Linked by Thom Holwerda on Tue 11th Jul 2006 12:07 UTC
Windows From today, Microsoft will no longer issue security updates or provide support for Windows 98 and Windows ME, which could lead users to trying alternative operating systems such as Linux. Eight years after launching Windows 98, Microsoft will finally wash its hands of updating and plugging security gaps in its ageing operating system. The software giant originally planned to pull the plug in January 2004 but decided to extend support because of the increasing threat from Linux.
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RE: ivory tower
by mksoft on Tue 11th Jul 2006 13:27 UTC in reply to "ivory tower"
mksoft
Member since:
2006-02-25

Pleas stop embarrassing yourself. On this laptop I have ubuntu dapper:

Insert data cd, icon appears on desktop and a window with the cd content.

Pressed the eject button on the cd drive, window closes, icon gone, cd ejected.

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v RE[2]: ivory tower
by liamdawe on Tue 11th Jul 2006 13:34 in reply to "RE: ivory tower"
RE[3]: ivory tower
by aent on Tue 11th Jul 2006 20:43 in reply to "RE: ivory tower"
aent Member since:
2006-01-25

Some buggy hardware (around 5-10% of drives, mostly older ones) does emit a interrupt when the eject button is pressed... Windows deals with this by not locking the drive... Most Linux distros lock the drive while its in usage and if the button is broken, you have to right click, eject. I haven't seen a drive that doesn't emit the signal in a while though.

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