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Re: Windows 8 RANT!!!!!!

kgroneman wrote:

> Windows 3.1 - Good


That's debatable.

> Win 98 - Good
> Win Me - Junk
> XP - Good


Where's Windows 2000???

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Re: Windows 8 RANT!!!!!!

craig wilson wrote:

> For Example - I still have Vista on regular laptop.


That doesn't mean Vista is good. 🙂 Vista in particular wasn't just a
"people have to get used to it" or "vendors have to update software"
situation. It truly is junk. I remember my wife bought a new Dell
laptop a few years ago that came with Vista preloaded. Not a super
fast laptop, but it was decent, Core2 Duo processor of some sort and
2GB of RAM. Vista was a dog. On the flip side, I installed one of the
Windows 7 betas on my old P4 that only had 1.5GB of RAM. I couldn't
believe how much faster it ran than my wife's old laptop. Ultimately
we blew her laptop away and installed XP--that took care of the problem.

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Re: Windows 8 RANT!!!!!!

On Thu, 28 Jun 2012 19:56:27 GMT, "kgroneman" <kgroneman@novell.com>
wrote:

> Windows 3.1 - Good
> Win 95 - Junk
> Win 98 - Good
> Win Me - Junk
> XP - Good
> Vista - Junk
> Win 7 - Good
> Win 8 - (are you seeing a trend?)


Y're forgetting a few:
Windows 1.01
Windows 2.03
Windows 2.10
Windows 2.11
Windows 3.0
Windows 3.1x
Windows For Workgroups 3.1
Windows NT 3.1
Windows For Workgroups 3.11
Windows 3.2
Windows NT 3.5
Windows NT 3.51
Windows 95
Windows NT 4.0
Windows 98
Windows 98 SE
Windows 2000
Windows Me
Windows XP
Windows XP x64 Edition
Windows Server 2003
Windows Fundamentals
Windows Vista
Windows Home Server
Windows Server 2008
Windows 7 & Windows Server 2008 R2
Windows Home Server 2011
Windows 8



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Re: Windows 8 RANT!!!!!!

Reinstalling Fresh Vista may have done it too 😆

Windows 7 loads less services by default, but it's a matter of choosing
what you want running.

Yes, XP takes less resources than Vista and Windows 7 though.

And if you load Windows 3.1 on the Laptop, watch it REALLY fly.
Type "Win" and its likely loaded in about 1-2 seconds.

On 6/29/2012 2:28 PM, Joseph Marton wrote:
> craig wilson wrote:
>
>> For Example - I still have Vista on regular laptop.

>
> That doesn't mean Vista is good. 🙂 Vista in particular wasn't just a
> "people have to get used to it" or "vendors have to update software"
> situation. It truly is junk. I remember my wife bought a new Dell
> laptop a few years ago that came with Vista preloaded. Not a super
> fast laptop, but it was decent, Core2 Duo processor of some sort and
> 2GB of RAM. Vista was a dog. On the flip side, I installed one of the
> Windows 7 betas on my old P4 that only had 1.5GB of RAM. I couldn't
> believe how much faster it ran than my wife's old laptop. Ultimately
> we blew her laptop away and installed XP--that took care of the problem.
>



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Re: Windows 8 RANT!!!!!!

Hey Joseph Marton,

>fast laptop, but it was decent, Core2 Duo processor of some sort and
>2GB of RAM. Vista was a dog


Oh yea, I remember what one of my issues with Vista was....brand new
laptop, it would often just hang.

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Re: Windows 8 RANT!!!!!!

On 6/29/2012 3:14 PM, kgroneman wrote:
> Oh yea, I remember what one of my issues with Vista was....brand new
> laptop, it would often just hang.


I bought a new desktop when Windows ME came out... I pressed the On
button... Compaq screen came on......

and then..........BSOD.

Reinstalled ME

and then.........

Booted

and then...........

BSOD.....

Went to Staples bought Windows 2000 Pro...........

and then..............

Machine worked like a Champ....

I still have that box in the attic.

Vista made me had dramatic flashbacks of said event.

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Re: Windows 8 RANT!!!!!!

craig wilson wrote:

> Reinstalling Fresh Vista may have done it too 😆
>
> Windows 7 loads less services by default, but it's a matter of
> choosing what you want running.


Yes but I'm not even talking about just fresh Win7 vs loaded Vista. I
mean a Win7 install with plenty of apps was still significantly faster
than Vista, even though Win7 was running on older hardware with less
memory.

Vista is just a resource hog. Period.

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Re: Windows 8 RANT!!!!!!

Alex Warmerdam wrote:

> Y're forgetting a few:
> Windows 95
> Windows 98
> Windows 98 SE


Well in that case... wasn't there

Windows 95
Windows 95 OSR B
Windows 95 OSR 2
Windows 95 OSR 2.5

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Re: Windows 8 RANT!!!!!!

On 29.06.2012 16:30, unsigned wrote:
> We use Netmotion Mobility (great software BTW), their latest release has
> Win7, x86 and x64 and XP clients, but no Vista support.


Not a big surprise, considering that Microsoft itself drops Vista
support before XP.

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Re: Windows 8 RANT!!!!!!

On 7/3/2012 11:20 AM, Massimo Rosen wrote:
> Not a big surprise, considering that Microsoft itself drops Vista
> support before XP.
>
> CU,



Not exactly.

Windows XP
Latest service pack: Service Pack 3
End of mainstream support: April 14, 2009
End of extended support: April 8, 2014

Windows Vista
Latest service pack: Service Pack 2
End of mainstream support: April 10, 2012
End of extended support: April 11, 2017

Windows 7
Latest service pack: Service Pack 1
End of mainstream support: January 12, 2015
End of extended support: January 14, 2020

http://windows.microsoft.com/en-us/windows/products/lifecycle
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Re: Windows 8 RANT!!!!!!

Also consider:

The various SP's to products

NT 4.0 needed SP's to go from junk to good
XP -- same thing




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Re: Windows 8 RANT!!!!!!

Well, just to say 'a' Windows version is junk is not entirely true save for Windows ME. All of the releases had it's charms. Allthough Windows Vista is a resource hog and some components are a mayor source of irritation, it did bring a lot of new technology to your desktop. The problem with Vista is that it was released before it was done. That was the problem with Windows XP as well imho. SP2 finally made it good.
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