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Is Vista a Copycat OS ?
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wyliecoyoteuk
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PostPosted: Tue Mar 27, 2007 6:59 pm    Post subject: RE: Re: RE: Is Vista a Copycat OS ? Reply with quote

From my experience the other day trying to get printers to work with Vista, it isn't a copycat OS- it has all new ways of breaking things.
It certainly isn't production ready.

They didn't copy any OS, not one that works properly anyway Smile
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PostPosted: Tue Mar 27, 2007 8:16 pm    Post subject: RE: Re: RE: Is Vista a Copycat OS ? Reply with quote

XP with ME Rolling Eyes
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PostPosted: Fri Jun 01, 2007 7:02 am    Post subject: Re: RE: Re: RE: Is Vista a Copycat OS ? Reply with quote

wyliecoyoteuk wrote:
From my experience the other day trying to get printers to work with Vista, it isn't a copycat OS- it has all new ways of breaking things.
Laughing

Speaking of Vista..

I had an amazing stroke of luck the other day. I walked into a second hand store in town and noticed amongst a pile of odds and sods, a very clean copy of Vista Beta 2 (build 5384.4). Inside its plastic wallet, it had both the 64 & X86 versions.The inside cover also had the serial numbers.

I asked the lady at the counter how much she wanted for it and said...

$A5.00. (That's about 1 Pound 12 shillings in the olde money..)

Mind you, some would say I paid too much...even at that price...Wink

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PostPosted: Fri Jun 01, 2007 1:22 pm    Post subject: RE: Re: RE: Re: RE: Is Vista a Copycat OS ? Reply with quote

Gosh, that is bad luck. Did you put up much of a struggle when the lady took the money from you ? Laughing
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PostPosted: Fri Jun 01, 2007 1:40 pm    Post subject: RE: Re: RE: Re: RE: Is Vista a Copycat OS ? Reply with quote

dear dear have you reported the mugging to the appropriate authorities? Rolling Eyes
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PostPosted: Sat Jun 02, 2007 4:50 am    Post subject: Re: RE: Re: RE: Re: RE: Is Vista a Copycat OS ? Reply with quote

Nigel wrote:
Gosh, that is bad luck. Did you put up much of a struggle when the lady took the money from you ? Laughing


Not really. (said sheepishly).

I'm not sure whether I was hypnotized by the woman's ample cleavage, or the fact that for last three months, virtually every ten seconds, there seems to have been another one of those bloody Vista adverts on Tv.

Damm you to hell Gates... Laughing

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PostPosted: Sun Jun 03, 2007 2:47 pm    Post subject: RE: Re: RE: Re: RE: Re: RE: Is Vista a Copycat OS ? Reply with quote

Ah, ample cleavage - the surefire way to sell technology to geeks Wink
(well, male ones at least)
Works on me every time...
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PostPosted: Sun Jun 10, 2007 7:37 am    Post subject: RE: Re: RE: Re: RE: Re: RE: Is Vista a Copycat OS ? Reply with quote

Yep,

You won't believe the number of dumb things I have bought just because there was "ample cleavage" as advertising fature.

Oh well, clearly I am a a dumb male Laughing


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PostPosted: Sun Jun 10, 2007 12:54 pm    Post subject: RE: Re: RE: Re: RE: Re: RE: Is Vista a Copycat OS ? Reply with quote

I bet you read T3 too Smile
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PostPosted: Sun Jun 10, 2007 1:03 pm    Post subject: Re: RE: Re: RE: Re: RE: Re: RE: Is Vista a Copycat OS ? Reply with quote

Nigel wrote:
Ah, ample cleavage - the surefire way to sell technology to geeks Wink
(well, male ones at least)
Works on me every time...


It usually has the opposite effect on me, as it sets off my exploitation alarm.
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PostPosted: Sun Jun 10, 2007 3:49 pm    Post subject: Re: RE: Re: RE: Re: RE: Re: RE: Is Vista a Copycat OS ? Reply with quote

Rhakios wrote:
Nigel wrote:
Ah, ample cleavage - the surefire way to sell technology to geeks Wink
(well, male ones at least)
Works on me every time...


It usually has the opposite effect on me, as it sets off my exploitation alarm.


You wanna be careful, you'll get arrested for that in public.
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PostPosted: Sun Jun 10, 2007 4:10 pm    Post subject: Re: RE: Re: RE: Re: RE: Re: RE: Is Vista a Copycat OS ? Reply with quote

nordle wrote:
Rhakios wrote:


It usually has the opposite effect on me, as it sets off my exploitation alarm.


You wanna be careful, you'll get arrested for that in public.


Yours must work differently to mine. I find sensory information entering through the eyes reaches my brain before it gets to other parts of my body.

I must say though, that I resent advertisers trying to use my cupidity to get me to buy things that are not even remotely associated in nature with heaving bosoms, winsome pouting or any other aspects of femininity.
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PostPosted: Sun Jun 10, 2007 4:42 pm    Post subject: Re: RE: Re: RE: Re: RE: Re: RE: Is Vista a Copycat OS ? Reply with quote

Rhakios wrote:
I must say though, that I resent advertisers trying to use my cupidity to get me to buy things that are not even remotely associated in nature with heaving bosoms, winsome pouting or any other aspects of femininity.


Didn't you say you worked for a builder's merchant? Must make your time in the office very annoying. Laughing Laughing
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PostPosted: Sun Jun 10, 2007 6:04 pm    Post subject: Re: RE: Re: RE: Re: RE: Re: RE: Is Vista a Copycat OS ? Reply with quote

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Didn't you say you worked for a builder's merchant? Must make your time in the office very annoying. Laughing Laughing


Our "decorative" calendar this year is from a calendar company, it is merely telling you that you can buy such a calendar with your name on it, that's truth in advertising!
As for the young ladies handling tools/building accessories in various catalogues, they don't show them on the price list pages, which are the ones I look at. I have no objection to them gulling our clueless customers Wink

(Actually, our point of sale is pretty devoid of flashy publicity material, mostly because every Tom, Dick and Rep wants to put their rubbish up and there just isn't the space for it).
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PostPosted: Wed Jul 11, 2007 10:43 am    Post subject: RE: Re: RE: Re: RE: Re: RE: Re: RE: Is Vista a Copycat OS ? Reply with quote

Rhakios wrote:
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I find sensory information entering through the eyes reaches my brain before it gets to other parts of my body.
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yeah ... right -=-=- well of course .... so does mine Smile Wink (grin)



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