"A new shade of blue? But that will mean changing the light bulb!"
Or changing the paint from Ocean Blue to Military Blue.
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"Now why can't Windows 11 let their users go back to a Windows 10 or 7 start menu for those who prefer the way it used to work? If they wanted to change the UI after feedback from Windows users that they would prefer it laid out differently, then that is great. But give the option for those who prefer to use the old way the option to do so."
That'll be in Windows 11.1. Remember when they brought back the Start/Windows button and made it default to the desktop?
This is exactly the same reason for recent Windows machines dropping 16-bit support (as the ntvdm relied on VM86 and MS are too poor to pay for the effort to work around it)."
Not too sure about recent.. the x64 editions of XP (both Itanic and x86-64) had zero support for 16 bit stuff and that was getting on for 20 years ago. You weren't even allowed to run the command prompt in full screen.
"Oh, I dunno. There may be one stashed away in a museum somewhere, that knows how to create 120V/240V 50-60Hz AC power (what ever the heck that was...). If such a thing exists, that VAX will run."
Well... V'Ger was still running in the 23rd century, and there are rumours that it met an early Borg Collective before coming back to Earth. So one could postulate that the Borg run on VAX systems?
"I had a BBC micro but it was a friends ZX80 which introduced me to the world of computing.... which was to be my career."
End of the day, if it weren't for Sir Clive, there may never have been a Beeb to begin with, as Sinclair Radionics is where some key Acorn staff started.