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 Post subject: Just saying hi
 Post Posted: Sun May 24, 2015 8:15 pm 
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Kind of quiet around here nowadays :crazy:

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 Post subject: Re: Just saying hi
 Post Posted: Mon May 25, 2015 2:05 am 
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:wave: But were still watching.

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 Post subject: Re: Just saying hi
 Post Posted: Wed Jun 03, 2015 5:52 pm 
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Yes we are lol

Hey; if anyone plays GTA Online, let me know. :)

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 Post subject: Re: Just saying hi
 Post Posted: Wed Jun 10, 2015 7:11 pm 
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There are still a few of us left I think? Anyone got any views on the up and coming Windows 10? Microsoft are offering it for free in the UK! Why is that?

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 Post subject: Re: Just saying hi
 Post Posted: Fri Jun 12, 2015 9:10 pm 
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No Windows 10 for me for two big reasons:

1) GUI is butt ugly with no means of changing it to your prefs.

2) Microsoft is moving to a subscription model (which is why they are offering it for free), which means ongoing charges you have no say in, and no way to stop any OS changes they shove down your throat--good or bad. They can do what they want and you have no recourse, no say about it.

I'm sticking with Win7 until it's no longer supported; at which point I'll switch to Linux.

Microsoft's whole attitude and mindset stinks badly.

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 Post subject: Re: Just saying hi
 Post Posted: Fri Jun 12, 2015 11:43 pm 
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Im going to install 10 on my old 630i. It is still set up for granddaughter to play Dora and such on.Keep it on and see what it does over time.

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 Post subject: Re: Just saying hi
 Post Posted: Sat Jun 13, 2015 5:58 pm 
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I'm running the Windows 10 Tech Preview on one of my computers. It is, of course, pretty buggy at this point, but I like the new features I see coming. Windows 8 was a disaster on the desktop, but I like 8.1; Win 10 will be even more desktop-focused.

Everyone seems worried--with good reason--that Microsoft is moving to subscriptions on Windows, but they have explicitly stated that if you get Win 10--free upgrade from Win 7, 8, or 8.1 during the first year it's out--they will support it for free for the life of whatever device it is on. I'll take that offer.

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 Post subject: Re: Just saying hi
 Post Posted: Thu Jul 09, 2015 3:34 pm 
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Everyone seems worried--with good reason--that Microsoft is moving to subscriptions on Windows, but they have explicitly stated that if you get Win 10--free upgrade from Win 7, 8, or 8.1 during the first year it's out--they will support it for free for the life of whatever device it is on. I'll take that offer.


If you think about it, that's not much of an offer! A PCs lifespan can be pretty limited...three or four years on average in many cases.

Truth is, I have zero trust and confidence in Microsoft with everything they've been doing post Win 7.

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 Post subject: Re: Just saying hi
 Post Posted: Tue Jul 28, 2015 6:09 pm 
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I'm just dropping in to say...

I'm still running my 630i (s) are still running strong.

Windows... why are they tiring so hard to push 10? I don't like 8, and 10 is just a refined version of reminding me I don't own my software, nor am I to have control over how it works on my computer.

I have computers I am still running XP on, because I have hardware that has been made obsolete due to the lack of newer drivers. Nothing wrong with my hardware, nothing wrong with my software... why do they insist on changing... look at the GUI changes to Office, has the core functions of the programs changed? Not a bit, but they change the GUI and it takes us the user years to relearn the interface.

PaintShop software is just as bad. I remember when I ranted over having to upgrade from PSP 5 to 8 because of the compatibility changes. Turned out to be GUI changes for the most part. It took me a year to relearn it. I'm still running 8.1 vs the newest x7.... and what changed? the GUI.

I think the Microsoft dream is we will all simply pay them to access the common cloud server from our home dumb terminals where we pay for access and storage, where depending on how much you are will to pay (tier levels) for reduced commercials you are subjected to as you try to do your work. Where nothing can be done unless you do it on line, until the masses stand up and say it with their money. And don't get me started on Apple...

Compute on!

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 Post subject: Re: Just saying hi
 Post Posted: Thu Jul 30, 2015 1:56 pm 
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+1 on all the above--VERY well said!

MS is using things like "free upgrade" and the exclusivity of DirectX 12 to bait users into relinquishing their choice of what, and how, their OS works. MS has already stated that users have no choice on accepting whatever "updates" are pushed out to you. It also means if MS decides to start putting ads in Windows 10, you have no way to switch it off. Or they can do what Facebook is already doing--using facial recognition and your personal info for advertising/data mining purposes. Already happening:

http://saintsal.com/facebook/

If all of this doesn't raise a massive red flag, I don't know what will.

I'm sticking with Windows 7 until it dies, at which point I will then switch to Linux. Windows 10 is a pretty frightening scenario into the thinking and philosophy of MS (and other companies).

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 Post subject: Re: Just saying hi
 Post Posted: Thu Feb 02, 2017 9:41 pm 
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Sorry I was away... I was in Africa for over 15 months..

OK, Oh so many things to vent about... OS is just one of them... Yea, I still run a few XP boxes, and I have a WIN98 computer around here somewhere... I have all this great old software that just won't run on these newer OSs, so to keep the classic games rocking, I'll keep the Older OS computers around, just unplugged from the internet, but still part of my home network.

I was involved in a few Software Packages that tried the subscription method of distribution... I still have the software, but the developers have gone by the wayside.

I have noticed how it appears that not only have the Software companies have started to write in the directed obsolescence, the hardware companies have joined the band wagon.

I guess there are still enough mindless zombies walking around oblivious to everything but what is being streamed onto their smart phones to warrant this type of business model.

They need to go somewhere like Africa where access to the internet is so very limited they will remember that installers/games need to be standalone and not dependent on connectivity.

Game On!

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RAM: 8GB
Dual: nVidia GTX 660 SC 2 GB (4GB) in SLI
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 Post subject: Re: Just saying hi
 Post Posted: Fri Aug 18, 2017 5:01 am 
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Good to have you back. I also don't check here too often anymore. Not a lot of action going on. I'm using windows 10, it's different, but working ok. Not on the 630i though, too old I think.

Kevin

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 Post subject: Re: Just saying hi
 Post Posted: Sun Oct 01, 2017 3:10 am 
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I think you are right. I have win 10 on my 630 and it will just blank out and reboot without warning. I also have win 7 pro on it and it runs it perfect.

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 Post subject: Re: Just saying hi
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Dropping in to say hi as well. (Been a while......) I still refuse to use Win 10. Just look at all the horror stories with migrating nice to have programs to it, that still work w 7 and not w 10.

No thanks.

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 Post subject: Re: Just saying hi
 Post Posted: Thu Oct 26, 2017 8:09 am 
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I still have all my computers I owned since 1989 which includes using IBM Dos 3, MS Dos 5 & 6, Win 3.1, Win95, Win98SE (my fav) and run XP & Win7 on my 2 modified Dell 630i's. I stopped at Win 7 and even when (or already have?) they stop supporting it, who cares? I stopped & blocked their updates about 5 years ago, turned firewall off long ago and never been infected either.

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 Post subject: Re: Just saying hi
 Post Posted: Fri Nov 03, 2017 5:07 pm 
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Now I'm in the process of rebuilding a few of my oldest systems, getting a DOS 6.22 box up and running again.

The pairs of GTX 660 Ti SCs I put in my 630i(s) have been great.

I'm really getting annoyed at all the newer built in ADware the big name software companies are including in their products. Another reason to find and keep an OS you are happy with and resist the insipid money grabbers ... I'm surprised they haven't figured out how to incorporate micro-transactions into the current OS... oh, wait they have.

Power On!

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XPS 630i Red
Processor: Q9550 @ 2.83 GHz
HDD: 750G, 500G, 500G
RAM: 8GB
Dual: nVidia GTX 660 SC 2 GB (4GB) in SLI
Creative XFi Xtreme Gamer
O/S: MS Windows Vista Home Premium 64
40" Sony 1920 x 1080


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