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Want to experience Windows 95 in Linux?

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  1. booman

    booman Grand High Exalted Mystic Emperor of Linux Gaming Staff Member

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    This is like taking your girl to a scary driven in movie just to get a kiss.'if your girl looks to be a cross between and orangutan and a poisonous snake...

    My God...I'm STILL bitter! LOL
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    booman Grand High Exalted Mystic Emperor of Linux Gaming Staff Member

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    Ha ha!
    Guess you are!
    My first OS was Win 95, but I only used it to type reports in college. I wasn't even curious about how it worked... so sad
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    I started with Windows 1
    Did I ever learn any DOS of course not. So Basically I installed Norton utilizes ran defrages and deleted stuff to see if I really needed it.

    Which let me do my favorite thing reinstall from 25 floppies.
    If you ask me nice I'll explan about floppies. ":O}
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    booman Grand High Exalted Mystic Emperor of Linux Gaming Staff Member

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    Floppies? Really?
    I had a friend who had to install games like Heretic, Doom and Duke Nukem via floppy.
    I'm not that young... :rolling:
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    How ironic that you should say that. I can tell you from experience
    That oh so soon you will be saying
    "I"m not that old!! LOL

    One of my favorites:

    "A maiden can no more understand a mother
    Than a mother can return to being a maiden."
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    I guess these differences in age and understanding make life interesting, but how much interest seems to rub salt in the wounds?
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    Age is perhaps the most enduring divide. We all, if we survive our calamities, pass out of youth and begin the journey to our predetermined and foreseen end.
    Yet we forsee little of ageing's meaning.

    We are as young maidens. We see mothers giving birth, seldom guessing the The journey we must make.
    The onslaught of sexual maturity, he social perils that will assault and then refine us.

    We burrow into our pillows at night trying to understand what lies beyond a mothers kiss
    incapable at every turn of seeing what comes next.

    In youth we know almost nothing. As we age we begin pretending we are in firm possession of our unfolding truth. We pretend to be able to surmise from our past experience what is coming for us.

    But we are only projecting the past upon our future. Tomorrow will be as yesterday.
    Even though we know tomorrow is never like yesterday. Repetition is a creature of our minds seeking to scrape the future from the unknown.

    In age we pretend that we know now what we didn't know then. This come easily to age as we believe that age unlocks wisdom... it does not.

    "Age is no more an assurance of wisdom
    than youth is a bar to wisdom.

    We are wise or we are not and age has very little to do with it.

    We age in two ways, one is expansive as we integrate our selves into life.

    the the other is diminutive as we put aside childish things.

    While aging is the unavoidable fate of those who live
    it is the unavoidable fate of the body.

    Our understanding does not necessarily age with our brains.
    Our minds grow wise or they do not.

    It is only the wisdom within us that is timeless.

    Wisdom embraces the changes
    Gives tenderness to the heart and sees us
    in contentment that we should die.

    As age brings us closer to death
    wisdom revels ever more of life.

    at every age.
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    Shazam, that is well written, thank you for your contribution! Beginning to feel that I'm a waste of life, this does not feel good at all. My shortcomings fill encyclopedias my accomplishments perhaps a single page or less.

    I'm possibly discounting the fruits of my struggles, I hope so.
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    "It is not ours to wonder why
    It is but ours to do or die"

    Or

    "All men live in darkness before mystery."

    We know only our lives in nature,
    our lives among men.

    Heavens intentions for us remains beyond our grasp.
    We may know our mission
    Grasp our proper course of action and seek to please heaven by correct observance.

    "But none can believe the good God means them."

    Why would God want one of us let alone billions of us remains shrouded
    our entire time on Earth.

    We may know and recognize our proper mate, our best friend
    Our parents and our children; we may even see God in their faces.

    But we do not, can not know what God intends for us or how he sees our efforts.

    But the wise lend us their wisdom in a a strange and wonderful consolation:

    "None are good save God."

    There is a ungetoverable division between creator and created.

    We may be lacking in goodness, but the creator is goodness.

    The steady hand that shaped us shaped us to a purpose that is his alone.

    Yet lent to us by incarnation. We know only that he "intended" us to be.

    We may know as well how we are to live among men. We may know how to best further
    Nature that endlessly supports the life "He" created.

    But did we properly as individuals or as a species serve the purpose to which we were born?

    We cannot know. We can only strive, often in darkness to live in his light.

    All else is "In Gods Hands."

    Or so it seems to me as I resolve myself To cling as I may to his light within me. In hope that his light will lead me home.

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