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    Windows 7 - Calc.exe

    So finally the windows calculator got a bit of a makeover for Windows 7. The calc has pretty much existed in Windows forever with very little in the way of changes because I guess well, it is just a calculator after all.

    However the changes are pretty cool in Windows 7, and it even has a "programmer" mode now, which can do things like show you binary representations of entered values, do xor, or, mod, and not, type math logic.
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    Does it do RPN?

    Like hell it does.


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    When I was in college, I invested in a Hewlett Packard 48GX calculator that is RPN. I got so thoroughly addicted to using it, I can't use a non RPN calculator anymore. My saving grace was I found a slick little emulation program called EMU48 which after you dump the ROMs from your HP48 via the handy serial cable that came with it, lets you run an emulation of the machine in Windows. The end result? Here's my Windows calculator :

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    Which reminds me, I still gotta install it on my Windows 7 machine.
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    I like Forward Polish Notation myself. FPN
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    Re: Windows 7 - Calc.exe

    Quote Originally Posted by kleinma View Post
    So finally the windows calculator got a bit of a makeover for Windows 7. The calc has pretty much existed in Windows forever with very little in the way of changes because I guess well, it is just a calculator after all.

    However the changes are pretty cool in Windows 7, and it even has a "programmer" mode now, which can do things like show you binary representations of entered values, do xor, or, mod, and not, type math logic.
    It's missing the ribbon, I mean come on MS Paint got a ribbon...

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    I really never use a mouse when using calc, so I don't know what good a ribbon would really do. alt + 1 through 4 cycles through the various different modes.
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    Re: Windows 7 - Calc.exe

    I have an emulator of an HP 41CX for Windows. On my PPC I use Math-U-Pro which emulates an HP programmable.

    I can't use a "regular" calculator either ... got too used to RPN back in the ... well, awhile ago!

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    Re: Windows 7 - Calc.exe

    you do realize calc.exe already does that in vista and XP right? This is nothing new, unless I'm missing something? (View-Scientific Setting)
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    Re: Windows 7 - Calc.exe

    I thought that was the case with Vista and before.

    Anyways, I doubt anyone would move over to Windows 7 over the calculator program.

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    Re: Windows 7 - Calc.exe

    As far as I know, the calc has had that functionality since the beginning. I've been using it for trying out binary things and hex-binary-dec conversions for as long as I can remember. Possibly back to Windows95, and surely by 98.
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    Re: Windows 7 - Calc.exe

    I've never used a Windows calculator before. Wasn't really aware of it. I just looked at the Vista calc and thought well that's pretty basic but then saw that you can click on View and choose between Standard and Scientific. Looks pretty cool. Still haven't upgraded to Windows 7 yet but will do it soon. Functionality of the Vista scientific calc looks pretty much the same as the one in Post # 1 except for the stuff you see in the lower left where you see Qword, Dword, etc.
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    Re: Windows 7 - Calc.exe

    The "Standard" and "Scientific" views of the windows calculator has been like that since windows 3.1 (or earlier) and it wasn't changed at all until Win7

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    Re: Windows 7 - Calc.exe

    I just got back from the Windows 7 launch party in NYC with Steve Ballmer. Was a pretty good event. Plus I got a free Windows 7 Ultimate Steve B Signature Edition
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    Re: Windows 7 - Calc.exe

    Quote Originally Posted by kleinma View Post
    I just got back from the Windows 7 launch party in NYC with Steve Ballmer. Was a pretty good event. Plus I got a free Windows 7 Ultimate Steve B Signature Edition
    Did they cover everything mentioned here?

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    Re: Windows 7 - Calc.exe

    It was exactly like that.
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    Man, wish Steve Ballmer was at my launch party... you just hang with the cool kids I guess

    At least I also got a free copy of Windows 7 Ultimate.
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    The event I was at was nearly 50% or more press, and I think the rest were MVPs.
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    Wish I had the image but I've seen that Burger King's in Japan are selling a 7 Patty Whopper as a promotion for the Win 7 launch. MMM Total daily intake of calories in one burger here we come!
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    I have an actual calculator. I'm so retro.
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    If only the Windows calculator had a finger couting mode... I would use that all the time.
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    Re: Windows 7 - Calc.exe

    Quote Originally Posted by kleinma View Post
    If only the Windows calculator had a finger couting mode... I would use that all the time.
    It's really good to hear I'm not the only programmer (10+ years) who still counts on my fingers.

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