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(Yahoo)   Bill Gates admits that the core design of one of the most basic functions of Windows was a mistake. Not, not that one. Not that one either. Or that one. Or that one. No, not that one either. Keep guessing, you'll get there eventually   ( divider line
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7061 clicks; posted to Geek » on 26 Sep 2013 at 8:48 PM (3 years ago)   |   Favorite    |   share:  Share on Twitter share via Email Share on Facebook   more»

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2013-09-26 08:03:06 PM  
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cman: There is nothing wrong with combo keys

I don't get why he thinks the reboot should have been one key you could accidenta
2013-09-27 12:41:33 AM  
1 vote:

BizarreMan: I like Ctr-Alt-Del for reboot because you can't mistakenly hit it.  Like the IBM guy, I can't figure out why it was taken over as the login combo.

I remember the first time I ever saw the "CTR-ALT-DEL to log in" screen.  I thought it was a joke someone had put on my new computer.

Anyway, the biggest two mistakes Windows ever made was cooperative multitasking instead of pre-emptive multitasking, and not taking whoever designed their virtual memory manager out behind the building and shooting them in the face.
2013-09-26 10:45:03 PM  
1 vote:

Triumph: cman: There is nothing wrong with combo keys

I don't get why he thinks the reboot should have been one key you could accidenta

I'm thinking they should have used the Any key instead.
2013-09-26 10:22:43 PM  
1 vote:

Lsherm: Suckmaster Burstingfoam: What pissed me off about that scumbag Gates was that he knew the "hard limit" of 512MB RAM in win98 was easily fixed, yet Microscum never released a patch.

A guy with an electronics shop in Long Island gave me a VM patch for $20 and I could run win98 with (I think I eventually was up to) 4GB.

You can fix that by changing the vcache size in system.ini.  I don't know why you would possibly need 4GB of RAM in a Windows 98 machine, though.

No. Dicking with vcache maybe gets you up to 768MB. You can't go beyond that because there was a hard limit in - not a "VM", I forget the name, one of those thingies that Windows runs to manage memory.

And I wanted more RAM to make Sims 2 run better. Or maybe one of those other games that uses heavy resources that I didn't want to buy a whole new computer just to play.

So with the memory patch I ran 98 until I think 2010.
2013-09-26 10:18:48 PM  
1 vote:

jaytkay: MrEricSir: But the biggest mistake was using Ctrl-C as both copy and interrupt

Ctrl-Z, Ctrl-C, Ctrl-V, and Ctrl-X were copied from the Mac command-key combos.

I still facepalm at the people who don't grasp how the same key combinations do the same thing in EVERY GODAM PROGRAM YOU MORONS!

Even emacs? (Yes, I know there's a setting for that)
2013-09-26 09:57:29 PM  
1 vote:
2013-09-26 09:37:47 PM  
1 vote:

tlchwi02: I hadn't thought of that first "ibm clone" we had for decades... what the heck did that button do?

Changed the clock speed of the CPU. You could slow it in case you had some old software that ran too fast, like games.

Imagine that, software than runs too fast...
2013-09-26 09:07:10 PM  
1 vote:
The bigger mistake was putting the Windows key between CTRL and ALT.

It's probably the Guinness record holder for key most often ripped off the keyboard in rage.
2013-09-26 09:04:13 PM  
1 vote:

But Ctrl-Alt-Delete helps keep my computer secure, which is something people who use Windows are deeply concerned with.
2013-09-26 08:28:32 PM  
1 vote:

Triumph: cman: There is nothing wrong with combo keys

I don't get why he thinks the reboot should have been one key you could accidenta

All I know is that I am pissed that they no longer have the Turbo button IBM compatibles once had
2013-09-26 08:25:56 PM  
1 vote:

I do tech support.


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