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Posted Mon Apr 22, 2013 1:12 PM
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Posted Sat May 18, 2013 5:29 PM
Gimme a break. I crashed the shit out of OSX all the time. No OS "just works". They all crash, they all do stupid crap, and they could all be better.
Posted Sat May 18, 2013 5:37 PM
No, if you want to say an OS is fast, you compare it to other OSs running on the same hardware..
Perfmon or Task Manager with Resource Monitor on Windows 7 will only tell you how well the OS is running on the hardware.
But not if it's a fast OS...
Get a machine that runs XP nicely.
Put Windows 7 on that same machine...
Posted Sat May 18, 2013 6:09 PM
That's kind of the point..
DOS would fly on my laptop, but I'm not sure what it proves. DOS might therefore be a "faster" OS, but it'd also be rather rubbish.
Posted Sat May 18, 2013 7:08 PM
Posted Sat May 18, 2013 7:11 PM
That's kind of the point..
Posted Sat May 18, 2013 8:18 PM
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Edited by slinkeey, Sat May 18, 2013 11:01 PM.
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Posted Tue Oct 15, 2013 4:56 PM
Hey, here's a great OS rant from Neil Stephenson:
Well worth reading, and it's lots of fun too. When thinking about all that has happened in Operating Systems, I find that read lucid and highly entertaining. Enjoy!
Posted Sun Oct 20, 2013 6:44 PM
I'd have to say that my favorites are Mac OS 9.2 and Windows 98SE. They're good at letting you get work done without being too overblown or hard to understand. Runners up include BeOS/Haiku, AROS, and OS2/eComStation.
Everything else is either too simplistic (DOS), too overwrought and slow (Windows 7), or breaks compatibility at the drop of a hat (desktop Linux in general, Mac OS X)
Posted Sun Oct 20, 2013 7:51 PM
Posted Wed Oct 23, 2013 10:17 AM
My first operating system was System 7.5 on the Mac so I have some nostalgia for that, but my favorite is Mac OS 8.6. Even though I run Mac OS 9.2 on all of my legacy hardware, Mac OS 8.6 had that perfect balance between stability and lean RAM usage along with some of my favorite features:
Posted Wed Oct 23, 2013 10:56 AM
I'd place Windows 7 and Linux Mint Debian on the same level. They're both solid, look nice, and give me little problems. I don't think they quite got to the level of Windows 2000, though, which was my favorite.
Local computer stores that I knew dropped it and kept selling machines with 98 Second Editon. Microsoft was still fighting with itself instead of just going with their NT kernel (which they ended up doing anyway).
It wasn't as horrible as people ake it out to be - but it was a wrong turn, methinks.
It was as horrible as everyone said it was, and then some. I was too young at the time to really pay attention to what anyone was saying about it, but when I installed it, I was aghast. Not day #1, not day #2, but after blue screen after blue screen by day #3 I knew I missed Windows 98. I soon scrapped it when a co-worker gave me Windows 2000, after listening to my complaints, and I instantly knew that I made the right choice in dropping that PoS OS.
Now, I think Vista wasn't as bad as everyone made it out to be, and certainly not nearly as bad as WinME. It wasn't great, but it gave me far less trouble than ME ever did.
Edited by o.pwuaioc, Wed Oct 23, 2013 10:56 AM.
Posted Wed Oct 23, 2013 1:25 PM
Posted Tue Oct 29, 2013 7:09 PM
Well I always liked the hated Windows 95 since it was the first graphic OS I got to fool with and own. I think most of my computers are running Windows 3.0 / 3.1 that's not bad but would like to play with DOS more. I would like to get into more text OS but don't have the time to get into it other the some of the commands.
Posted Sat Nov 9, 2013 8:12 PM
Windows 2000 was indeed a solid OS. Windows NT was fun, but the interface was old. If you ever used the Exam Cram series to get your MCSE for Windows NT 4.0 or Windows 2000 then you might well have read one of my books
I do have to admit, I get nostalgic for Windows 2000 sometimes. We got them on the computers at school when I was a Junior (we were on NT before that). Spent many an hour on Pinball...err I mean on assignments LOL
2000 was the design that really made the 95 look finally become a bit dated. Although looking back, it still looks pretty rough now lol.
I never thought Vista was that bad, it just had some serious issues with support for legacy software from games to productivity. Businesses weren't going to buy new software packages for their systems (or contract out new development if their stuff was highly specialized) when they already had systems that worked. And Gamers just wanted to be able to play their games, period. I was on Vista from close to Day 1 until well into the Windows 7 era and I mostly enjoyed it. The desktop eye candy was great and the interface was nice and modern. I never thought XP's Luna theme looked very good and I ran in classic mode for most of my time with XP.
I've been using OS X for a little bit now as I just bought a Mac Mini and I may be in love all over again. I really appreciate the way Unix organizes a file system and I find that OS X satisfies me about as much as Debian-based Linux without having the headache of trying to get all my hardware running.
For me Windows is like, whatever. You can get it to run alright if you buy the right hardware (I was happy booting 7 from an SSD) but I tire of some of its crap like all the updating and the security nagging. I guess I'm glad it is the most popular one so malware authors are targeting it instead of the system I use but meh. I was really digging Chrome OS on my chromebook but ugh, until the software gets better I just can't rely on it as my daily driver.
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