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GeneralThis truly would be the best gift I could have PinprotectorPete O'Hanlon15-May-14 8:18 
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GeneralRe: This truly would be the best gift I could have Pinprofessionalphil.o15-May-14 8:35 
GeneralRe: This truly would be the best gift I could have PinmemberSuper Lloyd15-May-14 17:49 
QuestionRe: This truly would be the best gift I could have PinmvpCPallini15-May-14 9:00 
GeneralRe: This truly would be the best gift I could have PinmemberBillWoodruff15-May-14 12:51 
GeneralRe: This truly would be the best gift I could have PinprotectorPete O'Hanlon15-May-14 20:43 
QuestionAbsolutely Perfect Software Pinmember Forogar 15-May-14 6:07 
Thinking about my earlier post about software still running, unchanged, several years later has made me realise that we live today in a world where everyone assumes that without a constant stream of patches and corrections that software will somehow just stop doing it's job properly.
 
XP comes to mind. I am using it on a couple of PCs at home I using as file servers. They work fine; they have a dozen external drives attached to each one and they backup to each other every night and serve video, music, ebook, install and other files as required with no fuss and no error. They no longer connect to the internet for updates and have not yet exploded! I was going to change them to either Windows 7 or Windows Server 2003 but I decided I didn't need to. If it ain't broke, don't fix it.
 
I have several old, utility programs that still work fine, some of them have copyright notices that start "19..." never mind "200...". I don't need to update them, they still just work.
 
Do you have a problem with a culture of constant update where updates are largely unnecessary and probably driven entirely by marketing?
Windows 8 comes to mind, along with seemingly endless versions of iPhones, etc.
 
Note: The title of this post may be a little exaggerated, but you get the idea, I hope.
- I would love to change the world, but they won’t give me the source code.

AnswerRe: Absolutely Perfect Software PinprofessionalKornfeld Eliyahu Peter15-May-14 6:18 
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GeneralRe: Absolutely Perfect Software PinmemberPeter Adam15-May-14 20:54 
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GeneralRe: Absolutely Perfect Software PinprofessionalRavi Bhavnani16-May-14 2:17 
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