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Windows is 22 Years Old This Week

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#1
On November 20, 1985, Microsoft unveiled Windows 1.0, and it began seeing mass-adoption by users this week. While Microsoft seems content with just letting the anniversary of the landmark operating system pass away, Windows lasting this long says plenty about it's quality and power. While some people love it, and others hate it, for various reasons, Windows has been growing ever since that week in 1985. The words Bill Gates said as he pushed Windows 1.0 out of factories are quite fitting for the anniversary:
Windows provides unprecedented power to users today and a foundation for hardware and software advancements of the next few years. It is unique software designed for the serious PC user, who places high value on the productivity that a personal computer can bring.
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#2
well you have to admit - they have released some pretty good products, and this was the one that kicked it all off.
 

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my way of celebrating this: im on ubuntu gust gibbon tribe 2 WOOT!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! thank god windows had to screw me over today and force me to use linux, and THANK GOD ubuntu comes with open office :D :cool: :toast:
 
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22 this year, eh? Figures -- since Windows is American, apparently it got drunk off its ass last year when it turned 21 and created Vista as a result.

Bloody perfect.
 
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22 this year, eh? Figures -- since Windows is American, apparently it got drunk off its ass last year when it turned 21 and created Vista as a result.

Bloody perfect.
LOL Good one!
 

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@ mdm-adph: Actully, they started working on Vista as soon as they released Windows XP.
 

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@ mdm-adph: Actully, they started working on Vista as soon as they released Windows XP.
You could say that Windows started drinking at 15, but couldn't legally in public until just last year ;), like any other fucking teenager/20 year old here.
 

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#10
Can I punch Bill Gates 23 times? Like...without going to jail and stuff.
 

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22 this year, eh? Figures -- since Windows is American, apparently it got drunk off its ass last year when it turned 21 and created Vista as a result.

Bloody perfect.
Sour grapes because Vista 64 home premium won't run on your Pentium III?
 
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Wooot. Happy B-day.
 

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22 this year, eh? Figures -- since Windows is American, apparently it got drunk off its ass last year when it turned 21 and created Vista as a result.

Bloody perfect.
Probably true to boot.
 

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Nice. Hard to believe that a Harvard dropout came up with something that redefined the personal computer. Alot of people don't like Microsoft, but without them, the computer might not have ever become what it did.

Happy B day windows.
 

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anyone seen (or read) "fire in the valley"
 
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Sour grapes because Vista 64 home premium won't run on your Pentium III?
Excuse me? What would be the point of running an operating system that cost more than my computer? :laugh:
 

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Excuse me? What would be the point of running an operating system that cost more than my computer? :laugh:
Better support?

You can't always depend on the community of Ubuntu to have the answers to your problems because thats what can cause massive viruses. Yeah yeah they are few and rare on Ubuntu but hey they are still there.
 

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Better support?

You can't always depend on the community of Ubuntu to have the answers to your problems because thats what can cause massive viruses. Yeah yeah they are few and rare on Ubuntu but hey they are still there.
...who said anything about Ubuntu?

Furthermore, that argument about a particular OS causing massive viruses... please -- think about that statement for a second.

A clue: we're talking Windows here.
 

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Well it appears that you implied Ubuntu when you stated this:


What would be the point of running an operating system that cost more than my computer? :laugh:
That would also automatically eliminate Apple no matter what way you look at it. Leaving Ubuntu or Linux if you prefer it to be called that instead.

And about your other response Any OS could have massive viruses but Windows has just been exploited by more people and it wouldn't matter if everyone were to migrate to Linux (Ubuntu) then there would just be massive viruses on it as well
 

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He has a slow computer. Yeah. Grow up.
 

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He has a slow computer. Yeah. Grow up.
Oh, not slow -- vintage. Like a bottle of vintage port or a '56 Mercedes-Benz Gullwing. ;)

And about your other response Any OS could have massive viruses but Windows has just been exploited by more people and it wouldn't matter if everyone were to migrate to Linux (Ubuntu) then there would just be massive viruses on it as well
Oh, for god's sake... I am so tired of hearing this ancient line of nonsense.

Windows does not have more viruses because it's exploited more -- it has more viruses because the fundamental nature of the OS (running everything by default at Administrator level) allows more viruses to exist. (It's what they tried to fix with Vista, remember?)

If everyone were to migrate to Linux (for example, but any other OS other than Windows seems to get it right), yes, viruses would still exist, but not anywhere near as many as do today.

Though, one could argue that maybe Windows' development may have taken a different route had they not had to dumb everything down (hence, everything running as Administrator) for John Q. Public, however at this point the argument becomes very esoteric. In other words, who really gives a rat's ass.
 

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If more ppl use Linux, and it became industry standard like Windows is, then there would be more viruses with Linux.

I say happy b-day to Windows, and without Windows, I would NOT be a computer geek, because I despise Linux, and OSX. :toast:
 

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Oh, not slow -- vintage. Like a bottle of vintage port or a '56 Mercedes-Benz Gullwing. ;)



Oh, for god's sake... I am so tired of hearing this ancient line of nonsense.

Windows does not have more viruses because it's exploited more -- it has more viruses because the fundamental nature of the OS (running everything by default at Administrator level) allows more viruses to exist. (It's what they tried to fix with Vista, remember?)

If everyone were to migrate to Linux (for example, but any other OS other than Windows seems to get it right), yes, viruses would still exist, but not anywhere near as many as do today.

Though, one could argue that maybe Windows' development may have taken a different route had they not had to dumb everything down (hence, everything running as Administrator) for John Q. Public, however at this point the argument becomes very esoteric. In other words, who really gives a rat's ass.


So your saying that because Microsoft dumbed down Windows in order to attract more people and i.e. more revenue was a bad move? That seems nonsensical to me my freind, since you don't have to run as an administrator in Windows either. Its a little something called guest along with other accounts besides the administrator. If you were to minimize the amount of time you spend on the administrator setting the less likely you are to get a virus. And hey noone is telling YOU to run as an administrator in Windows are they?


Im happy with Vista thats all I really care about.

You can have your opinion I can have mine. Shall we shake virtual hands to that?:toast:

And besides this is a time of celebration not a time of nitpicking