The Born Loser by Chip Sansom

The Born Loser

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  1. J K

    J K said, over 1 year ago

    Funny, but this would be more appropriate to a car, as computers for the most part are one of the few things that have gone down in price the last few years, even some of the higher end systems. Want to talk loser, Windows 8 anyone?

  2. kj henriksen

    kj henriksen said, over 1 year ago

    I love windows 8, its the best ever, I started with win 3.1 years ago. 8 is really fast and easy to use.

  3. J. Short

    J. Short GoComics PRO Member said, over 1 year ago

    Hey, you can afford that $1500 VCR.

  4. guswild

    guswild said, over 1 year ago

    Once windows 8 works it is good but is a pain to get working correctly

  5. californicated1

    californicated1 GoComics PRO Member said, over 1 year ago

    As a general rule, you should never touch a new Operatiing System until at least the first Service Pack comes out, giving the manufacturer time to discover more bugs and get them out of the system.

    For Microsquish, I still run on Windows 7, even though I find myself more and more endeared to the Open Source Software community for their applications, which I can also run on my Ubuntu Linux configuration, which I run as a “standalone” OS, independent of the Operating System installed on my laptop’s primary Hard-Drive.

  6. jerry67

    jerry67 said, over 1 year ago

    The computer industry quite making"Laptops" many years ago. The computer industry switched over to making “Notebooks”. It’s very similar to when people quite using ice boxes and started buying refrigerators instead. They both attempted to do the same thing, but we know which one is more efficient. With today’s technology, the “Laptop” would be equivalent to the “Ice Box.”

  7. Andy White

    Andy White said, over 1 year ago

    I like my surgeon’s operating system.

  8. Donald Williams

    Donald Williams said, over 1 year ago

    I bought a new “laptop” or “notebook” (your preference) with Windows 8. I went online and learned how to prevent the “Charms Bar” from engaging every time I neared the top-right or bottom-right corner of the display, but I am irritated by the fact that when I swipe from right to left, trying to get my pointer to a point on the left of the screen, the Charms Bar pops up uninvited. Anybody out there have a solution?

  9. cbrsarah

    cbrsarah said, over 1 year ago

    A laptop is something you can use on your lap. A notebook is something you write in with pen and ink. That’s my definition of things and the manufactures can lump it. I had to buy a book to work wins8 and then bing to find out how to shut it down. The book didn’t mention that at all, the qeek squad said to just log off, which will shut it down but it doesn’t. And lately, there are no manuals to come with the new LTs so you know what is what. I’m no techy and I’m not going to become one just to suit somebody else.

  10. JoPhan

    JoPhan said, over 1 year ago

    @Donald Williams

    One way to get rid of the Charms Bar is to do a complete brain-wipe on the box and install Linux. Not only is it free, you can get rid of all the anti-virus junque and stop worrying about malware. Or, if you prefer, you can continue using Windows and spend extra money trying to keep up with the virus writers, even though they’ll always be at least one step ahead of you. It’s your computer, so the choice is yours. Do whatever makes you happy.

  11. Ather

    Ather said, over 1 year ago

    Win 8 is better than I expected. Just wish the morons didn’t force auto-arrange on the Start Screen. I’d like to arrange the tiles my way, not their way. Also, the Charms should come form the middle of the screen. The top is where I clsoe my programs from.

  12. BROOKfan

    BROOKfan said, over 1 year ago

    I build my own computers and I tested the release candidates for Windows 7 & Windows 8
    and hated them both I will continue to use XP Pro as long as possible and then switch to Windows 7 now that the bugs have been worked out .

  13. Donald Williams

    Donald Williams said, over 1 year ago

    @JoPhan

    One way to get rid of the Charms Bar is to do a complete brain-wipe on the box and install Linux.
    -————
    Thanks for the advice. Another major problem I have is this: I bought this computer in Mexico (where I’ve retired) and didn’t realize that the OS was single-language only (Spanish)! So I’m having to learn techno-language in Spanish simultaneously while trying to learn Windows 8!!!
    .
    Last week I discovered a computer shop whose proprietors are from the U.S., and they told me they could wipe the hard-drive and install Windows 7 or any other OS I would like. I’m seriously leaning in that direction; I haven’t decided whether to go with Windows 7 or Windows 8, since my wife’s computer has Windows 7 and I’ve already learned a lot about Windows 8. Only time will tell.
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    Regarding viruses, etcetera – I have used Windows LiveOneCare for years. It used to be available only for paid subscribers, but within the last couple of years it became available without cost to all takers. Unfortunately, it isn’t compatible with Windows 8. That might be a factor that needs to be considered regarding which OS I choose.

  14. Donald Williams

    Donald Williams said, over 1 year ago

    @cbrsarah

    I had to buy a book to work wins8 and then bing to find out how to shut it down.
    --
    Shutdown can be accomplished by pressing the “Windows” key along with the “C” key. This activates the Charms Bar. Go to “Settings” and you will see an option for “Shutdown” (or whatever it’s called in English; mine’s in Spanish). I hope this helps.

  15. Donald Williams

    Donald Williams said, over 1 year ago

    @Ather

    I’d like to arrange the tiles my way, not their way.
    ——
    You can drag the tiles to any place you would like to have them. For example, I placed my Mozilla Firefox tile to the upper left corner so that all I need to do is hit the “Enter” key to launch.

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