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AfD nomination of Truth & Consequences[edit]

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Question from Brenden Long[edit]

Why are my contributions to the Start Menu page considered spam?

-Brenden Long (User:Brendenlong) —Preceding unsigned comment added by Brendenlong (talkcontribs) 23:47, 11 January 2008 (UTC)

How about just adding a note that there are alternatives, without the list. That way people know that there are alternatives to the Start Menu for Windows. I'm personally a big fan of alternative shells and shell enhancements for Windows. :)

-Brenden —Preceding unsigned comment added by Brendenlong (talkcontribs) 00:05, 12 January 2008 (UTC)

Or would it possibly be a good idea for an entirely new article, considering the number of alternatives available?

-Brenden —Preceding unsigned comment added by Brendenlong (talkcontribs) 00:08, 12 January 2008 (UTC)

Hi there![edit]

First I must say that I'm NOT Native English Speaker, so please be sorry.
Thank you for your feedback, I think that the "Windows 7" logo was correct and it isn't fake at all, It just unclaimed by Microsoft, you can search "Windows 7" images in images.google.com or visit www.windows7.cc
I apologized for uploading Windows 7 image, which was in development.Hippy deluxe (talk) 13:40, 27 January 2008 (UTC)

Windows NT Architecture - releases table[edit]

Hi! Re. the last part of our previous exchange, please take a look at Talk:Windows_NT/Sandbox/Windows_NT_processor_architecture_table . Any comments/edits/suggestions/brickbats? Jeh (talk) 11:23, 7 February 2008 (UTC)


Disputed fair use rationale for Image:Windows2000.png[edit]

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Rollback[edit]

I looked through your contributions and I believe that when you have reverted edits, you have done so appropriately. So, I have added rollback rights to your account. Please note that rollback should be used only for blatant vandalism and does not leave a useful edit summary. I hope you find it useful, but if not, just ask and I will remove it. —Remember the dot (talk) 02:12, 14 February 2008 (UTC)

User page revert[edit]

Thanks for the revert :). Seraphim♥ Whipp 11:21, 15 February 2008 (UTC)

Windows NT Discontinued Software[edit]

I feel that the Category:Discontinued Microsoft software is a better category for this software title. It is more sutable that the other one. please give it a chance. Windows NT 4.0 is not a very popular system. It makes more sense to use the Category:Discontinued Microsoft software Windows XP 64 bit edition is also in this category. Lets try it and see what happens!

Thanks[edit]

Hello... thanks for catching the glitch at Hiro Nakamura. I'm not sure what was going on, but I had problems with several edits at around that time. Slow edits, edits not happening, and once even reaching a "Wikimedia database error" screen. I thought I'd cleaned up all of the problems, but I must have missed one. Thanks again. --Ckatzchatspy 00:39, 27 February 2008 (UTC)

Dont Worry[edit]

Im sorry that you thought it was vandalism I just couldnt figure out how the IE's were page attached to them and that IE8 is now out i'd thought i would change it to keep it up to date, Sorry, im not that gd with wikipedia! —Preceding unsigned comment added by Jamieostrich (talkcontribs) 19:15, 10 March 2008 (UTC) Also thanks for updating it, can you please tell me how you changed the links, thanks

IE7 was released alongside Vista[edit]

The XP version of IE7 may have been released earlier, but "corresponding releases" means whenever an IE version has been released, around the same time, a major update to Windows has also been released. That will not be the case for IE8, if you use common sense. I guess "to each his own" and you love reverting edits/starting edit wars. —Preceding unsigned comment added by 221.128.180.139 (talk) 09:12, 24 March 2008 (UTC)

IE8 development start[edit]

It's still a conclusion you reached yourself. You can't just add loosely implied information to Wikipedia. Try finding a third party source that backs up this claim. Finding a third party source would also help prove that the August 2007 date is notable, when it is doubtful that development actually didn't start until then. (The Acid2 rendering at the start of the video is already quite different from IE7 and it wouldn't make sense from them to sit around doing very little between finishing IE7 and then.)

On the other hand, is it impossible that the August screenshot was from some other project that was later merged into IE8? - Josh (talk | contribs) 16:02, 27 March 2008 (UTC)

The screenshots show work beyond IE7 that eventually made it into IE8. Whether development occurred before then I don't know, but we know from these screenshots that work on improving the rendering engine was going on in August 2007. This is the best date we have to go on for how long Microsoft has been working on this. Whether Microsoft was developing IE8 at the time or developing another project that eventually merged with IE8 doesn't make much difference; the work all went into IE8 in the end. —Remember the dot (talk) 22:01, 27 March 2008 (UTC)

You are a dog of Microsoft[edit]

...And a sock puppet. I base this on the clear and present truth that you only edit Microsoft related articles, making you in all actuality a PR member.

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Windows Vista[edit]

Hi Josh, thanks for reverting my edit to Windows Vista. I had been trying to remove a couple of spam links from a spammer I had been following. Sorry I messed up the article - I don't know how I ended up removing those particular bits of text, I think I may have accidentally edited an earlier version. Anyway, thanks for spotting that and reverting. Best, Gwernol 17:24, 3 May 2008 (UTC)

WikiProject:Software[edit]

WikiProject Software Hello Josh the Nerd. You have been invited to join WikiProject Software, a WikiProject dedicated to improving the Software-related articles on Wikipedia. You received this invitation due to your interest in, or edits relating to or within the scope of the project. If you would like to join or just help out a bit, please visit the project page, and add your name to the list of project members. You may also wish to add {{User WikiProject Software}} to your userpage and {{Wikipedia:WikiProject Software/Announcement-u}} to the top of your talk page with the heading ==WikiProject Software Announcement==. If you know someone who might be interested, please pass this message onto others by pasting this code into their talk page {{Software invite|~~~~}} with the following heading == WikiProject Software ==.

Thanks,
Tyw7, Leading Innovations ‍ ‍‍ (TalkContributions) 11:38, 16 August 2008 (UTC)

Mac OS X v10.6[edit]

See the reference section for citation of the release dates. For example see [1]. Note the bit "Separately, developers attending WWDC 2008 were provided with a physical Mac OS X 10.6 Snow Leopard installation disc, pictured below, containing the first build of the next-generation operating system to leave Apple's corporate boundaries." PaleAqua (talk) 16:53, 18 June 2008 (UTC)

Odd looks like the date got removed, I was sure I remember it being more specific in that section when I first read it. Only the Safari stuff has a date. Guess that leaves the date as undefined between the monday 9th and the 10th. 10th since that was the date of the article and the 9th since that was the start of WWDC. Unfortunately when doing more digging I found some sources that say it (not sure if the same build) was released so some developers as early as June 5th. Sounds like removing the date was the right thing to do. PaleAqua (talk) 18:04, 18 June 2008 (UTC)

RTM vs Ship Date[edit]

The way I understand this is that the release to manufacturing is the date on which Microsoft ships the final code to the people who print the disks, Which makes it Microsoft's ship date, something completely different than the GA date. Though I will admit that I am possibly misinterpreting the article, its not like Microsoft has been exactly clear on the subject. (You also have to consider that not a single Microsoft OS has ever been delivered on time, at least not to the month.)I think its best overall to leave the 2010 date as it is certainly more likely than even December 2009. Also the 2010 date was alone in the side box on the Win 7 page, I added the 2009 date there so its not like I completely disagree with you, not to mention that I was the one who added Steve Ballmers announcement of the 2009 date in the first place. -- Anthony S. Castanza (talk) 08:20, 10 July 2008 (UTC)

Vmware/Microsoft[edit]

There are news publications stating that Hyper-V competes with ESX server. I think pointers to competing products improve both articles. Thank you. Setraspdopaduegedfa (talk) 00:25, 12 July 2008 (UTC)

JOSH IS AWESOME![edit]

i'm in to the whole mswindows thing, but you, woa! you are king i love your work. —Preceding unsigned comment added by Ex-vandalisim (talkcontribs) 16:31, 14 July 2008 (UTC)

MS-DOS 7.10 license[edit]

I've created a screenshot of Microsoft Virtual PC, running MS-DOS 7.10 It clearly displays, that it is licensed under GPL. screenshot

I believe, that this license applies to the whole software.

--Drhlajos (talk) 07:53, 17 July 2008 (UTC)

Microsoft[edit]

Judging by your contributions, you seem rather focused on Microsoft software. Why is this? XNP (talk) 18:59, 30 July 2008 (UTC)

Windows is my area of expertise, and Microsoft-related articles tend to be vandalism magnets. - Josh (talk | contribs) 19:22, 30 July 2008 (UTC)
yet you're no real expert from the comments you have made in the comment section, you and Warren have no clue about Microsoft. - [[User:|User:]] ([[User talk:|talk]] 18:02, 5 July 2009 (EST) —Preceding unsigned comment added by 68.9.165.151 (talk)
You're just lashing out because I reverted your edits to Development of Windows 7; aren't you? - Josh (talk | contribs) 22:20, 5 July 2009 (UTC)
Maybe, or maybe you truly are full of yourself ever thought of that? - [[User:|User:]] ([[User talk:|talk]] 13:21, 6 July 2009 (EST) —Preceding unsigned comment added by 68.9.165.151 (talk)
Full of myself? Because I called something my area of expertise? - Josh (talk | contribs) 17:46, 6 July 2009 (UTC)
Possibly :D, noone is an expert on Microsoft except for the people who work for them. - [[User:|User:]] ([[User talk:|talk]] 22:18, 6 July 2009 (EST) —Preceding unsigned comment added by 68.9.165.151 (talk)

Integrated banner for WikiProject Software[edit]

Greetings,I have made a proposal for a integrated banner for the project here . I invite you for your valuable comments in the discussion. You are receiving this note as you are a member of the project. Thanks -- Tinu Cherian - 11:16, 7 August 2008 (UTC)

Merger of WikiProject Malware and WikiProject Software[edit]

Greetings, I have made a proposal for the merger of WikiProject Malware and WikiProject Software here. I invite you for your valuable comments in the discussion. You are receiving this note as you are a member of the project. Thanks -- Tyw7, leading innovation ‍ ‍‍ (TalkContributions) 11:00, 17 August 2008 (UTC)

New Leadership Organization[edit]

Greetings, I have proposed a new organization for the WikiProject Software have been proposed. I invite you for your valuable comments in the discussion here. You are receiving this note as you are a member of the project. Thanks -- Tyw7, leading innovation ‍ ‍‍ (TalkContributions) 13:55, 21 August 2008 (UTC)

THE CHANGE ON THE OS PAGE WAS NOT ADVERTISING.

~Tyw7 —Preceding unsigned comment added by 69.206.224.176 (talk) 19:37, 20 September 2008 (UTC)

Why did you delete my edits?[edit]

I was only making the topics more interesting. An heroes are much more interesting than just plain old heroes. Isn't it lulzworthy to see someone pwn themselves? /b/ forever! —Preceding unsigned comment added by 128.227.41.100 (talk) 05:04, 21 September 2008 (UTC)

Neither of the pages I edited were on reality. Both were on works of fiction. Thus the rules of reality need not apply. An heroes are more lulzworthy than regular heroes. —Preceding unsigned comment added by 128.227.41.100 (talk) 05:14, 21 September 2008 (UTC)

Mitchell Henderson was a real boy who really did commit suicide after his iPod was stolen. I didn't make that up, look it up for yourself... —Preceding unsigned comment added by 128.227.41.100 (talk) 05:36, 21 September 2008 (UTC)

Is it really more important?[edit]

The short answer is yes. If you are specifically speaking to someone else's comments, you can says so. Preserving chrono order allows new arrivals to the conversation (or participants) to understand what went into the entirety of your reply. You likely replied because the person who subsequently posted didn;t address what you felt needed a reply. It's a more genuine approach, wouldn't you agree? - Arcayne (cast a spell) 18:22, 25 September 2008 (UTC)

It isn't a matter of tolerance, Josh. It's part of our guidelines for discussion pages. - Arcayne (cast a spell) 23:33, 25 September 2008 (UTC)

Revert[edit]

My bad. I must have been tired when I added that extra period, as I apparently didn't notice the interwiki markup.  :/ It was more of, so I could place something in the edit summery, directed to another editor. I'll be more careful next time.— dαlus Contribs /Improve 07:05, 26 September 2008 (UTC)

Please.[edit]

Please leave the iMagic OS page alone and I will leave you alone. It is cited, as well as can be, from the website. There is no other form of citations possible. It is not a stub, the headings will expand with time, thats how a wiki works. Just give it some time to be developed by the community. For example, take a look at a page I started, Harold La Borde, look at the history. It started out very insignificant, a stub, as you would have it. But now it has info I didn't even know, and he's my Father's uncle. You see? Please, lets stop fighting and work as a community. Thank You. —Preceding unsigned comment added by 69.206.224.176 (talk) 20:14, 26 September 2008 (UTC)


Huh?[edit]

I did not write much about the software, I just gave links to them. You can minimize that text, but the way you did it made it look like nothing. I merely stated the things that set it apart. The website is the only citation. It is relatively new. I understand, now, about adding that stub marking, thanks, I will do that. And if someone is chopping a page into a quarter, and then marking it a stub, that is not quite community like either, eh? —Preceding unsigned comment added by 69.206.224.176 (talk) 13:35, 27 September 2008 (UTC)

JOSH IS STILL AWESOME![edit]

Keep it up, man, check me out sometime! entertainU (talk) 00:18, 6 October 2008 (UTC)

imagic OS[edit]

About Citations, I tried, and now we have a distrowatch page, so that should help... tell me if u have any ideas. thanks for fixing the citations! —Preceding unsigned comment added by 69.206.224.176 (talk) 22:02, 7 October 2008 (UTC)

About the iMagic OS Caption...[edit]

Yeah, sorry about that, I couldn't think of something to put there, so I just put enlarge.

I think you just jealous that Vista can't do that, lol. ;) —Preceding unsigned comment added by 69.206.224.176 (talk) 23:09, 10 October 2008 (UTC)

Thanks![edit]

Thanks for reverting the vandalism on my user page! I'm sort of late to say this, because I just noticed now. entertainU (talk) 22:18, 18 October 2008 (UTC)

CNR[edit]

CNR is a client, not just a website dude. It has .cnr files, that it installs from. I would call that package management. And cut out with the "iOffice is OpenOffice" stuff, its just not true. Thanks about the editions though, I did not know how to do bullets. They all looked like one sentence stubs with headers. :) —Preceding unsigned comment added by 69.206.224.176 (talk) 01:29, 21 October 2008 (UTC)

Oops[edit]

Yeah, you're right. Good call. :-) Warren -talk- 20:02, 1 November 2008 (UTC)

WTF mate[edit]

You know Internet Explorer sucks hard, you're just in denial. WTF is wrong with informing the public of the TRUTH!!!!!!????????????? —Preceding unsigned comment added by 167.206.167.147 (talk) 19:13, 10 November 2008 (UTC)

prove that it is not the truth, mr. communist —Preceding unsigned comment added by 167.206.167.147 (talk) 19:25, 10 November 2008 (UTC)

Sorry[edit]

So my roommate's a meany. Sorry man.

--71.66.104.97 (talk) 05:49, 16 November 2008 (UTC)

.....[edit]

what a sick response

?[edit]

Who are you, a sockpuppet of AussieLegend?? --Encyclopedia77 Talk 22:07, 27 November 2008 (UTC)

No title[edit]

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Talk: Windows 7[edit]

Hi Josh,

I've noticed a prominent absence of you on the Windows 7 page. Without you the page has gone haywire. I am in an edit war with User: Warren. He has gone to the level of using inappropriate language now.

I've referred him to User: Adambiswanger1, who is an administrator. I also need your help because a screenshot of build 7004 has shown up and there is a debate about whether it should be put on the page.Jasper Deng (talk) 02:08, 21 December 2008 (UTC)

Vandalizing[edit]

Nuvola apps important.svg Please do stop vandalizing Wikipedia articles, as you did with Windows 7. If you continue to do so, you will be blocked from editing. —Preceding unsigned comment added by EmpMac (talkcontribs) 16:26, 25 December 2008 (UTC)

My edit was not vandalism, so I've struck your warning out to avoid people mistaking it for a real vandalism warning. - Josh (talk | contribs) 16:30, 25 December 2008 (UTC)

Josh ROX!![edit]

keep it up, dude, keep it up!

User: Warren[edit]

Hi Josh,

Warren has replied to our threats of posting him on Wikipedia: Wikiquette alerts with more profanity, and I've stuck another big fat warning sign on his talk page. He has denounced YOU as someone who

does nothing for the encyclopedia. He really needs to posted now, because he has also denounced our threat as fake. We need to get him into administrative consequences and referring him on the Wikiquette alerts page is a start. He has, however, cut down on inappropriate words.Jasper Deng (talk) 18:57, 27 December 2008 (UTC)

I don't see any profanity in his reply. When did he denounce me like that? He didn't say it was fake; he implied that it wouldn't pan out. - Josh (talk | contribs) 20:10, 27 December 2008 (UTC)
He says that I do nothing but argue which I feel is profanity. He said that you did that also, which was what I meant. —Preceding unsigned comment added by Jasper Deng (talkcontribs) 22:41, 27 December 2008 (UTC)
Well, you don't. Your contribution history to Wikipedia is a matter of public record, and it is devoid of actual contributions to the text of the encyclopedia. Argue all you want, you KNOW you aren't doing much here other than trying to criticise the work of others, while doing no actual work yourself. Warren -talk- 14:18, 28 December 2008 (UTC)
Josh, Warren used even more profanity on his alert, and again denounced me as someone who only argues and criticizes. This is enough to move him to the Administrator's Noticeboard. I have posted-for the third time-another fat warning sign on Warren's talk page. I may have used profanity but now do not. Anyways, where is Ahunt?Jasper Deng (talk) 18:47, 28 December 2008 (UTC)

You are not the only person who has unwanted dealings with User:Warren. I'm getting the same treatment from him in another article, the Sunday morning talk show Meet the Press. As a result, the article has been locked because of this unwanted edit war between me and him.S3884h (talk) 05:17, 28 December 2008 (UTC)

Wikiquette alert for User:S3884h[edit]

Hello; it's become necessary for me to file a Wikiquette alert against this user. I'm informing you as a courtesy due to your involvement in related discussions. Wikipedia:Wikiquette alerts#User:S3884h. Thanks. Warren -talk- 18:02, 30 December 2008 (UTC)

Well, look at this. The editor who has been going at it with me for the past two weeks has stoop to a new low by making me look like the real bad guy, when clearly I have done absolutely nothing wrong. And let my record log be proof to that. I only have one editor who is in discontent with me, and that is the one filing this false complaint right here for all his wrongdoings to begin with, while this editor has many other editors besides me who are in discontent with him. But if he wants to call me out, be my guest. But let the respective record logs reflect all the wrong doings made by the editor. It is so amazing how all of this chaos started when I just simply did the right thing, rightfully and respectfully put a person name on the title because is where it belongs. Warren. S3884h (talk) 20:18, 30 December 2008 (UTC)
Look, Warren, his record is not dirty and he is just a little bit too annoyed (like Me!).Jasper Deng (talk) 02:13, 2 January 2009 (UTC)

User: Ahunt[edit]

He used to be very active on the Windows 7 page but now he isn't.Jasper Deng (talk) 00:05, 7 January 2009 (UTC)

Thanks[edit]

Thanks for inviting me to come back, but Aussie and other editors are too much. Encyclopedia77 Talk 21:43, 3 February 2009 (UTC)

Windows 7 Builds: 7004, 7012, 7013, 7015, 7016 are Pre-RC or Betas? And Builds 6995 and 6967?[edit]

Hey Josh, can someone put some info about these builds? Cause those are not in the Windows 7 article. —Preceding unsigned comment added by 78.15.101.52 (talk) 21:17, 12 February 2009 (UTC)

Eh? (For the builds) 78.15.101.52 (talk) 16:43, 13 February 2009 (UTC)

Builds 7004 through 7016 are pre-RC builds, and builds 6995 and 6967 are pre-Beta builds. Those builds were leaked, not released, and some users like to remove leaked information from articles. I don't know much about these builds. - Josh (talk | contribs) 17:30, 13 February 2009 (UTC)
OK, thanks Josh, I will some info about these builds, most likely they are leaked, and one thing, why Build 6995 was marketed as a RC Build? (According to Windows 7 News) —Preceding unsigned comment added by 78.15.101.52 (talk) 18:13, 14 February 2009 (UTC)

OOPS for the unsigned.78.15.101.52 (talk) 18:15, 14 February 2009 (UTC)

iMagic OS Page[edit]

Hey thanks, didnt want to get rid of the history, just that all the data is way outdated... I have made like 5 or 6 wikipedia accounts, but they make you have such obscure passwords and username that I always forget mine. ;) —Preceding unsigned comment added by 69.206.224.176 (talk) 23:27, 14 February 2009 (UTC)

Taskbar grouping vs combining[edit]

It's all because in Windows 7 MS has mixed up "grouping" and "combining". By setting "Never combine", apps aren't combined vertically but still *same app windows* are grouped together horizontally on the taskbar, unlike in XP where if you turn off grouping, it doesn't combine them vertically and doesn't group them on the taskbar, so that the newest started window appears at the extreme right. - xpclient Talk 04:50, 19 February 2009 (UTC)

Internet Explorer Snapshot[edit]

How did you take this snapshot of IE8 with the checkerboard background? Post the answer on my talk. Cg2916 (talk) 19:34, 27 February 2009 (UTC)

I didn't. The current version of that image was uploaded by KCMraz. I'm pretty sure there's some special software involved. - Josh (talk | contribs) 19:37, 27 February 2009 (UTC)

Infoboxes on Internet Explorer 8[edit]

Hi. I believe {{Infobox Windows component}} is the right template to use on this article. It's most appropriate to think of this template as a focused subset of {{Infobox software}}, rather than a companion to it. Internet Explorer is most assuredly a component of Windows, and not a piece of stand-alone software. Yes, it's available for older versions of Windows, but it bills itself as an "update", and completely replaces the older versions of IE shipped with those systems. A number of other Windows components are updated in this fashion outside the standard release cycle; MMC, Windows Installer, Movie Maker, DirectX, etc.etc.

To help make this more clear, I've added an "also_available_for" parameter to the Windows component template, and I've (re-)added the "caption" parameter that disappeared sometime last year. These two things should help make the template a more useful replacement for the software infobox. Warren -talk- 20:58, 27 February 2009 (UTC)

Okay, what about Internet Explorer? - Josh (talk | contribs) 21:21, 27 February 2009 (UTC)
Hmmmm. That article is supposed to reasonably accurately cover the entirety of the product's history. The first three versions of IE weren't a "component" of Windows... it was more like an add-on. I think the 'software' template should be applied to Internet Explorer, as well as the articles for the first three versions. Whether it gets applied to IE4 or IE5 is more debatable: those versions can be installed on the original release of Windows 95 which never did have IE pre-installed... Microsoft did go through all that anti-trust stuff regarding bundling which related especially to IE4. IE6, 7 and 8 definitely should have the 'Windows component' template.
I'm noticing several... shall we call them "factual stretches" in the lead sections of some of the IE articles. There's definitely a lot of clean-up and consistency work to be done here still. Warren -talk- 22:26, 27 February 2009 (UTC)

Windows 7 Wiki[edit]

Hi, are you Josh the Nerd on Wikia? If you are, I have left you a message. GT5162 (我的对话页) 21:18, 4 April 2009 (UTC)

Yes. - Josh (talk | contribs) 22:50, 4 April 2009 (UTC)

Problem user[edit]

Regarding this, have a quick review of the user's edit history on Wikipedia; he's a serial troublemaker who has it in for me because I got him blocked the last time he was this disruptive. Probably best to just kill all edits on sight. Warren -talk- 23:56, 12 April 2009 (UTC)

File names truncating in Explorer[edit]

Windows 7 comes with a new version of the ListView control. I'll be testing personally with RC soon but are you sure in List and Details view, Explorer doesn't truncate file names with a "..." in the RC build? - xpclient Talk 11:03, 7 May 2009 (UTC)

Moved from User:Josh the Nerd[edit]

hey josj, what wrong with copy pasting from forums? — Preceding unsigned comment added by Exoskeletor (talkcontribs) 18:02, 22 June 2009 (UTC) and why its different when you post an article as source. the article belongs to someone too —Preceding unsigned comment added by Exoskeletor (talkcontribs) 19:07, 22 June 2009 (UTC)

WikiProject Software[edit]

WikiProject Software Hello Josh the Nerd. You have been invited to join WikiProject Software, a WikiProject dedicated to improving the Software-related articles on Wikipedia. You received this invitation due to your interest in, or edits relating to or within the scope of the project. If you would like to join or just help out a bit, please visit the project page, and add your name to the list of project members. You may also wish to add {{User WikiProject Software}} to your userpage and {{Wikipedia:WikiProject Software/Announcement-u}} to the top of your talk page with the heading ==WikiProject Software Announcement==. If you know someone who might be interested, please pass this message onto others by pasting this code into their talk page {{subst:Software invite|~~~~}} with the following heading == WikiProject Software ==.

Thanks,
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This user abused me, he came into my room, touched my balls and sodomised me. He made me turn to macs in disgust at his behaviour. —Preceding unsigned comment added by 88.108.38.113 (talk) 08:14, 8 September 2009 (UTC)

Quick launch replaced and deprecated[edit]

I knew this would be controversial but since that replaces the Quick launch (I know Quick Launch is yet available but it is deprecated and may be removed in future versions. Then, does this become a "removed feature"? - xpclient Talk 10:15, 23 December 2009 (UTC)

Yes. - Josh (talk | contribs) 13:55, 27 December 2009 (UTC)

BRD notice[edit]

Josh the Nerd,

This is Fleet Command the Geek here. Your recent edit to article Windows 1.0 is undone, due to its questionable nature. This is a notice for WP:BRD. Fleet Command (talk) 02:09, 14 August 2010 (UTC)

Orphaned non-free image File:Internet Explorer 8.png[edit]

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That's a bug, not a removed feature[edit]

About this, yes it's a bug that has resulted in removal of quick launch functionality. The point is it's discontinued and deprecated. It could be put this way: The ability for Quick Launch to be used post restart has been removed which is exactly what the bug does. This should be put back IMHO. - xpclient Talk 10:59, 21 November 2010 (UTC)

Is Microsoft denying it?[edit]

Hello, Josh.

Regarding this edit: your edit summary reads: "Microsoft is denying it." Could you please introduce your source on Microsoft's denial? A link perhap? Fleet Command (talk) 05:20, 25 May 2011 (UTC)

Windows Server 3.1[edit]

I remember that you were the very first editor to collaborate with me when I first joined Wikipedia. Anyways, please do not create this redirect without consensus at the deletion discussion of this page.Jasper Deng (talk) 05:16, 25 June 2011 (UTC)

I remember. I see you've become a great contributor. Now, the fact that a deletion discussion is in progress does not inhibit me from making changes to the article. For example, if the article contains lies, I can still remove them. Since there is a potential legitimate use for the article, it's only reasonable that I use it for that instead of blanking the article.

If the redirect is not an option, then I recommend tagging the article for speedy deletion for reason G3 (obvious hoaxes), rather than waiting for the same decision to inevitably be reached. - Josh (talk | contribs) 05:59, 25 June 2011 (UTC)

I would, but, there is discussion on whether there should be a redirect or not, and we have to discuss that.Jasper Deng (talk) 06:02, 25 June 2011 (UTC)

Talkback[edit]

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ReFS[edit]

The ReFS article is being discussed here, you may want to share your thought: Wikipedia:Articles for deletion/ReFS --RadioFan (talk) 03:25, 30 December 2011 (UTC)

Orphaned non-free image File:Immersive IE10.png[edit]

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WikiProject Heroes (TV series)[edit]

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Conversion to a task force is proposed and discussed in the talk page. Although I have no interest on the show, feel free. --George Ho (talk) 15:50, 6 April 2012 (UTC)

Firefox article needs you![edit]

Your edits have been dearly missed at the Firefox article. Come back! Thanks! ҭᴙᴇᴡӌӌ 00:25, 25 April 2012 (UTC)

About Windows RT[edit]

As I know Windows RT can only run on tablets, so I think I am right. Asiaworldcity (talk) 21:53, 3 June 2012 (UTC)

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Windows Server 2012[edit]

What's the point on keeping the "talk" paragraph on Windows 8 Server and Windows Server 8 Beta when Windows Server 2012 has been released 3 months ago?

And please mind your English, it's not "minus vandalism", you should be referring to "minor vandalism", and also you better check the dictionary before using the word vandalism again, as it depicts on property but not text or intellectual. — Preceding unsigned comment added by Kmchanw (talkcontribs) 22:42, 3 November 2012 (UTC)

  1. We like to keep records of old discussions.
  2. No, Josh is correct. First, vandalism does have a specific meaning on Wikipedia, and when he said "minus vandalism", he meant that that discussion contained some vandalism, so he restored the discussion without that vandalism.--Jasper Deng (talk) 22:45, 3 November 2012 (UTC)

Oh you are talking about Wikipedia Vandalism instead of vandalism, but it is English, it needs to stick to english. One can't create a meaning out of the English word. Keep records? Just keeping some outdated stuff. Anyway, a way.


Just a thought, I don't think Vandalism is a good word, Wikipedia can use Vandalization. The meaning is different.

2nd thought, should we or I delete this paragraph after finishing talking?

On Wikipedia, whenever you see "vandalism" in discussion (which is more convenient to talk about than "vandalization"), it means our policy's definition. This and all old discussions should be kept one way or another (old ones are archived as necessary).--Jasper Deng (talk) 23:16, 3 November 2012 (UTC)

Aye, aye.

Windows Aero features in Longhorn[edit]

At least one of them was IN Longhorn. http://oi48.tinypic.com/2i2csi.jpg (67.58.241.6 (talk) 06:45, 19 November 2012 (UTC))

Doesn't the description in the screenshot sound like Aero Peek to you? (67.58.241.6 (talk) 23:18, 24 November 2012 (UTC))
Alt+Tab in (certain builds of) Longhorn offered full window previews. I do not know why the feature wasn't in Windows Vista. The same feature is in Windows 7, branded as Aero Peek. (67.58.241.6 (talk) 02:14, 27 November 2012 (UTC))

Windows RT Edit War (sigh)[edit]

Please contribute to the poll on Talk:Windows RT. (You are being asked because you commented on Windows.) Tuntable (talk) 23:20, 22 November 2012 (UTC)

Orphaned non-free media (File:Win8 lock screen.png)[edit]

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Re: Windows 8 on ARM[edit]

Windows 8 is considered to effectively be a separate, yet similar product from Windows RT. Indicating that Windows 8 as a whole can run on ARM misrepresents the differences between the platform, because full Windows 8 cannot run on ARM. Only Windows RT can, and it, officially, does not support all of the features and software compatible with 8. This is the exact kind of confusion that Microsoft themselves have been faced with, ironically.

Sorry about that. ViperSnake151  Talk  17:49, 20 May 2013 (UTC)

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Thanks for this one[edit]

Hi. Thanks for this edit. Actually, I did notice it but I was rushed a bit and couldn't do it myself. When I came back, it went clean off my mind. Best regards, Codename Lisa (talk) 10:18, 29 June 2013 (UTC)

Discussion at Talk:Microsoft Minesweeper#Requested move (again)[edit]

You are invited to join the discussion at Talk:Microsoft Minesweeper#Requested move (again). Dogmaticeclectic (talk) 22:09, 13 August 2013 (UTC)

8 article[edit]

The article should reflect just Windows 8; we need to be able to let readers adequately compare the two versions. My motivation came after I saw there was a talk page template for marking out "sub-pages" of articles. ViperSnake151  Talk  16:57, 27 November 2013 (UTC)

Classic menu and pinning[edit]

Hello. I noticed that you reverted changes about the pinned program area in the features removed Vista/7 articles. You're right: classic start menu did not have pinning. But dragging a folder didn't actually add it, it created a special shell symbolic link to the folder. It was still a shortcut/link. The actual folder wasn't copied or moved. You can see when you delete the folder item dragged to the Start menu folder that it is a shortcut/link. Since pinning is the same thing as 1-click auto-creation of a shortcut, I think your reverts are incorrect. Besides, the whole point of moving it to the Windows 7 article was that Vista had the Classic menu available. Just my two cents. - 120.63.72.140 (talk) 07:50, 10 December 2013 (UTC)

I've re-removed the Vista mention and mentioned it in the Windows 7 article as a lost classic menu feature. - Josh (talk | contribs) 18:43, 10 December 2013 (UTC)
Thanks. I agree that it didn't work that way in the XP Start menu either — Preceding unsigned comment added by 120.63.2.74 (talk) 06:11, 12 December 2013 (UTC)

Hello Josh The Nerd[edit]

Hello HTN. I am the Leeroyhim, and I will soon be opening a project to provide accurate descriptions and history on Microsoft product. including Software, and Hardware, ranging from Office, the Operations systems and Zune, to Xbox and surface tablets. So it's more than just operation systems, which is the wikiproject you are currently signed up for.

I was wondering that once I get the pre-prepared if you would be willing to join? Leeroyhim (talk) 23:56, 2 February 2014 (UTC)

Orphaned non-free image File:Windows 7 RC.png[edit]

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