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Windows 7: Windows XP turns 11, still not dead yet

31 Oct 2012   #41

Windows 7 Pro. 64/SP-1
 
 

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My first computer from 1985 (yes, it was a real computer....)...

A Casio PB100 with a MASSIVE (wait for it....) 512 BYTES...!!
Funny. Bet you remember the first calculator watch. It was at the jewelry store when it came out, and I remember it was under glass with all the other fancy expensive watches. The linked story said the stainless steel version cost $750, which is about $2,550 in today's dollars.
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Many many years ago I sold those types of watches.

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01 Nov 2012   #42

Windows 7 Professional x64 SP1
 
 

I still use Windows XP Mode for my 16 bit games and apps. XP will always have a home in my future PC purchases.
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04 Nov 2012   #43

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

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And to extrapolate - every Windows OS after Win98 benefited from Windows ME (1st NT based Windows).
The first NT family of Windows was Windows NT 3.1 while Windows ME was the last of the Windows 9x family.

My apologies if I came off as a smarty pants, I just wanted to correct your information for the benefit of future readers.
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No apologies necessary, but... NT and Windows were two different beasts.
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Windows NT 3.1 (Microsoft marketing wanted Windows NT to appear to be a continuation of Windows 3.1) arrived in Beta form to developers at the July 1992 Professional Developers Conference in San Francisco.[5] Microsoft announced at the conference its intentions to develop a successor to both Windows NT and Windows 3.1's replacement (Windows 95, codenamed Chicago), which would unify the two into one operating system. This successor was codenamed Cairo.

In hindsight, Cairo was a much more difficult project than Microsoft had anticipated and, as a result, NT and Chicago would not be unified until Windows XP—albeit Windows 2000, oriented to business, had already unified most of the system’s bolts and gears, it was XP that was sold to home consumers like Windows 95 and came to be viewed as the final unified OS.

Parts of Cairo have still not made it into Windows as of 2009 - specifically, the WinFS file system, which was the much touted Object File System of Cairo. Microsoft announced that they have discontinued the separate release of WinFS for Windows XP and Windows Vista[6] and will gradually incorporate the technologies developed for WinFS in other products and technologies, notably Microsoft SQL Server.
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The first NT family of Windows was Windows NT 3.1 while Windows ME was the last of the Windows 9x family.

My apologies if I came off as a smarty pants, I just wanted to correct your information for the benefit of future readers.
I think King Arthur's correct regarding ME being the last of the Windows line (9x), although I don't see it mentioned in that quote. Pretty sure it was XP where the NT and Windows lines converged for the typical consumer.
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04 Nov 2012   #44

windows 7 home 64-bit
 
 

They still use xp at work to run all the cnc machines.
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13 Nov 2012   #45

Windows 7 Professional 64-bit
 
 

This is the oldest and the best OS I've ever used, It never let me down.
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