I'm Bored, Could Microsoft Please Hurry Up And Release RTM on MSDN?

Discussion in 'Windows Vista General Discussion' started by Kevin John Panzke, Nov 12, 2006.

  1. I'm Bored, Could Microsoft Please Hurry Up And Release RTM on MSDN?
     
    Kevin John Panzke, Nov 12, 2006
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  2. Patience Kevin, patience.
     
    Andre Da Costa [Extended64], Nov 12, 2006
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  3. Kevin John Panzke

    Pookie Guest

    Now Andre...
    who ever heard of OS Addicts with patience???
    i mean **REALLY**!!

    Pookie The Great
     
    Pookie, Nov 12, 2006
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    arachnid Guest

    You'll find lots to play with over on http://www.distrowatch.com ;)
     
    arachnid, Nov 12, 2006
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  5. I don't think so, Not with how Strict our U.S.A. Laws are Against Illegal
    File Sharing Networks, Just FYI.
     
    Kevin John Panzke, Nov 12, 2006
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  6. You got a point there. :)
     
    Andre Da Costa [Extended64], Nov 12, 2006
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    Frank Guest

    What's that got to do with open/sores software?
    Frank
     
    Frank, Nov 12, 2006
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  8. Kevin John Panzke

    kevpan815 Guest

    I Replied With Out Opening Up The Site, As I Previously Mentioned:

    I have Used Linux Before (At College), And It's Very Lame, Just FYI.
     
    kevpan815, Nov 12, 2006
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  9. Kevin John Panzke

    Frank Guest

    Oh!
    Just FYI.
    Frank
     
    Frank, Nov 12, 2006
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  10. Kevin John Panzke

    arachnid Guest

    And to think I've used this "lame" operating system for all my
    software needs for the past five years. Well, except for one GPS/mapping
    program, but you can't win 'em all.
     
    arachnid, Nov 12, 2006
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  11. Richard G. Harper, Nov 12, 2006
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  12. Kevin John Panzke

    Scott Guest

    kevpan815 spake thusly on 11/11/2006 8:24 PM:
    I rather like Linux. Just FYI.

    In fact, I don't dislike any OS. Just FYI.
     
    Scott, Nov 12, 2006
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  13. Kevin John Panzke

    Scott Guest

    Kevin John Panzke spake thusly on 11/11/2006 7:49 PM:
    Windows gives you access to file sharing networks as does any OS.

    You're not making sense. Just FYI
     
    Scott, Nov 12, 2006
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  14. Kevin John Panzke

    Scott Guest

    arachnid spake thusly on 11/11/2006 8:52 PM:
    Not to worry. I'm using two distributions of that "lame" OS right now..
    and FreeBSD as well.

    As well as Win XP Pro and Vista.

    I use whatever meets my needs at a given time or (more commonly)
    whatever I'm in the mood for.

    And I don't flame any OS (unlike a lot of people out there). OK, I do,
    but I pick on all of them equally. :)
     
    Scott, Nov 12, 2006
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  15. Kevin John Panzke

    Scott Guest

    Richard G. Harper spake thusly on 11/12/2006 4:21 AM:
    Pet clauses in your lease???
     
    Scott, Nov 12, 2006
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    Tom Lake Guest

    I had a PET clause in my lease. I couldn't bring a Commodore
    computer into the apartment.

    Tom Lake
     
    Tom Lake, Nov 12, 2006
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    Robert Moir Guest

    Arachnid,
    Debating with Kevin Panzke is likely to end up with you proving the old
    saying about people who argue with an idiot find that the idiot drags them
    down to their level and beats them with experience. Don't go there. Really.
     
    Robert Moir, Nov 12, 2006
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  18. Kevin John Panzke

    arachnid Guest

    I was a FreeBSD user for three years before starting to use Linux heavily.
    Personally I prefer FreeBSD but it's a bit lacking on hardware support.
    That's not a big problem if I'm just careful what I buy, but this latest
    laptop was too good a deal to pass up. :eek:(
    You have my sympathies. ;-)
    I used to feel the same way. It didn't bother me when, after going 3 years
    without Windows, I had to install Windows XP to use that one application.
    As long as I was on that partition anyway I'd even started using a few of
    my old Windows applications again since it was easier than booting back to
    Linux just to do some simple little thing. Then WGA(N) came along to
    remind me why I'd walked away from Microsoft many years ago. I was still
    thinking on that when their new EULA limited Vista to one transfer and
    disallowed using Vista Home in a virtual machine. MS relented on the
    transfer thing, but it's what they've tried to get away with that counts.
    I just really don't care for the way they see their customers.

    So now XP and my one XP app - DeLorme Road Atlas - run in a well-isolated
    VM on my Linux partition. This allows me to run Linux applications
    simultaneously with DeLorme, so that I don't slowly get sucked into using
    Windows applications again. Also, since the virtual machine's simulated
    hardware never changes, I don't ever again have to run back to Microsoft
    for permission to move XP to each new computer.

    Unfortunately, I'm still not totally free because my friends use Windows
    and guess who they turn to with their problems? :(
    Does that mean you're broiled equally well on all sides? :)
     
    arachnid, Nov 12, 2006
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  19. Kevin John Panzke

    arachnid Guest

    So I figured, but idiots make good springboards for doing a little
    advocacy. :eek:)
     
    arachnid, Nov 12, 2006
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    Scott Guest

    Tom Lake spake thusly on 11/12/2006 10:30 AM:
    LOL
     
    Scott, Nov 12, 2006
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