25 years of Windows

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  1. GundamXXX
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    GundamXXX Ergo Ego

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    For those who dont know, Windows started out with Windows 1.0 back in 1985

    Today is exactly 25 years ago

    http://techland.com/2010/11/17/25-years-of...-microsofts-os/

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    A fun video to watch to see everything go from 1.0 to Vista (Nothing untill 7 sadly enough)
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=y48rthTbrA8&NR=1


    I myself love Windows and probably wouldnt want OSX or Linux as my main box, I have a nostalgic feeling everytime I see Windows 1.0 though thinking about when I was a wee lad.... [​IMG]

    So here we go!

    CONGRATULATIONS MICROSOFT!
     
  2. Infinite Zero

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    Thanks Microsoft for no need of the oh-so-super-expensive laptops or desktops around! [​IMG]
     
  3. zeromac

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    Nice Vid, i never knew what the first windows OS looksed like:)
     
  4. FireGrey

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    Maybe they'll reveal something for their 25th Anniversary...
     
  5. Bladexdsl

    Bladexdsl ZOMG my posts...it's over 9000!!!

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    been using it since win 3.1 which came with my 486 (yeah 486 [​IMG])
    w95 was cool cos 3.1 sucked and wasn't really an os since everything ran in dos back than [​IMG]
    98 was better than 95
    win NT, 2000 and win me were ALL jokes of creations
    xp was awesome
    vista or should i say crashta sucked [​IMG]
    and windows 7 is perfect [​IMG]
     
  6. Searinox

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    My first windows OS was indeed 95 though I did get to use 3.1 at a friend's. I held back from upgrading from 98/ME to XP like an idiot fearing performance and stability issues, which at the time did indeed seem to get worse with every new Windows. I loved XP when I started using it, but mourned the loss of some software compatibility.

    Said it before and I'll say it again. Vista wasn't bad. Just ahead of its time. Third parties just weren't ready for it. Nor were hardware prices. Windows 7's fixes and performance boost are neglectable. Perhaps they were indeed massive on specific configurations, which had issues with it at first, but not for me. Whatever didn't work with vista - games, hardware, performance - will not work with windows 7 either, except the years have made updated software and cheaper hardware available.
     
  7. Hadrian

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    I only used windows when Windows 95 came out and games started insisting that they used it instead of DOS.

    I miss DOS.

    I miss having more HD space. [​IMG]

    Workbench rules.
     
  8. djgarf

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    nufin used to beat installing windows 95 from 53 floppy disks lol
     
  9. George Dawes

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    NT4 beat 95/98 in every imaginable way.

    2K and XP were almost the same operating system.
     
  10. FireGrey

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    Wonder what it'd be like installing win 7 with floppy discs [​IMG]
     
  11. HBK

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    Windows ME sure, but NT/2000? Are you freaking kidding me? That OS was probably one of the most stable I've ever used, and sure as hell a lot better than 98.
    XP wasn't awesome when it was launched, actually, many people continued on 2000 for a long time. Now people are still on XP. Windows 7 is out, there's no need, the Vista disaster is over.

    Windows 7 definitely is a rock solid Windows, great for gaming, and software development (at least that's what I primarily use it for). But I think nothing beats Snow Leopard's stability. I like my OS with a Unix core. But that's another story.

    Congratulations Microsoft, overall. [​IMG]
     
  12. azure0wind

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    i never see windows 1.0o before. when i was born, the windows is 98.
     
  13. Rydian

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    Fucking newbies.

    Windows 7 is a modification of Vista.
    I've never had Vista crash on me.
     
  14. Issac

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    Windows 2000 was actually very good for its time I think.
    and also, 3.1 was also good, with all the nice little icons and stuff [​IMG]
     
  15. xmrnogatcox

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    99% of this post is completely true. If you've ever used Windows 2000, you'd see that it's almost identical to XP.

    As far as Vista, it is not a BAD operating system. It just pisses me off when a customer brings in a Vista machine that's stuck in a Windows Update reboot loop. There are other issues, but that can be expected with any O/S. It has definately crashed though.
     
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  17. mysticwaterfall

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    I remember when I first used Windows 3.1 after having used DOS for years. It was pretty cool. Then Windows 95 blew me away as it seemed so futuristic at the time. In retrospect, it had a lot of problems and was seriously flawed. But it was cool the first time I installed the public beta. I later went on to become a beta tester for Microsoft for real and did 98,98se,Me, and Xp. (They kicked me out before Vista for not meeting the requirements). XP again gave me a great feeling, and felt great. I still actually use XP today on my laptop, but I've been debating 7 lately.

    I personally think Me gets a bad rap. Now yes, it does deserve a lot of the "Windows 98 TE" jokes it gets, as it probably should not have been released as a full version. I think people were just expecting too much from it. But as a smoother, much more refined version of Win98, I thought it was great.

    As for the people who think 2000 was a joke, you obviously have never used 2000. As xmrnogatcox said, XP is 2000's core mixed with 9x's UI.
     
  18. Bladexdsl

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    maybe so but it's game performance sucked so did ME and 2000 that's all i care about anyway those OS were mainly made for business's except for ME which was 1 big buggy failure. at the time i didn't know any1 who upgraded to it even shops encouraged you not to use it here and in the end they just stopped selling it [​IMG]

    of course xp sucked at 1st i'm talking about Sp2 version.

    windows 7 is NOT like vista it's far more stable, faster and best of all crash proof! and vistas BS rules rules rules you can't do this without being asked about everything thank god you can at least turn it off in w7!! also it's security was insane you couldn't even install new ram without getting permission from m$! [​IMG]
     
  19. tigris

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    "And to celebrate, we're going to release Windows 8!" *brandishes copy of Mac OS X*



    ~back on topic, ME sucked, so let's call that 10 years of Windows instead.
     
  20. mysticwaterfall

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    Hilarious Windows 1.0 commercial: