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: I still hate it
by Priest on Fri 11th Apr 2014 06:11 UTC in reply to "I still hate it"
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Right, to the technical/professional users on Windows 2000, XP meant many of the same underpinnings but with a candy coating UI and that teletubies background.

To the rest of "everyone else" XP was an NT based replacement to Windows ME so it seemed amazing.

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