[mythtv-users] On the verge of giving up

Brian Wood beww at beww.org
Mon Sep 24 00:06:00 UTC 2007

Jay R. Ashworth wrote:
> On Sun, Sep 23, 2007 at 03:33:44PM -0600, Brian Wood wrote:
>> Where you get into trouble these days is if you have ISA boards that you
>> need to plug in (or, shudder, Microchannel), machines with those slots
>> are getting pretty rare :-)
> And the other problem is that newer hardware rarely comes with drivers
> for, frex, Win2k.  Luckily, XP drivers will *sometimes* work for that.
> But they're strangling the life out of the older OSs, as well as the
> hardware.  In the case of the hardware, it's the opposite problem: no
> Vista drivers for that chipset...

One problem is that there is no reason most people's (and company's)
computers can't continue to perform for many many years.

The vendors want to continue to sell hardware and software at the rates
they have historically enjoyed for the last 2 decades.

Hence, absent a new application that actually requires more computer
power than people now have, the only solution they can see is forced

I call it theft.


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