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X11, Window Managers Over the past couple of months, and especially over the past couple of weeks, I've been working very hard to write and complete my thesis. I performed all the work on Windows 7, but now that the thesis is finally done, submitted, and accepted, I installed Ubuntu - and immediately I was reminded of why I do not do any serious work on Linux: the train wreck that is
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RE[5]: Yes
by jibadeeha on Mon 17th Aug 2009 09:31 UTC in reply to "RE[4]: Yes"
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Are you seriously saying that you never had any instability problems with windows NT 3.51?? I don't think that's possible, if you really use it. It was marginally more stable than win 95 sr3, while require 3 times as much memory.

It was the first release of a completely new operating system, of course it was unstable and buggy as heck.

I think that "marginally more stable than win95 sr3" is a slight exageration. I remember using NT 3.51 and Visual C++ (amongst other apps) solidly for about 2 years and it proved very stable for me.

Sure, it had some bugs and it had its moments like any other operating system but IMHO it was a very stable platform to work on and certainly a lot more stable than Windows 95.

I remember wanting the Windows 95 interface but with the stability of NT 3.51 - then came along NT 4.0 ;)

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RE[6]: Yes
by Bill Shooter of Bul on Mon 17th Aug 2009 17:47 in reply to "RE[5]: Yes"
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To be clear, I was comparing it with win 95 osr3. The most stable of the win95 releases. I had a win 95 osr3 computer, the computer lab had nt 3.51. I found an equal number of crashes with both, while the nt boxes had three times as much memory and had a processor that was twice as fast. The systems seemed to be equally fast and stable.

But Yest, NT 4.0 was great. I stopped seeing Dr Watson come up every day ( only to have him crash as well ... ).

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RE[7]: Yes
by jibadeeha on Mon 17th Aug 2009 20:24 in reply to "RE[6]: Yes"
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Ah I seem to remember I used Win 95 OSR2, but it some of the problems could have been down to hardware. I have to say the most unstable OS that I have ever used was Windows 98 .. I don't know why, but it caused me no end of headaches - could have been hardware related, but I have bitter memories of using it.

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