "The tip" although when you get used to it W8 isn't actually so bad.

    Cheers
    jimbo
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  6. #36


    Posts : 1,770
    Windows Phone 6, Windows CE 5, Windows Vista x32, Windows 7 x32/x64, Windows 8 x64


    Quote Originally Posted by Coke Robot View Post
    apple and Adobe were also mentioned in getting flack from the Australian government due to unfair pricing, not JUST Microsoft.
    I wasn't posting about what the companies charge (Microsoft's pricing is often no where near as bad as the others, especially Adobe), the post was about the comment made by Microsoft as to where it appears to be heading. I posted the entire statement to put things into context. You must have been channelling Bill when you read my post and then wrote your comment.
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  7. #37


    Germany/Florida
    Posts : 4,514
    Vista and Win7


    I smell rats. Wherever they are heading, they want to get more money from us and a more even cash flow. And they want to make sure we are locked in with their stuff. Then they can really milk us.

    As Jimbo says, it's time to get out the Linux text books. I am busy producing Linux tutorials to help make us more independent.
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  8. #38


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


    Quote Originally Posted by Ray8 View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by Coke Robot View Post
    apple and Adobe were also mentioned in getting flack from the Australian government due to unfair pricing, not JUST Microsoft.
    I wasn't posting about what the companies charge (Microsoft's pricing is often no where near as bad as the others, especially Adobe), the post was about the comment made by Microsoft as to where it appears to be heading. I posted the entire statement to put things into context. You must have been channelling Bill when you read my post and then wrote your comment.
    I think everybody knows why you're here Ray, there's no need to explain things to us, you're on a 3 man mission.
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  9. #39


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


    Quote Originally Posted by whs View Post
    I smell rats. Wherever they are heading, they want to get more money from us and a more even cash flow. And they want to make sure we are locked in with their stuff. Then they can really milk us.

    As Jimbo says, it's time to get out the Linux text books. I am busy producing Linux tutorials to help make us more independent.
    The Sky is Falling, the Sky is Falling.
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  10. #40


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

    Thanks Hopachi


    Quote Originally Posted by Hopachi View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by lehnerus2000 View Post
    ...
    I couldn't install Workstation as the version I have (7.1.6) is too old (i.e. it doesn't have the updates for the newer kernels).
    It did run correctly in Ubuntu 10.
    ...
    Look for something similar to this:
    vmware workstation 8.0.2 7.1.5 / player 4.0.2 3.1.5 fixes for linux 3.4 | Weltall's blog
    (this is found on many sites and they also recommend to replace 7.1.5 with 7.1.6 in the script itself since the same changes apply to both versions)

    It basically adds some entries to match the versions in the source of some files.
    The process is automatically and should occur beffore VMware kernel modules are built at first run of the program.

    If all goes well, WS7 should do it fine there.
    Thanks for that info Hopachi.

    I suspected that there would be a workaround to fix my install issue.
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