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#16 OP Atomic Wanderer Chicken

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Posted 13 November 2013 - 00:39

I bet there are pieces of the first Windows NT that came out in 1993, that can still be found in Windows 8. You'd probably have to dig really deep to find them though.

#17 Enron


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Posted 13 November 2013 - 00:52

Windows is the best. Linux distributions will continue to try to copy it, but it seems like they're content with Windows 95 clones and a sprinkle of Mac OS X.

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Posted 13 November 2013 - 01:01

Never actually used Windows myself until 95, although I've gone back and used a virtual machine of 3.x. Would love to find a working 1.x VM somewhere. Either way, it's always neat to see how far operating systems have come since the 1980s. The original versions of Windows were essentially just front-ends to DOS, and now they are their own ecosystem.

If you want to give Windows 1 a go, try it online at http://jsmachines.ne...-cga-win101.xml

#19 vcfan


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Posted 13 November 2013 - 01:06

Windows runs the entire world. Heres to another 30  :pint:

#20 Torolol


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Posted 13 November 2013 - 03:15

Windows runs the entire world. Heres to another 30  :pint:

nah, if ARMs take over x86/64 for desktop, its Android who'll run the entire world.
And linux will be marked as useless cousins.

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Posted 13 November 2013 - 03:33

But will it run Crysis!?

#22 Dot Matrix

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Posted 13 November 2013 - 03:56

@Doc_M: "Windoze"? What are you ten? C'mon dude...

#23 Hum


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Posted 14 November 2013 - 00:44

XP Forever ! :cool:

#24 FloatingFatMan


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Posted 14 November 2013 - 10:19

XP Forever ! :cool:



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Posted 14 November 2013 - 10:25

I don't think windows will continue as the OS for excellence, they began crumbling with Windows 8 which divided people in a ways I couldn't conceive (no, vista was definitely not the same). I'm, for the first time, contemplating a possible Linux candidate that will become norm... but time will tell, another 30 years perhaps.

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Posted 14 November 2013 - 10:49

the OS for excellence 

What do you mean by that?


Anyway, I think it's great that we have lots of OS choices nowadays for our computing devices, including Windows (RT/8), high-quality Linux distributions, OS X, iOS and Android. Although one would wish that the entry fee to get a Mac (and thus OS X) was a bit lower.... Obviously Windows will continue to run on a vast majority of Desktop machines for the foreseeable future, despite the fact that its Desktop market share is likely about to fall below 90%. I'm sure in 10 years it'll still be somewhere in that region. But in the overall scheme of things, I doubt that Windows will ever again be as ubiquitous as it used to be, which is a very, very good thing, as far as I'm concerned (and not because it's Microsoft or Windows - the same would be true for Apple or Google or any other company and their products if they had held such a monopoly - in fact, hopefully we won't arrive at a similar situation with Android).