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  • @JonathonWyble said: Off-topic comment: I've also been pondering around your website (Hypnos), if that is your site, because I've seen the name "BlueSun" in a lot of articles there. Mostly checking out the Hypnos forum on the Waybac…
  • @Bry89 said: Unrelated to the thread though but, I remember Stitch once complaining that the whole abandonware scene attracts immature youngsters like what @win32 stated earlier, and I remember we had a few of them until they were swiftly banhamm…
  • @JonathonWyble said: I thought COPPA only comes in affect for websites that are hosted in the United States. And I'm sure a lot of forums do not always tolerate childish behavior and never have, but may be able to tolerate some bad grammar if the…
  • I'm not sure if it's still in place, but there used to be a restriction because of COPPA that you had to be at least 13. But I don't think it was ever really enforced. If you could act like a mature adult, you were fine regardless of your actual age…
  • Probably would be a good idea to add a link in the profile page on the forum that takes you to the account settings on the library.
  • https://winworldpc.com/user/edit
  • It's an old debate about whether anything in the 9x line could be considered an OS or just a shell to DOS. Windows 1.x/2.x seem more shell like, with 3.x starting to introduce more OS like functionality and 9x going even further... with DOS being…
  • I've personally never been a fan of restricting internet access. Especially at schools where freedom of information should be more important. But I do understand not wanting kids going to random sites that could potentially infect systems or be a di…
  • Yes, I remember limewire. And MyNapster... and Kazaa... Oh the dark times before torrenting. Spending hours/days downloading crap quality copies of music and maybe a few TV shows if you were lucky.
  • @TheTechWiz25 said: It was the 90's where the internet had just started to take off. [...] and viruses didn't really exist much. I feel like viruses were more of a thing in the '90s. I mean yeah, there's more out there now, but I don't fe…
  • @JonathonWyble said: Does Brave make site owners money? Also, ads are safe if they're from Google. I think your dream of an ad-free internet is probably not coming true anytime soon. Yes. That's the point of it. But it gives you more cont…
  • except ad-blockers, because I like supporting site owners by making them money via ads on their sites I think there are better ways to support site owners. For example, there's Brave (https://brave.com/) which I think is an interesting conce…
  • It's a proposed design change and from all of the backlash this has been getting lately, I'd be very surprised if they actually move forward with it. That being said, if they do go in this direction, it may in fact be what causes me to switch off…
  • Yes, I've seen that same prompt on a few machines.
  • 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 …