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Jody Thornton

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About Jody Thornton

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  1. Jody Thornton

    My build of New Moon (temp. name) a.k.a. Pale Moon for XP

    But you know that Interlink is only going to be Windows 7 and higher right? I'm OK with that, but I know your efforts with Basilisk and New Moon were XP-specific.
  2. Jody Thornton

    Windows XP - Deepest Impressions

    Yes that's correct @rick_reversal. I've ran two builds of it, and it's a nice OS.
  3. Jody Thornton

    Windows XP - Deepest Impressions

    All I can say is you're STUBBORN STUBBORN STUBBORN @LoneCrusader. You prove that by refusing to move beyond Vista (when in fact Windows 7 and Vista are kissing cousins) You also prove that you're stubborn and unwilling to bend by continuing to use phrases like "I weasel statements" or "I'm not neutral" to describe me, and you continue to say I'm a troll. I only asked a question when this content was still in the Firefox petition thread (by the way you only answered with your tripe after the content was moved here so you must think I just decided to revisit this thread). My initial question from the Firefox thread is still valid. How long can you expect Mozilla to have their hand forced by users of an older OS? It wasn't even a question asked squarely aimed at XP. It was an honest, fair and direct question to ask. By the way, you said I came here to poke at a hornets nest, did you? So I would like you to answer me then, why is this thread (which is in a Windows 10 Forum) acceptable more than my comments are? And no @dencorso, I want @LoneCrusader to answer this one - I appreciate your stepping in and supporting me (I REALLY DO) . But Lone Crusader has decided that it's his way or the highway thorough his tone and attitude, and use of words like "troll" and "weasel" to describe me. So he can answer that. Yes I know, it's actually amazing that I would EVEN want to hear more from @LoneCrusader, but since the stomach ache has already set in, I can stand a bit more. (and yes, I earned the right to be insulting to you @LoneCrusader when you described me with the words I've mentioned - fair is fair). Whenever I read something on a subject (XP, Firefox, clouds in the shy....), there should be fair, balanced analysis and commentary; not just the good. If there are negative points or dislike, that should get mentioned too. And I keep bringing this up, @FranceBB's good idea of a long-term support monetization would NEVER have come up if I didn't .... now what did you say I did?.... oh yes, "poked the hornets nest". Again, my question resulted in fair and balanced conversation. But you won't have that, will you @LoneCrusader? I like MSFN because we're not a "Fan Boy" environment. Let's keep it that way. By the way, whomever it was that posted comparing the lifespan of an OS to a truck or a cat, I have a fourteen year-old feline and I would never lower her value by comparing it to that of an operating system. Sheesh.
  4. Jody Thornton

    Windows XP - Deepest Impressions

    Very funny @jaclaz, again this all came up because of the Firefox 52 petition. I wasn't coming to poop on XP. But really, I must know why is it OK to poop on Windows 10 (in a Windows 10 Forum), and I hate it too by the way, but even the slightest criticism of XP's continued place in IT use is not acceptable? There seems to be a disconnect there. EDIT: moving threads made it seem like I just came back to crap on XP, and that was not the context my statements from yesterday were made.
  5. Jody Thornton

    Windows XP - Deepest Impressions

    No it's not well said. XP-x64 Lover. This thread is ALL ABOUT criticism of Windows XP and whether or not it should be used now. My posts are actually ON TOPIC and relevant here. Anyone accusing me of trolling is being a hypocrite. You're telling all I can do is agree with the rest of you (that's being sheeple). No one learns anything that way.
  6. Jody Thornton

    Windows XP - Deepest Impressions

    Ah jeez - the reason this came up was because of a petition to extend Firefox support and force Mozilla's hand. Stop saying I'm trolling. Only you are acting aggressive now. There are others here (also long-time XP users who get just what I'm saying. Oh and by the way, this thread was specifically meant for criticism of XP or at least critical analysis, so why are you here p***ing in my corn flakes now? Seems your pot calling the kettle black. If we're allowed a thread called "Windows 10 is Crap" then CERTAINLY one can question the longevity of support for an old OS. EDIT: Oh and by the way, go and look at my response to @FrancesBB. He actually did go and change my mind somewhat. So stop saying I'm asking a question for no reason at all.
  7. Jody Thornton

    Windows XP - Deepest Impressions

    @MikeyV"As it should be" was only meant from the standpoint of a a business cycle, so as to say "hasn't enough time now gone by?". That's what I meant to say. (by the way that could be ten years)
  8. Jody Thornton

    Windows XP - Deepest Impressions

    Oh see, I took your earlier comment as friendly but disagreeing discourse. Now that I see you've labelled me as manipulative, I see that you aren't as open to conversation as I thought. That's good to know and I'll remember that in the future. See, not allowing anyone to have differing opinions and showing both sides, is WORSE than me disagreeing with your stance. That's too bad. And your calling me "manipulative", is absolutely distasteful. By the way does my response to @FranceBB above, sound like manipulation? I even agreed with his point. So I'm not here to be disagreeable.
  9. Jody Thornton

    Windows XP - Deepest Impressions

    Because I wondered initially how sound the idea of extending XP support was. My points have a perfectly valid place. And up until you posted your comment, we were having friendly discourse, even when we disagreed. And I even admitted on the last post to agreeing to a concept I hadn't even considered. That's why I post on such a question. There is NOTHING WRONG with disagreement.
  10. Jody Thornton

    Windows XP - Deepest Impressions

    Now see that I had not considered. I get that completely. The only thing then would be, if I'm Microsoft, and I want Windows to represent something completely different that what XP, Vista or 7 ever was (almost like visual branding, if you will). But you idea is completely sound as well.
  11. Jody Thornton

    Windows XP - Deepest Impressions

    @Mcinwwl completely understand, and it wasn't meant as an argument. I was really just wanting to understand when an XP fan can realize that "OK it's really over now for XP, and should be over". That was all. I think there should be a time when Microsoft, Mozilla or any other vendor be allowed to move along and jettison their old product. after all, it IS Microsoft's product. If they wanted XP to do nothing more than collect dust on a shelf, don't they have that right? Additionally, don't they have the right to say, "If you want to use Microsoft services, they should be something on which we can monetize"? So again, nothing argumentative intended at all. I think I do have a valid point though, and I hope it's received in it's intended, friendly tone. Have a good day.
  12. Jody Thornton

    Windows XP - Deepest Impressions

    Problem is though guys, that you're asking a company to not move forward with a vision for the future, one that XP cannot be part of because of technical limitations. Maybe the limitations of Firefox on XP and NT 5x systems are "fake" ones right now, but down the road that won't be the case. There will be architectural limitations that cannot be overcome. Two things I would ask XP fans: (a) How long do you expect Mozilla to support XP for? (b} When sites become incompatible with an XP-supported Firefox, what should Mozilla do then to satisfy you? These aren't slags or insults being thrown at you. I want to really know when is it OK for XP to be dead OS (for online applications and use)? Because one day, that will have to be accepted.
  13. Jody Thornton

    My build of New Moon (temp. name) a.k.a. Pale Moon for XP

    Good a New Moon 27 update for my mom's PC. They are still afflicted with that XP illness :p
  14. Jody Thornton

    Microsoft's Hotfix service is no longer available

    Just read about this on Ghacks. Holy Jeepers, I'm starting to miss the Windows days of old, but I get that Microsoft is going in a new direction: Cloud Services, and Windows is simply one of many conduits to those services. So I guess the older Windows model isn't really representative of today.
  15. Jody Thornton

    Who has the latest Firefox ESR Installed?

    Same here. But there were also prefs in about:config to do it. Also for the new tab page, I use the WebExtension called New Tab Tools
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