Archived posting to the Leica Users Group, 1999/01/16

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Subject: [Leica] RE: Win 95 to 98 [off topic]
From: Jim Brick <>
Date: Sat, 16 Jan 1999 19:37:18 -0800

Years ago, I went from DOS to Windows NT. I've been running Windows NT 4.0
since before it officially came out. I have had zero problems. I run
everything. I boot, perhaps once every two weeks and only because I'm
changing a configuration or installing something new. You could not give me
Win 95 or 98. I've heard nothing but bad. At work, only those people
running 95 or 98 have problems. Either it cannot see the network properly,
or it cannot print. Or they cannot get their e-mail. It's always something.
And they re-boot several times a day. While NT just runs and runs and runs.
Even DOS under NT is a joy. Yes, NT has some weirdness sometimes, but for
every one problem NT has, 95 or 98 has 100 problems. I am NOT a Microsoft
fan. But I have to use their stuff. Out digital camera chip (Photo Chip)
will be interfaced with Windows CE. So I'm joined at the hip with
Microsoft! Ugh!!!


At 09:50 PM 1/16/99 -0300, you wrote:
>At 07:01 AM 17/01/99 +0000, you wrote:
>>>>Ramblings for today..
>>>>P.S. Has anyone out there survived a conversion from Windows 95 to 98
>>>>without a nervous breakdown?
>>>I have but it resulted in my having to hire a computer guru for five hours
>>>of work at $100 an hour!!  Good luck -
>        Tina, I learned my lesson upgrading from 3.11 to 95. NEVER AGAIN!
>I effectivly rendered 2 486/dx2 machines USELESS!  ...and I knew what I was
>        One is now a doorstop in the attic, the other, my daughter uses for
>her CD-ROM's.  A third machine, a DX2/100 with 128 megs of ram, I left as
>3.11 and I  still us this one as the file/print/comm server on my network.
>the lesson? Upgrades are a hoax... leave well enough alone. If you must have
>the new operating system, reformat the drive and start over with a full
>hard cold truth but sometimes it's better to bite the bullet upfront and
>save yourself weeks of misery.
>GGGRRRRRRR....don't get me started on Microsoft......
>If I could get Photoshop for Linux I'd be there in a minute!
>"Sla'inte chugat!"
>Greg Locke <>                               
>St. John's, Newfoundland. 
>TOUCHED BY FIRE; doctors without borders in a third world crisis.
>McClelland & Stewart Canada.  ISBN#0-7710-5305-3