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[#] Fri Oct 05 2012 17:46:10 EDT from Ladyhawke @ Uncensored

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*laughs*  Probably true.  But it's better than falling asleep!

[#] Mon Oct 08 2012 22:58:25 EDT from IGnatius T Foobar @ Uncensored

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Hmm ... conference calls ... using Windoze ... dunno which is more unpleasant!

For those of us who don't use Windoze, please explain what the "recycle bin trick" does?

[#] Tue Oct 09 2012 04:28:24 EDT from zooer @ Uncensored

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Yes please, I don't have Virtualbox set up on this machine.

[#] Tue Oct 09 2012 11:02:30 EDT from dothebart @ Uncensored

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hm, using lync and some good headset connected to your wintendo isn't that bad after all for a telco.

microsoft managed to successfully embrace & extend here; its a wild mashup of video / voip, xmpp and your outlook inbox.

I think they currently only do big cooperate deployments.

When the siemens attemp to replace the POT with voip ended up with everyone using their mobile instead to stop the pc/phoneconnection from crashing, experiences with lync aren't remotely as bad. Its using the company phonebook, so you can search for collegues you want to phone/chat/conference/desktop share...

you can even send outlook invitation mails for meetings containing URLs spawning lync and making it join the conference. While its opening the internet exploiter inbetween, and its a shabby slow cludge its a working solution.

[#] Thu Oct 11 2012 01:59:05 EDT from asdfg @ Uncensored

Subject: Windows 8 history lesson

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[#] Thu Oct 11 2012 05:10:02 EDT from dothebart @ Uncensored

Subject: Re: Windows 8 history lesson

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not exactly news, but yes, entertaining.

[#] Fri Oct 12 2012 10:48:13 EDT from IGnatius T Foobar @ Uncensored

Subject: Re: Windows 8 history lesson

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How dare you insult AOL by comparing Windows 8 to them.

[#] Mon Oct 15 2012 22:52:47 EDT from IGnatius T Foobar @ Uncensored

Subject: Office 2013 to support being an ActiveSync client?

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Well, this is interesting.

This is the "Add Account" screen for Outlook 2013.  For those of you who can't see the screenshot: the choices are:

  • Microsoft Exchange Server or compatible service
  • ActiveSync

The words "or compatible service" in the first choice, and the fact that the second choice exists in Outlook, seems to indicate that Microsoft has finally given up on their efforts to make Exchange the only server that has full functionality with Outlook.

Either they've realized that the compatible software is so good now that there's no point, or they're comfortable with Exchange's market share, or perhaps they think they can make more money on ActiveSync patent licenses.

In any case it's good news for Citadel because when we finish our Z-Push back end we'll have full compatibility with not only every major smartphone and tablet, but also Outlook 2013.  I was planning on building an OpenChange back end eventually, but now maybe there's no need.

[#] Sat Oct 20 2012 00:03:45 EDT from asdfg @ Uncensored

Subject: Mainstream windows 8 bashing

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I just love it that the mainstream news media agrees with me about windows 8 sucking.

I just saw this on FoxNews



 I think just about the most damning thing I've read yet on windows 8 was the quote from the first link:

"It was very difficult to get used to," he said. "I have an 8-year-old and a 10-year-old, and they never got used to it.

They were like, `We're just going to use Mom's computer."'

Hah, even the kids can't get used to it! 

[#] Mon Oct 22 2012 07:01:54 EDT from fleeb @ Uncensored

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I can see that I'm going to enjoy dealing with that operating system someday.

[#] Wed Oct 24 2012 14:14:39 EDT from Shazam @ Uncensored

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Ah, there's a new Windows? I suppose I will have to buy it next time I replace my laptop.

[#] Wed Oct 24 2012 22:51:27 EDT from fleeb @ Uncensored

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[#] Wed Oct 24 2012 23:05:58 EDT from Shazam @ Uncensored

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yeah, I agree. I like Windows 7, wish they didn't want to keep making new windows. The old windows are good enough. Anyway I know people around here know of some other option that isn't MS Windows, but I'm fairly sure it's too technical for me to try something else.

[#] Thu Oct 25 2012 13:54:49 EDT from Spell Binder @ Uncensored

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I've been waiting for ages for Microsoft to come out with a version of Windows with built-in Blinds, but so far my cries have fallen upon deaf ears.

[#] Thu Oct 25 2012 14:58:39 EDT from zooer @ Uncensored

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I wish I could still use Windows 2000 professional... and I only
started using that after I had to give up DOS 5.5.

On a related note, will Android become the major OS by 2016?

[#] Thu Oct 25 2012 22:41:59 EDT from fleeb @ Uncensored

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Shazam, there's Android, and Chrome OS, neither of which are amazingly technical, both of which are simple enough to use for your average user (in fact, Android is already in mainstream use).

[#] Fri Oct 26 2012 00:41:37 EDT from Shazam @ Uncensored

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I've heard of android. Isn't that like a cell phone or something? My boss has something that speaks every time he get an e-mail message. It says "DROID".
Sounds a bit like the cybermen, but without the Brittish accent.

[#] Fri Oct 26 2012 10:00:28 EDT from Ragnar Danneskjold @ Uncensored

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I've actually heard a number of good things about Windows 7 recently from people. Microsoft finally has something stable out, and they hit the world with Windows 8. WTF? I'm really tired of the user interface changes everyt time they iterate. If it got better, that would be one thing. It gets worse each time.

[#] Fri Oct 26 2012 10:04:48 EDT from dothebart @ Uncensored

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Thu Oct 25 2012 14:58:39 EDT from zooer @ Uncensored
I wish I could still use Windows 2000 professional... and I only
started using that after I had to give up DOS 5.5.

On a related note, will Android become the major OS by 2016?

heh. especialy liked the conclusion:

The trouble is, these analyses always take into account current trends without factoring in unknowns (because how could they?).


What if-and this is totally out there, but hear me out-people actually like Windows 8?


well, we'll see, right?

At least point(er)less devices with touchscreens are going to emerge.

And, Peripherials are becomming more and more smart, so i.e. using a webinterface from your android (or an easy install app...) to operate a smart 'printer/scanner/tv..' via your android device might serve as replacement to having to plug it in somewhere and install a driver.

.oO(if the smart device isn't running some sort of android in first place)

[#] Fri Oct 26 2012 10:57:35 EDT from LoanShark @ Uncensored

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What if-and this is totally out there, but hear me out-people
actually like Windows 8?

I've installed it in a Virtualbox to play around. Not a good UI design. Power users will be pushed into 27" monitors just to fit all their cutesy tiles on the screen. Many basic things about the system are totally hidden. It's no longer possible to point, click, and explore: you need to know arcane secrets and magic keystrokes. I'm just shaking my head.

To some extent Microsoft has done this sort of thing with every new release. But this time they've outdone themselves.

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