Linked by Thom Holwerda on Tue 25th Oct 2011 23:00 UTC
Windows Ten years ago today, Microsoft launched what would become the world's most popular desktop operating system - for better or worse. Its interface colours were... Interesting (trying hard to avoid bias here, folks, bear with me now). Its early performance was... Not always entirely up to par. Its security track record was... Well, it sucked hard in that department (I tried). We're ten years down the line, and thanks to Vista, way too many people are still using this relic.
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by neruson on Wed 26th Oct 2011 03:00 UTC
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2011-09-18

I really liked XP (after SP2 of course). It was the last time I used Windows exclusively. When I upgraded to Vista I hated it so much I switched to Fedora and a few years later I found Arch Linux and never looked back. Although I do now dual boot Windows 7 & Arch, but all I really use Windows for anymore is Netflix and occasional gaming. I thought 7 was ridiculously slow when I first used it, probably due to me being used to the comparatively lightning speed of Linux, but then I switched it into classic mode and I must say when you get down to it, it's not a bad OS. The aero theme is just a resource hog.

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