I noticed recently that 16bit software didn't boot in some recent motherboards (win98 would boot, but not see CD ROM). It is my view that if the CDROM is not recognized by a win98 boot disk, it should be RMA'd no questions asked.
Even Microsoft has abandoned Win98. Years ago.
It is ridiculous to expect manufacturer's to support obsolete software .. especially since legacy hard and software are one of the primary roadblocks to new technology.
Also latest issue of MAX says Norton Ghost 12 only supports clones from Windows. If I can't make backups from a non-windows environment, than I really won't be buying that software.
Me either. So?
When I read about video card wars, drivers that don't work, etc., it makes me really want to wait to buy anymore hardware. Otherwise it seems like we are just going to buy something that could likely end up RMA? I want to buy a computer that never has to touch the internet, after all it is personal.
Ummm ... what?
I also recently bought two software programs that required "activation", but after a virus attack, the restored OS was not "eligible" to use the software. I'm not going to trouble shoot all these things in this thread, I pretty much know the answers I am looking for, but I'm starting to hesitate when I buy new things.
If you need help, go to the Free Clinic.
Activation is a pain in the ass .. I doubt many would disagree.
It seems like today's buzzword is cloud computing. Well, I saw a catchy phrase the other day on a pickup truck in the sign of a bird -- if it flys, it dies!
Again ... what? I can't find a point in there.
Have a great day!
Feel free to come back and .. well .. explain what this thread is about