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13th
Jan 2017
Robert Marcy
@Ryzilynt
Jan 13 2017 05:29
There is a reason we aren't (all) holding onto our commodore 64's so we can still run Wolfenstein on a floppy disk. There is a reason we aren't (all) running lotus 123. Keep up with the times Robert , anything your programs are doing on an outdated system they can still do on a new system , or it can be done better with a newer program. We fear change, but we don't have to.
Jonathan Herman
@lantech19446
Jan 13 2017 06:43
Unless you're using windoze of course in which case every successive version is shittier than the last
Robert Marcy
@Ryzilynt
Jan 13 2017 06:47
Yes , I hated windows 10 when it first came out. Why wouldn't they account for drivers for existing hardware I thought ? How could they be so incompetent? Drivers where eventually available , and I am coming to enjoy win 10 ... really enjoying win 10 with an SSD
Robert Marcy
@Ryzilynt
Jan 13 2017 07:05
Backstory; i upgraded my win 7 64 bit on my desktop when Microsoft was giving it away free. I couldn't use my printer because there where no drivers for win 10 avail( and it's a nice printer) So I rolled it back , and reverted to win 7. I still have win 7 on that device to this day ( because now win 10 isn't free). I have since purchased a win 10 laptop and I can say that windows 10 is really nice . And my existing printer now has driver support.
I understand your unwillingness to progress though Robert , I do. Back in 98 or 99 I obtained a beta copy of windows 2000 ..and it was so Rick solid I used it for almost a decade...
Rick=rock
Jonathan Herman
@lantech19446
Jan 13 2017 07:19
I think by 2003 or so I was already using linux
Lily Romano
@Lilyheart
Jan 13 2017 14:24
I kept either xp or vista, I don't remember. For nearly forever. My main machine I upgraged to 7 a few years ago and it will stay 7 for as long as I can get away with it. Not for not using the updated versions. I have 8 on the big laptop. 8 works on it as it's a touch screen. 8 is just horrible on anything else. 10 runs on the home theater pc and my surface. I use it... but I don't like it.
Robert Marcy
@Ryzilynt
Jan 13 2017 16:38
Yeah, back in 99 I (red hat I think) had Linux installed along side of win2000 on a dual boot box, my first pc ever , a pII 350. I played Around with the command line, installed gimp or it came with it. That was about it. Haven't been forced to use Linux for anything , so I haven't. I recently installed a virtual machine , then burned ubuntu to a disc and installed it on virtual box. I know there is a really good reason to use Linux , but I forget what it is.
Robert Wilber
@robert194w
Jan 13 2017 20:23
Sounds like everyone is making my argument for me... Just never needed anything newer except that I couldn't run new things I wanted - and had to give up some things I still miss. If I wasn't chasing coding I probably wouldn't care to update.
... still miss my 49 Plymouth...
Robert Marcy
@Ryzilynt
Jan 13 2017 20:29
My first car was 79 Buick Regal, it was a beat-up hand me down, but it worked. Something else you may want to consider depending on the age of your OS might be security. Especially if it's internet connected. Once you pass the end of support life cycle you may begin to miss security updates.
Robert Wilber
@robert194w
Jan 13 2017 21:08
What's a security update? LOL.. guess I need to go laptop shopping ... Can't run newer OS on my tower, too small, too slow - will just keep it for internal housekeeping