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#16 UXGaurav

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Posted 09 April 2013 - 09:32

I wrote on article on its new features: http://en.wikipedia....w_to_Windows_XP :D Hundreds of them. Whoever says it was Windows 2000 with a Luna theme has no clue what he is talking about.


#17 Snake89

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Posted 09 April 2013 - 09:43

I miss having the radio player inside of IE. :(

#18 cork1958

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Posted 09 April 2013 - 10:40

My most memorable thing about XP was the fact that it actually worked with out crashing, ever!! Of course it was W2K that brought the NTFS file system into play, but that wasn't made for every day users, but was still killer.

In fact,
I don't think I've had a computer lock up, hang, or get a BSOD since W2K!! Of course also, I NEVER used that total POS Vista either!!

#19 Ethere

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Posted 09 April 2013 - 10:46

That's what my employer says, XP ain't going anywhere but on our computers.

This. We're still running XP here as well. Not to mention IE 7. Ugh.

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#20 The Laughing Man

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Posted 09 April 2013 - 11:30

The themeing community, seems like everything around that time was skinned. It was great everything could be customized. All of that pretty much stopped when vista came out and is now almost non existent.
I remember skinning Windows XP to match Winamp so it could match the background and so on...

#21 Dead'Soul

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Posted 09 April 2013 - 11:47

Windows XP is a win2000 for everyday user. first perfect os from MS. Next is Win7.

#22 +zhiVago

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Posted 09 April 2013 - 12:14

Its beta stage got me here, to Neowin! That time was one heck of a memorable experience!

And it's far from being RIP for me, coz I still have to use it at work every day. As a matter of fact, I'm typing this on a Windows XP machine.

#23 SidVicious

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Posted 09 April 2013 - 12:16

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#24 Dot Matrix

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Posted 09 April 2013 - 12:20

Memories about XP:

The selection of high quality visual styles. Back in the day when I still cared for customising Windows. This very forum was sort of a central hub for the XP customisation scene.


In my eyes there was only one XP visual style worth a damn.

Luna Element. :wub:

I'm rather upset Tornado5 doesn't do any Windows 7 or Windows 8 themes. I'm fairly certain I would take the time to mod my setup if he did.

This was my XP desktop the morning I blew it away for the last time before installing Vista:
Febuary Desktop2.jpg

#25 Steve B.

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Posted 09 April 2013 - 12:45

Ah Luna Element, that was a fantastic XP theme that should have been default with all installs.

The customisation scene died with Vista, skinning and theming went away, partly because it was more difficult and partly because many people were happy with Aero, the only real changes necessary in Vista were to make a maximised window transparent rather than black at the top.

#26 Detection

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Posted 09 April 2013 - 12:57

This was my XP desktop the morning I blew it away for the last time before installing Vista:


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#27 Crisp

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Posted 09 April 2013 - 13:03

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#28 McKay

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Posted 09 April 2013 - 13:13

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Great detecting. :rofl:

#29 Dot Matrix

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Posted 09 April 2013 - 13:14

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The clock was off because I was having issues before nuking it.

#30 insanelyapple

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Posted 09 April 2013 - 13:21

My memories:

New approach to piracy aka Product Activation vs FCKGW key
Various versions
Good solution for overloaded tray
Ability to use various themes and login screens
Useful common task/places etc. in folders
Font smoothing <3

Also, andreaborman bring me back recently lots of other memories.



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