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akadajet
Sep 14, 2003



:rip: to this guy, but he probably wouldn't have been as excited about windows 11



edit: backstory of a cool guy who definitely wouldn't have been into the latest operating system from redmond
https://forums.somethingawful.com/showthread.php?threadid=3977077

akadajet fucked around with this message at 16:43 on Oct 28, 2021

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Archduke Frantz Fanon
Sep 7, 2004



windows X will be the last windows ever!


we regret to inform you that windows X will not be the last windows ever :(

Kazinsal
Dec 13, 2011



Archduke Frantz Fanon posted:

windows X will be the last windows ever!


we regret to inform you that windows X will not be the last windows ever :(

update: branding has now been changed to windOS

akadajet
Sep 14, 2003



Kazinsal posted:

update: branding has now been changed to windOS

probably winos because back in the day you'd type "win", because windows was the winner's choice

Archduke Frantz Fanon
Sep 7, 2004



akadajet posted:

probably winos because back in the day you'd type "win", because windows was the winner's choice

they cant use windOS because there are bits of code deep in the system that react to the string DOS and cause issues

Chumbawumba4ever97
Dec 31, 2000



akadajet posted:

:rip: to this guy, but he probably wouldn't have been as excited about windows 11



why the hell did he need two copies

Chumbawumba4ever97
Dec 31, 2000



also that guy always looked like a biker dude to me, not the type that would camp out for a windows upgrade

qirex
Feb 15, 2001



Chumbawumba4ever97 posted:

also that guy always looked like a biker dude to me, not the type that would camp out for a windows upgrade

it was the 90s, plaid and chore coats were everywhere

The_Franz
Aug 8, 2003



Chumbawumba4ever97 posted:

why the hell did he need two copies

i think, strictly license wise, you were supposed to have one copy for each computer it was installed on. or maybe he was one of those collectors who buys one to use and the other to keep mint-in-box in the closet for 20 years in the hopes that it will be worth something some day

akadajet
Sep 14, 2003



Chumbawumba4ever97 posted:

why the hell did he need two copies

maybe he was getting a second one for his mom as a gift

post hole digger
Mar 21, 2011


akadajet posted:

:rip: to this guy, but he probably wouldn't have been as excited about windows 11



Share Bear
Apr 27, 2004



akadajet posted:

:rip: to this guy, but he probably wouldn't have been as excited about windows 11



please edit your post to include a quote on this one, which gives that guys backstory: https://forums.somethingawful.com/showthread.php?threadid=3977077

akadajet
Sep 14, 2003



Zlodo
Nov 24, 2006



Chumbawumba4ever97 posted:

why the hell did he need two copies

we'll never know. he took his secret to the grave

akadajet
Sep 14, 2003



https://twitter.com/reuters/status/1454337270488735746

get wrecked Tim

Pile Of Garbage
May 28, 2007





is this still the microsoft thread? i upgraded my PC to Win11 last night. was surprisingly quick and painless. none of my settings got hosed with and i've had zero issues. it feels nice and snappy, the new UI is growing on me feels good, start menu is total dogshit though

Sweevo
Nov 8, 2007




windows 7 for life!

akadajet
Sep 14, 2003



Pile Of Garbage posted:

is this still the microsoft thread?

yeah. the old one was infected with linux so I closed it

Shaggar
Apr 26, 2006


Nap Ghost

Pile Of Garbage posted:

is this still the microsoft thread? i upgraded my PC to Win11 last night. was surprisingly quick and painless. none of my settings got hosed with and i've had zero issues. it feels nice and snappy, the new UI is growing on me feels good, start menu is total dogshit though

new start menu/task bar is the primary reason i havent bothered upgrading. its so dumb

abigserve
Sep 13, 2009

this is a better avatar than what I had before


A friend of mine upgraded to win11 and both League, Valorant, and battlefield are now hosed in various ways, my favourite being Valorant which won't let him change the resolution or switch to windowed mode

Thank god MS finally patched out these terrible games

Best Bi Geek Squid
Mar 25, 2016


thank you Satya for protecting us from Bad games

thatya

Zam Wesell
Mar 22, 2009

[Zam is suddenly shot in the neck by a toxic dart; Anakin and Obi-Wan see a "rocket-man" take off and fly away, and Zam dies]

anyone use a window manager thing for win10? dual screens at work, program windows are introduced at random places each time i turn on my monitors

fart simpson
Jul 2, 2005



Lipstick Apathy

anyone test out the new windows subsystem for linux supporting linux applications with a gui on windows 11?

my stepdads beer
Feb 24, 2001




Zam Wesell posted:

anyone use a window manager thing for win10? dual screens at work, program windows are introduced at random places each time i turn on my monitors

i tried the powertoys one that does tiling but i don't remember if it saved positions sorry, check it out

Cybernetic Vermin
Apr 18, 2005



fart simpson posted:

anyone test out the new windows subsystem for linux supporting linux applications with a gui on windows 11?

i use it a fair bit, it's pretty good but has some annoying bugs (e.g. window focus has some strange behaviours at times, and in a new window a key sometimes acts as held down until pressed again). my impression that anything wayland works great, but xwayland brings dune of these issues. it is fast and pretty transparent though, so optimistic that a few bugfixes and it'll be real good.

Gentle Autist
Jun 4, 2003



akadajet posted:

:rip: to this guy, but he probably wouldn't have been as excited about windows 11



edit: backstory of a cool guy who definitely wouldn't have been into the latest operating system from redmond
https://forums.somethingawful.com/showthread.php?threadid=3977077

i was legit excited when win95 came out. it was like, a really big deal and not just for nerds afaict. i donít think anyone gives as much of a poo poo about computer things anymore, not even new apple bullshit

my stepdads beer
Feb 24, 2001




I really wanted win95 so I could run the warcraft 2 map editor

Sham bam bamina!
Nov 6, 2012

ƨtupid cat


juist remembered this

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vS_tHDr0Z4Y

Archduke Frantz Fanon
Sep 7, 2004



surfaci pro are huge pieces of crap but also the best windows laptops

Zam Wesell
Mar 22, 2009

[Zam is suddenly shot in the neck by a toxic dart; Anakin and Obi-Wan see a "rocket-man" take off and fly away, and Zam dies]

my stepdads beer posted:

i tried the powertoys one that does tiling but i don't remember if it saved positions sorry, check it out

cheers, i'll give it a go

Gentle Autist
Jun 4, 2003




windows doesnít work like this

mystes
May 31, 2006



Gentle Autist posted:

windows doesn’t work like this
That's because you're not using Windows S

akadajet
Sep 14, 2003



I used a surface laptop once and I was surrounded with pretty people doing highly choreographed dancing

Armitag3
Mar 15, 2020

Forget it Jake, it's cybertown.



akadajet posted:

I used a surface laptop once and I was surrounded with pretty people doing highly choreographed dancing

mlyp

Armitag3
Mar 15, 2020

Forget it Jake, it's cybertown.



I stand by it

Zam Wesell
Mar 22, 2009

[Zam is suddenly shot in the neck by a toxic dart; Anakin and Obi-Wan see a "rocket-man" take off and fly away, and Zam dies]

my little-y pony

Zam Wesell
Mar 22, 2009

[Zam is suddenly shot in the neck by a toxic dart; Anakin and Obi-Wan see a "rocket-man" take off and fly away, and Zam dies]

outlook search is SO FUCKIN BAD

god drat i hate computers

AnimeIsTrash
Jun 30, 2018



Zam Wesell posted:

outlook search is SO FUCKIN BAD

god drat i hate computers

They somehow made it even worse in office 2019.

Shaggar
Apr 26, 2006


Nap Ghost

i dont have outlook installed cause its so trash. i just use win10 mail which is far and away the least bad email client

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mystes
May 31, 2006



I hate with outlook how inevitably I often end up searching through massive threads and because one email had a word every copy of the thread will come up and it's impossible to determine why. (Also if an attachment is a hit I don't think it will even tell you that or which one it is which is absolutely infuriating.)

On the other hand the way gmail shows previews when you search is actually pretty half-assed too. It seems like google has kind of killed progress in a Microsoft-ish fashion where once gmail dominated the market they stopped bothering to improve it and nobody can compete with it so email will never improve ever again (if there's actual competition they'll probably buy it and kill it).

My other complaint with both of them is that it's way to inconvenient to create tasks for yourself based on emails. In gmail I sometimes use the completely idiotic method of assigning labels based on days of the week just because it's so much faster than other methods of keeping track of stuff.

mystes fucked around with this message at 16:47 on Dec 1, 2021

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