But it's been in development a very long time and hasn't gotten nearly far enough to really replace Windows.
Oh, yeah, I remember that thing back when it was truly shitty.
I should look at that again. I'm sure they've come a long way, especially if they're working with the WINE guys.
So, are you telling me, we're just fuckin stuck with Windows forever then?Or
at least for the foreseeable future?
Yes. Foreseeable future.
But it's been in development a very long time and hasn't gotten
nearly far enough to really replace Windows.
Since they only have end user documentation, they'd have to reverse engineer a lot of it (like NTFS as they say). Doesn't that make it illegal under the DMCA no reverse engineering rules?
I should try to count the many ways Vista sucks.
I've already mentioned the 'hidden window' problem that causes certain files to get locked up.
Here's another great one, for which I can't figure out what's going on yet.
Somehow, after I right-clicked on a folder and clicked on 'properties', I managed to get a properties window that has frozen on me. The close button in the upper-right corner occasionally flickers if I have the window in focus.
It's completely freaked out.
I'm guessing I have to log out of the damned system to fix this.
That'd be pretty impressive if it does do write. I should look at that, just out of curiosity.
After about 5 years, my copy of windows has notified me that it isn't genuine.
Amusingly, I actually have a license for windows. not sure how to make the two talk to each other though.
Very good, then!
Although, if I were building a Linux system, I'd probably prefer the ext3 file system. It'd be kind of nice if that file system were in place for Windows.
Actually, there is, but it isn't open source. Veritas VxFS outperforms NTFS and is appropriate for both POSIX and Windows systems. Unfortunately, Veritas has been prohibited by Microsoft from ever releasing it because Microsoft knows this, and they entered into some sort of agreement a while ago for other disk stuff.
That's right.. I had a copy of that at one time (when I worked for VERITAS).
It's fairly buried now. Symantec now owns that, and I doubt they'll ever release it.
Mon Nov 03 2008 14:32:22 UTC from fleeb@uncnsrd (Uncensored)And they are all just OS/2 hidding in the background waiting for IBM to turn on the Borg homeing beacon and start assimilation. ;)
Windows 2000 is simply another iteration of 4.0.
That'd be funny.
Not anymore, apparently. I don't see it on this machine I have at work.
I am officially pathetic.
My parents got one of those little cutie notebooks - the ones that are halfway between a palm pilot and a laptop, size-wise.
It runs unix.
I'm still running windows.
I am pathetic.
*hangs head in shame*
Those things look pretty interesting. Here in the states, I think you can pick one up at Toys-R-Us. I was surprised that you could get Linux or Windows favors of the devices.