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Which version of Windows? Apr. 25th, 2013 @ 08:49 AM Reply

1.x through 3.x were nothing more than a prettier DOSSHELL.

95 holds a special place, if only because it's the first version I extensively used.

98 holds a similar place, because it was released the year I was born.

I still have strong feelings for XP. It's the one I've used for by far the longest. It's amazing that what once was considered outrageous requirements is now very modest.

But I like 7 a lot. It's faster than XP on my current hardware, but it doesn't play very nice with my old games. Because of this I switched back to XP.

I hate 8. Nothing more to it.


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Response to Which version of Windows? Apr. 25th, 2013 @ 08:51 AM Reply

if you were born in the year 98 was released, why the hell did you extensively use 95

i'm eight years older than you and only used 95 prior to third grade (mostly to play doom ii)


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Response to Which version of Windows? Apr. 25th, 2013 @ 09:08 AM Reply

People that still use Windows are stupid.

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Response to Which version of Windows? Apr. 25th, 2013 @ 09:21 AM Reply

At 4/25/13 08:51 AM, Sekhem wrote: if you were born in the year 98 was released, why the hell did you extensively use 95

That's a fairly good point.


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Response to Which version of Windows? Apr. 25th, 2013 @ 09:23 AM Reply

At 4/25/13 09:21 AM, triplenoob wrote:
At 4/25/13 08:51 AM, Sekhem wrote: if you were born in the year 98 was released, why the hell did you extensively use 95
That's a fairly good point.

Probably because his family was poor :p. Bastard question.


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Response to Which version of Windows? Apr. 25th, 2013 @ 09:39 AM Reply

7 is cool

vista was also cool

95 was best tho


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Response to Which version of Windows? Apr. 25th, 2013 @ 09:51 AM Reply

I'm using Vista, I can't figure out why it gets so much hate. Win8 on the other hand is utter garbage, the updates implemented in 8 could have easily been released in a service pack for 7.

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Response to Which version of Windows? Apr. 25th, 2013 @ 10:22 AM Reply

At 4/25/13 09:21 AM, triplenoob wrote:
At 4/25/13 08:51 AM, Sekhem wrote: if you were born in the year 98 was released, why the hell did you extensively use 95
That's a fairly good point.

I had to use 95 for awhile before we were able to get 98 ._.

we couldn't afford to get a computer with Windows 98 on it when it came out.....

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Response to Which version of Windows? Apr. 25th, 2013 @ 10:25 AM Reply

At 4/25/13 09:08 AM, SirJeffofShorter wrote: People that still use Windows are stupid.

do you use a mac


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Response to Which version of Windows? Apr. 25th, 2013 @ 10:52 AM Reply

At 4/25/13 09:08 AM, SirJeffofShorter wrote: People that still use Windows are stupid.

Then call the majority of humanity stupid.

As of which version of Windows? Win7 seems pretty decent and I can play/run everything on it.


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Response to Which version of Windows? Apr. 25th, 2013 @ 11:17 AM Reply

I use Windows 7 myself and I think it works fine. I used to have XP which was good as well. I also worked with Vista for a bit, but I thought it was a terrible OS. As for older Windows OS' I cannot remember much about them. I know I used to play games on a computer with MS-DOS and Windows 95, but I was too young to know anything about computers and their performance.


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Response to Which version of Windows? Apr. 25th, 2013 @ 11:19 AM Reply

I use Vista at the moment, it's not as bad as everyone says if you get a few tweaks done but XP will always be my favorite, most loved Windows OS

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Response to Which version of Windows? Apr. 25th, 2013 @ 11:19 AM Reply

At 4/25/13 10:22 AM, Viper50 wrote:
we couldn't afford to get a computer with Windows 98 on it when it came out.....

well, that's understandable, but he was just born at the time win98 was released

that means it was at least 02-03 before he effectively even used PCs


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Response to Which version of Windows? Apr. 25th, 2013 @ 11:24 AM Reply

My first PC had Windows 3.0. We enjoyed playing Klik N' Play. We would also make 'folder mazes' and make little paint files and text files, which we would store on 3.5 inch floppy discs. Wish I could remember some of the other games.

Commander Keen and shit I still played when I was an adult on Windows XP so that doesn't count

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Response to Which version of Windows? Apr. 25th, 2013 @ 11:24 AM Reply

At 4/25/13 10:52 AM, Pkmn2 wrote:
At 4/25/13 09:08 AM, SirJeffofShorter wrote: People that still use Windows are stupid.
Then call the majority of humanity stupid.

As of which version of Windows? Win7 seems pretty decent and I can play/run everything on it.

The majority of humanity is stupid. How is that even debatable? Oh right, stupid people will never admit that they are stupid, because that might actually lead to self reflection and a hint of intelligence.

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Response to Which version of Windows? Apr. 25th, 2013 @ 11:26 AM Reply

At 4/25/13 11:24 AM, SirJeffofShorter wrote: The majority of humanity is stupid. How is that even debatable? Oh right, stupid people will never admit that they are stupid, because that might actually lead to self reflection and a hint of intelligence.

Are you stupid?

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Response to Which version of Windows? Apr. 25th, 2013 @ 11:26 AM Reply

At 4/25/13 11:26 AM, Earfetish wrote:
At 4/25/13 11:24 AM, SirJeffofShorter wrote: The majority of humanity is stupid. How is that even debatable? Oh right, stupid people will never admit that they are stupid, because that might actually lead to self reflection and a hint of intelligence.
Are you stupid?

No, but you are.

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Response to Which version of Windows? Apr. 25th, 2013 @ 11:30 AM Reply

At 4/25/13 11:26 AM, SirJeffofShorter wrote:
At 4/25/13 11:26 AM, Earfetish wrote:
At 4/25/13 11:24 AM, SirJeffofShorter wrote: The majority of humanity is stupid. How is that even debatable? Oh right, stupid people will never admit that they are stupid, because that might actually lead to self reflection and a hint of intelligence.
Are you stupid?
No, but you are.

You say stupid people will never admit they are stupid.
And then you deny that you are stupid.

ooooookay.

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Response to Which version of Windows? Apr. 25th, 2013 @ 11:33 AM Reply

At 4/25/13 11:30 AM, Viper50 wrote:
At 4/25/13 11:26 AM, SirJeffofShorter wrote:
At 4/25/13 11:26 AM, Earfetish wrote:
At 4/25/13 11:24 AM, SirJeffofShorter wrote: The majority of humanity is stupid. How is that even debatable? Oh right, stupid people will never admit that they are stupid, because that might actually lead to self reflection and a hint of intelligence.
Are you stupid?
No, but you are.
You say stupid people will never admit they are stupid.
And then you deny that you are stupid.
ooooookay.

It does not follow that all people are stupid and thus need to admit they are stupid. A smart person denying that they are smart is just as delusional as a stupid person thinking they are smart.

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Response to Which version of Windows? Apr. 25th, 2013 @ 11:38 AM Reply

At 4/25/13 11:33 AM, SirJeffofShorter wrote: It does not follow that all people are stupid and thus need to admit they are stupid. A smart person denying that they are smart is just as delusional as a stupid person thinking they are smart.

Dude almost everyone is stupid in some way, shape, or form.
At least some people can admit it....


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Response to Which version of Windows? Apr. 25th, 2013 @ 11:40 AM Reply

At 4/25/13 11:26 AM, SirJeffofShorter wrote:
Are you stupid?
No, but you are.

Ok yeah. A smart person would say "I'm good at some things and stupid at other things." Only true fools do not admit they are stupid.

"The problem with the world is, the stupid are cocksure and the intelligent are full of doubt." - Bertrand Russel.

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Response to Which version of Windows? Apr. 25th, 2013 @ 11:42 AM Reply

At 4/25/13 11:38 AM, Viper50 wrote:
At 4/25/13 11:33 AM, SirJeffofShorter wrote: It does not follow that all people are stupid and thus need to admit they are stupid. A smart person denying that they are smart is just as delusional as a stupid person thinking they are smart.
Dude almost everyone is stupid in some way, shape, or form.
At least some people can admit it....

Bingo. Well done Viper50, as far as I am concerned you have more sense than the average person for having the smarts to recognise this.

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Response to Which version of Windows? Apr. 25th, 2013 @ 11:48 AM Reply

At 4/25/13 10:22 AM, Viper50 wrote: I had to use 95 for awhile before we were able to get 98 ._.
we couldn't afford to get a computer with Windows 98 on it when it came out.....

You and me both, man. But that guy was born in 98. Considering this fact, he had to be about 6 when he used a computer for the first time, maybe 5. So let's say the first time he used Windows 95 was in 2003-04, and he said he used it extensively. So depending on the meaning of extensively, I'd say 3-4 years. So he says he used Windows 95 until 2007 or 2008? Doesn't make sense to me. There's being poor, and then there's being extra freaking poor. People that poor shouldn't even be able to afford a computer anyway.


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Response to Which version of Windows? Apr. 25th, 2013 @ 11:48 AM Reply

At 4/25/13 11:38 AM, Viper50 wrote:
At 4/25/13 11:33 AM, SirJeffofShorter wrote: It does not follow that all people are stupid and thus need to admit they are stupid. A smart person denying that they are smart is just as delusional as a stupid person thinking they are smart.
Dude almost everyone is stupid in some way, shape, or form.
At least some people can admit it....

It of course depends on how you define stupid. Of course we have a different definition, thus the confusion. Even brilliant people do some stupid things, but if a substantial amount of the decisions you make lead to ignorant results then you are stupid. Anything above 30%. I could spend all day telling you what I mean specifically, and we could argue for a week, or I could use the overly general dictionary definition, which is pretty much worthless.

Anyway, most people view stupidity in terms of frequency. We may vary on where we draw the line, but that is the commonly held view. The best we can do in terms of that specific idea in the English language. To say that I must have done at least a few stupid things in my life (which is true) and then say that one bad decision makes me stupid is about as pointless as saying that one good decision makes me smart.

If you want to nitpick that is up to you, of course. It seems like a popular pastime around here, for people that want to pump of their egos, but about as useful as being a grammar nazi on a forum.

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Response to Which version of Windows? Apr. 25th, 2013 @ 11:51 AM Reply

At 4/25/13 11:38 AM, Viper50 wrote: Dude almost everyone is stupid in some way, shape, or form.
At least some people can admit it....

How can people be stupid in shape?
I'm taking this very literally, but it made me laugh.
I agree with what you mean, though.


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Response to Which version of Windows? May. 1st, 2013 @ 09:57 AM Reply

At 4/25/13 11:19 AM, Sekhem wrote:
At 4/25/13 10:22 AM, Viper50 wrote:
we couldn't afford to get a computer with Windows 98 on it when it came out.....
well, that's understandable, but he was just born at the time win98 was released

that means it was at least 02-03 before he effectively even used PCs

My first computer was a hand-me-down from my dad in like '01.

NEC
Pentium MMX 200 MHz
8MB RAM

Thats all I remember. I was lucky to even be running Windows 95 on such a low amount of RAM. Maybe it started out with more but it was cannibalized for other computers? I dunno, I was 3, I didn't even care.


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At 5/1/13 09:57 AM, MR-DOS wrote:
At 4/25/13 11:19 AM, Sekhem wrote:
At 4/25/13 10:22 AM, Viper50 wrote:
we couldn't afford to get a computer with Windows 98 on it when it came out.....
well, that's understandable, but he was just born at the time win98 was released

that means it was at least 02-03 before he effectively even used PCs
My first computer was a hand-me-down from my dad in like '01.

NEC
Pentium MMX 200 MHz
8MB RAM

Thats all I remember. I was lucky to even be running Windows 95 on such a low amount of RAM. Maybe it started out with more but it was cannibalized for other computers? I dunno, I was 3, I didn't even care.

Addendum: I only used it for maybe a few months then the GFX card died. I had a second handmedown in 02 and 03 which also ran 95, i think. It eventually met the same fate as the other one.

Sony VAIO Desktop
Pentium MMX 166 MHz
16 MB RAM

Maybe it also had more RAM that was cannibalized?


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Response to Which version of Windows? May. 1st, 2013 @ 10:02 AM Reply

Addendum 2: I then jumped to:

Dell Optiplex 1 Tower
Pentium II 450 MHz
128 MB RAM
Windows XP
In 04-05.

Then I jumped to a brand new Pentium 4.


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Response to Which version of Windows? May. 1st, 2013 @ 10:04 AM Reply

At 4/25/13 11:48 AM, SirJeffofShorter wrote:
If you want to nitpick that is up to you, of course. It seems like a popular pastime around here, for people that want to pump of their egos, but about as useful as being a grammar nazi on a forum.

this person is more intelligent than everyone else in this thread


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At 5/1/13 10:04 AM, Thoth0 wrote:
At 4/25/13 11:48 AM, SirJeffofShorter wrote:
If you want to nitpick that is up to you, of course. It seems like a popular pastime around here, for people that want to pump of their egos, but about as useful as being a grammar nazi on a forum.
this person is more intelligent than everyone else in this thread

Its not that i want to nitpick, its that i want to know others opinions


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