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Comment: Re:Open Source Windows (Score 4, Insightful) 284

by Billly Gates (#49810423) Attached to: Windows 10 RTM In 6 Weeks

Oh please coming from a long time linux and freebsd user.

The costs to fly consultants to fix broken IE specific sites like SAP, java applets that look for XP and crap out on other platforms, wine bugs, lack of AD support for lockdowns, and help desk Temps to sort through the angry users, documents created with Libre office looking funny to potential clients with Office, are pure madness to consider! Don't give me the garbage about how users were supposed to save as .docx with no macros. Many are drooling idiots who will want to reprimand your ass for ca using this etc. Wine config? Yeah good luck with a 1,000 users including HR who have a weird java applet where people don't get paid if an error arises ;-)

I am not saying this as a troll. Linux has it's uses for specialized servers.

But if people wanted to be freed they would have last decade. Windows is reliable now since NT came and gets shit done

Comment: Re:Linux Mint 13 (Maya) MATE desktop demo (Score 1, Insightful) 284

by Billly Gates (#49810371) Attached to: Windows 10 RTM In 6 Weeks

Why bother then? Easier to just use what came with computer which is Windows.

Mate is a fork for the now obsolete gnome 2 4 years ago. I left linux 4 years ago because of nonsense like 5 his realizing gnome 3 made it game over.

Why would someone want to be free of Microsoft? It just works and is stable now. It ain't 1998 anymore where you could make a case since Windows now has an NT kernel

Comment: Re:MS Paint (Score 2) 284

by Billly Gates (#49810351) Attached to: Windows 10 RTM In 6 Weeks

What you describe is skuemorphic design which objects mimic real world objects which is the old way of doing things.

Look at the candy buttons and leather in the address bar to see why the art professors decided not to go this route anymore.

With flat the design possibilities are endless as you can make the gui in a way you want and the user can focus on content-consumption and work. Not glass and depicting what a tiny pic of something like a skuemorphic button means. Think of Stop signs? They are simple colors and text.

I am not saying I agree with this. Just reprinting what I read on art blogs. FYI it was Google that started this. Not Microsoft. The search is soo basic but is powerful underneath

+ - Windows 10 RTM in 6 weeks->

Submitted by Billly Gates
Billly Gates writes: Arstechnica has the scoop on a new build with less flat icons and a confirmation of a mid July release date. While Microsoft is in a hurry to fix the damage by the Windows 8 versions of its operating system the question next is if it is ready for prime time? On Neowin a list of problems are already mentioned by MS and its users with this latest release including wifi and sound not working without a reboot and users complaining about tiles and apps not working in the new start menu. Also the new Microsoft browser EDGE/aka Spartan will be shipping without plugin support at RTM which could damage its reputation as an IE killer as one of the disadvantages of IE compared to Firefox or Chrome was the lack of real browser extensions. Also this new build takes away color from the titlebars similiar to Office 2013 which bothers some users as well. What is not known is if Microsoft plans to have OEMs sell new computers with Windows 10 in the middle of July? Or will this mean OEM's will get the official version for testing and deployment in the middle of July too while Microsoft fixes the bugs for the next 1 — 3 months before it comes standard on all new pcs?
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Comment: Re: flat as a pancake: invasion pending (Score 1) 236

by Billly Gates (#49774059) Attached to: Microsoft Tries Another Icon Theme For Windows 10

The apeal is it makes it easier for consumers to identify the products.

McDonald's has a flat big Mac logo on it's bags. It is not photo gradient and easy to tell what it is without being distracting.

Android is but ugly too. It is a new thing and not a Windows 8 thing.

Windows 10 does have a aero glass start menu back so it is not so dang pastelish

Comment: Re: flat as a pancake: invasion pending (Score 1) 236

by Billly Gates (#49773985) Attached to: Microsoft Tries Another Icon Theme For Windows 10

Shoot it's 2015 man ...

I hated nested menus in Office 2003 with a passion! Microsofts own statistics showed back then 85% of users only used 20% of features or something silly.

Worse users requested features Office already had?

The ribbon changed this and shows it was better. It took a good week for me back in 2008 to learn. Now you couldnt pay me to go back. I am visual and can even hover my cursor to preview changes :-)

For the Unix geeks try this? Hit the alternative key? Notice the letters and numbers of the ribbon appear. With Office 2007 and later it is more keyboard friendly.

Comment: Re:Great Recession part II? (Score 1) 742

That is a relief.

Thanks for the info. ... but your closing statement? You and I both know they won't. They elected an official who promised not to pay with thundering applause from the idiot citizens who voted him in. Wow.

As usual if you are I do not pay off our student loans the banks cash our paybacks and FORCE US to payback where not even bankruptacy starving ourselves and our kids. When nations do it and take down the economy of innocent parties then it is business as usual. No consequences etc.

I am not a socialist by any sense of the means about income inequality but man it does boil my blood as the bigger parties like whole banks, industries, and countries get off the hook but we are supposed to be responsible yada yada

Comment: Re:Great Recession part II? (Score 1) 742

But that line could change.

Psychology played in the Great Recession which magnified it after the math failed. No one trusted each other and banks borrowed from each other with credit asset swapping. (Why weren't they labeled expenses??)

So viola they all told each other you are no good. BOOM! Collapse and Uncle Sam had to come in and payback and buy the junk assets to try to have them trust each other again.

If Greece goes Italy will be viewed next (bad side). If they go fear will spread and those like Portugal WILL get shafted as investors know no one else will pay for their bonds so if you buy your money will be out the window etc. The bonds are worth as much as toilet paper as no one will buy them due to fear.

Yes this sounds nonsensical but in the great recession, 1929, and other events in history it has happened. I doubt banks hold less greek bonds unless the IMF bought them all? Why? Let's say you own them? Who in their right mind would buy them?! No one. You are stuck holding them or selling them at a HUGE loss.

Comment: Re:Great Recession part II? (Score 0) 742

Let's say you and I and a friend need some money.

We borrow from each other and swap the debt around and as long as the chain is good and we *trust* each other and pay back things run smoothly. Let's say I owe less but say I can't pay you 2 back. Then comes fear with you and the other guy saying to each other you are no good.

This sounds silly and nonsensical but happened in the USA in 2008. Psychology as no one trusted each other and said they were no good the assets instantly turned into expenses that no one could afford.

Yes, Greece is tiny. But what is to say spooked investors who lost tons of cash now look at Ireland and Italy next. Everyone does it and now Italy is no good because the other investors said so. It can't borrow to pay its bills, etc. Spain, then eventually the US.

Swapping debt assets seem stupid like the children's hot potato game where as long as you are not holding the potato when the bill is due you gain.

Comment: Great Recession part II? (Score 4, Insightful) 742

I am nervous as this feels like early 2008 all over again.

People though ack a few banks will be late paying each other for it's silly home instruments. Big deal let's buy banking shares now while they are cheap etc ...

We all know what happened next? Last year we finally came close to full recovery. The house of cards collapsed and is still being pumped up by the federal Reserve as we never had a full collapse!

Japan, America, and the EU may be next should Greece not to pay with skyrocketing rates and a great depression awaiting as the Federal Reserve won't be able to pump borrowed money to the banks, again.

Am I the only one who sees this?

Comment: Re: My personal favorite was (Score 1) 387

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

"Facts are stupid things." -- President Ronald Reagan (a blooper from his speeach at the '88 GOP convention)