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Windows 9x is finally done

Postby donoreo » Wed Jul 12, 2006 1:18 pm

As far as support and updates go. I am surprised no one posted this yesterday since July 11 was the day Microsoft finally abandoned the 9x line.

They should have done this a long time ago.
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Re: Windows 9x is finally done

Postby alloydog » Wed Jul 12, 2006 3:42 pm

donoreo wrote:They should have done this a long time ago.

You dog!! '98 was the last of the good Windows! I love it! :D

It is still running strong on my little girl's PC, and it's never had a single Microsoft update.

Oookay, I admit, it has been tweaked and pruned and isn't quite 100% Microsoft any more. Damn that open source software stuff, it gets everywhere!
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RE: Re: Windows 9x is finally done

Postby GMorgan » Wed Jul 12, 2006 5:18 pm

I prefered 9x to XP. At the very least 9x had a command line that could be run independantly of the GUI mess.
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RE: Re: Windows 9x is finally done

Postby super_tux » Wed Jul 12, 2006 8:08 pm

You dog!! '98 was the last of the good Windows


If there was such a thing as a good Windows!

In fat I can see the next release now... Windows RG.

(Windows Really Good) :wink:
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Re: Windows 9x is finally done

Postby TheDoctor » Wed Jul 12, 2006 10:00 pm

alloydog wrote:You dog!! '98 was the last of the good Windows! I love it! :D


Agreed. It's the Windows OS that I use on my other PC.

I use Windows XP at one of the places I work, and it's like trudging through congealed marmalade in a pair of flippers. When I complain about Windows getting evermore bloated, this is a cry from the heart.
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Re: RE: Re: Windows 9x is finally done

Postby mugstar » Wed Jul 12, 2006 10:38 pm

super_tux wrote:
You dog!! '98 was the last of the good Windows


If there was such a thing as a good Windows!

In fat I can see the next release now... Windows RG.

(Windows Really Good) :wink:


You mean this?

(flash required)
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RE: Re: RE: Re: Windows 9x is finally done

Postby alloydog » Wed Jul 12, 2006 10:56 pm

groovey stuff
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RE: Re: RE: Re: Windows 9x is finally done

Postby GMorgan » Thu Jul 13, 2006 8:41 am

I wonder if the autoshutdown feature will be improved in Vista or whether they actually will get things right this time.
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RE: Re: RE: Re: Windows 9x is finally done

Postby towy71 » Thu Jul 13, 2006 8:46 am

A leopard cannot change its spots ;-)
still looking for that door into summer
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Re: RE: Re: RE: Re: Windows 9x is finally done

Postby spottedcat » Thu Jul 13, 2006 10:03 am

towy71 wrote:A leopard cannot change its spots ;-)


That's me stuffed then. :(
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RE: Re: RE: Re: RE: Re: Windows 9x is finally done

Postby ryptyde » Fri Jul 14, 2006 1:45 am

I was never to keen on 98 always a pain with installations,hardware and software.XP seemed to be a lot smoother and then as of late everything that Microsoft is trying to implement is a complete turn-off for me.

I took the challenge and tried the recent Vista "beta" and do regret installing now as it is so buggy.I would gladly use 98 instead.Time to R&R the Vista it is all show and no go.

There were plans on dumping support for 98 a couple of years ago but it was extended till now.

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RE: Re: RE: Re: RE: Re: Windows 9x is finally done

Postby donoreo » Fri Jul 14, 2006 2:30 pm

I do not understand the people liking 98! I got rid of it as soon as I got 2000 and that was not soon enough! It was horrible, the only things worse were 95 and ME.
I cannot deny anything that I did not say.
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Re: RE: Re: RE: Re: RE: Re: Windows 9x is finally done

Postby GMorgan » Fri Jul 14, 2006 2:36 pm

donoreo wrote:I do not understand the people liking 98! I got rid of it as soon as I got 2000 and that was not soon enough! It was horrible, the only things worse were 95 and ME.


A stronger CLI than NT based versions and far less intrusive than later Windows versions. The endless blue screens were even avoidable if you didn't try to remove a floppy disk or anything.
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RE: Re: RE: Re: RE: Re: RE: Re: Windows 9x is finally done

Postby donoreo » Fri Jul 14, 2006 2:59 pm

Yeah, it did not blue screen if you did not do anything! I found 2000 to be the "best" Windows for me. No cartoony crap like XP has (of course always turned off on any machine I work on) and stable.
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Postby TheDoctor » Fri Jul 14, 2006 3:55 pm

Blue screens are less of a problem in W98 than memory leaks. These are caused by programs not releasing memory after they terminate. (The worst offender in this respect seems to be Adobe Acrobat.) Of course, once your Windows system runs out of memory, you get the blue screen of death.

The reason that memory leakage occurs is that Windows programs are responsible for their own memory management. This is the case with every version of Windows - it's a legacy from DOS - so the problem is integral to Windows, every flavour. On the other hand, under *nix, memory managment is handled by the operating system, so the problem doesn't occur.

To "ipgrade" from W98 to XP involves a lot of time, trouble and money in order to get more of the same (only it feels as if someone has poured rice pudding into your keyboard).
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