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Date: 03/23/14 12:38 PM

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  1. Profile photo of ElectricEye
    ElectricEye Male 40-49
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    March 23, 2014 at 12:14 pm
    Link: The Evolution Of Microsoft Windows - The operating system used by 90% of all home computers has changed a lot over the years, just like everything else.
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    mykunter Male 40-49
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    March 23, 2014 at 12:57 pm
    I didn`t think Vista was that bad. Maybe because I was used to it. I would still use it but my old laptop is literally falling apart. Headphone jacks are busted, screen frame and hinges busted, dvd drive *sometimes* works, touch pad buttons inop, battery won`t take a charge anymore, power cord held in with tape. Otherwise it`s great and runs fast.

    My new(er) one has Windows 7 and I hate it.

    Good old XP... it WAS a brick house.
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    Nickel2 Male 50-59
    5879 posts
    March 23, 2014 at 1:03 pm
    NT, W2K, XP. Solid, reliable. The only MS OS`s that did the job.
    Sadly support disappears soon for XP, that I still run on all my machines.
    I don`t know what to get next, everyone says the new ones are all crap.
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    BritInvasion Male 18-29
    311 posts
    March 23, 2014 at 1:10 pm
    Funny part is that ME was such a flop it was forgotten.
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    Daegog Male 30-39
    1295 posts
    March 23, 2014 at 1:23 pm
    Xp wasn`t all that great when it started, kinda bad actually.. People only seem to recall the good times (after tons of patchs/hotfixes)

    Windows 7 is ok, avoid 8 tho.
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    ForSquirel Male 30-39
    2050 posts
    March 23, 2014 at 1:28 pm
    Nickel, just move to Linux and be done with it.

    If it weren`t for work or my family I wouldn`t even use windows.
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    SmagBoy1 Male 40-49
    4432 posts
    March 23, 2014 at 1:38 pm
    My favorite, by far, is 7. More elegant and controllable and customizable (and stable) than the others. At least IMHO.
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    madduck Female 50-59
    7421 posts
    March 23, 2014 at 1:39 pm
    I have switched from XP to 7 fairly seamlessly- and I really really HATE change. No1 son forced me into it and to be honest I haven`t really noticed the change...
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    Zed68 Male 40-49
    1015 posts
    March 23, 2014 at 1:55 pm
    Fixed it :

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    Gerry1of1 Male 50-59
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    March 23, 2014 at 3:04 pm

    I liked Windows 93...it`s been downhill since then.
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    jbwhite Male 18-29
    1292 posts
    March 23, 2014 at 4:48 pm
    9s out next year.. will be 7 to 8`s vista
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    Runemang Male 30-39
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    March 23, 2014 at 5:07 pm
    95 - sucks
    98 - good
    ME - sucks
    2k - good
    XP - sucks
    XP, SP2 - good
    Vista - sucks
    Win7 - good
    Win8 - ... so I made a prediction and whataya know! ... SUCKS!
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    Runemang Male 30-39
    2676 posts
    March 23, 2014 at 5:09 pm
    2k was my favorite for the longest time. I didn`t want to switch to XP but finally did. Now, I agree with SmagBoy1 ... Win 7 seems to be the best of them all.
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    spanz Male 50-59
    829 posts
    March 23, 2014 at 5:10 pm
    yeah what is with the somewhat nice building for windows 8??? we all know it sux donky pud! Just reuse the vista upside down building for windows 8, but light it on fire too.
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    lukeforv123 Male 18-29
    1053 posts
    March 23, 2014 at 5:12 pm
    that was clever, not
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    spanz Male 50-59
    829 posts
    March 23, 2014 at 5:14 pm
    "I didn`t think vista was that bad"

    OMG, I must have spend 80 hours of my time TRYING to get vista to work. No drivers available, kept crashing, nothing would work with it. Thank god they released windows 7 before I slit my wrists.
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    emmettyville Female 40-49
    4345 posts
    March 23, 2014 at 5:17 pm
    f uck your windows.
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    emmettyville Female 40-49
    4345 posts
    March 23, 2014 at 5:18 pm
    I laugh at your windows.
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    Angilion Male 40-49
    12390 posts
    March 23, 2014 at 5:34 pm
    NT, W2K, XP. Solid, reliable. The only MS OS`s that did the job.
    Sadly support disappears soon for XP, that I still run on all my machines.
    I don`t know what to get next, everyone says the new ones are all crap.

    7.

    I used XP for years. I was used to it, I`d set it up exactly as I wanted it and it worked extremely well, so why change? A few reasons - memory (I had 32-bit XP, so it could only address about 3.5G), newer DirectX versions and, most importantly, the ending of support.

    I dismissed 8 because I`m using a proper PC, not a handheld with a touchscreen. Which left 7. So I bought it. It took me a couple of days to get used to the changes from XP, mainly in the interface windows explorer. It`s an almost seamless change from a user`s point of view. It`s certainly not crap. 8 is, but 7 isn`t.
  20. Profile photo of Angilion
    Angilion Male 40-49
    12390 posts
    March 23, 2014 at 5:46 pm
    yeah what is with the somewhat nice building for windows 8??? we all know it sux donky pud! Just reuse the vista upside down building for windows 8, but light it on fire too.

    No, not at all.

    Vista was basically wrong. Worse than the upside-down house in the photo (which was made to look that way) but the picture makes the point. Vista was fundamentally defective in terms of functionality.

    8 works properly. It sucks hairy donkey balls not because it`s a defective OS but because it has a defective interface. Useless, but for a different reason. It`s an OS for devices with small touchscreens that`s been spewed onto PCs. A very badly done bad port, essentially. It would be fine if it had a desktop interface. So the ugly, chaotic, mismatched building of splodgy messes (which is structurally sound underneath) is appropriate.
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    onoffonoffon Male 30-39
    2308 posts
    March 23, 2014 at 6:29 pm
    2000 and xp are switched.
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    DavidXJ Male 30-39
    1106 posts
    March 23, 2014 at 7:09 pm
    Yeah, I`ve switched to 7 recently, my wife to 8. 7 is awesome (so I`m a little offended at the ugly-ass, horrible modern home that`s shown... but in the humor it`s necessary). 8 is essentially the same AFTER you learn where to always find the button to go to the "desktop." Once I found that, I could ignore all the dumbassery of "apps" based interface, and it wasn`t so annoying. I think the picture for 8 is right on. It`s like 7, just a bit more annoying.
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    Draculya Male 40-49
    14544 posts
    March 23, 2014 at 8:44 pm
    Good assessment
  24. Profile photo of Zed68
    Zed68 Male 40-49
    1015 posts
    March 23, 2014 at 9:35 pm
    Fixed it :

  25. Profile photo of OldOllie
    OldOllie Male 60-69
    15844 posts
    March 23, 2014 at 10:18 pm
    Thanks, Zed. I was hoping someone would do that.
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    OldOllie Male 60-69
    15844 posts
    March 23, 2014 at 10:25 pm
    You forgot Windows 3.1.

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    OldOllie Male 60-69
    15844 posts
    March 23, 2014 at 10:38 pm
    Let`s not forget NT.

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    WhoSaidWhat Male 30-39
    261 posts
    March 23, 2014 at 10:42 pm
    Onoff, you do realize that XP is the little brother of 2000, right? They were both built off of the Windows NT platform, with 2000 being designed primarily for business use, then XP coming along shortly afterward, and being geared more toward home and private use, but still extremely useful in a business environment.

    Vista was, as mentioned, a train wreck. 7 is nothing more than Vista, with all the patches already in place, and a fresh coat of paint. Basically, its like painting a dog turd gold. It looks shiny and new, but its still just a turd underneath. 8 is just more of the same. Same OS, just with all the stupid crap added to make it more "touch screen friendly".

    Zed68, you almost got it right. To be Windows ME, that pile of rubble would have to be on fire!

    Lastly, Microsoft hasn`t made a new OS since Windows 1.0. 8 still has the same kernel, with a bunch of junk added to it. DOS is the last good OS Microshaft made.
  29. Profile photo of OldOllie
    OldOllie Male 60-69
    15844 posts
    March 24, 2014 at 12:33 am
    DOS is the last good OS Microshaft made.
    DOS 3.3, to be precise. I`d still be using Win 2K if it supported big hard drives.
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    Zed68 Male 40-49
    1015 posts
    March 24, 2014 at 1:12 am
    @WhoSaidWhat :
    "Zed68, you almost got it right. To be Windows ME, that pile of rubble would have to be on fire!"
    Not quite sure... the "fire" application would refuse to start in the first place.
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    Nickel2 Male 50-59
    5879 posts
    March 24, 2014 at 2:16 am
    Recently we had a post about the charitable donations of one William Gates Esq.
    I`d like to propose that his next generous donation to world society is a brand-new operation system that is not a re-hash.




    Something has just clicked:
    Where does the expression `Meh` come from?
    Probably from `ME`

  32. Profile photo of JamesBlood
    JamesBlood Male 30-39
    34 posts
    March 24, 2014 at 9:05 am
    where is 3.1 and 3.11?
    i see people have filled in NT and requested Me aswell but i want to see true orgin of crapwindows!
  33. Profile photo of gammapane
    gammapane Male 18-29
    170 posts
    March 24, 2014 at 1:45 pm
    sooooooooo xp? yup xp.
  34. Profile photo of Zed68
    Zed68 Male 40-49
    1015 posts
    March 24, 2014 at 5:19 pm
    Fixed it :

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    CodeJockey Male 40-49
    5606 posts
    March 25, 2014 at 5:10 am
    Windows 2

  36. Profile photo of Zed68
    Zed68 Male 40-49
    1015 posts
    March 25, 2014 at 3:47 pm
    Fixed it :

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