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Windows 7: 18 years of Windows evolution...

09 Feb 2010   #11


My girlfriend installed 7 and went back to the old mouse cursors from Win 3.1 and dinosoaurs... Oh dear...
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09 Feb 2010   #12

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Nostalgic moments with Windows, Part 2

Windows NT 4 running on VirtualBox. It's a shame pre-XP OS's run so incredible badly on Virtual PC. VirtualBox has no problems with these older Windows versions.

Screenshots before any updates. Notice the Internet Explorer version!


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09 Feb 2010   #13

Windows 7 Ultimate 32 bit

Way cool, Kari!
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10 Feb 2010   #14

Win 7 Pro x64, VM Win XP, Win7 Pro Sandbox, Kubuntu 11

Keri, Thanks for the trip down memory lane.
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13 Feb 2010   #15

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Nostalgic moments with Windows, Part 3

Windows 2.0 (386), running in VirtualBox:

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This evolution of Windows, IT and computing is fascinating. I was cleaning my drawers a couple of days ago and found this:

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In the beginning of this millennium Finland was the first country to standardize so called citizens computer skill testing, a system today used in all European Union countries, though still quite unknown to citizens.

There was two levels, a normal so called citizens test, A-level, and AB-level for professionals. Spring 2003 I was on a holiday trip in my native Finland, and a stupid bet in a pub led to some phone calls to a couple of ministries, to get a permission to make the test even I did not live in Finland anymore.

So I did the test. When I now look this document, given only 7 years ago, it shows the speed of Windows evolution. In the test I used then state of the art OS and software, the absolute latest in evolution. Seven years to today and Seven.


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13 Feb 2010   #16

Windows 10 Tech Preview 9926 x64

Hey Kari, no Windows ME?

How about Microsoft BOB? lol
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13 Feb 2010   #17

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I'm searching both ME, CE and BOB. I have ME but disk is so scratched it don't work anymore, found one also in eBay but after transferring the money it never came.

BOB and CE are hard to find...

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07 Nov 2010   #18

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 SP1

15 years ago when I was 7 years old, I would have thought Bob was very neat and nice to use. Especially considering the era and my lack of knowledge of computers at the time, that would have blown my mind. Now, it's more like a nostalgia trip. As far as Windows ME, I have a copy of it. Any time I try to install all its updates though, right after I do it, it refuses to open IE and it goes all crazy on me. Just a testament to what a great OS that really was. (And by great, I mean greatly flawed)
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07 Nov 2010   #19
Carl Lawrence

Dual-boot: Windows 7 HP 32-bit SP1 & Windows XP Pro 32-bit SP2.

I started with Windows 95 at school. I have Windows 7 now and I am keeping up-to-date with it.
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