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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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RE[2]: And I still don't care.
by Brunis on Wed 25th Aug 2010 10:24 UTC 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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ebasconp Member since:
2006-05-09

So, do you think the X Window System is a beautiful piece of modern engineering?

And what about Linux drivers being broken after ABI changes? It occurs very very often.

Or do you think that Linux missing its own API is a good design? If I want to get some counter I need to go to the /proc virtual filesystem and get the information as plain text, parse it and get what I need... Do not like the idea.

Did you find something more robust than NTFS? or something that can compete feature to feature with ActiveDirectory or Exchange?

DISCLAIMER: I am not a Windows fanboy, indeed I am a Unix user, but hating Windows just because it is a Microsoft creation does not make any sense at all and... yes... I also do not like the Windows registry in the same way I hate the configuration files inside hidden directories in my $HOME.

Edited 2010-08-25 13:39 UTC

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