Yokemate of Keyboards
Posts: 4608 from 2009/1/28
From: Delaware, USA
Just two of many solutions.
AND more economical, without being forced to source "approved" applications from a "store", like you are going to have to in some of the new versions of Wimdows 10.
I have hated this damned platform since its inception, and the only reason I use it is that the large user base means my hardware will be supported (which is the primary problem with the isochronous USB driver, there aren't enough of us to interest hardware vendors in developing drivers for our market)
That about sums up the whole success of the PC and Mac platforms, kinda sucks, but that's what the market defaulted to.
Maybe ARM will help kill that monopoly off, but I doubt it if Microsoft and Apple shift to support that as a primary target.
Sometimes, and yes this is someone from the US saying this, market driven economics brings us sub-optimal solutions that just piss you off.
And BTW, why do current versions of Windows make it harder to find and open .tmp files than older revisions? Afraid we'll screw something up? Hey the casual buffoon is still more likely to destroy something in that lame flat database "registry" that they use to ensure copy protection.
Argh! My ex-wife was right Bill Gates WAS the Anti-Christ and no about of charity donations (made only to the "political correct" institutions) is going to make up for his total lack of charity during his entire working career OR the multi-millions he made off of stolen software.
Umm...sorry for a rant I MAY have made before, but that damned EULA makes recovering from any failure to perform by Microsoft impossible, and their glossy crap has bit me in the backside again.
Coming from a embedded background in the '80s using OS' that could be critical mission application certified, seeing Windows in medical and other "must perform correctly" applications scares the stuffing out of me.
Brings a whole new meaning to "Blue Screen of Death".
"Never attribute to malice what can more readily explained by incompetence"