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Comment: Re: My personal favorite was (Score 1) 353

by Billly Gates (#49759449) Attached to: 25 Years Today - Windows 3.0

Macs had cooperative multitasking since 1984. Windows 3.0 also had cooperative multitasking. It didn't need dos emulation and weird graphics hacks as it was built from the ground up rather than an add on hack for Windows. Mac II was color in 1987.

My point is Windows was a low grade hack until Windows 95 where it became a pseudo OS with more hacks upon hacks to get anything to work until XP came along and kicked the nasty model to the curb for all pcs

Comment: Re:Yet looks more modern than 8/10 (Score 2) 353

by Billly Gates (#49759217) Attached to: 25 Years Today - Windows 3.0

You know just because you all hated the leather background in the Mac address book does not mean you need to get rid of shininess, chrome, depth perception, and other features which actually helped the user distinguish which Window was active.

ENOUGH IS ENOUGH! Give me my damn skuemorphism back. It works fine. I know NO ONE and I mean NO ONE besides hipster graphic designers afraid to have anything modern looking on their portfolio as other hipster artist look at them before hiring them. It creates a cycle of race to the bottom of less graphics, less detail, blinding white, 72x text.

SKUEMORPHISM != REALISM folks and MS appearently thinks it does.

Comment: Re: Meanwhile OS/2 and Xenix existed (Score 1) 353

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) 375

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) 407

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) 407

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) 249

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

The shortest distance between two points is under construction. -- Noelie Alito