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Are we being "updated" into oblivion?

Discussion in 'Ham Radio Discussions' started by K6DDJ, Dec 5, 2018.

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  1. KK5JY

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    Indeed. I tried saying something nice about FT8 (which I admit, is somewhat out of character for me) earlier in the thread, and the post was immediately grumped at. ;)
  2. KV6O

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    Of course not. Throwing it out and installing XP is being ridiculous.

    Many of us are not having the problems described. So, is it a Win10 issue, or a hardware issue, malware, configuration, user error, etc? Is it an upgrade machine with 10 years of crap, or a clean install? Are there drivers from last Century because someone is trying to run a 25 year old printer, scanner, whatever? Pirated software?

    Naw, the default position is it's a Win10 problem. Maybe it is, but I have been running Win10, Win Server 2016, SQL2016, and lots of other MS stuff, and just like the Nginx, Ubuntu, Redhat and other OS's I run, usually when something isn't working right, it because of me - something I did.
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  3. KC8VWM

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    Yes I remember, ...And ?
  4. W4RAV

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    Not necessarily... I owned a Nissan that I had nearly zero problems with... and an Audi that had a TON more features, but gave me nothing but head-aches.
    Yet there's plenty of folks I'm sure that's had the opposite experience.

    Problems can seldom be broken down to just a brand.
  5. W4RAV

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    Sorry I was so abstract to be obtuse... Both Vista and Win8 had a LOT more issues and complaints than Win7 or 10.
  6. KC8VWM

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    Do you, or have you ever, found the desire to use or install any older ham radio software?

    How's that working out for you in Windows 10?
  7. KC8VWM

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    More issues and complaints from ham radio operators who are using Win10 for their ham radio software? (The intended thread subject at hand)

  8. W4RAV

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    So far so good. And I run a LOT of different programs in this hobby.

    The ONLY time I've had to revert to a vintage box was when I owned a Kachina 505DSP. The original software for it requires a box from the era of Win2k.
    But that was a dedicated machine, which had no effect on my other operations. Nor unexpected, since it was a radio built 20 years ago.


    Me, I'd rather upgrade my out-dated amateur radio software and gear than using an O/S that cripples me in so many other ways.
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  9. KC8VWM

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    Sometimes the out-dated amateur radio software can't be upgraded, yet it's still required to operate or program older radio equipment and hardware you may have.

    So should I just throw away any TNC's, HT's, Scopes, Military radio equipment I may have that relies on using such older software?
    Last edited: Dec 7, 2018
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  10. W4RAV

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    In the spirit of your question, and entirely from my POV... YES.

    Or, at the very least, have a separate computer that's dedicated to the purpose your vintage gear utilizes. There's nothing wrong with using more than one O/S.

    This hobby really isn't much different than any pursuit in technology.... adapt, or be left behind.

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