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by Newfie
Mon Jul 03, 2006 1:44 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: FreeDOS owner calls it quits: Is DOS dead?
Replies: 10
Views: 4601

Yeah Nautilus, that's the way to say it! :D Even so, this unintended joke death announcement has since given FreeDOS developers a wake-up call of sorts, and now they are pushing to release version 1.0 in about a month's time! I'm very excited! :D Probably more excited than you guys are about phpBB 3...
by Newfie
Mon Jul 03, 2006 1:25 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Very interesting article about WGA
Replies: 52
Views: 9481

Why are there security cameras in shopping malls then? That's a paranoid way of life too, but at least the cameras are confined to the mall's own private property. If customers don't like being watched, a competitor could build another mall with no cameras to attract people who don't like being on ...
by Newfie
Sun Jul 02, 2006 7:16 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Very interesting article about WGA
Replies: 52
Views: 9481

No matter how good or bad WGA is, Microsoft (or any company) shouldn't be trying to be doing stuff like this. Yes indeed, the customer should be trusted. If Microsoft thinks a specific person is breaking the copyright law, then they should call the real police about it, as in dialing 911 or somethin...
by Newfie
Sat Jul 01, 2006 11:13 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Very interesting article about WGA
Replies: 52
Views: 9481

How is WGA different in principle from the copy-protected 5¼" disks I used back in the '80s? Protecting software from unlawful distribution isn't a new idea, and I don't see how companies who protect their software from unlawful distribution are playing cops. Next somebody will try to convince me t...
by Newfie
Sat Jul 01, 2006 5:15 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Very interesting article about WGA
Replies: 52
Views: 9481

But SamG, we would have reason to be alarmed when Microsoft is trying to be the police.

We don't want companies to be the police.
by Newfie
Fri Jun 30, 2006 4:11 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: FreeDOS owner calls it quits: Is DOS dead?
Replies: 10
Views: 4601

Ah man. He did that as a half-joke/expression of frustration. I'm pleased to see that it's not truly dead after all. :oops:
by Newfie
Thu Jun 29, 2006 8:46 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Very interesting article about WGA
Replies: 52
Views: 9481

starfoxtj wrote: I suggest: Kbuntu. ALOT of users love the simplicity of it. Its probably the easiest linux distro.


I'm downloading it now. :D
by Newfie
Thu Jun 29, 2006 3:07 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: FreeDOS owner calls it quits: Is DOS dead?
Replies: 10
Views: 4601

FreeDOS owner calls it quits: Is DOS dead?

EDIT - June 30: According to Jim Hall, this turned out to be a joke that backfired. FreeDOS is still alive. :D About today/yesterday, FreeDOS manager Jim Hall pretty much resigned and gave the project up for dead. He moved the content to SourceForge from his own server, and now freedos.org redirect...
by Newfie
Thu Jun 29, 2006 1:46 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Windows Vista
Replies: 92
Views: 22000

It's not hard to believe that not many people have a 64M GPU Graphics Card. I don't have one, and I just built my computer last year. Some just don't want to spend money on expensive graphics... But try going out and buying a preassembled computer $800+ without at least a 64MB or even 128MB. You wi...
by Newfie
Wed Jun 28, 2006 2:47 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Windows Vista vs Mac OS X
Replies: 160
Views: 55104

I think that's somewhat true.
by Newfie
Tue Jun 27, 2006 5:02 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Windows Vista vs Mac OS X
Replies: 160
Views: 55104

Maybe I'm screwing something up if you guys had no speed penalty from switching from XP to Vista. Even so, I've been turned off from it, and have no intentions of using it in my normal life. Maybe Fiji and/or Blackcomb might be good, then XP users could go for either of those later on. For my own co...
by Newfie
Tue Jun 27, 2006 1:29 am
Forum: 2.0.x Discussion
Topic: I NEED HELP!!! PLEASE!!!
Replies: 8
Views: 667

My my, Web Hosting Talk has enjoyed massive amounts of free advertising on phpBB.com for some years now.

I hope they appreciate it. :D
by Newfie
Mon Jun 26, 2006 11:03 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Windows Vista vs Mac OS X
Replies: 160
Views: 55104

SAK ` wrote: There is no telling if a Windows emulator for Mac would stand up to a Windows.


Imitation is almost always inferior to the original.
by Newfie
Mon Jun 26, 2006 11:00 pm
Forum: 2.0.x Discussion
Topic: I NEED HELP!!! PLEASE!!!
Replies: 8
Views: 667

Your topic title makes it sound like you were going to die or something...
by Newfie
Mon Jun 26, 2006 8:27 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Windows Vista
Replies: 92
Views: 22000

Not only that, but Vista was originally supposed to be released around now, imagine if they stuck with that date, what shape we'd be in. Originally meant to be shipped around now? No where near. It was meant to ship in 2003. Barely over 1 year after XP? Even if all the programmers in the world were...

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