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Nexxo 12th June 2011, 19:02 Quote
That OS used to have an "Eject" command in the pull-down menu... But at least the pull tag on lower right corner is clearly indicated.

Seriously, the best OS was Amiga.
azrael- 12th June 2011, 19:08 Quote
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That OS used to have an "Eject" command in the pull-down menu... But at least the pull tag on lower right corner is clearly indicated.

Seriously, the best OS was Amiga.
Considering what they managed to cram into 512KB ROM (Kickstart) and a couple of 720KB 3.5" floppy disks (Workbench) I tend to agree with you. :)
Bauul 13th June 2011, 16:30 Quote
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Originally Posted by Nexxo
That OS used to have an "Eject" command in the pull-down menu... But at least the pull tag on lower right corner is clearly indicated.

Seriously, the best OS was Amiga.
Considering what they managed to cram into 512KB ROM (Kickstart) and a couple of 720KB 3.5" floppy disks (Workbench) I tend to agree with you. :)

Workbench? You mean the OS that spent more time telling you it had crashed than doing anything else? The one and only reliable thing about it was it's ability to inform you when it had crashed.

I remember we once managed to print out a food menu from Wordsworth (the word processor) for a dinner party, it was a genuinely exciting moment that had taken about three weeks of tinkering to get right before hand.

I don't believe we ever managed to print anything off again actually. Ah good times.
azrael- 13th June 2011, 18:17 Quote
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Workbench? You mean the OS that spent more time telling you it had crashed than doing anything else? The one and only reliable thing about it was it's ability to inform you when it had crashed.

I remember we once managed to print out a food menu from Wordsworth (the word processor) for a dinner party, it was a genuinely exciting moment that had taken about three weeks of tinkering to get right before hand.

I don't believe we ever managed to print anything off again actually. Ah good times.
Apparently, we had differing experiences... :)
Bauul 13th June 2011, 22:08 Quote
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Workbench? You mean the OS that spent more time telling you it had crashed than doing anything else? The one and only reliable thing about it was it's ability to inform you when it had crashed.

I remember we once managed to print out a food menu from Wordsworth (the word processor) for a dinner party, it was a genuinely exciting moment that had taken about three weeks of tinkering to get right before hand.

I don't believe we ever managed to print anything off again actually. Ah good times.
Apparently, we had differing experiences... :)

Well, in all fairness we were using an Amiga that Commodore themselves didn't know existed. We once phoned up the offical helpline for assistance:

Operator: "What model do you have?"
Me: "An Amiga 1500"
Operator: "Sorry, that's not a model we make"
Me: "Yes it is, what on earth do you think I'm looking at?"

Got to be honest, things are a hell of a lot easier than they used to be!
Guinevere 14th June 2011, 17:23 Quote
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Workbench? You mean the OS that spent more time telling you it had crashed than doing anything else?

My Amigas hardly ever crashed, A500, A1500, A1200. And the latter two spent a lot of their life getting really hammered 24/7 raytracing. And as for printing, I never had a problem myself.

I blame user error ;)
Guinevere 14th June 2011, 17:32 Quote
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Operator: "What model do you have?"
Me: "An Amiga 1500"
Operator: "Sorry, that's not a model we make"

Now if you'd have said Amiga 2000, they would have understood you. The A1500 was a UK only version of the 2000. The difference? A second floppy drive.

But yeah commodore should have known that.
Siskodata 15th June 2011, 08:46 Quote
I think Microsoft got lazy with tablet PCs and mobiles and lost the race. Yes the new interface in Windows 8 looks fine to be used on tablets as it was good to be used on mobiles but did Microsoft succeed in Windows Mobile 7. No the place was taken by Apple and Android phones which users prefer to WM7. How can Microsoft propose the same interface against the same competitors on another similar platform and think of wining this one I just cannot get it.

So this new interface won't work on desktop won't work on laptops and won't be liked on tablets plus that a Windows tablet will cost more then say an Android one cause of the required hardware to run the OS and the cost of the OS itself.

Back to desktops and laptops just one question is the OS interface found on an iPhone or iPad used on an Apple desktop or laptop?
Siskodata 15th June 2011, 08:57 Quote
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Got to be honest, things are a hell of a lot easier than they used to be!

That is one of the problems today things are too easy but when something goes bad we just take it to the shop cause the vast majority do not know how to fix a computer.

Back in the old days of Amiga things were simpler and people who owned them fixed them moded them and stretched their limits. You booted a computer with a WIMP environment from 1 floppy disk and had multitasking something that took Microsoft years to accomplish with a dozen disk that you had to install on a hard disk and was still a half finished product.

I had a 500 and a 1200 which I modded into a tower with an ATX power supply an IDE interface with 3.5" hard disk and CD-ROM a SCSI interface which had a CD-Burner and a scanner attached it was a perfect machine and did not cost much. Those were the good old days.
leslie 15th June 2011, 23:30 Quote
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That is one of the problems today things are too easy but when something goes bad we just take it to the shop cause the vast majority do not know how to fix a computer.

Computers aren't like the old days when they were either a high end tool, or a hobby.

Today computers are an appliance, just like your washer and dryer. People don't care how it works, nor do they want to know, they just want it to do it's job. Sadly, this applies to many thing these days.

Many people these days are scared to even pick up a screwdriver. When was the last time your neighbors changed their own motor oil in their car (many areas won't even let you anymore)? How many of your neighbors even have a basic toolkit? Many of mine seem incapable of anything more than stringing up Christmas lights or hanging a picture frame.
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