Linked by Thom Holwerda on Tue 25th Oct 2011 23:00 UTC
Windows Ten years ago today, Microsoft launched what would become the world's most popular desktop operating system - for better or worse. Its interface colours were... Interesting (trying hard to avoid bias here, folks, bear with me now). Its early performance was... Not always entirely up to par. Its security track record was... Well, it sucked hard in that department (I tried). We're ten years down the line, and thanks to Vista, way too many people are still using this relic.
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RE: It'll be hard to beat.
by lemur2 on Wed 26th Oct 2011 04:39 UTC in reply to "It'll be hard to beat."
lemur2
Member since:
2007-02-17

I ran XP Pro from 2002 up to the Win 7 beta, never had a crash, blue screen, no virus...nothing, stable hell and I build all my own machines. I still have a Pro and Home version running on 2 of the 8 computers here.


Expletive. I just lost an hour and a half of work because MS Office 2010 crashed on my maintained-by-work Windows XP Pro machine. Perhaps it was because I clicked on a ribbon button, nothing happened for several seconds (which happens fairly often), so I clicked again.

It is so very frustrating because MS Office 2010 is so dog slow to re-start on this machine, and when it did come up again surprisingly there was no auto-recovery. I'll have to do it all over.

Edited 2011-10-26 04:43 UTC

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RE[2]: It'll be hard to beat.
by Mr. Dee on Wed 26th Oct 2011 05:43 in reply to "RE: It'll be hard to beat."
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2005-11-13

Do you happen to have any add ons installed? Incompatible add ons can make Office unstable. Personally, the last time Microsoft Office ever crashed on me was when used Office XP. Office has been a very stable productivity suite since 2003 version.

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RE[3]: It'll be hard to beat.
by lemur2 on Wed 26th Oct 2011 09:37 in reply to "RE[2]: It'll be hard to beat."
lemur2 Member since:
2007-02-17

Do you happen to have any add ons installed? Incompatible add ons can make Office unstable. Personally, the last time Microsoft Office ever crashed on me was when used Office XP. Office has been a very stable productivity suite since 2003 version.


The machine on which Office 2010 crashed on me is maintained by the IT department at work. Whatever is installed is minimal, and it is as installed on thousands of machines worldwide in the company's global network. We are talking about a professionally maintained Windows image here. Office 2010 was rolled out to thousands of machines a few months ago, after many many months of testing.

Edited 2011-10-26 09:38 UTC

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