alan at soulman1949.com
Mon Feb 15 03:06:17 PST 2016
On 15/02/2016 09:45, artisticforge . wrote:
> Okay, what I kept from writing was that the other person's first mistake was
> using Microsoft anything. The compound mistake was using Windows 10.
> Given those fundamental mistakes it is extremely difficult to fix the problem
> without suggesting that the other person install Ubuntu/Debian Linux or get a
> Mac. Get a raspberry pi/banana pi/orange pi .
OK, I'll bite!
Oh boy, it must be such a perfect and superior world that you live in!
;-) Try listening to https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mYKWch_MNY0
Whatever its faults (and they are many), MS helped millions harness the
power of ordinary computing. I started in IT in December 1970 working as
part of an engineering team on £2Million+ mainframes. In those days the
only people that got anywhere near computers were men in white coats
(formerly known as "boffins") working in clean-air installations.
As someone who ended his working days teaching (mainly) elderly citizens
how to use PCs and access the net, I know they were grateful for
something relatively inexpensive and fairly intuitive - they would not
have been able to afford Mac prices for their proprietary products (I
developed a loathing for proprietary systems during my mainframe days)
nor would they have relished the relatively steep and confusing learning
curve of Linux. Betamax may have been a superior system but lost out to
VHS, a lesson apparently lost on MS-bashing snobs. MS helped bring about
power to the people, something that millions value.
> the banana pi m3 looks very interesting, one on order
> the orange pi latest version is very interesting also on order.
> On Sun, Feb 14, 2016 at 2:07 PM, d4x <d4xvmhrd at talktalk.net> wrote:
>> artisticforge said
>> Sat Feb 13 11:02:06 PST 2016
>> sorry, but i am keeping my fingers and mouth shut. ;-)
>> i know that there are many others thinking exactly what I am thinking
>> but it shall remain unwritten and unspoken.
>> nah! don't get it, guess I am of the few
>> Is it a Windows 10 slag off maybe?
>> First thing the original poster might try would perhaps be to try another
>> browser, eg Firefox? Basically Microsoft lost the browser wars I think
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