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Texas bans Microsoft Vista from Government Use

Postby Antony » Sat 04 Apr, 2009 3:54 am

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According to Computerworld, the State of Texas bans Microsoft's flagship product - Windows Vista - for use in the government agencies. The reason is “of the many reports of problems with Vista.â€
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Postby stoperror » Sat 04 Apr, 2009 8:56 am

Ya know, I've seen some gov't institutions that still used NT 3.51 up to at least 2004.
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Postby Don_HH2K » Sat 04 Apr, 2009 3:44 pm

stoperror wrote:Ya know, I've seen some gov't institutions that still used NT 3.51 up to at least 2004.


The last time I went to the local RMV, I noticed they were using old Compaq Deskpros (the old, boxy, white ones) running Windows NT 4.0, which were running what looked like an old DOS app to do data management. They even used NetWare Directory Services to do network logons.
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Postby stoperror » Sat 04 Apr, 2009 3:49 pm

Let's put it this way:

Would you want the government wasting your money on essentially unnecessary upgrades.
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Postby north450 » Wed 08 Apr, 2009 3:58 pm

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Postby richard mitnick » Sat 11 Apr, 2009 5:08 pm

I wonder if along with denying Vista they also deny evolution?

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Postby PaulD » Sat 11 Apr, 2009 6:26 pm

Richard,
I can't let this go by. The Bible, the word of the living eternal God, starts:
"In the beginning, God created the heavens and the earth." - Genesis 1:1

This is the 'when', the 'who', and the 'what' of an account, right up front. The 'how' and the 'why' are stated later. If we don't understand it, that is our lack.

Yes, this is an anniversary year of Mr. Darwin's birth, and many pay tribute to his theory. But his imaginations are no more accurate than those of old who asserted that the earth is flat. God has permitted mankind to believe what it wishes to, but only His word is established forever. To deny it - and Him - is foolish, shortsighted and perilous. To accept it, and Him, is the only wise course, the only way of everlasting life.

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Postby richard mitnick » Sat 11 Apr, 2009 9:38 pm

Well, well, well!
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Postby Mandrake » Sun 12 Apr, 2009 6:06 am

PaulD wrote:Richard,
I can't let this go by. The Bible, the word of the living eternal God, starts:
"In the beginning, God created the heavens and the earth." - Genesis 1:1

This is the 'when', the 'who', and the 'what' of an account, right up front. The 'how' and the 'why' are stated later. If we don't understand it, that is our lack.

Yes, this is an anniversary year of Mr. Darwin's birth, and many pay tribute to his theory. But his imaginations are no more accurate than those of old who asserted that the earth is flat. God has permitted mankind to believe what it wishes to, but only His word is established forever. To deny it - and Him - is foolish, shortsighted and perilous. To accept it, and Him, is the only wise course, the only way of everlasting life.

Paul


I'd appreciate if we could keep the religious discussion to a minimum. Many people, including myself, have rather strong opinions and beliefs on this subject that differ significantly from your own.

I've seen religious discussions on other forums reach the point of being full blown arguments and flame wars. I'd hate to see that sort of thing appear here on SD701.

Thanks.
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Postby richard mitnick » Sun 12 Apr, 2009 8:02 am

Mandrake-

You are absolutely correct. I had no thought of creating any problem. There was no intent to insult. I regret the inflammatory nature of what I thought was a silly little joke,

And, BTW, no one, no Christian, has ever said that Evolution is not, in fact, *The Plan of God From Day One*, with the holes in the record being the mystery which God has placed there for man to fill. And no one can say how the history of days reckoned from "Bereshith" (I am Jewish, this is the proper name for the first book) is or is not to be reconciled with the cosmological history of the universe.

Now, read that carefully. It says that the Christian account of Creation and the account by all of scientific method may actually be identical, with God's mystery in it, with Man required to figure out the mystery, or not, who knows, we do not know, I do not know, you do not know,

I have been a Theology student since 1980. I came to the above thesis in about 2000, presented it to a group of Christians with whom I work, they read it, took it home to their spouses, and their clergy, and unanimously approved it.

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Re: Texas bans Microsoft Vista from Government Use

Postby crazypenguin » Sat 08 Jan, 2011 3:06 am

Antony wrote:Image

According to Computerworld, the State of Texas bans Microsoft's flagship product - Windows Vista - for use in the government agencies. The reason is “of the many reports of problems with Vista.â€


I find the article quite laughable. And whether you are a Microsoft fan or not, Vista never was a marketing success.
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Postby crazypenguin » Sat 08 Jan, 2011 3:09 am

stoperror wrote:Ya know, I've seen some gov't institutions that still used NT 3.51 up to at least 2004.


Now I don't feel so bad for upgrading my Windows 2000 Pro PC to XP. :)
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