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Windows 7: When will classic computing ever make a comeback?

15 Jun 2015   #1
Windidugo

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When will classic computing ever make a comeback?

Do you think classic computing can ever make a comeback? Like the classic user interfaces and physical style of PCs from the 1990s? Will that ever happen again?
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15 Jun 2015   #2
ranett

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Maybe in another 10 years somebody will come with a product with a "retro theme" to it, but other than that...
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17 Jun 2015   #3
Diosoth

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If vinyl can come back...

Seriously though, all that really needs to be done is to make modern OSes run older software better. Having classic Window interface options would be nice too.

I don't miss a CRT monitor, the things were physically huge compared to LCD. Image burn-in is much less of an issue as well- I know LCD can suffer mildly form this(mine currently is) but I've seen old CRTs that have the image burned into the screen so bad you can see it when the thing was off.

I suppose keeping older style connector ports wouldn't be bad but SATA > IDE in performance. IDE is really only still being made for legacy hardware users who need them for their old W95 and earlier machines, and if modern Windows could support that software better those old PCs wouldn't really be needed.
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23 Jun 2015   #4
Windidugo

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Yeah, as classic-looking as the CRT monitor was, it was too heavy for me. But nowadays I'm getting performance overload, or maybe I'm feeling a bit nostalgic for the 90s. :P
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