Dell is bringing XP back. Amid significant customer demand

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Former said:
you have internet before it was invented? I guess it you were alone
there... lol

Let's see, 1987? Hmm, guess I was just halucinating - I did a LOT of WWW
work on the 'net in that era. You know dismally little about which you
attempt to speak. Actually, it started in the very early 70's or even
earlier if you want to precede ARPA.

Dolts abound these days.

Anyway, since I am the inventor of the web, I should know! l-)
 
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Mike said:
One of Dells biggest problems is that their hardware is not
supported, and when customers have complained that some features
don't work out of the box, Dell support have told the customers that
the drivers will be along soon.. what a way to run a business?..
small wonder that they are in trouble..

More ignorance; interesting morning today.
 
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John said:
I believe Microsoft bit off too much when transitioning to Vista.
Although it works as a stand-alone operating system, its compatibility
with previous versions of Windows makes it a serious problem for the
typical computer user (no, not a network administrator who knows a lot
more than an average user, but a simple business user).

IMO you're wrong, but it's refreshing to see someone actually define their
expertise level; most are expert ignoramuses; just ask them.
I'm far from a gury also, but certainly know more than the man on the
street.
For example, all the Help files from applications that worked just
fine with XP do not function with Vista (even Microsoft applications
like Excel and Word, in fact, Vista gives the user a snide comment
about "Do you really need the help file?")

That I didn't know and haven't yet heard for any other sources. Assuming
you have Vista experience, it's good input. I usually wait 6 months before
going ot any major new app, but in Vista's case I've extended that to a year
and then I'll simply re-evaluate.

And the DOS support is
grossly lacking making legacy programs that run under DOS malfunction
or not function at all.

But ... that's not new. XP was the same. I'd expect DOS to be getting
farther and farther away as MS tries to pare down the old areas they have to
support. DOS, real DOS, is far from dead and I still use it myself, but
there isn't enough interest in it for further migrations or profit; which is
what drives any enterprise.
The "new security" Microsoft touts for Vista is nothing more than
constantly bugging you to vouch for program elements...Vista itself
doesn't seem to have much improved security on its own.

I'm curious; could you point out some of them? And the ability to turn them
off in single-sets? I don't mind things like that as long as I can tell
them to quit asking me once I know what they're doing, and allow or deny
automatically thereafter.

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Jack Mc Kenna

Former captain of the Enterprise said:
you have internet before it was invented? I guess it you were alone
there... lol


Perhaps you are talking about the same type of technology the flintstones
had..
you know cards from wood and rock that you have to use your feet to move,
and record players that have birds beaks to play instread of a needle.
I guess you never heard of Unix. That was the interface to the internet
before the GUI and the WWW.
 
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PD43

Are you suggesting that some of my clients are liars?

I don't know what that poster is or is not suggesting, but I'm still
waiting for you to cite something to support your earlier statement
that Dell is "in trouble".
 
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Mike Hall - MS MVP

I can't find the links at the present time, but have been reading recently
about financial indiscretions, falling sales and lack of meaningful
planning, despite the recent homecoming of its illustrious founder..

Please note that I have no vested interest in seeing Dell on the ropes, but
the company does appear to have lost direction somewhat.. the same could be
said of a few companies in the industry..


PD43 said:
I don't know what that poster is or is not suggesting, but I'm still
waiting for you to cite something to support your earlier statement
that Dell is "in trouble".

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Mike Hall
MS MVP Windows Shell/User
http://msmvps.com/blogs/mikehall/
 
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Tom Scales

Can you cite a specific example? This is urban legend. Dell's are box stock
standard these days.

Vista works flawlessly on my Dell Dimension 9200.
 
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Adam Albright

Are you suggesting that some of my clients are liars?

Your often irrational babbling suggests you are just a twit. It got to
be a stretch to consider people dropping coins into your cup out of
pity as you sit on some sidwalk as your clients.
 
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Mike Hall - MS MVP

Tom

Not al Dell customers have had your experience.. Vista works well for me
too, but not for everybody, as many postings in here would suggest..


Tom Scales said:
Can you cite a specific example? This is urban legend. Dell's are box
stock standard these days.

Vista works flawlessly on my Dell Dimension 9200.

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Mike Hall
MS MVP Windows Shell/User
http://msmvps.com/blogs/mikehall/
 
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Stan

you have internet before it was invented? I guess it you were alone there...
lol
Perhaps you are talking about the same type of technology the flintstones
had..
you know cards from wood and rock that you have to use your feet to move,
and record players that have birds beaks to play instread of a needle.

Now that you've made a complete arse out of yourself, I suggest you do
a little research and see just how old it truly is before you make
another arse out of yourself.
 
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Former captain of the Enterprise

I know the history behind the evolution of the internet very well you
dopes..

My comment was ironic! But you need some IQ to understand that dont you?

you are bunch of baboons!
What I am saying is that it had nothing to do with what we call now the
internet

and you didnt have much to do there .. because almost no one was connected
 
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Former captain of the Enterprise

I know the history behind the evolution of the internet very well you
dopes..

My comment was ironic! But you need some IQ to understand that dont you?

you are bunch of baboons!
What I am saying is that it had nothing to do with what we call now the
internet

and you didnt have much to do there .. because almost no one was connected
 
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David A. Spicer

It was then and still is the Information Highway. The fact that you think
someone else needs to be connected dates your age. Does your mommy know that
you're here?
 
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