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Thread: The Best O/S?????Could be DOS???




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    Here's an interesting article I think we can all associate with.....why is our operating system so obtrusive....why isn't like it says...an operating system which by defacto is in the background.....it a good article and takes a swipe at all the OS's....including Linux despite the link

    http://www.linuxnewbie.org/articles/osbattle.html
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    Hey, lets face it!
    When things get really tough for Windows - you always end up in DOS to fix it.
    The reason a diamond shines so brightly is because it has many facets which reflect light.

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    The same with Linux...(well command line anyway)....and I usually end there more often than not because I tinkered a bit too much......generally easy enough to get X-Windows up again......
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    I must say I do have a great appreciation for a GUI.
    But just this last weekend I was in DOS to trim out the fat that Win 98 couldn't digest/regurgitate.

    LOL - I had to stress my brainpan a bit but I got it done.
    There are just times that there are no substitutes for the power contained within the command line interface.
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    I'm in the very early learning stages of UNIX myself. It goes much further than DOS ever dreamed of... but then, DOS is an offshoot of UNIX.
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    I'm still totally novice at linux but its got the windows facility when you want it with the flexibilty of the command line .......you have total control....(like me you can overstep the mark...but easily recoverable)....isn't that what we need.....and its totally invisible IF YOU WANT IT TO BE...its up to you...

    We seem to have lost sight of what an O/S is supposed to be...its to let you run other software...it IS NOT THE END IN ITSELF.....

    M$ would like you to believe otherwise cause they can't offer anything NEW....thats their problem....soon you'll be subscribing to their stuff that you THINK you own....

    no no ...look at your LICENSING agreement (notice its has nothing to do with your ownership)...they can pull the plug anytime THEY like..... that's what the registration of winXP and office XP is all about.....software lasts forever unless you (M$) can turn it off.....like they have with win95 and the poor buggers that wanted to give old licences, legit ones, to the poor .....M$ stopped them cause THEY own the software not the licensee.......

    I help rebuild old PCs for poor kids and we give them to the kids for nothing just so they aren't that much more disadvantaged....I mean really poor kids.......we can't use all the old MS licenses we have gathered.......f%$#'em....I'm now installing LINUX on them so the kids can at least have a machine....that's a good start for them anyway....and I've found a linux distro that leaves window$ for dead anyway.....

    [Oldbugger seen leaving the arena all battered and bloody]

    PS sorry bout the language (a bit of red and the passion about having to take facilities from poor kids so Mr Gates can make a bit more money....like it would make diddly squat difference to M$$$$)...I am an old bugger and I can remeber the time when we here in Oz used the term "fair go" with real meaning....and we supported the underdog....you can't get any more underdog than these kids I can tell you....

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    Oldbugger I agree totally with your post and your comments... can't say I like the language much, maybe (if you are indeed an 'oldbugger') you should know better.

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    Windows 95 is alive and well on my old machine (P200).
    Furthermore all Bugs, Glitches and Security Holes appear to be fully functional and in "near mint" condition.

    They may well own it -- but it is I who possess the disc:D
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    You may possess the disk, but if you'll notice, this OS is no longer formally supported by Microsoft. Even their Windows Update page will more times than not take you to another webpage where you can ORDER a disk with the updates.
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    Point taken!
    however what I was able to do before, I can still do.
    And actually that was quite a bit. So I keep the old machine around - not used much, but gives me a good deal of comfort to have a backup just in case.

    It still can handle all the basics of everyday tasks of computing quite well. I have no desire to throw it out just because something new came along (what 6 or 7 times now:?: ).
    Here's a secret for you - I got tired of patching up that P.O.S. long before MicroSoft anyway, they were about 2 years behind me when it came to refusing to update it. :laugh:
    The reason a diamond shines so brightly is because it has many facets which reflect light.

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