Is Vista a Copycat OS ?

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RE: Re: RE: Is Vista a Copycat OS ?

Postby wyliecoyoteuk » Tue Mar 27, 2007 5:59 pm

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 :)
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RE: Re: RE: Is Vista a Copycat OS ?

Postby towy71 » Tue Mar 27, 2007 7:16 pm

XP with ME :roll:
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Re: RE: Re: RE: Is Vista a Copycat OS ?

Postby Aquafire » Fri Jun 01, 2007 6:02 am

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.
:lol:

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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RE: Re: RE: Re: RE: Is Vista a Copycat OS ?

Postby Nigel » Fri Jun 01, 2007 12:22 pm

Gosh, that is bad luck. Did you put up much of a struggle when the lady took the money from you ? :lol:
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RE: Re: RE: Re: RE: Is Vista a Copycat OS ?

Postby towy71 » Fri Jun 01, 2007 12:40 pm

dear dear have you reported the mugging to the appropriate authorities? :roll:
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Re: RE: Re: RE: Re: RE: Is Vista a Copycat OS ?

Postby Aquafire » Sat Jun 02, 2007 3:50 am

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


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... :lol:

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RE: Re: RE: Re: RE: Re: RE: Is Vista a Copycat OS ?

Postby Nigel » Sun Jun 03, 2007 1:47 pm

Ah, ample cleavage - the surefire way to sell technology to geeks ;)
(well, male ones at least)
Works on me every time...
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RE: Re: RE: Re: RE: Re: RE: Is Vista a Copycat OS ?

Postby Aquafire » Sun Jun 10, 2007 6:37 am

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 :lol:


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Postby wyliecoyoteuk » Sun Jun 10, 2007 11:54 am

I bet you read T3 too :)
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Re: RE: Re: RE: Re: RE: Re: RE: Is Vista a Copycat OS ?

Postby Rhakios » Sun Jun 10, 2007 12:03 pm

Nigel wrote:Ah, ample cleavage - the surefire way to sell technology to geeks ;)
(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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Re: RE: Re: RE: Re: RE: Re: RE: Is Vista a Copycat OS ?

Postby nordle » Sun Jun 10, 2007 2:49 pm

Rhakios wrote:
Nigel wrote:Ah, ample cleavage - the surefire way to sell technology to geeks ;)
(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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Re: RE: Re: RE: Re: RE: Re: RE: Is Vista a Copycat OS ?

Postby Rhakios » Sun Jun 10, 2007 3:10 pm

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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Re: RE: Re: RE: Re: RE: Re: RE: Is Vista a Copycat OS ?

Postby spottedcat » Sun Jun 10, 2007 3:42 pm

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. :lol: :lol:
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Re: RE: Re: RE: Re: RE: Re: RE: Is Vista a Copycat OS ?

Postby Rhakios » Sun Jun 10, 2007 5:04 pm

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


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 ;)

(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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RE: Re: RE: Re: RE: Re: RE: Re: RE: Is Vista a Copycat OS ?

Postby jjmac » Wed Jul 11, 2007 9:43 am

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 :) :wink: (grin)



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