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The Classic Control Panel In Windows May Be Gone

NJRoadfan Re:Environment Variables (333 comments)

MS didn't even bother to update the "Add Font" dialog until Windows 7. The one in Vista was still from the 3.x era, complete with a 16-bit style COMDLG file picker!

yesterday
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The Classic Control Panel In Windows May Be Gone

NJRoadfan Re:Just keep it off the servers.... (333 comments)

I seem to recall Microsoft saying that more installs of Windows Server were of the GUI-less "Server Core" version. Microsoft even boosts about how much more secure it is and that it requires fewer patches. Maybe they are trying to push the rest of the hold outs to Core by adding Metro!

yesterday
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Microsoft Introduces Build Cadence Selection With Windows 10

NJRoadfan Re:Aero yet (112 comments)

Windows Explorer lacks a proper "orthodox file manager" view. I miss the File Manager that came with Norton Navigator and NT Tools (it doesn't work with Vista/7). I haven't had a chance to try the Windows port of DirectoryOpus yet. It certainly makes life easier on an Amiga though!

yesterday
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Apple Doesn't Design For Yesterday

NJRoadfan Re: I don't follow (369 comments)

You have to turn off the system wide font smoothing, which in typical Microsoft tradition isn't with the font settings where the ClearType controls are. Go to System > Advanced system settings and uncheck "Smooth Edges of Screen Fonts" under the Visual Effects tab. I also see the color fringing and find ClearType completely unusable with negative contrast text (dark text on a light background). It seems to work better with light text on dark backgrounds as the sub pixels are much less noticeable.

3 days ago
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Apple Doesn't Design For Yesterday

NJRoadfan Re: I don't follow (369 comments)

In Windows 7: Personalization > Window Color > Advanced Appearance Settings

In WIndows 8.x, you can only resize the fonts. There are free utilities that will change the UI fonts (google "Windows 8 Font Changer".)

3 days ago
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Apple Doesn't Design For Yesterday

NJRoadfan Re: I don't follow (369 comments)

Microsoft tossed out Tahoma and forced Segoe UI on everyone back in 2007. I don't recall it being that big of a deal.

4 days ago
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Technology Heats Up the Adultery Arms Race

NJRoadfan Re:Already gone (304 comments)

Look up New Jersey's alimony laws for a good laugh.

about a week ago
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Windows Users, Get Ready For a Bigger-Than-Usual Patch Tuesday

NJRoadfan Re:about time for windows 7 SP2 and 2008r2 sp2 (63 comments)

The link leads to directions for XP. Windows Vista and up use an image based system on install media.

about two weeks ago
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Lego Ends Shell Partnership Under Greenpeace Pressure

NJRoadfan Re:President Business agrees (252 comments)

I have a circa 1986 gas station (6378) and a circa 1988 race track (6395) with the logo, but shortly thereafter they went to the fictional Octan (looks like 1992 going by set listings). Besides ending distribution of sets at Shell locations, this isn't going to effect much else.

about two weeks ago
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A Production-Ready Flying Car Is Coming This Month

NJRoadfan Re:Right (203 comments)

Even more unbelievable, it was an AMC Matador.

about two weeks ago
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Possible Reason Behind Version Hop to Windows 10: Compatibility

NJRoadfan Re:And Java fail again (349 comments)

This shouldn't be a problem with native applications. The relevant Win32 functions (GetVersionEx and the now deprecated GetVersion) for retrieving the running Windows version doesn't use the strings to begin with.

Looking at the github code strings, its likely something that can be patched/worked around in the JVM.

about three weeks ago
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Ask Slashdot: Is It Worth Being Grandfathered On Verizon's Unlimited Data Plan?

NJRoadfan Re:My experience (209 comments)

The new family plans are a ripoff if one is a light user of talk and text. The unlimited talk and text of the MORE everything plans was a gimmick to jack up the per line fees.

about three weeks ago
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Ask Slashdot: Is It Worth Being Grandfathered On Verizon's Unlimited Data Plan?

NJRoadfan Re:Currently Grandfathered at ~$78 a month (209 comments)

Verizon must realize their MORE everything (including money) plans aren't attracting current customers. Our 4 line family plan would skyrocket over $40 more a month if we switched. If you have a few "feature phones" on your plan and don't text a lot, the older family plans were a great deal.

about three weeks ago
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Will Windows 10 Finally Address OS Decay?

NJRoadfan Re: Here's the solution (577 comments)

Technically programs can be installed to the user's home directory when you select "Install for this user only". Of course that is if the installer gives you the choice to begin with. Open source programs on Windows tend to clutter the home directory with configuration folders that start with ".", just like on *NIX systems.

about three weeks ago
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Will Windows 10 Finally Address OS Decay?

NJRoadfan Re: Here's the solution (577 comments)

Doesn't MS permit the use of XML files for storing configuration settings? I seem to recall reading this in one of the .NET programming docs.

about three weeks ago
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Will Windows 10 Finally Address OS Decay?

NJRoadfan Re:Betteridge's law... (577 comments)

Rearranging the load order of System Extensions and Control Panels was fun. It took Apple until 7.5 to add that nifty Extensions Manager control panel to the OS instead of a 3rd party add-on.

about three weeks ago
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Microsoft Announces Windows 10

NJRoadfan Re:Unified Experience Across Devices (644 comments)

I suspect this is why so many applications failed to run under Windows 2000 despite otherwise being compatible (not using new Win32 calls introduced in XP). That or they were compiled with a newer version of Visual Studio.

about three weeks ago
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Microsoft Announces Windows 10

NJRoadfan Re:Yes multiple desktops! (644 comments)

Xerox Rooms was one: http://toastytech.com/guis/xrm...

Symantec's Norton Navigator for Windows 95 included a virtual desktop feature as well and it integrated into the taskbar. http://www.danielsays.com/ss-g...

Whats odd is that until recently, only X11 windows managers seemed to have the feature standard. Apple only added the feature a few years ago to OS X, and now Windows finally has it.

about three weeks ago
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Google To Require As Many As 20 of Its Apps Preinstalled On Android Devices

NJRoadfan This is aimed at carriers like Verizon Wireless (427 comments)

They are known for pushing their in-house apps above Google's or the handset manufacturer's. They also had that deal with Microsoft that made Bing the default search engine on all their phones ("Droid" branded ones excluded, the rest of their Android phones did have it).

about three weeks ago

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Java VM for the Apple II

NJRoadfan NJRoadfan writes  |  more than 4 years ago

NJRoadfan (1254248) writes "VM02 brings a basic Java virtual machine to the Apple II series of computers. Includes a text based GUI environment and can run on any 8-bit Apple II with 64k of memory. Apple II specific classes for mouse, serial I/O, and Ethernet are also included."
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