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    I just remember the days when software and hardware settings were a BEEEOTCH. We didn't have plug n pray, automatic this and that, soft IRQ's. Man we had to jumper the right pins, and rocker switches in the right combination, RESEARCH which IRQ was open then pray the IO base was good too. Then IF and WHEN you managed that, you hoped and prayed that the software would recognize the hardware, and it all had to be done when the moon and stars aligned.... ahh the crappy days. No wonder geeks got paid so good
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    I've heard all this "by the time X windows is out I'll be running linux x flavor" but in the end we are all bill gates' whores.... sorry but true
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    Yeah! I remember... openning up your computer to play with jumpers/dispswitches on modems, and other hardware....
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    Yall are guuna laugh... My first was a Tandy 1000 cga16 with 640 expanded ram card, dual high density 5 1/4 drives, and ah 20 MEG hdd.

    This is the funny part. My drive was soo gemp'ed-up, I had to physically roll the heads back to sector 0 just so it would boot. The harddrive (mfm/rll cant remember which)had a controller card attached, next to the controller was the dial connected to the hdd.

    I felt like I was crankin up a model T for cryin out loud!!
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    Im sure it will be really stable. NOT!
    I just upgraded to service pack 1 on my machine for the first time, and today that computer saw its first blue screen of death. No lie, I couldnt believe it. Luckily, no problems have arisen from it. MS just talks out of their *** about stability... they have no control over many of the issues that cause instablilty anyway.
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    dude your just now doing that? Where have you been brotha?
    Finish your updates till there are none (with the exception of sp2 and other misc software) I'm willing to bet your BSOD will quit.
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    Quote Originally Posted by RoyN
    I've heard all this "by the time X windows is out I'll be running linux x flavor" but in the end we are all bill gates' whores.... sorry but true
    really? some of you should try switching, i cant stand using windows boxes now!
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    I've tried, and I often use Linux boxes when working/coding/maintaining servers, but for my laptop, and day-to-day use the windows software is just more comfortable i think...

    Even though Bill is the devil and we all hate him, he *has* changed the world with his products, and it is unfurtunate (I guess) but a LOT of good software is only available on windows, and many that are available in multiple platforms are just lame portations and useless off the windows platform.

    Dont get me wrong I love the flexibility of linux and its millions of flavors. I would LOVE to have a CarPC running it, but it just isnt upto par right now... on windows GPS is pretty lacking, on linux it is plain unavailable.
    (this last paragraph is about carpc, the above post is about general stuff)
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    Quote Originally Posted by RoyN
    I've heard all this "by the time X windows is out I'll be running linux x flavor" but in the end we are all bill gates' whores.... sorry but true
    Yeh...

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    Windows Vista has Speech Recognition built-in

    Hey guys...

    I haven't posted in a while. Busy at work (Microsoft) as usual. Nobody's posted on this Vista thread about the built-in speech recognition in the OS yet. Any of you guys try it out?

    Not alot in the news or the newsgroups about SR in Vista yet. I'm going to be slowly talking about what's in Vista Beta 1 and what's coming in Beta 2 on my blog, so if you don't have Beta 1, you can "listen" in there...

    If you have feature requests, we'd love to hear them -- We're Listening...

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    http://blogs.msdn.com/robch/default.aspx
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