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Re: If you have already seen this - or are not a windowsuser- hit delete.

It's funny, when I bought that first Compaq, it had sooooooo much space on
it, 750 MB!  figured I would never use it all.  The hard drive died a year
in, under warranty and it was replaced with a 1GB because they didn't make
those little 750s any more, ha!
Within another year, I could see that computer wasn't fast enough as changes
in those years were made by leaps and bounds, so I got this Compaq in spring
98.  The 4GB HD seemed huge, but I filled half of it after some time, then
it started to die and I had it replaced with a 20 GB.  I'm utilizing 7.5 GB
of it now, simply because it's so huge, I found no reason to clean it
up....I *know* I will regret this.
So long as all the hardware holds up, I'll stick with this one.  It's fast
enough, big enough, compatible enough.  But I know I'll have to get a new
one eventually when this one croaks.


----- Original Message ----- 
From: "Marge Talt" <mtalt@hort.net>
To: <gardenchat@hort.net>
Sent: Wednesday, June 30, 2004 11:42 PM
Subject: Re: [CHAT] If you have already seen this - or are not a
windowsuser- hit delete.

> Oh, Kitty...am I with you!  I am still using win95 and I love it,
> except that my computer is maxed out of space and the BIOS won't take
> any more drives or any bigger drives.  Our office workstation is
> XP-Pro.  While there are one or two things I like about it, basically
> I find it a royal pain in the derrihre because, as you point out,
> things that were easy to get to and work with on 95 are now either
> not accessible or so hidden you can't find them.  Plus I absolutely
> loathe those *&^%$$ "cute" icons for help and other stuff and you
> can't seem to get rid of them easily.  So much garbage for so little
> real improvement IMO.
> I have my computer set up exactly the way I like it; I have many
> older programs I use daily.  I DO  NOT want to "upgrade", but I know
> the handwriting is on the wall and it's only a matter of time and the
> $$ needed for a new system...new printers, new scanners, new
> everything as what I have - that works just fine - won't work with
> XP...no drivers for same.....
> Switching boxes means having hours and hours of time to move stuff,
> not to mention getting used to new programs or having to find new
> ones to replace what I now use or having to load those in their
> backward compatible mode and not have all of them function
> right...oh, do I dread it!  I started out with an 8086 running DOS in
> 1980...still have it; works fine but there's nothing that would
> really run on it anymore.  Graduated to a borrowed box and win3.1 and
> then got my whippy new system in '96 with win95...Not so whippy these
> days...
> Marge Talt, zone 7 Maryland
> mtalt@hort.net
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> > From: Kitty <kmrsy@comcast.net>
> > I got my first computer in early 1995, started wit W3.1, then 95,
> then 98.
> > So i've probably been on a computer for a shorter length of time
> than many
> > of you.  However, during these 9 years it has been my impression
> that while
> > many programs/systems, offer more options than before, the writers
> have
> > decided the users are too dumb to know how to use them
> intelligently.  So
> > they have created wizards and 'help' files to get you through while
> hiding
> > everything that used to be out in the open from you.  They also
> seem to feel
> > that simple straight-forward layouts are boring and must be changed
> with
> > each new version.
> >
> > I'm not complaining about it all. Win95 was a great improvement.
> But each
> > new incarnation threw a bunch of crap like channels and stuff at
> you that
> > you had to deal with b4 you could get started. Now I look at XP in
> default
> > desktop and can't find anything.  I've never dealt with profile
> options as
> > I've been the only steady user on my computer at home or work.
> >
> > I guess I'm just sort of old school.  But I like things simple and
> > accessible.  Like my 35mm camera.  I got a semi-automatic which
> includes a
> > manual override because I still want to control certain aspects of
> the
> > photo.  I love WordPerfect over Word.  One big advantage is "Reveal
> Codes".
> > You can see the codes and know exactly where you are and what you
> are
> > changing.  I like older photo programs like Photoworks because
> menus are
> > laid out logically rather than with stupid qstns like "What would
> you like
> > to do?"
> >
> > Yes, I know I'll have to deal with a different platform one of
> these days
> > and I'll figure it out and adjust. I hope I'll be able to continue
> using
> > Photoworks and WP, though.
> >
> > Kitty
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