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  • I only have two machines running Windows 7 at this point (My main desktop and my Mom's desktop) and I'm not looking forward to upgrading them. In the past, with XP, I just wound up upgrading the OS when I upgraded the hardware and I may do the same …
  • @Bry89 said: @BlueSun said: Only because corporate IT moves slower than molasses. But once 7 is out of support next year, they'll definitely move to Windows 10. Don't suppose they'll move to LTSB, would they? N…
  • @Bry89 said: most other computer networks still hang on to 7 as far as I know. Only because corporate IT moves slower than molasses. But once 7 is out of support next year, they'll definitely move to Windows 10.
  • Computers in schools these days are managed by IT departments and they get discounts for the licensing. Most IT departments will prefer to have the latest supported OSes not only for security, but mostly for being able to call on Microsoft or whatev…
  • In elementary school, we had a bunch of IBM PS/2 model 25's running DOS in the computer lab and a couple of Apple's (No idea on the specifics) in the library to play things like Oregon trail on. Then when I was in first or second grade, they started…
  • Will a 64 GB SSD be no longer sufficient to hold a Windows 10 installation and programs? No and that hasn't really been the case for a few years now. Windows 7 on a 60 GB drive will do ok for a while, but eventually, it will need more depend…
  • I feel like there's not as much of a market for download managers these days now that internet connections have gotten so much faster.
  • If the root servers get knocked out and the undersea cables get severed, oh boy... We would have way bigger problems than activating old software...
  • 2018 was ok, but it definitely went by too fast.
  • I don't see that slow down you're talking about on any of my Windows 10 systems. I have noticed slow downs coming back from hibernation, but mostly only since the spectre and meltdown updates.
  • @sdose it sounds like there is something wrong with that 10 install. Is it an OEM install? If so, you can't judge 10 based on an OEM install. They are notoriously bad and have been for years. I'm not sure exactly how OEMs manage to fuck it up so bad…
  • 19H1 seems an odd choice to call it unless this is just the code name and the final release will be 1904 or something like that. Kind of annoying if they dump the year + month versioning so soon after introducing it. I'm sure I'll have more to sa…
  • @Croat said: @SistemaRayoXP said: @Croat said: My first OS i used was Windows Vista. Wow, actually I never expected someone's first OS to be Vista How did you feel the OS? I…
  • Vista came out when I was a senior in high school. I remember watching the builds of longhorn and hoping they would make it better when it came out, but they never did. After the RTM release came out, we tried getting it running on a computer in my …
  • Chrome seems to be the new IE 6 these days. It's a terrible, buggy browser (not quite as a bad as IE 6), but I see more and more websites developing only for Chrome. Curious why you think Chrome is a terrible, buggy browser... I mean, honest…
  • The reason IE was successful is because it was just there. Users didn't know they could or should download a different browser. Netscape had success before IE became usable, but once it was, it stole the market because it was easy enough to use, it …
  • Software becoming the standard is not new... it's been happening for years. First thing that comes to mind is photoshop. Yeah there's other software out there, but the graphics design industry has pretty much standardized on photoshop. And yeah, …
  • Ahh, well admittedly I skimmed the article and did a keyword search for Windows 7 and 8, which didn't turn up any results. Seems kind of silly for them to release it to Windows 7 when it's only going to be supported for another year.
  • @win32 said: And now Microsoft will attempt to punish Windows 7/8.x users with the new iteration of Edge. https://blogs.windows.com/windowsexperience/2018/12/06/microsoft-edge-making-the-web-better-through-more-open-source-collaboration/#HFEk…
  • What does disk manager report?
  • There probably should be a latest downloads section on the homepage if nothing else.
  • @nick99nack said: Firefox just discontinued support for RSS feeds. Opening the link in IE worked on my end. That's dumb. What's the justification for that decision? I just confirmed it though, I opened it in Firefox and it loaded just …
  • It's not a flame war, I was just genuinely wondering what about it was cheating.
  • @HontNog said: @BlueSun said: @HontNog said: It does, but I'm pretty sure that it only works with 4:3. I could use OBS on the host machine and capture the virtual machine, but that's cheating. …
  • A PBX is a Private Branch Exchange. Basically it is a phone system which you can control instead of the phone company. So you could have a phone line at each desk in the company and you could call each other freely without going out to the phone com…
  • @HontNog said: It does, but I'm pretty sure that it only works with 4:3. I could use OBS on the host machine and capture the virtual machine, but that's cheating. How is it cheating and why does that matter?
  • Wow, old thread. (History repeats itself, apparently I posted the same thing in 2007...) I guess my answer now would be 95C (OSR 2.5). Better support for everything 95 could support and still suitably classic. Gotta add the Plus! pack as well. …
  • Been a while since I posted a desktop...
  • Ebay is where I generally would look. You might find a few things in thrift stores, but it depends on how old you want to go. If you're only qualification is for it to be able to read 1.44 MB floppies, then anything with a 3.5" floppy drive will wor…
  • Amazon is your friend: https://www.amazon.com/Vantec-SATA-IDE-Adapter-CB-ISA225-U3/dp/B01E7EPKUO/