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21 Strategic Directions / Re: WinMX final fix?
« Last post by GhostShip on May 30, 2017, 01:30:57 am »
And will remain so :-D :-D :-D
22 Strategic Directions / Re: WinMX final fix?
« Last post by wonderer on May 29, 2017, 11:40:40 pm »
I only see old winmx lovers returning slowly to the chatroom, most on hearsay on facebook the network is still open
WinMx World News / Re: Microsoft Issue Wannacry Patch for XP Sp3
« Last post by White Stripes on May 29, 2017, 11:17:27 pm »
system which avoided the attacks - its running on MS DOS..

most likely not networked? if it is i highly doubt todays hackers would be able to identify the machine let alone infect it with something.. ..if its not networked then... well.. its DOS... which is easy to crash but really hard to really break...
WinMx World News / Re: Microsoft Issue Wannacry Patch for XP Sp3
« Last post by RebelMX on May 29, 2017, 07:01:31 pm »
Working in a hospital its amusing the outside view on systems in the NHS.  We are running all out desktop machine on windows 7 and runs well actually - including docking/undocking laptops, changing wifi locations, different networks across different sites.

That said, we do have some old systems.  The best is our old pathology system which avoided the attacks - its running on MS DOS...
WinMx World News / Re: Microsoft Issue Wannacry Patch for XP Sp3
« Last post by White Stripes on May 29, 2017, 05:44:28 pm »
but what of those using anything newer ??

when you buy into windows you get what you pay for... ....i used a lot of freeware shareware and nagware cos i wasnt paying for software on windows... last time i invested a large amount of money into something windows centric it was a special edition of a game ported from playstation to pc.. $80 (in 1997 money) and it doesnt work on anything newer than windows 98, its also the reason i dont buy pc games anymore and own a playstation...

also own an HP scanner than wont work in win7 cos there are 'no drivers'.... works great in linux....

corporate windows environments i can only imagine are absolute nightmares... insanely expensive CNC machines that use ISA cards... vista+ dropped support for ISA.... which dropped support for a -lot- of old hardware from the musical to the industrial...

then you have hospitals .. "sorry this MRI machine is not supported by this version of windows... please contact your hardware vendor for a new machine"....

ok, ok... </rant>
WinMx World News / Re: Microsoft Issue Wannacry Patch for XP Sp3
« Last post by GhostShip on May 29, 2017, 05:31:06 pm »
It seems some Chinese folks are the rogues in this latest episode ...

New analysis suggests Chinese-speaking criminals may have been behind the WannaCry ransomware that affected thousands of organisations worldwide.

Researchers from Flashpoint looked at the language used in the ransom notice, they said the use of proper grammar and punctuation in only the Chinese versions indicated the writer was "native or at least fluent" in Chinese.
The translated versions of the ransom notice appeared to be mostly "machine translated".

The WannaCry ransom note could be displayed in 28 different languages, but only the Chinese and English versions appeared to have been written by humans.

 I think it was already clear to most folks that English at least wasnt the mother tongue of the exploiters, i wonder if Google keeps records of its online translations, it seems to store everything else  :suspious:
WinMx World News / Re: Microsoft Issue Wannacry Patch for XP Sp3
« Last post by GhostShip on May 29, 2017, 01:36:52 pm »
Some of that old architecture is very useful for older music creation hardware, a friend was recently struggling to get his legacy stuff to work, win 7 virtual XP saved him but what of those using anything newer ????

28 Strategic Directions / Re: WinMX final fix?
« Last post by GhostShip on May 29, 2017, 01:29:16 pm »
Like any other place on the web a community is made up of its members and they decide with their feet on the longeivity or not of any specific gathering point, for a long while WinMx World has been a strong part of the support mechanism for the network but with dwindling staff numbers and few wanting to take up the spaces left by those whom have either moved on or in some cases passed away, we are where we are.

There are spaces open for new staff members if anyone wishes to apply for them , all you need is a bit of get up and go and some infectious enthusiasm, thats all I ever had and its kept me going for such a long time, we have honoured our commitments despite major setbacks and whilst I personally am more than busy with real life work I am always beavering away on items in the background, half completed is the story of my life here  :lol:

We can all help each other and have some fun into the bargain as thats the whole reason many of us are still here, the networks users will of course change like pebbles on a beach but the core ideals of a free and friendly place where folks can enjoy a chat and swap ideas and files they create is still the lynch-pin of our reason for being here, we all know of users whom are no longer present but do many of us take the time to make new friendships and build up fresh bonds of trust  to refresh the energy of our collective ?

I admit i dont spend as much time as I would like on the network and find it hard to locate like minded folks wanting to build on from the work we have already created, not having a lot of time to create new bonds has impacted me seriously  in this respect so I can see why others are asking for focus and clarity in our direction of travel.

Our future is what we collectively will make it if we offer our help we form our direction of travel, if we sit back and let others lead the way we risk feeling ignored, a balance is required and an acceptance of the fact that as a community we cant always rely on the same folks, we ourselves have to put something into the community pot by taking part in activities or simply arranging them for others to take part in, that is whats missing at this time, we can all change this by stepping upto the plate and sharing our enthusiam and helpful words with those still finding their feet here,

I'm offiicially on the sites retired list but you all know me and thus expect me to have an opinion of some sort on our situation, I believe we will move ahead in the future but we all have to give time to make that happen, there are golden nuggets of knowledgable folks in our community so lets get some digging going on to find those with time to spare to bring things back to relevance here, if we cant achieve this we will gently wind down into insignificance, a course we are on atm unless fresh hands step forth from amongst you all, the fork in the road is still ours to choose.

WinMx World News / Re: Microsoft Issue Wannacry Patch for XP Sp3
« Last post by reef on May 28, 2017, 06:48:16 am »
The relic pc im running 7 on is p3 933 mhz and 512 MB ram... under the min requirements but still runs fine  (32-bit windows)
30 Strategic Directions / Re: WinMX final fix?
« Last post by White Stripes on May 28, 2017, 03:41:13 am »
the forum is dead but winmx still works
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