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    I can agree with ya on MEss but sorry the rest is lame. : peace2:


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    I respect your opinion Bahamut Zer0, honestly, I do:thumb:

    Folks who purchase a "scanner/printer/camera or all of the above" without proper research will always get what they get - the OS has nothing to do with uninformed consumers.

    As to the support costs of those name-brands; I could give a rip.
    I build, maintain, am system admin, and chief tech-support __ at absolutely no cost whatsoever to Dell, HP, Gateway, or anyone else. (I'm thinking that's not exactly the big savings/profit they have in mind though) :laugh:

    I find in a nutshell, what you put into the OS is pretty much equal with what you get out of it. That's true of computing in general. I'm no whiz kid, but when I set my mind to it, and put together a set of software tools, I seem to very adequately get the job done.

    Yes, there are indeed newer OS's. Seems to me to be a great deal of overhead to the M$ ones that have no true payback for myself as the user.
    IMHO Windows 9x is looking like the last OS that Microsoft will ever sell to me - their reach has outweighed any desire I have to continue further with them. (NOTE: "desire" is key to the previous statement _ I have no need of thier excess BS - what I require is an Operating System ie. a computing environment where I can assemble and utilize software as I, the user, see fit.)

    What exactly is it that I, as a user, require, that cannot be added to my Windows 9x toolbox and can only be acquired by an updated OS. To date ---- not a darn thing that I can't live without.

    My computing environment has and continues to serve me very well, that makes me happy. I am equally as happy that you have been equally blessed with an OS that serves you in a like manner.
    I'd say we both got it going on

    This is starting to take on the tone of a Mac vs. PC arguement
    No need for that, we're all on the same side here.

    Be advised though, the tide is turning, you can see it all around you. Open source is going to give many of us our next OS simply because it will meet our computing requirements while at the same time, letting us be ourselves instead of the drone-user that M$ seems dedicated to turning us all into.

    Set my PC free!
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    At least you attempted to see it from another point of view Mr. C. Wiggo comes across as the 'I installed it, it didnt boot up as fast as Win98, so win2k and its entire family are absolute ****" kinda person. No personal vendetta/offence intended, but its what I pickup. Think about the bigger picture.

    .NET may or may not be the future. From the build im using, its server-related features & enhancements are outstanding. Its home counterpart...a little too tacky for my liking. The public may take to it, XP seems popular given how well it is selling.

    But what it all comes down to is; 9x has out-lived its purpose. Its as simple as that. No need to flog a dead horse.

    Thats all ive left to say.

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    No but you are readin' into what ya want to think. I've installed 2K plenty of times, on business machines where the ppl know what they're usin' and in most cases the hardware stays fairly static over the life of the PC. The home enviroment with the enormous amount of hardware variety that is targeted at it is usually in a continual upgrade cycle with the latest available software for it and this is where 2K failed badly but XP didn't. As I said before oses are like horses and the appropriate one must be chosen for the course, not only the hardware or use of it but the user as well. You don't put on a customers PC something they don't want, can't operate or would be unsuitable for them. ;)

    This is one that we're just goin' to have to agree to disagree on.
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    LOL
    Yes, I admit that I am truly flogging a dead horse - no doubt about it. But this pony keeps plodding along.

    Sales of Windows XP do continue. I think even Microsoft would have to admit they will be hard pressed to produce an OS that can cause as much stir as the release of Windows 95 did. But look where 95 is now -- for most, it exists as a rarely used disk at the back of a shelf near the workstation. All but forgotten. Probably for the best.

    I have to say that Wiggo's opinion is much more qualified than my own, in that he went so far as to actually install the XP OS.
    The politics of XP alone was enough for me to steer clear.

    I really need to dedicate more time to the offerings of open source, as I'm reasonably certain that is where my next OS will come from.
    I'm just having a bit of trouble with some functions I feel are key to a complete change-over.
    That can be attributed to 3 main reasons; 1.) a lack of driver support from manufacturers of some of the hardware I currently have. 2.) my lack of a high speed connection that would allow me to easily DL and evaluate various distro's of open source OS's. 3.) the incredible ease of use and compatibilty that IE provides me for my online use.

    2 of those reasons can be overcome in time, but I think I'm stuck with dial-up for the forseeable future. I envy you guys in OZ for the ready-availability of open source disks you have long spoken of in the magazines there. I think in a more urban area, the same might be true here, but at the end of civilization where I live they are doggone hard to find.

    ATM, a week of DL'ing is a lot of hassle for an OS sight unseen.
    The reason a diamond shines so brightly is because it has many facets which reflect light.

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