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Comment: Re: Meanwhile OS/2 and Xenix existed (Score 1) 131

by Billly Gates (#49756699) Attached to: 25 Years Today - Windows 3.0


People back then were neophytes amd corporter users.

Corporations cared for just software. Users who were neophytes used what came with work amd found these, machines intimidating and didn't like change.

The 19 80s were about us geeks. The 1990s were the suits and Joe Six packs driving the market

Comment: Re:Plant? (Score 1) 361

by Billly Gates (#49750887) Attached to: How Java Changed Programming Forever

I left vbox for vmware workstation 11 back in 2012 . The version number still hasn't changed?? Whether number 5 is in beta or not is irrelevant. This is not a rant on vbox but Oracle.

Oracle doesn't give a rats ass as they want vbox to suck in comparison to their $$$$ solutions. Meanwhile vmware and hyperV are moving forward with support for later version of Windows and Linux.

Comment: Re: In the real world you leave under such conditi (Score 1) 399

by Billly Gates (#49745021) Attached to: The Reason For Java's Staying Power: It's Easy To Read

Well the last few places are run the same. If you are not an IT company the MBAs will fight tooth and nail not to touch what works as IT employees are plumbers. A cost center where data moves through pipes. Just reality and consider myself happy to have a job. Some don't or work minimum wage trapped.

One client uses a pre sql database called pic from 1972. It won't ever be upgraded because it works and is too important to change

Java is here because that's what's in house and work's

Comment: If it aint broke dont fix it (Score 1) 399

by Billly Gates (#49742725) Attached to: The Reason For Java's Staying Power: It's Easy To Read

Just like IE 6 it is so engrained into our business processes that it won't ever leave. At least here in the office which greatly angers web developers greatly, but operations doesn't care.

Java is around for no technical reasons. It is here because it is already here. Why change for the sake of change and .NET wasn't worth the effort in 2005 as IIS was a steamy piece of poo back then. So now no one wants to take the risk and $$$$ for something that already works. Yes we stayed on XP too until 2014 but my employer is not alone.

My post melts the brains on hipsters lucky enough to be working at .COMs in SV or still in school tinkering. Your souls havent been left yet for the real world yet

Comment: Re: heh (Score 1) 248

Really? ?

Supply & demand is most relevant in labor markets than anywhere else! Need something done with a skill no one has? The free market heavily rewards the job seeker for the investment.

Job not so essential that anyone can do like pour someone coffee? Don't expect much.

It professionals are mighty spoiled compared to other fields. My ex was a teacher and was treated like shit and needed more education and paid half of what most reading this are. That is the free market at work

Comment: Blame HR demands (Score 2) 248

When they boss around IT managers with need +10 years experience in html5 Android development the only hits are Indian recruiters saying my guys have +10 years of Android & html5 experience in Bangalore then what are you going to do?

Then HR screams raise the caps!! No qualified workers exist and pass it off to the mbas

Comment: Re: Greedy Corporation (Score 1, Flamebait) 214

Fine on an asus sabertooth z97 go disable CSM? Windows 7 will load and no keyboard or mouse and no disk. Actually Windows 7 does have efi usb2 but you can't install it.

Put CSM on and windows 8.1 slows boot time and does 1981 bios emulation for Windows 7.

It is legacy now and crusty. Not obsolete yet but with work arounds like XP had which considered SATA exotic with special drivers shows it's age. SOC silcon on a chip where it is designed to interface with firmware and not 1981 based IBM limitations are going to be more of an issue.

FYI there is hardware sold right now at Bestbuy with NO Windows 7 support. No drivers. :-(

Yes there are USB 3 drivers on cd but Windows 7 is not fully UEFI 2.3.1 compatible. WINDOWS 10 is!

6 years like the grandparent said is a long time in technology. WINDOWS XP was the exception. Never the norm and is about it except for legacy equipment

There's a whole WORLD in a mud puddle! -- Doug Clifford