Linked by David Adams on Mon 9th Jan 2012 19:32 UTC, submitted by tecepeipe
Humor An OS Enthusiast created a page displaying the modal restart prompts from many of the top OSes/versions from the last 20 years. It brought back a flood of memories. The best part is when you click on the "ok" button. It "restarts" the web site for you. Gizmodo's instincts were to make it a game, by asking: how many can you identify?
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So...
by Thom_Holwerda on Mon 9th Jan 2012 20:13 UTC
Thom_Holwerda
Member since:
2005-06-29

No BeOS = fail.

Including QNX Photon = win.

Confused.

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RE: So...
by No it isnt on Mon 9th Jan 2012 21:04 UTC in reply to "So..."
No it isnt Member since:
2005-11-14

It's only Windows, Mac and OS/2. Sure, one version of Amiga, NeXT and QNX as well. No Linux DE. Not even GEM Desktop. Weak.

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RE[2]: So...
by yoursecretninja on Mon 9th Jan 2012 21:22 UTC in reply to "RE: So..."
yoursecretninja Member since:
2006-01-02

Definitely would have been nice with some more operating systems, but fun nonetheless. Hopefully this inspires someone else to make a more complete collection.

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RE[2]: So...
by Drumhellar on Mon 9th Jan 2012 22:30 UTC in reply to "RE: So..."
Drumhellar Member since:
2005-07-12

It's only Windows, Mac and OS/2. Sure, one version of Amiga, NeXT and QNX as well. No Linux DE. Not even GEM Desktop. Weak.


Well, one of the Apple screens was actually for an Apple IIgs, so, yeah.

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RE[2]: So...
by drstorm on Tue 10th Jan 2012 01:19 UTC in reply to "RE: So..."
drstorm Member since:
2009-04-24

No Linux

Well, with its countless variations and rapid changes, Linux has no "soul" to preserve...

It would be nice to have some distro included here, but which one? It is really hard to agree on an iconic Linux edition everyone remembers fondly. I don't really care about any particular distro/version that I would like to see emulated here for a touch of nostalgia...

That said, I hope it is understood that I have nothing against Linux as such...

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RE[3]: So...
by Neolander on Tue 10th Jan 2012 07:51 UTC in reply to "RE[2]: So..."
Neolander Member since:
2010-03-08

Well, a history of KDE and GNOME restart dialogs would already be a big step in the right direction.

Edited 2012-01-10 07:51 UTC

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RE[3]: So...
by abraxas on Tue 10th Jan 2012 11:57 UTC in reply to "RE[2]: So..."
abraxas Member since:
2005-07-07

I always tend to think of Bluecurve as an iconic Linux theme if there was one. It was one of the first attempts at creating a more unified desktop experience in Linux.

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RE[4]: So...
by zima on Thu 12th Jan 2012 07:44 UTC in reply to "RE[3]: So..."
zima Member since:
2005-07-06

When it comes to "iconic" I seem to think like that also about Plastik.

Or is it because this was pretty much the only really good (as opposed to ~over-shaded) looking KDE theme? Anyway, it seemed to be used often enough in more ~serious scenarios - for example on most, if not all, university KDE machines that I've seen half+ decade ago.

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RE[3]: So...
by leech on Tue 10th Jan 2012 20:04 UTC in reply to "RE[2]: So..."
leech Member since:
2006-01-10

"No Linux

Well, with its countless variations and rapid changes, Linux has no "soul" to preserve...

It would be nice to have some distro included here, but which one? It is really hard to agree on an iconic Linux edition everyone remembers fondly. I don't really care about any particular distro/version that I would like to see emulated here for a touch of nostalgia...

That said, I hope it is understood that I have nothing against Linux as such...
"

My most iconic moment with Linux would be Enlightenment DR13, Every single element of that DE was just full of awesome. I wish E17 would finalize.

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RE[2]: So...
by leech on Tue 10th Jan 2012 20:02 UTC in reply to "RE: So..."
leech Member since:
2006-01-10

To be fair, the Atari ST using GEM never had a 'restart' or 'shutdown' dialog, you just turned the damn thing off, and you didn't have to worry about your files being lost for random reasons.

I still remember one day that I was over at my friend's house who had an Amiga (can't recall if it was when he had his A500 or his A1200 at the time) and another friend was there that had a Windows 3.1 computer. We were going to leave and my friend with the Windows PC started closing all the open windows before turning off the computer, and we were like "what are you doing?" and he said "Oh, in Windows if you have some of the windows opened, you can lose your files, I've had it happen to me." We (My friend with the Amiga and me with an Atari Mega STe) just laughed and said "No, our computers you just turn off."

Good laughs were had by all. Damn I miss those days.

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RE[3]: So...
by zima on Thu 12th Jan 2012 02:56 UTC in reply to "RE[2]: So..."
zima Member since:
2005-07-06

To be fair, there was simply much less opportunity for losing any "important" files with ~home computers; most such Amigas ever did was "single tasking" games loaded from floppies (oh, and those did have their share of problems), never attached to any HDD...

(plus, most of that "closing things down" was possibly always a pointless ritual anyway, I never had anything lost by reset or such; but I guess it could happen in some cases - and MS manuals and such probably preferred to be safe than sorry, considering PCs had typically more serious roles)

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The Amiga
by fx__ on Mon 9th Jan 2012 22:34 UTC
fx__
Member since:
2006-03-31

I was a little annoyed that the Requester from AmigaOS is from 2.x or 3.x, but the reboot was from AmigaOS 1.3, they look quite different.

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RE: The Amiga
by daedalus on Tue 10th Jan 2012 08:25 UTC in reply to "The Amiga"
daedalus Member since:
2011-01-14

Besides, the 2.x / 3.x Workbench requester text was actually "Do you really want to quit Workbench?" since the OS never had (and still doesn't possess) a restart / reboot interface.

Overall it's quite nice alright, good to see them all. Might be expanded on in the future - maybe we can all send the author grabs of the missing ones?

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RE[2]: The Amiga
by JLF65 on Tue 10th Jan 2012 18:19 UTC in reply to "RE: The Amiga"
JLF65 Member since:
2005-07-06

Not to mention, quiting the Workbench is NOT a "restart" request - it's quiting the Workbench. On the Amiga, apps can, and usually do, open their own screens separate from the Workbench. You have the ability to quit Workbench to free up memory for your app.

I was expecting a Guru Meditation Error for the Amiga restart prompt, not a quit Workbench. The fact that the web page author doesn't know the difference shows he knows nothing of the Amiga.

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v all those cool os'
by Brunis on Tue 10th Jan 2012 10:28 UTC
RE: all those cool os'
by anevilyak on Tue 10th Jan 2012 13:27 UTC in reply to "all those cool os'"
anevilyak Member since:
2005-09-14

Umm...what? The restart page works perfectly in Chrome and Firefox here.

Edited 2012-01-10 13:28 UTC

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RE[2]: all those cool os'
by vaette on Tue 10th Jan 2012 13:37 UTC in reply to "RE: all those cool os'"
vaette Member since:
2008-08-09

In fact it glitches a fair bit on IE9, could use more testing and tuning on that end.

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RE: all those cool os'
by daedalus on Tue 10th Jan 2012 18:03 UTC in reply to "all those cool os'"
daedalus Member since:
2011-01-14

You think? What kind of outdated browser are you using? Works perfectly here in Chrome under Linux - sound and all!

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Comment by AnythingButVista
by AnythingButVista on Tue 10th Jan 2012 21:30 UTC
AnythingButVista
Member since:
2008-08-27

Who typed "win" at the DOS Prompt to start Windows 3.1? Really??? I always added it to Autoexec.bat to have a more integrated experience.

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RE: Comment by AnythingButVista
by daedalus on Wed 11th Jan 2012 08:30 UTC in reply to "Comment by AnythingButVista"
daedalus Member since:
2011-01-14

I did ;) I didn't like Windows (still don't) and because of that, only used it when I had an application that needed it, rather than as my default. Most of the stuff I did with PCs around that time was based on DOS anyway - QuickBasic and QuickC pretty much - and waiting around for Windows to load, only to open a DOS shell just didn't make sense.

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RE[2]: Comment by AnythingButVista
by l3v1 on Wed 11th Jan 2012 16:30 UTC in reply to "RE: Comment by AnythingButVista"
l3v1 Member since:
2005-07-06

Me too. Plus countless others.

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RE: Comment by AnythingButVista
by zima on Thu 12th Jan 2012 03:00 UTC in reply to "Comment by AnythingButVista"
zima Member since:
2005-07-06

Many with slower machines could appreciate such configuration... (especially if that machine would often load, say, a DOS game anyway)

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ohh
by andih on Tue 10th Jan 2012 22:38 UTC
andih
Member since:
2010-03-27

ohh Id love a screensaver with random OS reboots ;)
This was funny

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