Linked by Thom Holwerda on Wed 6th Feb 2013 11:23 UTC
Windows And there we are - the Surface Pro reviews are in. Reading through them all, there's clearly a common theme, and it's not particularly positive. We're a few months in now, so I think we can finally call it: Windows 8 and Surface are the wrong way to go.
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phoenix
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2005-07-11

One minor quibble though:
"Windows 98SE (third major release of 9x OS)

There were a few editions of Win95 as well (albeit only sold as OEM discs rather than retail).
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Since we're quibbling over minor points, Win95 only had 1 major release. The OSRs weren't advertised as new versions of the OS. Windows 98 Second Edition was advertised as a new OS, a major update. Thus, Win98SE was the third major release of the Win9x OSes. Hence, the major in my original post. ;)

I found Windows 95b (aka OSR 2.1) to be the nicest version. Full USB support, better drivers, nicer directX support, no IE integration. Made for a great base for LightStep/DarkStep UI tweaking.

Win98SE was also nice, and something I kept around for many, many, many years.

While we're on the topic of Windows versions, I've always looked at it like Star Trek movies (alternating between good and bad)


Pretty much.

3.1 good; 95 ok; 98 good; ME bad.

NT 4 ok; 2K good; XP ok; Vista bad; 7 good; 8 bad.

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