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(Pryor Daily Times)   Cherokee Nation to celebrate integration of Cherokee language into Windows 8. Celebration expected to last until they actually try using Windows 8   (pryordailytimes.com) divider line 44
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2012-12-18 04:39:29 PM  
So proud to livejournal,
so proud to compile.
 
2012-12-18 04:42:05 PM  

Rusty Shackleford: So proud to livejournal,
so proud to compile.


Only one comment, and it was the one I was going to make, only done better.

/shakes tiny war-fist
 
2012-12-18 04:49:48 PM  
What's Cherokee for BSOD?
 
2012-12-18 05:14:48 PM  
cache.gizmodo.com
 
2012-12-18 05:14:57 PM  
Haven't they suffered enough already?
 
2012-12-18 05:18:34 PM  
ᎪᎷᏩᏛᎲ ᎢᎬᏁᏗ 

Hey, you can post in Cherokee.
 
2012-12-18 05:20:37 PM  
3.bp.blogspot.com

What an Indian who just used Windows 8 for the first time may look like
 
2012-12-18 05:21:43 PM  

Tax Boy: What an Indian who just used Windows 8 for the first time may look like


I wonder how long until one says "My god, it's worse than the trail of tears."
 
2012-12-18 05:24:01 PM  
i installed and have been using Windows 8 for nearly 2 weeks now. The funky start menu/screen take a bit to get used to, but what am I supposed to hate about it?
 
jvl
2012-12-18 05:27:57 PM  
So basically they've finally caught up to MacOS, Linux, and iOS? Yay?
 
2012-12-18 05:28:44 PM  

wingnut396: i installed and have been using Windows 8 for nearly 2 weeks now. The funky start menu/screen take a bit to get used to, but what am I supposed to hate about it?


It's a rule that you're supposed to absolutely hate a Windows product until the cool kids tell you that it's OK to start liking it. Then you'll be expected to say that it's the greatest thing ever, and the cool kids were all using it before it even existed, and their advice is why you started using it, but since you're not a cool kid, you were late to the party.

At least that's how I understand it.
 
2012-12-18 05:33:41 PM  

cgraves67: Tax Boy: What an Indian who just used Windows 8 for the first time may look like

I wonder how long until one says "My god, it's worse than the trail of tears."


How
 
2012-12-18 05:43:39 PM  

Mikey1969: wingnut396: i installed and have been using Windows 8 for nearly 2 weeks now. The funky start menu/screen take a bit to get used to, but what am I supposed to hate about it?

It's a rule that you're supposed to absolutely hate a Windows product until the cool kids tell you that it's OK to start liking it. Then you'll be expected to say that it's the greatest thing ever, and the cool kids were all using it before it even existed, and their advice is why you started using it, but since you're not a cool kid, you were late to the party.

At least that's how I understand it.


Nono, you're supposed to use it until the new Windows product comes out. Then you complain about the new product, declaring the previous product as one of the most stable, robust systems you've ever encountered.
 
2012-12-18 05:45:50 PM  

wingnut396: i installed and have been using Windows 8 for nearly 2 weeks now. The funky start menu/screen take a bit to get used to, but what am I supposed to hate about it?


Nothing. It's fine. It's just different. It's not ME. It's not Vista. It's not DOS 4 or Xenix. There's a period of adjustment that lasts a few weeks and then you realize that it's the same damned thing as ever.

Also, for people who can't get over it: Classic Start is free and really quite handy. It's also available through Ninite, for folks who are clued in to that.
 
2012-12-18 05:50:05 PM  
It's one of the few written Native languages, so I'm not surprised it got integrated.
 
2012-12-18 05:52:56 PM  
Why the fark bother with a language spoken by only 20,000 people?
 
2012-12-18 05:54:02 PM  

BarkingUnicorn: Why the fark bother with a language spoken by only 20,000 people?


Because Windows is used by upwards of 90% of personal computers and it behooves Microsoft to be inclusive.
 
NFA [TotalFark]
2012-12-18 05:54:07 PM  
I came here to witness the ever present Windows apologists in action.

And I was satisfied...
 
2012-12-18 05:54:49 PM  

NFA: I came here to witness the ever present Windows apologists in action.

And I was satisfied...


And I thought Apple fanbois were bad...
 
2012-12-18 05:56:30 PM  

Ponzholio: cgraves67: Tax Boy: What an Indian who just used Windows 8 for the first time may look like

I wonder how long until one says "My god, it's worse than the trail of tears."

How


Chance
 
2012-12-18 06:00:45 PM  
7/10
 
2012-12-18 06:01:42 PM  
"Ugh."
 
2012-12-18 06:12:14 PM  
i.imgur.com
 
2012-12-18 06:21:33 PM  

wingnut396: i installed and have been using Windows 8 for nearly 2 weeks now. The funky start menu/screen take a bit to get used to, but what am I supposed to hate about it?


No hate here. I just refuse to pay for, and spend time installing a new OS whose only difference from my current one is a useless touchscreen interface.
 
2012-12-18 06:24:15 PM  

Tax Boy: [3.bp.blogspot.com image 310x266]

What an Indian who just used Windows 8 for the first time may look like


The dude's actually Italian.
 
2012-12-18 06:25:33 PM  
upload.wikimedia.org

/And guess what's omitted from her Wikipedia page?
 
2012-12-18 06:27:48 PM  
Windows 8 is ok, but god does that interface suck for servers. Server 2012 uses that interface. Try hovering over the right hand side to get the menu to pop up over rdp. Someone just figured that you'd manage a server with a touchscreen. Haven't played too much with it, but the best one can hope for is to make server management a start up default.

or powershell

or just only use core version
 
2012-12-18 06:38:23 PM  

Wolfmanjames: [upload.wikimedia.org image 581x735]

/And guess what's omitted from her Wikipedia page?


Yeah, I couldn't find any mention of Windows 8 either.

/or any mention of Brown's shameful behavior on his page
 
2012-12-18 06:40:58 PM  
See Jackson's trollface.
 
2012-12-18 07:16:50 PM  

RexTalionis: Tax Boy: [3.bp.blogspot.com image 310x266]

What an Indian who just used Windows 8 for the first time may look like

The dude's actually Italian.


Real indians don't look authentic on film.
 
2012-12-18 07:28:21 PM  

Old enough to know better: wingnut396: i installed and have been using Windows 8 for nearly 2 weeks now. The funky start menu/screen take a bit to get used to, but what am I supposed to hate about it?

No hate here. I just refuse to pay for, and spend time installing a new OS whose only difference from my current one is a useless touchscreen interface.


I subscribe to Technet, so I get the products for testing. I only really play around the server stuff, but like to see whats going on the desktop too.
 
2012-12-18 07:41:57 PM  

likefunbutnot: Also, for people who can't get over it: Classic Start is free and really quite handy. It's also available through Ninite, for folks who are clued in to that.


It's not a matter of "getting over it". For those of us who prefer to primarily move around interfaces with the keyboard, it's just easier to have that menu available by default. Ever since Vista Microsoft has been stupefying Windows by stripping out bits that are less easy to use with a mouse (shifting things in the start menu to enforce more use of the "search" feature while de-emphasizing the use of toolbars and nested menus that are useful if you understand the machine but confusing if you're one of the millions who refuse to learn how to use it at all), removing as many direct references to the filesystem as possible (the default display of the address bar in explorer removing the actual path and replacing it with object-oriented nodes, the annoying "Libraries" objects) and hiding more complicated, but useful, features in favor of emphasizing more "guided solutions" (the network and sharing center replacing the simple but less dumb-person-friendly connection objects and filesystem-based sharing menus).

It's annoying in general for someone like me because I feel like if you don't know how to use those things anyway you shouldn't be dicking with them in the first place, but it's outright stupid that they do this not just with the Home version but also the alleged "professional" version. The only saving grace is how much expansion has been done with shells so that you can eschew the GUI altogether to get technical things done despite Microsoft's best attempts at designing an OS purely for idiots.
 
2012-12-18 08:08:40 PM  
I wore this t-shirt to Washington before the Change. We wore them because
we belonged to one of the five civilized tribes. And we dressed ourselves up like
Bill Gates.

You know, we got to see the CEO. And he said, "Boy, you guys look just
like programmers"

He congratulated us and gave us ball caps for looking like programmers.

We told him about how our interface had been stolen, and how our productivity
was dying, trying to use a tablet interface on a desktop. When we finished he
shook our hands and said "Endeavor to persevere"

They stood us in a line. John Jumper, Chili McIntosh, Jim Buckmark and me. They took
our pictures. And the website said "Cherokee vow to endeavor to persevere"

We thought about it a long time. "Endeavor to persevere". And when we had
thought about it long enough, we switched to Linux.
 
2012-12-18 08:14:33 PM  

likefunbutnot: BarkingUnicorn: Why the fark bother with a language spoken by only 20,000 people?

Because Windows is used by upwards of 90% of personal computers and it behooves Microsoft to be inclusive.



Or because Microsoft has a "tribal government account manager" with a quota to fill.
 
2012-12-18 09:52:02 PM  

wingnut396: i installed and have been using Windows 8 for nearly 2 weeks now. The funky start menu/screen take a bit to get used to, but what am I supposed to hate about it?


[MaximumTrolling.gif]

Wait.. you're serious?

[GodzillaFacepalm.jog]
 
2012-12-18 10:06:48 PM  

BarkingUnicorn: likefunbutnot: BarkingUnicorn: Why the fark bother with a language spoken by only 20,000 people?

Because Windows is used by upwards of 90% of personal computers and it behooves Microsoft to be inclusive.


Or because Microsoft has a "tribal government account manager" with a quota to fill.


Or because Bill Gates is a supporter of the Native American Languages Act.
 
2012-12-18 10:08:07 PM  

wingnut396: i installed and have been using Windows 8 for nearly 2 weeks now. The funky start menu/screen take a bit to get used to, but what am I supposed to hate about it?


On Fark, you are supposed to hate everything. I hate you for not knowing that.
 
2012-12-18 10:14:45 PM  

diaphoresis: wingnut396: i installed and have been using Windows 8 for nearly 2 weeks now. The funky start menu/screen take a bit to get used to, but what am I supposed to hate about it?

[MaximumTrolling.gif]

Wait.. you're serious?

[GodzillaFacepalm.jog]


Doesn't really answer his question, does it? If you have problems using it after an hour or two you aren't smart enough to have a computer.

//Still say if it was an apple interface it would be heralded as revolutionary.

///Have OSX, XP, Vista, 7, and 8 boxes. All of them have benefits, except Vista.
 
2012-12-18 11:52:26 PM  

Vegan Meat Popsicle: It's not a matter of "getting over it". For those of us who prefer to primarily move around interfaces with the keyboard


On the systems that I use, I make a directory called c:\bin, which I add to my PATH environment variable. Originally it was meant for simple stuff like *nix workalikes, but over time I've added things like simple batch files to start various things that wind up in the program files folder but not in the PATH statement. The net result is that I interact with cmd.exe pretty much just like I do an xterm or console session on a *nix system, all for the cost of about 50MB of crap that I have to pull down from an FTP server or off a thumb drive.
 
2012-12-19 01:24:19 AM  
I don't really see the need for windows 8. Windows 7 is an excellent reason to invoke "if it ain't broke..."
 
2012-12-19 03:00:57 AM  

sadbad: I don't really see the need for windows 8. Windows 7 is an excellent reason to invoke "if it ain't broke..."


THIS. A thousand times. 7 works just fine, thank you.

/flame on
 
2012-12-19 06:22:21 AM  

jvl: So basically they've finally caught up to MacOS, Linux, and iOS? Yay?



This.  Any Cherokees who were waiting to buy computing devices until they could get language support already bought them.
 
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2012-12-19 11:42:42 AM  

Taima: sadbad: I don't really see the need for windows 8. Windows 7 is an excellent reason to invoke "if it ain't broke..."

THIS. A thousand times. 7 works just fine, thank you.

/flame on


It works like this
 
MICROSOFT:  We got's to make some mad cash by releasing a new OS which will better position us in the tablet and phone industries.
 
TESTERS: But this new OS sucks
 
MICROSOFT: We'll accuse the users of being afraid of change.  We'll hire internet trolls to post fake positive comments as we have done for nearly a decade.  We'll give the new OS to disadvantaged native Americans, we'll give it to schools and then write it all off on our taxes. We'll use our fan-boys as beta testers to make our trash smell better. 
 
TESTERS: But it still sucks
 
MICROSOFT: It doesn't matter, we have a million IT people trained to use our products, they're afraid of change and will fight for Windows products to keep their measly jobs.  
 
TESTER: But it still sucks
 
MICROSOFT: Yes it does and if you want to collect a paycheck you'll think of something positive to say...
 
TESTERS:  Yes, sir...
 
2012-12-20 09:54:13 AM  

Mikey1969: It's a rule that you're supposed to absolutely avoid a Windows product until the

first service pack comes out that fixes all of the new features that they added.

FTFY
 
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