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Re: Microsoft to drive even more users to Linux with DesktopAsAService

Post by Pierre » Wed Nov 07, 2018 10:09 pm

AZgl1500 wrote:
Wed Aug 01, 2018 4:20 pm
she grew this business from her kitchen table from a single desktop and is not a guru in any sense of the word.
Life and business pressures just over-whelmed her.

I want to help her out, but need to do it in the best way....
as an comparison - I'm currently helping an Guy who Owns a GoIf Course:
- this Golf Course has had a few owners & he bought this Golf Course several years ago,

the thing is, that the whole Rain Bird sprinkler system, is controlled from an interface box,
& that in turn is controlled by an Old PC running Dos-7 :shock:

and every winter, he turn the system off, & every spring, when he turns it back on again,
- the Old PC fails to boot up :roll:
would you believe that it's an One Gigabyte Harddrive ??. the software is just 7Mb + the Dos files.

most other Golf Courses are using an Windows GUI interface together with an updated interface box,
but - - he is not wanting to spend the Thirty Grand to replace the whole thing.

then there is the Lightning strikes to the system wiring & thus the constant replacement of those remote box(s)

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back on topic though - - it's an issue when I'm getting called from consumer grade folks,
that are Locked Out of their Office 365 because of some error with their M$ account / credit card link,,
and that there is no viable replacement for Office 365, even if you can get Office 2016 to install correctly
( once spent Two Whole days getting Office 2016 to install & even the M$ Techs were baffled )

this SaaS thing for Consumers // DaaS for Businesses is a great revenue maker for Microsoft, IMHO anyway,
- as it will break so regularly & thus require heaps of Tech Support. :(
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Re: Microsoft to drive even more users to Linux with DesktopAsAService

Post by Kreative » Thu Nov 08, 2018 12:36 am

LibreOffice totally replaced MSO & WordPerfect when I was on Windows 7.

In a lot of ways DOS Programs were superior to current Windows Counter Parts, for example Quicken for DOS was simpler to use & more secure by staying out of the Storm Clouds.

I wonder if FreeDOS.org project might be useful?

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Re: Microsoft to drive even more users to Linux with DesktopAsAService

Post by AZgl1500 » Thu Nov 08, 2018 4:32 am

Pierre wrote:
Wed Nov 07, 2018 10:09 pm
the thing is, that the whole Rain Bird sprinkler system, is controlled from an interface box,
& that in turn is controlled by an Old PC running Dos-7 :shock:
I thought DOS 6.6 was the last version before the GUI came along?
I still have a disk in my office unopened, labeled DOS 6.6

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Re: Microsoft to drive even more users to Linux with DesktopAsAService

Post by lsemmens » Thu Nov 08, 2018 4:43 am

It might be PC-DOS 7, or M$ DOS 7 which was actually the OS that Windwoes 1 - 3 ran on.
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Re: Microsoft to drive even more users to Linux with DesktopAsAService

Post by Pierre » Thu Nov 08, 2018 4:47 am

it's a strange one - it's definitely MS-Dos_7 :o

technically that would have been win 95a or something, but it's not - ie: win v4.095a
- a VER command states what it is - MS-DOS_7

the thing is, that I've stuffed up, & I've chucked away the micro box,
That I'd planned to use, as an replacement. :(
& now, it's very tricky in finding an replacement.

it was DOS 5 / DOS 6x that ran win-3x & that got replaced by DOS-7 for win-95x series.
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Re: Microsoft to drive even more users to Linux with DesktopAsAService

Post by lsemmens » Thu Nov 08, 2018 9:47 pm

Pierre wrote:
Thu Nov 08, 2018 4:47 am
it's a strange one - it's definitely MS-Dos_7 :o

technically that would have been win 95a or something, but it's not - ie: win v4.095a
- a VER command states what it is - MS-DOS_7

the thing is, that I've stuffed up, & I've chucked away the micro box,
That I'd planned to use, as an replacement. :(
& now, it's very tricky in finding an replacement.

it was DOS 5 / DOS 6x that ran win-3x & that got replaced by DOS-7 for win-95x series.
I stand corrected, you are right! Shows how long since I've played with DOS.
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Re: Microsoft to drive even more users to Linux with DesktopAsAService

Post by GS3 » Fri Nov 09, 2018 7:37 am

There are many entities with great interest in moving away from proprietary MS software. Big corporations and big governments for a start and they have much more power and clout and means and yet Linux, which seems the obvious choice, has not been able to gain a significant share of the market.

I think one reason is that Linux has evolved in many different directions resulting in a hundred flavors, none of which is totally finished and polished. It would have been better if Linux had maintained a single line rather than fork into a hundred different versions. As someone said: "The good thing about standards is there are so many to choose from".

In my case I do not find good support for Chinese in Linux Mint and I am thinking of giving a try to the Chinese versions

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ubuntu_Kylin
http://www.ubuntukylin.com/downloads/sh ... =en&id=122

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Deepin
https://www.deepin.org/en/
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