Linked by Thom Holwerda on Sat 27th Jul 2013 12:50 UTC, submitted by MOS6510
Windows Windows NT turned 20 years old today. From a 1998 story about NT, written by Mark Russinovich, "I'll take you on a short tour of NT's lineage, which leads back to Digital and its VMS OS. Most of NT's lead developers, including VMS's chief architect, came from Digital, and their background heavily influenced NT's development. After I talk about NT's roots, I'll discuss the more-than-coincidental similarities between NT and VMS, and how Digital reacted to NT's release."
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Comment by Drumhellar
by Drumhellar on Sat 27th Jul 2013 18:54 UTC
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I ran bot NT4 and Win98 a long time ago. The couple of games I played ran much, much better in NT than '98.

Win2K was also a great gaming platform, esp. since it allowed the newest DirectX versions. I remember installing XP, then downgrading back to 2K because 2K ran my DOS games better (once VDMSound was installed, that is).

I have so much nostalgia for Win2K, I forget how much better of an OS Windows is overall.

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