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Re: Windows responsible for productivity loss again !

Verily I say unto thee, that JEDIDIAH spake thusly:
> On 2008-11-14, Tim Smith <reply_in_group@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:
>> In article <3c7vu5-otu.ln1@xxxxxxxxxx>, Homer <usenet@xxxxxxxxxx> 
>> wrote:

>>> No pay; no play - that's the Windows game. The unfortunate
>>> victims of this sorry tale chose to play the Windows game, and
>>> lost.
>> How exactly did Windows force them to use the 30-day trial version
>> of commercial backup software, rather than using one of the
>> numerous free unlimited backup programs available for Windows?

Do any of those "free unlimited backup programs" utilise Shadow Copy
services to enable consistent backups?

Does Windows built-in backup program provide bare-metal restore from
a boot disc?  Do any of those "free unlimited backup programs"?

It is precisely the lack of proper solutions built-in to the Windows
"distribution" that force its users to look elsewhere. And even when
there are "free" solutions available, most people are quite ignorant
of their existence.

I encountered a textbook case just recently. A guy I know was having
extreme problems converting video to DVD. His "research" lead him to
conclude that the ideal tool for the job was some shareware title by
the name of AVS4YOU. He complained that the resulting audio was very
noticeably out of sync with the video, and the video had a nag logo,
so he asked me to recommend something better. I pointed him here:


This is Free Software based on that great tool ffmpeg, and so far he
has had no issues. So why didn't he use that software to begin with?

Why indeed.

That's the Windows mentality in action.

> A naieve Windows user should be able to back up their personal files
> in a naive fashion without worry.

That's the problem with Windows; there's so little of use built into
the OS, and what little there is - is highly inflexible (and usually
horribly broken).

>> How exactly, when the 30 days were up, did Windows force them to
>> stop making backups, instead of going out and getting the
>> aforementioned free unlimited backup software, or getting non-trial
>> commercial software?

And yet ... this is exactly what happened.

Like I said - the Windows mentality.


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|  the most practical one. That point of view lasted for maybe two
|  weeks after initial exposure to Lisp."   ~ Constantine Vetoshev

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