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Ivan Monge

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New York, New York, US

let me edit this before I get pointless replies.

Oct 27 12 12:35 pm Link

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Aaron Lewis Photography

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Catskill, New York, US

GCobb Photography wrote:

M$ advised IBM that if they continued to battle OS/2 against Windoze, IBM would be cut off from putting M$ on any of their PCs/Laptops.

OS/2 was 4 years ahead of Windoze when 95 came out.

I actually ran OS/2 Warp on an IBM PS/2 Model 60, I also ran DOS Shell for a while.

Oct 27 12 07:57 pm Link

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Art Silva

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Santa Barbara, California, US

Every Windows OS upgrade is just a fancier and sometimes faster way to get viruses

Oct 27 12 09:32 pm Link

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Aaron Lewis Photography

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Catskill, New York, US

Art Silva Photography wrote:
Every Windows OS upgrade is just a fancier and sometimes faster way to get viruses

This is a stupid comment

Oct 28 12 05:30 am Link

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GCobb Photography

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Southaven, Mississippi, US

Art Silva Photography wrote:
Every Windows OS upgrade is just a fancier and sometimes faster way to get viruses

Aaron Lewis Photography wrote:
This is a stupid comment

Pretty much

Oct 28 12 07:44 am Link

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GCobb Photography

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Southaven, Mississippi, US

Aaron Lewis Photography wrote:

I actually ran OS/2 Warp on an IBM PS/2 Model 60, I also ran DOS Shell for a while.

My DOS apps in a VDM would run faster than in regular DOS.  I ran OS/2 for years.

Oct 28 12 07:45 am Link

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John Photography

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Adelaide, South Australia, Australia

But why force what is a touch interface onto desktop machines where most people don't even have touch screens or such?

Oct 28 12 08:53 am Link

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Looknsee Photography

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Portland, Oregon, US

AdelaideJohn1967 wrote:
But why force what is a touch interface onto desktop machines where most people don't even have touch screens or such?

You don't have to use a touch screen to use Windows 8.

Like I said, it's Microsoft's attempt to provide a consistent look & feel interface across desktops, laptops, tablets, and smartphones.  I think it's a worthy objective.  I admit that not having a consistent look & feel (and not having my office apps) is one factor that makes me hesitate when considering obtaining a tablet.

Oct 28 12 10:22 am Link