Linked by Thom Holwerda on Tue 21st Feb 2012 13:50 UTC, submitted by Ducky Johnson
ReactOS Now this is what I like to see. Smaller, alternative operating systems have been dying by the dozens these past 6 years or so, so in order for the remainder to survive, they need to work together. ReactOS and Haiku have been doing that for a while now, and the latest fruits of this collaboration is a much-improved USB stack for ReactOS.
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RE[5]: Windows is Dead
by gilboa on Wed 22nd Feb 2012 10:35 UTC in reply to "RE[4]: Windows is Dead"
gilboa
Member since:
2005-07-06

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I switched to Linux because I didn't like what MS has done to Windows 2K excellent base when they released XP.


Lol WAT? Win2K was terrible on release and didn't get good until Service Pack 3 or 4.

In everyway except for the shitty Luna theme (which takes about two minutes to turn off) is an improvement.
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Sure, but Windows 2K/SP3 was stable, fast and didn't get in the way.
XP, at least in pre-SP, was slow (relatively speaking), unstable (relatively) and got in my way.

... Well, you get the idea.
- Gilboa

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RE[6]: Windows is Dead
by lucas_maximus on Wed 22nd Feb 2012 15:10 in reply to "RE[5]: Windows is Dead"
lucas_maximus Member since:
2009-08-18

Most of that was the alpha transparency and clear type that slowed it down.

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RE[7]: Windows is Dead
by gilboa on Thu 23rd Feb 2012 04:20 in reply to "RE[6]: Windows is Dead"
gilboa Member since:
2005-07-06

Most of that was the alpha transparency and clear type that slowed it down.


I neglected to say that I was a part of the XP beta via MSDN and didn't really see the benefit of switching from 2K to XP.
In many ways, I saw the beginning of the Vista disaster in the 2K to XP switch.

- Gilboa

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RE[6]: Windows is Dead
by zima on Tue 28th Feb 2012 02:20 in reply to "RE[5]: Windows is Dead"
zima Member since:
2005-07-06

If you go back far enough, plenty of people were whining about win2k (virtually the same way you do with XP), while at the same time praising what came before 2k (which too often meant not the earlier NT versions, but - shudder - 98SE ...that's what such ~nostalgia does, you get the idea)

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