Linked by Thom Holwerda on Tue 11th Nov 2008 20:39 UTC
Windows Back in 1983, 25 years ago, the world was quite different. The market for the home computer - still a fairly new market - was wide open, but Apple was about to make a major splash with its Macintosh. It was also the year in which a company from Redmond first introduced its "Windows" operating system. What is this Windows you speak of?
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You forgot to say
by raver31 on Tue 11th Nov 2008 21:16 UTC
raver31
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2005-07-06

That Windows 1 sucked plums. It was not until Windows 2 that people began to see the potential.

I myself did not, I prefered Geoworks or Desqview at the time.

I was starting to come around to Windows when I had a go on Windows 3.0, but still prefered DOS.

Windows 3.1 did not do much to change my mind, but Windows 3.11 did.

After using that happily for a few years, Win 95 came out, then it all started to go downhill.

My last happy experience with Windows was with Win2k. I long for those days again with every new release. Hoping that it will get me as excited as it did in the 3.11 or 2k releases. Heres hoping.

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RE: You forgot to say
by Accident on Tue 11th Nov 2008 21:40 in reply to "You forgot to say"
Accident Member since:
2005-07-29

I've been with Windows since Windows/286 and 386 (Windows 2.1). Those were the days, man still remember my AST 286/386sx. Take a look here on how Windows has grown. http://www.infosatellite.com/news/2001/10/a251001windowshistory_scr...

Edited 2008-11-11 21:50 UTC

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RE[2]: You forgot to say
by the steven on Fri 14th Nov 2008 21:28 in reply to "RE: You forgot to say"
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2006-02-01

Yes, and I remember that W286 would boot on 512K of ram.

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RE: You forgot to say
by wrocic on Tue 11th Nov 2008 21:50 in reply to "You forgot to say"
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2008-07-10

Windows 2000 was an excellent system. My employer still uses it over 800 desktops in our workplace.

New guys come in and bitch about XP, and can they have that, but after a day or two, they dont notice the difference

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RE[2]: You forgot to say
by Dryhte on Wed 12th Nov 2008 06:19 in reply to "RE: You forgot to say"
Dryhte Member since:
2008-02-05

Yup, 2k was ok, but don't you think it's a little unsafe to be running an OS that's no longer supported?

Apart from that, I believe it's a pain that it doesn't have its own wifi tools (many 2k wifi drivers don't even support wpa)

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RE: You forgot to say
by Fransexy on Wed 12th Nov 2008 09:16 in reply to "You forgot to say"
Fransexy Member since:
2005-07-29

It´s near to Windows 7 and I don´t see the potential jet.
Oh well, yes, the potential to eat resources that are not at my disposal anymore.Four cores, 4 GB ram, and day to day task are slower than 25 years ago

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RE[2]: You forgot to say
by Dryhte on Wed 12th Nov 2008 15:55 in reply to "RE: You forgot to say"
Dryhte Member since:
2008-02-05

Well, that's going to be allright since they demoed Windows 7 on a netbook class machine... I think we are allowed to hope that they'll make it possible to create a lean and mean Windows 7 machine.

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