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Cannot Install Thunderbird 60.0 Under Windows 7

David E. Ross-3
Windows 7 Ultimate SP1 x64

This morning, I tried twice to install Thunderbird 60.0.  Both times, I
got an error popup that indicated I do not have Windows 7 or later.

See bug #1481880 at
<https://bugzilla.mozilla.org/show_bug.cgi?id=1481880>.  I attached an
image of the error popup to that bug report.

NOTE:
This message was originally cross-posted to:
        mozilla.dev.apps.thunderbird
        mozilla.support.thunderbird
with Followup-to:
        mozilla.dev.apps.thunderbird
I thought that was reasonable since both newsgroups would be concerned.
However, it did not appear in either newsgroup after more than four hours.

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Re: Cannot Install Thunderbird 60.0 Under Windows 7

Balaco ocalaB
Em 08-08-2018 19:20, David E. Ross escreveu:

> Windows 7 Ultimate SP1 x64
>
> This morning, I tried twice to install Thunderbird 60.0.  Both times, I
> got an error popup that indicated I do not have Windows 7 or later.
>
> See bug #1481880 at
> <https://bugzilla.mozilla.org/show_bug.cgi?id=1481880>.  I attached an
> image of the error popup to that bug report.
>
> NOTE:
> This message was originally cross-posted to:
> mozilla.dev.apps.thunderbird
> mozilla.support.thunderbird
> with Followup-to:
> mozilla.dev.apps.thunderbird
> I thought that was reasonable since both newsgroups would be concerned.
> However, it did not appear in either newsgroup after more than four hours.
>

Wow... you even reported the problem as a bug. Impressive. Are you able
to install other versions of TB normally?

Just an offtopic question, you may even not answer it, if you prefer:
why not using linux? There are so many different distributions, for
different kinds of public and activities!


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Re: Cannot Install Thunderbird 60.0 Under Windows 7

David E. Ross-3
On 8/8/2018 4:30 PM, Balaco ocalaB wrote:

> Em 08-08-2018 19:20, David E. Ross escreveu:
>> Windows 7 Ultimate SP1 x64
>>
>> This morning, I tried twice to install Thunderbird 60.0.  Both times, I
>> got an error popup that indicated I do not have Windows 7 or later.
>>
>> See bug #1481880 at
>> <https://bugzilla.mozilla.org/show_bug.cgi?id=1481880>.  I attached an
>> image of the error popup to that bug report.
>>
>> NOTE:
>> This message was originally cross-posted to:
>> mozilla.dev.apps.thunderbird
>> mozilla.support.thunderbird
>> with Followup-to:
>> mozilla.dev.apps.thunderbird
>> I thought that was reasonable since both newsgroups would be concerned.
>> However, it did not appear in either newsgroup after more than four hours.
>>
>
> Wow... you even reported the problem as a bug. Impressive. Are you able
> to install other versions of TB normally?

Yes, I have successfully installed prior Thunderbird versions using the
same procedure that failed this time.


> Just an offtopic question, you may even not answer it, if you prefer:
> why not using linux? There are so many different distributions, for
> different kinds of public and activities!

I would use Linux except that I have accumulated a number of
applications that I like but that exist only for Windows.

Actually, I was a UNIX user before I ever saw a PC running Windows.  As
a software tester for a large client-server system, I wrote a number of
test tools in UNIX Korn.  Thus, I think I could adapt to Linux quite
easily.  However, I do not want to give up using the Windows-only
applications I have accumulated.

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Re: Cannot Install Thunderbird 60.0 Under Windows 7

Daniel-2
David E. Ross wrote on 9/08/2018 1:02 PM:

> On 8/8/2018 4:30 PM, Balaco ocalaB wrote:
>> Em 08-08-2018 19:20, David E. Ross escreveu:
>>> Windows 7 Ultimate SP1 x64
>>>
>>> This morning, I tried twice to install Thunderbird 60.0.  Both
>>> times, I got an error popup that indicated I do not have Windows
>>> 7 or later.
>>>
>>> See bug #1481880 at
>>> <https://bugzilla.mozilla.org/show_bug.cgi?id=1481880>.  I
>>> attached an image of the error popup to that bug report.
>>>
>>> NOTE: This message was originally cross-posted to:
>>> mozilla.dev.apps.thunderbird mozilla.support.thunderbird with
>>> Followup-to: mozilla.dev.apps.thunderbird I thought that was
>>> reasonable since both newsgroups would be concerned. However, it
>>> did not appear in either newsgroup after more than four hours.
>>>
>>
>> Wow... you even reported the problem as a bug. Impressive. Are you
>> able to install other versions of TB normally?
>
> Yes, I have successfully installed prior Thunderbird versions using
> the same procedure that failed this time.
>
>
>> Just an offtopic question, you may even not answer it, if you
>> prefer: why not using linux? There are so many different
>> distributions, for different kinds of public and activities!
>
> I would use Linux except that I have accumulated a number of
> applications that I like but that exist only for Windows.
>
> Actually, I was a UNIX user before I ever saw a PC running Windows.
> As a software tester for a large client-server system, I wrote a
> number of test tools in UNIX Korn.  Thus, I think I could adapt to
> Linux quite easily.  However, I do not want to give up using the
> Windows-only applications I have accumulated.
>
So why not Dual-Boot Win7 and Linux .... like I do??

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Would you mind listing the accumulated applications you use?

Balaco ocalaB
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Em 09-08-2018 00:02, David E. Ross escreveu:

> On 8/8/2018 4:30 PM, Balaco ocalaB wrote:
>> Em 08-08-2018 19:20, David E. Ross escreveu:
>> Just an offtopic question, you may even not answer it, if you prefer:
>> why not using linux? There are so many different distributions, for
>> different kinds of public and activities!
>
> I would use Linux except that I have accumulated a number of
> applications that I like but that exist only for Windows.
>
> Actually, I was a UNIX user before I ever saw a PC running Windows.  As
> a software tester for a large client-server system, I wrote a number of
> test tools in UNIX Korn.  Thus, I think I could adapt to Linux quite
> easily.  However, I do not want to give up using the Windows-only
> applications I have accumulated.
>

You may use Wine to run applications. Its compatibility with programs
has improved a lot, along the years passing. Today, even Microsoft uses
Wine to run things in linux!

I installed Skype in my computer (which has only linux today, and will
probably stay like this a long time) using MS official packages (I chose
the .deb one, since my OS is Debian) several weeks ago. I did not have
Wine installed here before, and the only "fancy" program installed here
was Skype... so I think I can safely state: Skype for Linux is run using
Wine, although that is completely transparent to users.

Would you mind listing the accumulated applications you use? I would
just like to know them. It is not to argument anything else to you -
since we are talking about this from something offtopic I started, and I
do not intend to make this a "go to linux" discussion. At least, not
more than you show you want - and you did not until now - which I will
help where I can.


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Re: Would you mind listing the accumulated applications you use?

David E. Ross-3
On 8/9/2018 4:10 AM, Balaco ocalaB wrote [in part]:
> Would you mind listing the accumulated applications you use? I would
> just like to know them. It is not to argument anything else to you -
> since we are talking about this from something offtopic I started, and I
> do not intend to make this a "go to linux" discussion. At least, not
> more than you show you want - and you did not until now - which I will
> help where I can.

My inventory of installed applications is 17 pages of a Word document.
Plus there are 14 pages of fonts, which includes all fonts I explicitly
installed but not all fonts that came with Windows or various
applications.  Sopme inventory entries require more than one line in
order to indicate sources, where the item is stored, registration of
purchaseware, etc.

The inventory also includes 15 pages of my history of Microsoft updates
installed, replaced, and rejected.  Most of that is one line per entry.
It does not include my inventory of extensions for SeaMonkey (29) and
Thunderbird (17), which I keep on an Excel spreadsheet.

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Re: Cannot Install Thunderbird 60.0 Under Windows 7

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On 8/9/18 3:37 AM, Daniel wrote:

> David E. Ross wrote on 9/08/2018 1:02 PM:
>> On 8/8/2018 4:30 PM, Balaco ocalaB wrote:
>>> Em 08-08-2018 19:20, David E. Ross escreveu:
>>>> Windows 7 Ultimate SP1 x64
>>>>
>>>> This morning, I tried twice to install Thunderbird 60.0.  Both
>>>> times, I got an error popup that indicated I do not have Windows
>>>> 7 or later.
>>>>
>>>> See bug #1481880 at
>>>> <https://bugzilla.mozilla.org/show_bug.cgi?id=1481880>.  I
>>>> attached an image of the error popup to that bug report.
>>>>
>>>> NOTE: This message was originally cross-posted to:
>>>> mozilla.dev.apps.thunderbird mozilla.support.thunderbird with
>>>> Followup-to: mozilla.dev.apps.thunderbird I thought that was
>>>> reasonable since both newsgroups would be concerned. However, it
>>>> did not appear in either newsgroup after more than four hours.
>>>>
>>>
>>> Wow... you even reported the problem as a bug. Impressive. Are you
>>> able to install other versions of TB normally?
>>
>> Yes, I have successfully installed prior Thunderbird versions using
>> the same procedure that failed this time.
>>
>>
>>> Just an offtopic question, you may even not answer it, if you
>>> prefer: why not using linux? There are so many different
>>> distributions, for different kinds of public and activities!
>>
>> I would use Linux except that I have accumulated a number of
>> applications that I like but that exist only for Windows.
>>
>> Actually, I was a UNIX user before I ever saw a PC running Windows.
>> As a software tester for a large client-server system, I wrote a
>> number of test tools in UNIX Korn.  Thus, I think I could adapt to
>> Linux quite easily.  However, I do not want to give up using the
>> Windows-only applications I have accumulated.
>>
> So why not Dual-Boot Win7 and Linux .... like I do??
>

I bought a Dell Win10 laptop almost 2 years ago because I was curious
and wanted to provide support for Windows users. My Linux desktop is my
main computer.

The apps look so much better when I test Linux LiveCD's on the laptop
though. Must be the AMD R5 graphics and monitor combination.

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Memories!! (Was: Re: Cannot Install Thunderbird 60.0 Under Windows 7)

Daniel-2
WaltS48 wrote on 10/08/2018 1:41 AM:
> On 8/9/18 3:37 AM, Daniel wrote:
>> David E. Ross wrote on 9/08/2018 1:02 PM:
>>> On 8/8/2018 4:30 PM, Balaco ocalaB wrote:

<Snip>

>>>> Just an offtopic question, you may even not answer it, if you
>>>> prefer: why not using linux? There are so many different
>>>> distributions, for different kinds of public and activities!
>>>
>>> I would use Linux except that I have accumulated a number of
>>> applications that I like but that exist only for Windows.
>>>
>>> Actually, I was a UNIX user before I ever saw a PC running Windows.
>>> As a software tester for a large client-server system, I wrote a
>>> number of test tools in UNIX Korn.  Thus, I think I could adapt to
>>> Linux quite easily.  However, I do not want to give up using the
>>> Windows-only applications I have accumulated.
>>>
>> So why not Dual-Boot Win7 and Linux .... like I do??
>
> I bought a Dell Win10 laptop almost 2 years ago because I was curious
> and wanted to provide support for Windows users. My Linux desktop is my
> main computer.
>
> The apps look so much better when I test Linux LiveCD's on the laptop
> though. Must be the AMD R5 graphics and monitor combination.
>
I was going to reply "My Desktop is an 8086" but that would have been a
lie, it's an AMD 586 (i.e. after 486, when Intel cancelled to open
licence on their developments, AMD, and others, continued their own
development with 586 and, I think, 686 CPU's).

But I don't think I've even re-connected the Monitor up to the Desktop
Unit since I moved in October 2016!!

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Re: Cannot Install Thunderbird 60.0 Under Windows 7

Jim Fisher
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On 9 Aug 2018 at 17:37, Daniel wrote:

> So why not Dual-Boot Win7 and Linux .... like I do??

Can you (or someone) advise on this please? I have two main questions (no doubt
others will follow if/when I go ahead):

1. Can I install and run Linux in the same partition as Windows, or do they
need one each?

2. Can Linux then access (obviously subject to running the appropriate
software) the same files as Windows?

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