Re: Om a side note....
Windows 95 had problems but I freaking loved how colorful it was. Same for XP.
489 posts • joined 28 Jun 2019
I usually just backup; make a list of apps I want, then nuke the hard disk and do a fresh install. That's why I only upgrade from LTS to LTS..
I use Icecat and if not available, Firefox; so I don't care about Chrome or Chromium.
Even in the old laptop I just use for one or two things nowadays, I don't feel likw upgrading yet.
This LTS looks like it will have a few growing pains.
Good thing there is no Snap store, stuff installed by it tends to fail for me for some reason.
False, take a look at what has been happening in the USA with rental electric scooters and rental bikes. All those companies crashed and burned and hundreds of the things ended just abandoned on the street. Some of the bikes were recycled but the scooters became trash the cities that allowed them in the first place had to clean up. And this was before the Coronavirus!
For people who uses desktops is not a big problem to have a separate machine to run Windows.
If you use a laptop and need portability (something rare in these quarantine times but hey some people still go to the office anyway) carrying two machines is annoying as hell when you only need Windows for a few things you do not use otherwise.
It would be more believable if this "Hacker" had appeared less than a year when this whole mess started. Okay maybe two years at most.
As it is it just looks like they caught someone doing something illegal and they offered him a deal if he testified against Julian Assange besides what he was already doing as an informant.
This... this is definitely an epic fail.
When Open Source software (for Android and PC) is doing a better job than your paid device and Os, you goofed pretty badly.
Even if you are an Apple fanboy, this goes on the level of Apple Maps of Bork.
If you are paying you should get the service you are paying for. Not something that screams "unfinished beta".
Unbridled joy of being able to send and receive faxes?
That only lasted until you started to get spam.
And unlike e-mail, faxes meant the spam got printed, wasting very expensive fax machine paper and ink.
Fax machines needed to be carefully monitored otherwise you ended with hundreds of pages of spam being printed by them.
And to stop the printing you had to reset to darn things. And some machines were freaking hard heads and tried to get back to printing junk even if you had then turned off for a few minutes.
To be fair ten years is usually the most modern harddrives last. I had one in a 286 last almost twenty-five years then it just died one day or maybe was the Bios. Anyway the thing had to be throw in the trash, thankfully we had backup floppy disks that being the flat ones still worked quite well.
The downside was getting the flat floppy disk drive to work in another PC and being over two hours copying files because EVERYTHING was important even the disk labelled "Games".
God forbid you no longer can play MS Dos 2.0 version of snake, that's what Dosbox is for right?
And of course a good fancy editor to put it all together.
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