Linked by Thom Holwerda on Thu 31st May 2012 21:25 UTC
Windows The Windows 8 release Preview has been released, so go out and get it, test it, and wax lyrically, or complain loudly. I'm installing it as we speak, so no word, thoughts, or impressions from me yet. Like it or hate it, at least have fun, folks.
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RE[5]: Waste of plastic.
by maethorechannen on Fri 1st Jun 2012 12:29 UTC in reply to "RE[4]: Waste of plastic."
maethorechannen
Member since:
2009-09-03

Windows 95... nice.
Windows 98... even better.
Windows Me... absolute shit.
Windows XP... decent, but relatively shitty until SP2.


You left out Windows 2000. I still consider Win2k to be the high point of Windows OSes.

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RE[6]: Waste of plastic.
by glarepate on Fri 1st Jun 2012 21:09 in reply to "RE[5]: Waste of plastic."
glarepate Member since:
2006-01-04

Same here.

I installed XP right before the 911 attack. I dropped my DSL bridge and it stopped working. It took a week for the replacement to arrive and the OS refused me access because it couldn't phone home to confirm authorization.

Nuke!

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RE[7]: Waste of plastic.
by zima on Thu 7th Jun 2012 22:25 in reply to "RE[6]: Waste of plastic."
zima Member since:
2005-07-06

Curious how you seem to connect it to al-Qaeda actions ;)

(still, I would see nukes as too drastic measure)

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RE[6]: Waste of plastic.
by zima on Thu 7th Jun 2012 22:05 in reply to "RE[5]: Waste of plastic."
zima Member since:
2005-07-06

You left out Windows 2000. I still consider Win2k to be the high point of Windows OSes.

"High point" which was quite flawed in its innocent and pristine approach to the web security, for example.

And anyway, the things nice about 2k were mostly brought by NT 4.0, few years earlier. You just had to not care about gaming (well, DX at least) and USB (easy, back then).
But 4.0 wasn't hip in its time the way 95 or 98 were (oh the irony), plus it was a bit before its times in RAM requirements (still, lower than 2k).

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