Re: [mach1mach2cnc] Windows 8 - OT
- >>I will wager you a billion, take the 10 best minds in computing today and they could turn Windows 8 into a literal dream machineIll take your bet, I always wished to try being a billionaire. :)"Literal Dream Machine" means something different to everyone, I mention this only since Mach3's screens were mentioned as the wayit should be. I HAD to make the screens in Mach3 work that way because everyones view of "Mach3's Dream Screen" was different. I triedmany things and many variations and came to the inevitable solution = "Screw Em, let them make their own if they dont like mine." :-)Computers are now going the same way, a different feel for everyone, Win8 for the masses, a XP-like Win8 for the serious, Linuxfor the serious nonconformist, Android for the casual user, IPads for the cultist casual user, Smartphones for the cool, and Pi's and Arduino'sfor the nerds. The Nerds shall inherit the earth, and they will then set the standards for the next generation of masses, cools, nonconformists andcultists. And all the while, we of the previous generation will bitch and moan about how the current generation is screwing it all up aswe see our beloved normals evolve into something decided weird..( to us anyway..).Personally I havent forgiven the world for Rap music yet, so I wont even begin to start on the current OS geniuses and why their screwing upmy XP... Seriously? People listen to that? Shouldnt there be a C in front?Thanks,
www.gearotic.com----- Original Message -----From: Jim OsborneSent: Friday, April 04, 2014 1:27 AMSubject: Re: [mach1mach2cnc] Windows 8JohnGood analysis. Your OS experience shows.I will wager you a billion, take the 10 best minds in computing today and they could turn Windows 8 into a literal dream machine. If that insinuates Microsoft has missed the peg then you are reading me correctly. The issue here is productivity. Now that we are out of our diapers, technically speaking, any good operating system needs to focus on productivity... not in users trying to figure out how the god-damn OS works. Call it elegance, or whatever you like, but functionality, and ease of operation are the key issues... not in creating a maze of disconnected logic which distracts from the operation at hand. Fortunately, third party software tends to work well in Windows 8, and hides the problems underneath. I suspect this one advantage is a carry-over from XP.Anyway, I should like to tell Microsoft, if they are listening, the guy in the picture, standing next to me, is my nephew, whose name is George. The little girls in the picture are my nieces, and they are 6 and 7 years old respectively. Neither George or my little nieces are terrorist, and I should be more happy if Microsoft did not sift through my Christmas pictures and ask me to identify all my relatives. I should also like to ask if Microsoft would quit selling my personal information to so many organizations, including the NSA. I am already listed in a thousand or more databases and am beginning to feel like my privacy is being invaded.Sorry John, but since we were discussing Microsoft I wanted to cover all the bases. I need to contact Google and Twitter too. They keep pressing me to identify my relatives and want all my cell phone numbers, like they do not have them already. I really do wish my family photos were considered my own private business, but what the hell, this is the way it is in America today. What we have a bunch of suck-asses controlling the technology and making billions invading our privacy. I have to wonder where all of this crap leads.I think I need another shot of Jack Daniels...Cheers.Jim
Microsoft is trying hard, again, to do what they did a number of years ago when they set up the new release to only be able to run Explorer. IIRC, the government forced them, with the threat of anti-competition legislation to allow users to use any browser they wanted. Microsoft was also forced to keep their Office Suite at arm’s length from the OS because the OS people built in features that only the OFFICE programmers knew about giving them a competitive edge over other companies writing word processing software (Word Perfect I think).
In reality, there is the Operating System (OS) which provides the interface between the hardware and the applications. One of those applications is the User Interface. Just run windows in safe mode and suddenly your PC screen looks like a text terminal as it boots up. There’s an OS underneath that Graphical User Interface. It has to be that way simply to make the software easy to write and debug.
What Microsoft has done with Windows 8 is changed the Graphical User Interface on us forcing people to learn how to do the same thing in a different way. As I understand it, even in the Linux environment you can or you used to be able to choose between several different graphical interfaces. Only because there are patents on the START button have we not seen a WIN-XP clone user interface on top of Linux.
I think, like in the past with AT&T and other huge companies it’s time to force Microsoft to be broken up into 3 companies. One that provides the OS. One that provides the User Interface(s). One that provides applications like the C++ Compiler to compile the OS and the User interface. Arm’s length, separate companies that each provide a clearly documented interface to the OS. If you don’t like the new WINDOWS-8(.x) user interface then like in Linux, there will be someone else providing a stable application that remains the same.
And since this is a MACH group and I don’t want to hijack the thread too much, the screens set up for MACH are really much the same concept. You can create a MACH3 flavor that looks totally different from the stock one. And you can sell that if you wish. As it should be.
From: firstname.lastname@example.org [mailto:email@example.com] On Behalf Of Jim Osborne
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Windows 8.1 update 1 – Microsoft’s take ==> http://www.petri.co.il/windows-8-1-update-1-news.htm
From: Jim Osborne <mailto:jsundownr@...>
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Subject: [mach1mach2cnc] Windows 8
Finally Microsoft admits to problems in Windows 8 ==> http://money.cnn.com/2014/04/02/technology/windows-8-update/index.html?hpt=hp_t2
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Thanks Jeff but that was one of the things I tried. I did simply change the file from a m3p to a dll but it didn;t work. When I copied the file from another PC it worked fine. Go figure!