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Daily News Stuff 27 August 2019

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1 "Once a year is fine, Microsoft."
One one hand, it's nice that the hardware world has gotten to the point where problems installing a new version of Windows *isn't* because of hardware that doesn't have new device drivers (or is otherwise garbage.)

Posted by: Rick C at Wednesday, August 28 2019 12:00 AM (Iwkd4)

2 We've come a long way since XP 64-bit edition.

Posted by: Pixy Misa at Wednesday, August 28 2019 12:29 AM (PiXy!)

3 I was thinking specifically of Vista, Intel ("aero basic" BS), and *spit* HP, who declared that all printers that had been released more than 6 months before Vista would not get new drivers that worked with the new driver model.

Posted by: Rick C at Wednesday, August 28 2019 12:42 AM (Iwkd4)

4 Oh, yeah.  With XP x64 you didn't get drivers at all, but hardly anyone used it anyway.

Vista was a hot mess for the first year.

Posted by: Pixy Misa at Wednesday, August 28 2019 01:48 AM (PiXy!)

5 The funny thing about Vista was that if you bought a new computer and it wasn't (say) a bottom-of-the-barrel one with only Intel's integrated graphics, you probably weren't going to have any problems with it.  But that was really mostly the tail end of "you're better off buying a new computer than upgrading."
I put Windows 10 on a 2011-era Pentium dual-core Dell when it was still a free upgrade and it ran fine up until last year.  (Sadly that was easier than going through it to get the files I needed off it.)

Posted by: Rick C at Wednesday, August 28 2019 03:21 AM (Iwkd4)

6 A fresh install of Vista from the official media onto fully-supported hardware was the first honestly pleasant experience I'd had installing Windows. Of course, I had bought it at a steep discount from the company store and installed it on a MacBook Pro.

Trying to upgrade to Vista or run a vendor-preinstalled machine was a complete nightmare, especially if you owned any legacy printers, scanners, etc.


Posted by: J Greely at Wednesday, August 28 2019 12:47 PM (LGSd2)

7 I just wish Chrome and Chromium would lose the feature where they close the program when you close the last tab. At least Firefox had a setting for that. I have to use an extension to get Dissenter to stop closing.

Posted by: Mauser at Wednesday, August 28 2019 01:15 PM (Ix1l6)

8 I'd be happy if they fixed the feature where it uses 8GB of RAM and stops responding half-way through writing up Daily News Stuff.

Posted by: Pixy Misa at Thursday, August 29 2019 12:25 AM (PiXy!)

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