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The NEXT Window upgrade, is constant change worth it?

Posted Wednesday, December 15, 2010, at 10:09 AM

I know that improvements are usually for the better, but I am starting to get both frustrated and irritated at all the Windows versions coming out. I was just pulled screaming and shouting into the Windows 7 platform and now they are introducing 8.

Windows XP has been our workhorse for years and in my opinion, a reliable one. Maybe some of the new games need extra this or that but develop something for them and leave the bulk of us alone.

If my main contact management software had not succumbed to Windows 7, I would have never changed. In fact, I am writing this on an XP version. Windows 7 has started to 'freeze' and I don't know if I have solved it, so I keep two computers going.

And my new contact management software? It looks different and I have to think where they hid things but it is functionally no better for me. I never used the whiz-bangs anyway.

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Just wondering: Do Mac users have as many upgrades (as often) as Windows users? I'm not familiar with Apple/Mac enough to know.

-- Posted by onenamil on Wed, Dec 15, 2010, at 10:30 AM

Interesting question. I hope some chimes in for us.

-- Posted by stevemills on Wed, Dec 15, 2010, at 10:40 AM

Windows 7 is very nice and stable, I don't think I would upgrade to 8 unless it was more streamlined and had solutions instead of creating more stuff to know.

Macs updates are spread out but normally pack a few features into it depending on their version. Once in awhile you need to purchase a new type of their OS when the number. For example, when OS9 went to OS10.

-- Posted by Evil Monkey on Wed, Dec 15, 2010, at 11:13 AM

I managed to buy a computer the year millenium and vista came out, they both we're awful.

-- Posted by bellbuckletn on Wed, Dec 15, 2010, at 12:34 PM

I have Vista on one computer and Windows 7 on the other. I find that Vista is great for everything that I need to do. Windows 7 is good as well, but it is more for entertainment purposes. I think that Microsoft seriously to focus more on security instead of all of the fancy game programs, and such that comes with it.

-- Posted by PrpleHze on Wed, Dec 15, 2010, at 12:55 PM

I don't think Windows 8 is that close to being released. According to this story, there's a rumor that they'll have a preview of it ready to display at a big consumer electronics show next year, but even that rumor is disputed, and it still sounds like it will be 2012 before the final version of Windows 8 is actually released to consumers, as predicted by the ancient Mayans:


-- Posted by Jicarney on Wed, Dec 15, 2010, at 1:26 PM

I had Vista on my computer and it caused a lot of problems - computer freezing up, blank screen - lots of trips to the repair shop. I was advised that most likely the updates on Vista were causing the problems. I got 7 about six months ago and no problems at all. It does all I need for my work.

-- Posted by ILoveRoses on Wed, Dec 15, 2010, at 2:37 PM

I can wait 'til 2012 or later.

-- Posted by stevemills on Wed, Dec 15, 2010, at 9:34 PM

Windows 7 is a good replacement for XP. Both Windows ME and Vista are, for lack of a better term at almost 11pm, turds. Microsoft should be ashamed for even putting those things out. If they do come out with another OS in just two more years, I think I would hold off and continue to use Windows 7 until the version after 8 (9?) comes out. That's assuming that the world doesn't end in 2012. If it does, then I would just use Windows 7 until then.

-- Posted by Thom on Wed, Dec 15, 2010, at 10:56 PM

It's important to keep up with the various service packs and upgrades to your existing operating system, but I think most people do their version-to-version upgrades when they end up buying a new machine. That's what happened to me; I got a new computer in August, after six years or so with my last machine.

My new computer came with Windows 7, and I have to say I'm very happy with it. I have read that, after a long-standing trend of each new version taking more memory than the previous, some of the inner workings of Windows 7 are actually better-designed and use less memory than Vista.

I'm sure Win 7 is still bigger than XP, of course, and I doubt it would have run on my old machine. So there would have been little point in me trying to upgrade. The upgrade took the form of new hardware, once my needs outgrew the old machine.

-- Posted by Jicarney on Thu, Dec 16, 2010, at 8:19 AM

I'll be sticking with XP until Micorsoft stops supporting it. Right now I've got one desktop and a laptop runing Pro and one desktop running Home, so I can't afford to upgrade; besides, you can't install Windows 7 over XP, and expect it to work right. I suppose if I ever build another computer, I guess it will have to go 7,8, or whatever.

-- Posted by Tyger on Thu, Dec 16, 2010, at 10:55 AM

I currently use Windows XP on all of my machines, although we're seriously considering switching to Windows 7 because of the 64 bit OS and the ability to utilize more than 4GB (well, really 3.5 GB) of RAM since XP really only recognizes 3.5 GB of RAM regardless of how much is actually installed. After the changeover to Windows 7, we'll probably stick with that one until Microsoft has a replacement that's been on the market for at least two years.

-- Posted by Thom on Thu, Dec 16, 2010, at 9:03 PM

And I still have a computer with the windows 98 second edition simply because my web cam only works on that computer and Microsoft Publisher works great on it. Why should I upgrade all my programs just because a new computer came out that will walk the dog or feed the cat but won't run my reliable and trustworthy programs?

I purchased a Vista mainly for the (Memory and Disc space). Actually, I purchased it so I would have a computer that would work faster. Boy was I wrong! Vista used most of the 2GB just being turned on. It had less memory than my old computer and worked a lot slower.

After the hard drive froze up, I installed 2 more Gigabytes along with a new Hard Drive and quit using the Microsoft Internet Explorer7 Browser with all the security hangups. I downloaded Mozilla Firefox and everything runs smoothly now.

I don't open unknown emails and watch what I download. If terms of use are too long I leave and don't waste my time downloading it. They only want to protect themselves and you have no recourse if you down load.

I try to stick with what works for me. I don't need bells and chimes to do my researches and work, copy and pasting and reading page resources.

My latest find is House Joint Resolution 192 which congress realized they had taken the lawful money from the Sovereign people against their knowledge and made it possible for the people to charge off their debts. Be it a mortgage, car payments, loans, scholarships, student loans, IRS Taxes, foreclosures, credit card debits or any other bill we owe.

The irony of it all is the IRS is the authority that must balance the Federal accounts by reporting credits and debits of every single human being in America.

Everyone is valued at $1,000,000.00. When you buy something it is suppose to be recorded with the IRS, then get this, You are suppose to be paid that very same amount in some cases like Mortgages and others are just charged off by the IRS from the $1,000,000 Chattel amount.

I leave all that up to everyone to check out. It can be found by searching "Acceptance 4 Value", "Strawman", "Redemption", "Bailout for People", "Debt Elimination", just to mention a few!

-- Posted by Unique-Lies on Fri, Dec 17, 2010, at 12:15 AM

I, too, have a computer running Windows 98SE as I have a couple of apps that will lock up a XP machine.

Unique-Lies, who signed off on HJR 192?

-- Posted by Tyger on Fri, Dec 17, 2010, at 9:48 PM

The 77th Congress.

Since President Roosevelt took the Gold away from the American Sovereign people with his (I really think it was the IMF) Proclamations 2038,2039 and 2040. He declared a banking holiday so the banks could exchange their Gold for Federal Reserve Notes, then made it a crime to hoard their Gold. These Proclamations only applied to US citizens under its exclusive jurisdiction and did not apply to the Sovereign people.

It was never explained to the people so Congress had to make a way to charge off a Sovereigns debt since there was no legal money. AT the time there was silver, but when JF Kennedy printed up Silver Certificates and minted Silver coins to help cover the debt, JFK was assassinated. The first thing LB Johnson done when we went from vice president to president was to destroy all the Silver Certificates and melted down the Silver coins. Not only did he have the coins melted that JFK minted but also melted down all silver and reminted them with very little Silver in them.

He then pasted the coinage act in 1965. This made the silver worthless also.

They came up with the Birth Certificate that makes everyone collateral for the National debt. Each person is valued at 1 Million dollars as collateral against all future loans.

That 1 Million Dollars is for Your slavery. They credit your account when you earn wages, win lotteries, sell anything etc.. They debt your account when you buy something, borrow a Loan, sign a Mortgage, owe taxes, buy a car or anything.

-- Posted by Unique-Lies on Sat, Dec 18, 2010, at 2:36 PM

Here is another Unique Lie never revealed to you.

Everyone has $1 Million in their special account. As you buy or sell something this account is changed to reflect the balance.

So in reality, when you buy a home for example, You are signing a promissory note promising to pay from your $1 Million Account. The Bank, Loan Office, Car Dealer, etc., then takes your promissory note for payment and draws up an agreement for you to Pay for it again using Federal Reserve Note. You are paying twice for it plus all that interest, late fees, hiding charges etc..

HJR 192 give the sovereign people a way to discharge their debt legally because when you apply for a loan or mortgage you have already paid it in FULL with a promissory Note and your signature.

If you pay it off with Federal Reserve Notes, again you are using a Promissory Note to pay for your items. They can not be paid until the loan is satisfied that the US owes the IMF. The Federal Reserve Note is just another Promise to pay by the U.S. Government.

-- Posted by Unique-Lies on Sat, Dec 18, 2010, at 2:38 PM

And to Everyone's SURPRISE,

guess who is the agency that controls your Account. The Secretary of the Treasury or the Internal Revenue Service.

Everything has to go to the IRS to balance your Account without you even knowing it.

All I will say here is it is referred to as "Acceptance for Value" or "A4V".

If Interested, read:


I am just now starting to research this information. I don't know what I believe about this. It may be perfect for a Sovereign to own everything they dreamed of or it may be a way to force a Sovereign into the Mouth of the Beast.

Another view I can not turn my back on is the fact that it may just be the "Mark of the Beast" spoken of in the Bible.

Let's look at it.

Everyone's birth certificate is a contract between the U.S. and the IMF and the child who grows up into an adult is the third party to this Loan and is the Principal and collateral. Our birth certificate was put up as Collateral for the Public Debt. Our birth certificate puts 1 Million Dollars into an account we don't know about, yet if we learn about it, we could access up to 1 Million Dollars of OUR VERY OWN MONEY to use as we wish for debts!

That 1 Million Dollars was given to each of us in our secret account. By using the UCC you can access your account and use it to set off/pay off/Charge off/write off all debts if you like or pay them off with your Federal Reserve Notes if you want to.

The Beast (IMF) has deposited $1,000,000.00 into an account under your Birth Certificate NAME (Your Strawman Account) so you can Buy and Sell, IF you know how. (Could this be the Mark of the Beast spoken of in Revelation)

With the economy like it is what a beautiful way to pay your debts.

-- Posted by Unique-Lies on Sat, Dec 18, 2010, at 3:30 PM

Did You Know the Gross National Debt is almost 14 trillion Dollars?

Not to worry because the United States has a Credit Collateral of 311 Trillion Dollars - You and Me and all the other people in the United States and our property!

-- Posted by Unique-Lies on Mon, Dec 20, 2010, at 11:03 AM

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