Google Groups no longer supports new Usenet posts or subscriptions. Historical content remains viewable.
Dismiss

Acorn is dead - please buy a PC!!!

10 views
Skip to first unread message

Rita B. Flesh

unread,
May 7, 2009, 8:44:31 PM5/7/09
to
Acorn is dead, the maggots are already eating it.

Buy a PC and use a MODERN computer!!!

Please let Acorn rest in peace!!!

Martin Hansen

unread,
May 11, 2009, 12:40:10 PM5/11/09
to
Why this is marked as abuse? It has been marked as abuse.
Report not abuse

Well done, they went bust in 1998.
Have you only just realised ?
Must be that real computer keeping you well informed.
Regards,
Martin.

Theo Markettos

unread,
May 11, 2009, 4:17:31 PM5/11/09
to
Why this is marked as abuse? It has been marked as abuse.
Report not abuse
[newsgroups trimmed]

In comp.sys.acorn.advocacy Martin Hansen <m...@shrewsbury.org.uk> wrote:
> Well done, they went bust in 1998.
> Have you only just realised ?
> Must be that real computer keeping you well informed.

Please don't reply to trolls. Especially since you failed to snip the
crosspost to fj.kanji, which is presumably the group they wish to flood
(or, as someone suggested on another group, that's where they monitor their
trolling attempts).

Theo

dgs.r...@googlemail.com

unread,
May 18, 2009, 1:12:48 PM5/18/09
to
Why this is marked as abuse? It has been marked as abuse.
Report not abuse

Indeed. However, on a minor technical point, Acorn did not go bust -
in fact the assets of the business outweighed its liabilities by a
massive sum of money which made various people a handsome profit when
the business was broken up.

Cross-posting to fj.kanji removed.

dgs

Alex' A. Interrants

unread,
May 21, 2009, 1:35:20 AM5/21/09
to
In der
Nachricht
<f77e871e-10bb-413c...@z7g2000vbh.googlegroups.com>
dgs.r...@googlemail.com hat geschrieben:

Do your job for people or do it for money - the last case may be a bit
problematical for customers.

Sometimes I believe that M$ "bought" all this talented people in the
underground because I cannot believe that all this great computer
systems disappeared whereas flickering M$-software did the great
conquest. Folks are still minor in computer technology, that's another
point.

Just a mind.

A.

--
Sent from a Kinetic Risc PC, RISC OS 4.02
Venusberg, European Alps (693 m above sea level)
http://home.chiemgau-net.de/ausserstorfer/

Steven Pampling

unread,
May 22, 2009, 3:29:01 PM5/22/09
to
In article <7b13c45e50....@chiemgau-net.de>,

Alex' A. Interrants <bavari...@usenet.cnntp.org> wrote:
> Sometimes I believe that M$ "bought" all this talented people in the
> underground

Interesting comment - it's actually quite factual.

MS do indeed buy up known talent to remove it from the available pool.
They also buy up 3rd party utilities companies.
SysInternals is probably a good example.
Try the old sysinternals link (if you can find it) and watch it redirect
to microsoft.

However, they aren't alone. If you want another example of never inventing
just buying up the inventors company look no further than GE.
(General Electric of New York was the original name I believe, but I can't
be bothered following the trial of misdemeanor)

--

Steve Pampling

Tascam Holiday

unread,
May 23, 2009, 3:28:12 AM5/23/09
to
On Fri, 22 May 2009, Steven Pampling wrote:

> MS do indeed buy up known talent to remove it from the available pool.
> They also buy up 3rd party utilities companies.
> SysInternals is probably a good example.

Er, not really. All the sysinternals tools are still available, even if
owned by MS now, so hardly 'removed from the available pool.'

http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/sysinternals/default.aspx

Can you actually point to an example of MS having bought out a competitor
or 'talent' just to bury their product?

--

JessH

unread,
May 23, 2009, 4:46:54 AM5/23/09
to
Why this is marked as abuse? It has been marked as abuse.
Report not abuse
On May 8, 1:44 am, "Rita B. Flesh" <vintage_man...@yahoo.com> wrote:
> Acorn is dead, the maggots are already eating it.

That is so last millenium.

> Buy a PC and use a MODERN computer!!!

Shouldn't that be a beagle board. PCs are a bit old hat aren't they?
Should be looking at low energy green computing, not things that need
water cooling. (Though it would be a good feature if a PC doubled as a
kettle so you could have tea while you surf.)

> Please let Acorn rest in peace!!!

Trouble is, my old Risc PC still works. (And far better than any Vista
PC I've seen.)

Or am I feeding the trolls?

But then this is advocacy.

Martin Bazley

unread,
May 23, 2009, 3:58:58 PM5/23/09
to
The following bytes were arranged on 23 May 2009 by Tascam Holiday :

I believe what he actually meant was that the talent they bought no
longer works for anyone else, making tools which might compete with
Microsoft. It's kind of like O2 refusing to allow any other operator
the privileges of the iPhone. Sure, the tools are still available, but
who's the money going to now?

But let's not have YET ANOTHER of these endless discussions.

--
__<^>__ === RISC OS is a work of art. Some people adore it, ===
/ _ _ \ === others can't see the point of it, and it's really ===
( ( |_| ) ) === expensive. ===
\_> <_/ ======================= Martin Bazley ===================

Jeremy Nicoll - news posts

unread,
May 24, 2009, 6:45:58 PM5/24/09
to
Martin Bazley <mar...@bazley.freeuk.com> wrote:

> Sure, the tools are still available, but who's the money going to now?

The old tools were free of charge.

The new tools are free of charge.

What did you mean?


--
Jeremy C B Nicoll - my opinions are my own.

Email sent to my from-address will be deleted. Instead, please reply
to newsre...@wingsandbeaks.org.uk replacing "nnn" by "284".

Bryan Hogan

unread,
May 24, 2009, 10:50:24 PM5/24/09
to
In message <gemini.kk678...@wingsandbeaks.org.uk.invalid>
Jeremy Nicoll - news posts
<jn.nntp....@wingsandbeaks.org.uk> wrote:

> The old tools were free of charge.

> The new tools are free of charge.

But the new tools have been bastardised in typical MS fashion, making
them more annoying to use.

The old SysInternals tools just ran, with no fuss. The MS versions
stick up dialogue boxes asking you to confirm a license agreement and
write crap into your registry.

This of course is really good when the program is used from a batch
file and it hangs because it is trying to open a window on a server
that has no one logged on to the console. Stupid.

I keep old copies of the SysInternals versions to avoid this.

Bryan.

Ollie Clark

unread,
May 27, 2009, 9:28:11 AM5/27/09
to
JessH wrote:
> On May 8, 1:44 am, "Rita B. Flesh" <vintage_man...@yahoo.com> wrote:
>
> Or am I feeding the trolls?

Yes and a 15 day old message from them at that.

Still, as you say, this is advocacy...

0 new messages