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Spehro Pefhany

Jan 1, 1970
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But I may just try to find an older version Notepad. Older software
often means better, just like copying an older version of Thunderbird
made the email on my wife's computer work.

Oh, and if you ever feel the need to convert to Win7 be sure and save
the old XP calculator (it runs fine).

They broke the calculator in Win7 by making it multi-mode. You can't
do a floating point calculation and then use that number in a binary
calculation without copy to clipboard, change mode, and paste because
they make it clear whenever you change modes. <grumble>


Best regards,
Spehro Pefhany
 
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Joerg

Jan 1, 1970
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Spehro said:
Having multiple windows open into a single large file is something I
can't live without. The syntax highlighting and code folding features
are nice if you do much programming. Even the latest versions load
pretty fast.

I am not much of a programmer. Some SCADA scripts maybe, here and there
a review and suggestions for some assembler, that's almost it (for now).


Seems like Mosaic rolled off the cliff by now. But I still have it on a
floppy, somewhere :)

'cause not everything has to have FTP and a web browser built in. And
it loads a lot faster if it doesn't.

ACDSee 2.2 (< 0.9M!!) ca. 1997, a photo viewing program, even runs
under Win7/64. It won't read NEF/RAW files, but does everything else,
and loads like lightning.

(apparently version 7 will, but it's 12M and the current version is in
excess of 40M (50x bigger than 2.2!).

Somehow MPLAB (the free IDE for programming Microchip's products) has
gotten up to >110M download from just a few megs in the beginning.
Even the 32-bit version 6.1 was less than 20M.

That's the problem. Everything bloats beyond recognition these days.
What really causes trouble (like I had with new Thunderbird) is that
programs assume too much. I want everything hand-entered and no
secnd-guessing or defaulting on setups. But no complaints, it's designed
by people for the fun of it and not for profit.

Even mundane stuff like MS-Works which does all my book keeping here has
become like a blimp and behaved buggy over here after version 6.0.
 
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Joerg

Jan 1, 1970
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Spehro said:
Oh, and if you ever feel the need to convert to Win7 be sure and save
the old XP calculator (it runs fine).

They broke the calculator in Win7 by making it multi-mode. You can't
do a floating point calculation and then use that number in a binary
calculation without copy to clipboard, change mode, and paste because
they make it clear whenever you change modes. <grumble>

That's the kind of feedback I will wait for before upgrading. And I'll
wait for a looong time :)

I never saw a compelling reason to "upgrade" to Vista and I don't see
one for Win7 either. In fact, I recently saw an ad for a workstation
with Win7, with XP downgrade included. Hmm ...
 
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