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Windows In what has surprised me greatly, nobody has submitted anything to us regarding this day in the history of computing. Sure, memories of her may not be fond, and with the magical unicorn power of hindsight you'd rather forget you ever dated her so intensely, but she served a purpose. She led a revolution that changed the world forever, and while you may have hoped for a more charismatic leader, I think it's unfair not to honour the fact that she turned 15 today.
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And I still don't care.
by bryanv on Tue 24th Aug 2010 18:59 UTC
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2005-08-26
RE: And I still don't care.
by ebasconp on Tue 24th Aug 2010 19:09 in reply to "And I still don't care."
ebasconp Member since:
2006-05-09

Those days Windows (and arguably these days too) was technically far superior to Mac OS.

Ok, if there is a lot of things that were already available to a Mac user; the "inners" in Windows were incredibly good architected and far from Mac OS: Windows 95 was a truly preemptive
multitasking OS; the Win32 API is still the same API used today and though a lot of things were added, you probably are still able to run your first Win95 apps in your Windows 7: Letting the OS be able to do that requires a lot of good engineering.

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dylansmrjones Member since:
2005-10-02

Only true for the NT-based Windows. The DOS-based Win9x+ME were hardly superior to Mac OS classic.

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RE[2]: And I still don't care.
by TomF on Tue 24th Aug 2010 19:42 in reply to "RE: And I still don't care."
TomF Member since:
2010-01-22

Those days Windows (and arguably these days too) was technically far superior to Mac OS.

Ok, if there is a lot of things that were already available to a Mac user; the "inners" in Windows were incredibly good architected and far from Mac OS: Windows 95 was a truly preemptive
multitasking OS; the Win32 API is still the same API used today and though a lot of things were added, you probably are still able to run your first Win95 apps in your Windows 7: Letting the OS be able to do that requires a lot of good engineering.


good grief... seems I need to continue to show my age here....
Windows 95 was only partially pre-emp. as soon as you ran a dos/win3 prg it wasn't.
Win32 was not there... that was an addon: "win32s" to give some compatibility to Windows NT - look it up, easy to find on google. Any true Win95 targeted program needed revising (16 to 32 bit api, plain chars to unicode api, ...) to get it compiled on NT.
Been there, done it, still have sources from those days to proof it.

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RE[2]: And I still don't care.
by Kroc on Tue 24th Aug 2010 19:47 in reply to "RE: And I still don't care."
Kroc Member since:
2005-11-10

And in those days GEOS pissed all over both of them.

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google_ninja Member since:
2006-02-05

It may have had better stuff under the hood, but there wasn't a single thing visible to the user that wasn't an amaturish rip off of something mac guys had had for years. and on top of everything else, it was terrible stability-wise (much worse then vista). I remember all the hype, and the excitement that I had when a friend bought a new machine that had it, and then shock and disappointment at what a total piece of garbage it was compared to the mac.

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RE[2]: And I still don't care.
by Brunis on Wed 25th Aug 2010 10:24 in reply to "RE: And I still don't care."
Brunis Member since:
2005-11-01

Those days Windows (and arguably these days too) was technically far superior to Mac OS.

Ok, if there is a lot of things that were already available to a Mac user; the "inners" in Windows were incredibly good architected and far from Mac OS: Windows 95 was a truly preemptive
multitasking OS; the Win32 API is still the same API used today and though a lot of things were added, you probably are still able to run your first Win95 apps in your Windows 7: Letting the OS be able to do that requires a lot of good engineering.


I'll skip all the lol's and long lines of repeated hahaha's .. what you describe requires an insane amount of crud .. one layered on top of the other.. Multitasking has improved alot, and still, a giant joke in any version of Windows.. search google for multitasking benchmarks against linux and you'll see windows being trounced by a factor 7 on the same hardware.. And windows 95 brought one of the worst Microsoft inventions ever, still ruining their os' performance and longevity to this day.. the Registry!
Who the hell ever heard of an OS aging? ..destroying itself over time.. impressive engineering indeed!

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RE[2]: And I still don't care.
by helf on Wed 25th Aug 2010 17:39 in reply to "RE: And I still don't care."
helf Member since:
2005-07-06

I cant believe it has been 15 years and people still think windows 9x ran on top of dos *shakes head*

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RE[2]: And I still don't care.
by xaeropower on Thu 26th Aug 2010 00:24 in reply to "RE: And I still don't care."
xaeropower Member since:
2005-12-16

It was an era which won't be back again. Win95 sucks unix roxx. The good old songs of Weird AI and the
bunch of windows hater pictures. The kids grow up on xp/vista/7 doesn't even interested in touching
command prompt or reading about the history of windows. Guess this is what we leave behind food for
tough and see what they can make out of it but it doesn't seems better and more useful. Everyone is
going after their personal wealthiness and pushes crapware toolbars for windows cause this is the
new trend. Let's advertise and distribute crapware bundled with our software just to make more money.
Softwares get slower and fatter with bunch of useless functions. Programmers gets more and more lazy.
C coders are dieing out slowly and java coders take over just cause of the monnies. So let's develope
middleware for windows cause who cares about resource usage anymore. Most of java coders doesn't
even understand basic OS/networking/hw fundementals. But anyways until the shit is good for playing
world of warcraft/watching porn who cares.

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RE: And I still don't care.
by smashIt on Tue 24th Aug 2010 20:24 in reply to "And I still don't care."
smashIt Member since:
2005-07-06



when did osx gain the ability to restore files from the trashcan?
2009?

imagine that ;)

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