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#176 zzip OFFLINE  

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Posted Thu Dec 7, 2017 11:53 AM

I used NT for work and appreciated the stability, but wouldn't use it at home until it supported some games. That's where Windows 2000, Me, and XP were great. 

We are all coming at this from different directions, with wildly varying expectations for usefulness, cost, and fun out of an operating system, all informed by our individual experiences. Opinions are great!


NT was great for what it did. It just wasn't suited for everything MS claimed it was.

#177 VectorGamer OFFLINE  

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Posted Thu Dec 7, 2017 1:28 PM

NT was great for what it did. It just wasn't suited for everything MS claimed it was.

 

On NT if you had say service pack 6a installed and made a config change NT would install the files originally released with NT. You then had to reapply the service pack after any config changes. This changed with Windows 2000.



#178 OLD CS1 OFFLINE  

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Posted Thu Dec 7, 2017 1:41 PM

 

On NT if you had say service pack 6a installed and made a config change NT would install the files originally released with NT. You then had to reapply the service pack after any config changes. This changed with Windows 2000.

 

THIS was a major PITA.  I kept a CD with SP6a on it on-hand at all times.



#179 VectorGamer OFFLINE  

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Posted Thu Dec 7, 2017 2:11 PM

 

THIS was a major PITA.  I kept a CD with SP6a on it on-hand at all times.

 

There was a guy I worked with who thought he knew it all. He made a config change to one of the domain controllers. I said "aren't you going to reapply the service pack?" I explained to him why but "he knew better." After a day of services not being accessible (it's been a long time - I don't recall specifically) he finally reapplied the service pack and everything returned to normal.



#180 TheTIGuy OFFLINE  

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Posted Thu Dec 7, 2017 11:29 PM

No. I am truly sorry that you are so sheltered from the world that you feel that words should be censored, even when they convey honest emotional context..

 

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No, you just didn't get the joke.



#181 OLD CS1 OFFLINE  

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Posted Fri Dec 8, 2017 12:31 AM

No, you just didn't get the joke.

 

Meh, your open was cold.  I must have missed it, as well. No biggie as far as I am concerned.



#182 fujidude OFFLINE  

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Posted Fri Dec 8, 2017 11:37 AM

 

Meh, your open was cold.  I must have missed it, as well. No biggie as far as I am concerned.

 

I didn't see it either.  We must all be humor challenged or something.  That or, it was a "retroactive" joke; if you know what I mean.



#183 homerhomer OFFLINE  

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Posted Sat Dec 9, 2017 2:18 AM

Let's see some of my favorites were

Shout out to DOS. I forgot the last version I used.

Does beOS qualify? Not a favorite but super cool.

Window 2000 was great. It was before they went all Fisher Price with XP.

Slackware around 2003 was really fun to tinker with.

Ubuntu 4.04 was good back then they would listen to the community.

Sorry can't pick one they're good.





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