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July 20, 2011, 02:22:24 AM
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1. the wallet file is still naked
2. directly use another wallet is impossible
3. and countless other shortcomings...

sigh.
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July 20, 2011, 02:27:24 AM
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yep, but you can make it better if you want to, its open source.

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July 20, 2011, 02:28:17 AM
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Yeap, I'm learning and trying.  Angry Embarrassed
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July 20, 2011, 02:29:08 AM
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Yeap, I'm learning and trying.  Angry Embarrassed

There are clients that other people are developing, hopefully it will force the developer of the mainline bitcoin client to quicken their pace.

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July 20, 2011, 02:29:37 AM
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Do we really need yet another duplicate thread?

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July 20, 2011, 03:18:09 AM
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Do we really need yet another duplicate thread?

It doesn't mean it's not true.

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July 20, 2011, 03:19:04 AM
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Do we really need yet another duplicate thread?

It doesn't mean it's not true.

Nobody's arguing that. But just posting another thread complaining about the same things over and over is utterly pointless.

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July 20, 2011, 03:29:04 AM
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1. the wallet file is still naked
2. directly use another wallet is impossible
3. and countless other shortcomings...

sigh.
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July 20, 2011, 03:35:34 AM
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Refuse to use bitcoin on any version of windows.
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July 20, 2011, 04:48:06 AM
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Refuse to use bitcoin on any version of windows.

Yes, keep telling people that and you'll surely win over the mainstream market!
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July 20, 2011, 06:38:18 AM
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Refuse to use bitcoin on any version of windows.

Yes, keep telling people that and you'll surely win over the mainstream market!

Windows users are prevalent, which is a fact that has nothing to do with me.
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July 20, 2011, 06:45:34 AM
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Refuse to use bitcoin on any version of windows.

Yes, keep telling people that and you'll surely win over the mainstream market!

Windows users are prevalent, which is a fact that has nothing to do with me.

then what were you trying to get by not using the bitcoin client on windows.

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July 20, 2011, 06:58:19 AM
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... what else is new?

https://www.github.com/bitcoin/bitcoin -> fork -> ... -> pull request -> profit!

If you want to improve UI

https://www.github.com/laanwj/bitcoin-qt -> (same)

BTW: wallet encryption is in the latest git version of the core (not yet in -qt, I'm working on that), please help testing if you feel naked

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July 20, 2011, 07:47:29 AM
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Refuse to use bitcoin on any version of windows.

Yes, keep telling people that and you'll surely win over the mainstream market!

Windows users are prevalent, which is a fact that has nothing to do with me.

then what were you trying to get by not using the bitcoin client on windows.

If you use an application that deals with money, on Windows, expect to get robbed.

I think that's what he's getting at, and I agree.

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July 20, 2011, 08:05:26 AM
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If you use an application that deals with money, on Windows, expect to get robbed.

I think that's what he's getting at, and I agree.

I think that statement is pretty bold, and partially incorrect. windows is not just some platform you can magically just infect and get someones wallet. using ad block plus and firefox alone will prevent a good 80% of almost all threats from simply browsing the web, ad on top of the myWOT and you have a good free defense, assuming you browse smart and don't click on obvious stupid stuff. 99% of the time the user must click something to compromise their system. linux suffers from similar flaws, except most linux users are smart. and linux does not allow things to run and such, so most exploits cant get in, and the ones that do, will not run because they were made for windows.

although windows is by no means as secure as a properly configured linux machine, but not to the extent you describe.

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July 20, 2011, 08:18:49 AM
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... what else is new?

https://www.github.com/bitcoin/bitcoin -> fork -> ... -> pull request -> profit!

If you want to improve UI

https://www.github.com/laanwj/bitcoin-qt -> (same)

BTW: wallet encryption is in the latest git version of the core (not yet in -qt, I'm working on that), please help testing if you feel naked


I'll help testing.
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July 20, 2011, 08:20:23 AM
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Refuse to use bitcoin on any version of windows.

Yes, keep telling people that and you'll surely win over the mainstream market!

Windows users are prevalent, which is a fact that has nothing to do with me.

then what were you trying to get by not using the bitcoin client on windows.

Saving my own ass. That's all.
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July 20, 2011, 11:21:53 AM
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2. directly use another wallet is impossible
Sooooo true
Forking right now

Own address: 19QkqAza7BHFTuoz9N8UQkryP4E9jHo4N3 - Pywallet support: 1AQDfx22pKGgXnUZFL1e4UKos3QqvRzNh5 - Bitcointalk++ script support: 1Pxeccscj1ygseTdSV1qUqQCanp2B2NMM2
Pywallet: instructions. Encrypted wallet support, export/import keys/addresses, backup wallets, export/import CSV data from/into wallet, merge wallets, delete/import addresses and transactions, recover altcoins sent to bitcoin addresses, sign/verify messages and files with Bitcoin addresses, recover deleted wallets, etc.
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July 20, 2011, 04:00:55 PM
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Q&D: https://github.com/jackjack-jj/bitcoin
Commits: https://github.com/jackjack-jj/bitcoin/commits/master
Clone, make, and voila "-wallet=yourwallet.dat"

Also as it's 0.3.25b, you can even encrypt your wallet!

Own address: 19QkqAza7BHFTuoz9N8UQkryP4E9jHo4N3 - Pywallet support: 1AQDfx22pKGgXnUZFL1e4UKos3QqvRzNh5 - Bitcointalk++ script support: 1Pxeccscj1ygseTdSV1qUqQCanp2B2NMM2
Pywallet: instructions. Encrypted wallet support, export/import keys/addresses, backup wallets, export/import CSV data from/into wallet, merge wallets, delete/import addresses and transactions, recover altcoins sent to bitcoin addresses, sign/verify messages and files with Bitcoin addresses, recover deleted wallets, etc.
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July 20, 2011, 06:19:22 PM
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Refuse to use bitcoin on any version of windows.

Yes, keep telling people that and you'll surely win over the mainstream market!

Windows users are prevalent, which is a fact that has nothing to do with me.

then what were you trying to get by not using the bitcoin client on windows.

If you use an application that deals with money, on Windows, expect to get robbed.

I think that's what he's getting at, and I agree.
You and him are both WRONG. If you're running a genuine version of Windows 7, with all Windows updates installed and current, and a strong user password with some good anti virus (I recommend Norton or Kaspersky) you will be fine.

It's not Bitcoins fault that there are people on Windows Xp bundled with Avast thinking that they are safe...

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