Linked by Thom Holwerda on Thu 10th Apr 2014 10:44 UTC

It wasn't meant to be this way. Windows XP, now no longer supported, wasn't meant to be popular. For all its popularity and sustained usage, people seem to have forgotten something important about it: it sucked.

The Ars forums are a place for geeks to hang out and chat about tech, and especially in the light of the hostility shown towards Windows 8, we thought it might be fun to take a look at how our forum dwellers reacted when first introduced to Microsoft's ancient operating system.

How times change.

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RE: Comment by joekiser
by Luminair on Thu 10th Apr 2014 18:15 UTC in reply to "Comment by joekiser"
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It sounds crazy now, but I too used Windows 2000 until XP SP2.

Windows 2000 was better and XP added unnecessary junk. Eventually they improved XP and app developers (and games) stopped supporting win2k. So I had to migrate. That must have been ~2005.

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