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#16 evo0o

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Posted 22 October 2006 - 03:32

I used WinME for 2 years. I wanted to stab myself daily.


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Posted 22 October 2006 - 03:47

Looking at that list, it's funny that Apple and Microsoft ever became successful. (the gems outweigh the disasters obviously)

#18 Nashy

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Posted 22 October 2006 - 04:01

i cant believe i dropped cash on winme...


I don't believe I burnt a copy. Disc's wern't as cheap as they are now back then.

#19 pixelpixel

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Posted 22 October 2006 - 08:15

No even a word for the zip drive - parallel port ! that click :no:

#20 Nashy

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Posted 22 October 2006 - 08:33

Zip drives were huge, very popular, and are still in use today..... why would they be there?

#21 pixelpixel

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Posted 22 October 2006 - 08:50

Zip drives were huge, very popular, and are still in use today..... why would they be there?


Compare the parallel port version only to a usb pen drive! Now which one fits in your pocket!

I agree the usb versions are perfect it.

#22 Nashy

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Posted 22 October 2006 - 08:56

Compare the parallel port version only to a usb pen drive! Now which one fits in your pocket!

I agree the usb versions are perfect it.


Ok. The list is things that never went anywhere. If you go by you theory of comparing old technology with new technology, then we could add a billion more things to the list...

#23 ozgeek

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Posted 22 October 2006 - 09:18

They had a perfectly good OS to sell the public (Win2k). ME wasn't even needed.


That was for business customers. Like Windows NT is.

Derizilla is right. I had ME before XP back in 2001 and never had any problems with it. It ran as good as 98. It's you users that make it fail. Infact I still have the disc (needed it for the upgrade of XP Pro).

#24 osirisX

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Posted 22 October 2006 - 09:27

Wow... Apple and more specifically Steve Jobs bombed out heaps and always because of overpricing. Some things just never change.

#25 Nashy

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Posted 22 October 2006 - 11:01

Wow... Apple and more specifically Steve Jobs bombed out heaps and always because of overpricing. Some things just never change.


Zing! :rofl:

#26 pixelpixel

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Posted 22 October 2006 - 11:08

Ok. The list is things that never went anywhere. If you go by you theory of comparing old technology with new technology, then we could add a billion more things to the list...



ME came from 98! So yes ME did go some where! ;)

#27 Ferret

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Posted 22 October 2006 - 11:43

Windows ME, now that was a force 10 disaster zone !

#28 Pilsbury

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Posted 22 October 2006 - 12:37

It's worth noting that Apple 'failures' like the Newton and Lisa were actually quite ahead of their time.
The Lisa cost $10000 at the time because it had 1MB of RAM and two floppy drives when most machines of it's era had less than 128KB and possibly no storage devices - at a time when memory cost a lot of money. The much lower cost Apple Macintosh had a single drive and 128KB.

#29 gazebee_

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Posted 22 October 2006 - 12:43

Even tho back then a lot of drivers just didnt exist for Windows 2000...

For me Windows ME worked better than Windows 98 i guess it just depends on your hardware.
But once i upgraded from ME to XP after a week i wonderd how i ever used ME... XP just didnt not crash ;)


agreed. I cant believe how i got through using ME day to day back then...

#30 Kreuger

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Posted 22 October 2006 - 12:56

I never ran ME but I had just as many problems with XP as I had heard about ME.