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    Question Why I still use Windows 95

    http://www.andrew-turnbull.net/tech/windows95.html



    I really don't understand people like this. In the circumstances he's describing, Linux will do everything he needs and more for free, and it's more stable and secure.

    It's like insisting on using your bike with a flat tire and only one gear, when you are offered a pristine new bike with 10 gears for free.

    If someone tells you to sudo rm -rf ANYTHING, then DO NOT DO IT!

    Don't run any command with rm in it unless you know EXACTLY what you're doing.

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    Re: Why I still use Windows 95

    I get this as much as I got Kill Bill Vol 1!!!!
    In other words NOT AT ALL

    Second of all, for a variety of reasons I have a major aversion to Microsoft Internet Explorer 4.0 and higher
    He's prolly got a Vista powered mega laptop and keeps Win95 on a PC at home to impress the girls
    Want an alternative to 99% of Windows applications?
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    Re: Why I still use Windows 95

    Quote Originally Posted by Kernel Sanders View Post
    http://www.andrew-turnbull.net/tech/windows95.html



    I really don't understand people like this. In the circumstances he's describing, Linux will do everything he needs and more for free, and it's more stable and secure.

    It's like insisting on using your bike with a flat tire and only one gear, when you are offered a pristine new bike with 10 gears for free.

    i'd rather have a new bike, but with only one gear and a kick brake like i had when i was a kid. (some of us are just like that.)

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    Re: Why I still use Windows 95

    Windows 95? wow! I really didn't think anyone on the planet still used such an out of date OS. You're right Linux would more than likely be a better choice for that person,in my opinion anyway.

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    Re: Why I still use Windows 95

    that's actually pretty hardcore.

    And hey, if it works on his computer, he should stick with it.

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    Re: Why I still use Windows 95

    i understand his decision, he uses what he prefers, a personal choice.

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    Re: Why I still use Windows 95

    Quote Originally Posted by kerry_s View Post
    i understand his decision, he uses what he prefers, a personal choice.
    I agree, personal choice is a very positive move. However, I wonder if he uses carrier pigeons to transmit messages to friends and has a Model T Ford in the driveway.

    Opps, I get it now. Just viewed this page
    http://www.andrew-turnbull.net/cassette.html
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    Re: Why I still use Windows 95

    Guys...
    How many people still uses 50 years old cars? Slow, not fuel efficient (at all) with no automatic doors or anything that you can get with a new car...
    But they like it and they really enjoy driving it.

    So, why should we start blaming people who uses old software "cars" because they want and it really satisfy their needs?

    If he is happy wit it, let's all be happy as well.

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    Re: Why I still use Windows 95

    Not to get too deep into the car analogy, but the automatic locks on car doors always make me paranoid about leaving my keys in the car. I'm afraid of locking myself out.

    Windows 95 is by no means a free OS, but I remember it being a lot more configurable than later versions of windows. It was simple to use the registry and edit autoexec.bat

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    Re: Why I still use Windows 95

    Quote Originally Posted by chucky chuckaluck View Post
    i'd rather have a new bike, but with only one gear and a kick brake like i had when i was a kid. (some of us are just like that.)
    singlespeed ftw

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