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Windows 7: The Last Days of Windows 7

30 Nov 2011   #221
msdos622wasfun

Windows 8 Release Preview x64
 
 

If there's one thing that divides us in half, it's a Windows release. Some people upgrade, some leave well enough alone.


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30 Nov 2011   #222
dustywoodworker

Windows 7x32 Home Premium & XP SP3 x86
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by gwolf View Post
Being totally an 80 year old beginner How do I get my machine to call me to attention when I get an incoming Email
I'm not 80 (only 73) but I'll be watching to see if you get an answer to this. It would be a feature that I turned "ON" immediately.
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30 Nov 2011   #223
jimbo45

Linux CENTOS 7 / various Windows OS'es and servers
 
 

Hi there
I think you can actually do this !!! - at least if you are using outlook.

Set Outlook to retrieve mail automatically (or every xxx mins).
Set Sounds from control panel to Email arrives (New Mail Notification)

Choose the sound you want -- I've set mine to a Dog Barking -- since I'm used to this when I'm at home and the Postman (Yes we still have those) delivers "Snail Mail" --the Dog goes berserk. !!!!

Incidentally I haven't figured it out yet but you can even get the computer to send an sms message to a mobile phone on receiving certain events -- that's a bit too advanced for me (also no longer Young) but I know it's do-able -- I've got colleagues who work in Vodafone (UK) and Proximus (Belgium) who say this is easily done and they use these systems to call their support staff for example if a computer job fails.

Cheers
jimbo
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30 Nov 2011   #224
JerometheGiraff

Windows 10 Pro
 
 

I won't be upgrading to Win8. The interface for Windows8 makes me feel as though I shouldn't use my brain, no longer to retain knowledge. Why I hope to upgrade to Linux soon and run Windows within Linux.
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01 Dec 2011   #225
jimbo45

Linux CENTOS 7 / various Windows OS'es and servers
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by JerometheGiraff View Post
I won't be upgrading to Win8. The interface for Windows8 makes me feel as though I shouldn't use my brain, no longer to retain knowledge. Why I hope to upgrade to Linux soon and run Windows within Linux.

Hi there
I'm running a W2K3 Virtual server, a W2008 Virtual server and a W8 x-64 developer edition on SUSE 11.4 using vmware .

I gather Ubuntu is also very Windows VM friendly. You can use VBOX or VMPLAYER at NO COST too - although I've got the full vmware workstation package (got --Legally -- from Work).

I also use Virtual Machines on Windows as well -- but for running Virtual servers an optimized Linux version will beat Windows hands down --nothing against Windows but remember windows is designed as a full blown workstation OS. Linux is highly customisable and to run Virtual servers on it you can create a really small efficient kernel.

Note you can also use things like ESXi which are a tiny OS but this is a bit beyond what I think you are trying to do. My advice would be to use one of the more common Linux distributions such as SUSE or Ubuntu. Hope it's not against forum rules but for setting up windows virtual machines on Linux boxes just peruse this forum

http://www.linuxquestions.org/
Cheers
jimbo
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01 Dec 2011   #226
fseal

Windows 7 x64 Ultimate
 
 

Unfortunately, Ubuntu has also gone to a dumbed down tablet interface on it's mainstream distro. You can't fight the dumbing down syndrome that the entire computing universe has entered into!
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01 Dec 2011   #227
jimbo45

Linux CENTOS 7 / various Windows OS'es and servers
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by fseal View Post
Unfortunately, Ubuntu has also gone to a dumbed down tablet interface on it's mainstream distro. You can't fight the dumbing down syndrome that the entire computing universe has entered into!
Hi there
this problem is not confined only to I.T. It seems to be prevalent everywhere -- even public notices seemed to be limited to words of no longer than 4 letters !!!.

I looked at a Maths exam for a 17 year old school graduation --- and compared that with what I had to do in 1969.

Even allowing for the fact we didn't have Google or calculators back in those days the modern papers could be done in a FRACTION of the time of the older exams.

Any S.Koreans or Taiwanese reading this thread -- Your education system is almost to DIE for -- no wonder your countries are surviving in the current economic climate.

Even back in 1969 the few S.Korean students we saw in those days were streets ahead of the rest (apart from me !!!!!! - nothing like being modest!).

Cheers
jimbo
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01 Dec 2011   #228
FranzB

Windows 7 Home Premium 32bit, Linux Mint Julia, in dual boot mode
 
 

@jimbo45
Right but don't ever forget that the generation(s) before them let them get away with that.
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01 Dec 2011   #229
carwiz

Windows 7 Pro-x64
 
 

Nearly all the application software now days looks like a five year old designed it with Crayons. It's not just that as Jimbo says. I've been wanting to replace my old DeLorme GPS but can't find one that doesn't look like a cartoon on the screen. I want a map! I can read a map and I like being able to scan the map ahead to see roadways or towns then zoom in. I don't want something that looks like a coloring book talking to me.
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01 Dec 2011   #230
Maguscreed

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 7 x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by carwiz View Post
Nearly all the application software now days looks like a five year old designed it with Crayons.
Hey you leave my nephew out of this, he tried his best...
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