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Applications / Re: SoftMaker FreeOffice
« Last Post by Refalm on 24 October 2013, 18:56 »
I'll take a look at it.

These office packages are pretty damn great, I don't think there is any need for Microsoft Office anymore, especially with all the bullshit they pulled with Office 365.

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Applications / SoftMaker FreeOffice
« Last Post by Redmondo on 24 October 2013, 11:50 »
You mentioned SoftMaker Office on your homepage, which IMHO is for many reasons the best M$O alternative (available for Windows, Linux, and Android -> apps TextMaker Mobile, PlanMaker Mobile, Presentations Mobile).

You don't mention SoftMaker's free office suite called FreeOffice (Windows, Linux) which has a few less features than the commercial SoftMaker Office, but will be appropriate for most office users; it's fast, feature-packed, and needs just 58MB. Would be cool if you list it:
The Lounge / Wasted the time idiot who tried to access my PC remotely.
« Last Post by bedouin on 31 August 2013, 15:09 »
I never have experienced a phone call like that either in the US or Egypt.  However, about a half hour ago a guy actually brought what was either a 386 or 486 running at 33mhz asking me if I could fix it.  I guess he got it for free from someone.  I told him the  computer is probably older than he is.  Thing is, I couldn't have even fixed it if I wanted to since I don't even have a floppy drive I could put DOS on unless I ripped the one out of it and stuck it in my Linux box -- assuming it even works.
The Lounge / Re: Wasted the time idiot who tried to access my PC remotely.
« Last Post by Refalm on 18 August 2013, 03:18 »
I have images of Windows 3.11,  OS/2 Warp, and QNX ready for them, so I hope they will call me one day (they probably will).

Also, you wasted their time too, so great job :)

For more inspiration, you should watch some of this:

Awesome how he just leads them on for 30 minutes.
What do you do when you get one of those random phone calls from some moron in a crappy country offering to fix your PC remotely?

I played along with it to see what would happen.

Firstly they asked me to turn on my PC and run event viewer to scare me able the errors on my PC, claiming they were malware.

Then they directed me to various sites to get me to download some remote desktop software to give them access to my PC. Surprisingly none of this was malware but genuine remote access software. Firstly they directed me to use Ammyy but I deliberately gave them the wrong access codes, than they tried Teamviewer and again I gave them incorrect codes.

They kept telling me I was giving the wrong code but I maintained they're correct. After a few times, I told them to fuck off and I'm not stupid enough to give them remote access to my PC and allow them to steal my personal information or install malware. I expected them to hang up but they kept the line open for 16 minutes, allowing me to verbally abuse them. lol   They said, "Oh this is going to cost you £250" I said  "no you fucking moron, you'll find you called me so you're going to pay for the call and I won't close the line, go on hang up on me!" They still didn't hang up for ages - morons!

I wasted a total of 36 minutes of their time which made my day. I don't care, I'm unemployed and have nothing better to do with my life and at least they couldn't have bothered others whilst I was talking to them.

Next time, I'm going to boot up XP in VirtualBox and go along with it to see what they'd do. I may even play around by rebooting, once they've got remote access to the box. That would be fun.
Microsoft Software / Re: Fuck Microsoft
« Last Post by Refalm on 9 August 2013, 19:21 »
In Windows 8, the update restart policy is extended to two days.

That sounds great, until you realise that shutting down doesn't install updates, only rebooting will (Microsoft wants you to use hibernate only now, shutting down options are hidden behind three menu's, the power button hibernates).

If you were to not restart at all after two days, the machine will reboot, regardless of you working on an important document.
Microsoft Software / Re: Fuck Microsoft
« Last Post by Aloone_Jonez on 29 July 2013, 00:36 »
Ah yes, installing the updates are a pain.

I hate installing Windows.

I assume the update thing hasn't improved in the latter versions?

I've never really used anything newer than XP.
Microsoft Software / Re: Fuck Microsoft
« Last Post by reactosguy on 21 July 2013, 20:45 »
I'm, happy, that this site is still up somehow, because I just want to rant.

Fuck Microsoft. For real.

Today, I had to sit through setting up my dad's Surface Pro "laptop/tablet". It was a fucking nightmare. Windows 8 is the most abominable and unintuitive cock-sucking horse shit I've ever seen. The user interface is for all intents and purposes an NES game menu smothered through a goddamn smoothing filter. It looks like some nerd with no friends made it. If you don't have a touch-screen computer, tough shit, because Windows 8 is made for touch screens. If you even have a touch screen, have fun, because you won't. The start menu is all over the fucking place. You have a desktop, cool, but it doesn't do jack shit. The e-mail app: use the browser interface, 'cause the Mail app doesn't even let you use your default signatures. This wouldn't be so bad if you weren't running a business and this wasn't your main unit. Communicating with your clients? "Fuck you," says Windows 8. Internet Exploder is back and ready to make you rip your heart out, feed it to your ass, and create a nuclear chain reaction so strong, nothing in a million-mile radius will live. We all know how it works: type in an address enough times, and you're fucked. You're screwed. And all those social (Failbook and Twatter) hotlinks: MICROSOFT I don't give a damn, I have a fucking browser to work with!

Seriously, Windows 8 is the shittiest OS I have ever used. But I didn't even get into the good stuff (read: Office fucking 360). How you set that up: First, you get some asshole at the Microsoft Store to persuade you to buy it. I was there. I knew it would be shit. But that lower price point drew in the other people I was buying with. Second, you come home and open up the box. All the volume in it is 97% air. The rest is a manual and a hotel card with the license code. $99 for this shit? They couldn't have made the box any flatter? Microsoft, you are a bunch of wasteful, money-raking cunts. Third, pop in the license code online and realize that you need a Microsoft account to proceed. WTF Microsoft? We can't just get the damn software? Fourth, go through all that MS account bullshit and go to the download page. Fifth, download the install wizard (finally!). Nope, there's a sixth step. Watch the fucking movie in the installer to proceed. Can't proceed without watching it. I began to snap here. I was fed up with having to deal with this crap. And then it installs and then asks for you to login and personalize. Give me the software, dammit! And then it sends you a confirmation, with no sign of Office being installed. I've been had! What a shitty ass rip-off!

I would never think Microsoft would get this low. Windows XP and Windows 7 are actually worth your time. Windows 8, don't bother.

This isn't me writing because I'm on a site called Stop Microsoft. This is me writing because I have an actual, legitimate complaint. I was disgusted at how shitty Microsoft became.

Get used to it, reactosguy.

No. This is fucking shit, I fucking hate it, I fucking hate Microsoft products starting with Windows 8...FUCK THIS SHIT

Thank god Stop Microsoft still exists. What we need is to advertise. Appeal to people who've been betrayed by Windows 8. Set up a complaints section for those people. Tell everyone that Windows 8 sucks ass.

That is all.
The Lounge / Re: R.I.P.
« Last Post by Refalm on 18 July 2013, 12:25 »
Well, life is okay for me.
Lots of games support Linux so I hardly need to boot Windows anymore.

Also, I'm used to the recession. I'm living with the fact that getting a job at the skill level I studied for isn't happening anytime soon.
I don't care, I had enough money for a vacation in East Sussex. And now I'm enjoying Nijmegen's summer festival.
The Lounge / Re: R.I.P.
« Last Post by Aloone_Jonez on 13 July 2013, 19:44 »
Wow I'd forgotten about this site.

It's still running but not very active.

Life blows at the moment but it's not Microsoft's fault, more the recession and my bitch of an ex-girlfriend but won't rant.
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