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lucky9
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#11 Post by lucky9 » Thu May 06, 2010 1:42 am

The 'locking in a room' is a good analogy. :smiley2:
Yes, even I am dishonest. Not in many ways, but in some. Forty-one, I think it is.
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#12 Post by drg » Thu May 06, 2010 12:45 pm

Wow! Just gotta say that my experience mirrors, nay, matches yours very closely. Not as complicated with all the family members, but I can see that working out. I too took my time with using Mepis 8.xxx,as well as antiX 8.xxx. Mepis with kde3.5 version at first gave a challenge to figure out all these choices, but took advice and used it for a good month. Well, got used to it, got to prefer it, found that it is worth it, and not that difficult at all. Same with antiX. Thanks for your testimonial. Yor not alone.

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#13 Post by joany » Thu May 06, 2010 12:59 pm

Adrian wrote: To me governments should put open standard as a basic requirement in purchasing. Companies should do that for their own sake... I'm sure that's the future. Closed standards can live only as long as the company that supports them lives, that's ridiculous. And why would you lock yourself in a room and give the key to somebody who is going to ask you more and more money to let you get in and out? Does that make any sense?
Companies are their own worst enemies when it comes to doling out money for ratcheting up their software. When Microsoft (or other proprietary software vendors) decide it's time to "upgrade" this or that software suite, a few companies immediately snatch the bait. Since other companies interact electronically and exchange files with the early adopters, there's pressure for them to "upgrade" their software as well. It's really a vicious cycle.

The one positive thing about the Windows OS, however, is that it is remarkably backward-compatible. There's some old software I originally installed on Win98 that I later installed on Win2K, and then WinXP. Although I haven't tried, I'd wager the same software would install on Vista and Win7 as well. So upgrading your OS doesn't necessarily force you to upgrade your software. Running 11-year-old software on new Linux or OS X operating systems would be nearly impossible in most cases.
MX-14; 3.12-0.bpo.1-686-pae kernel using 4GB RAM
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#14 Post by richb » Thu May 06, 2010 1:03 pm

joany wrote:Co
The one positive thing about the Windows OS, however, is that it is remarkably backward-compatible. There's some old software I originally installed on Win98 that I later installed on Win2K, and then WinXP. Although I haven't tried, I'd wager the same software would install on Vista and Win7 as well. So upgrading your OS doesn't necessarily force you to upgrade your software. Running 11-year-old software on new Linux or OS X operating systems would be nearly impossible in most cases.
True. But the upgrade to that old Linux software is free, as in free to use and free in the Open Source sense. Still a better model for the user.
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#15 Post by Rebel » Sat May 15, 2010 4:49 pm

I started looking for another operating system when WindowzMe (Millennium Edition)was introduced. Came across Linux and after MUCH distro hopping came across Mepis/Antix. Both are great! The latest version of Mepis 8.0.15 installed flawlessly and rocks! Dialup is a piece of cake for an "old timer" like me. :cool:

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