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Windows 7: A Windows 8 rebuild plan for Microsoft

25 Apr 2013   #11

W7 X-64 W8.1 X-64 Opensuse 13.1 W2003 Server
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Night Hawk View Post
The sad part here is no longer being able to keep IE as the default browser while IE10 is at least one step forward while 8 took a major backwards! Yet I never cared for FireFox much either while the 64bit flavor has been doing quite well despite a few update notices. Never have any problem opening any good links to ZDNet or elsewhere with either browser.

Besides this was the better of the two articles on PCs they offered wednesday. The other was comparison of several brands and which was found to be the more reliable compared to which was seeing the most frequent crashes? Want the most reliable Windows PC? Buy a Mac (or maybe a Dell) | ZDNet

See all that 3.x stuff certainly brings back memories! Too bad the first of six 3 1/2" floppies can;t read from anymore when trying to a VM going for a look at that oldie! When seeing the comparisons to how things looked to what 8 brought with it you have to watch out you don't crack any ribs from laughing too hard!
Hi there
If you want the floppy images I can put them on to my Drop box account as floppy image files which can be read by a Virtual Machine.

Doing a spring House clean the other day I actually found a USB floppy drive adaptor -- not sure if I have the old Windows 3.11 floppies any more though.

Cheers
jimbo

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25 Apr 2013   #12

W7 X-64 W8.1 X-64 Opensuse 13.1 W2003 Server
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Solarstarshines View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by jimbo45 View Post
Hi there
Looks like Windows 3.1 / Windows 3.11 !! Still runs fine in a VM as well even in 2014.
The Icons though are definitely more sensible than the stupid tiles.

However the whole Metro interface itself looks a bit Old in any case

Remember a decade or so back the Kiddy Menu from AOL.

Screenshots of both systems enc.

Cheers
jimbo
I have had aol since 2.1 was that the Prodigy version I really don't remember that screen call me forgetful
Also I think Us and Europe had different versions because I remember 3.0 had AOL logo the Earth and a Key symbol for getting connected
Remember this was the "Kiddies only" section part of the menu.

Cheers
jimbo
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25 Apr 2013   #13

Windows 7 Professional 64-bit SP1
 
 

Yeah. Definitely a touch of Windows 3.1 but still better than Metro, which probably works fine on smartphones and tablets but has no place on a PC. (I'm showing my age).
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25 Apr 2013   #14

Windows 7 Ultimate Retail Box (64-bit installed) + Service Pack 1
 
 

Have you run Windows 3.1 on a PC made in the past 12 years? It's amazingly fast on a Pentium-90....
Say no to bloat.... pretty please.

Ooops too late Bloat 8 is here.
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26 Apr 2013   #15

Windows 7 Pro 32/64 bit and Windows 8 Pro 32 Bit/64bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by prospero View Post
Yeah. Definitely a touch of Windows 3.1 but still better than Metro, which probably works fine on smartphones and tablets but has no place on a PC. (I'm showing my age).
lol no you are not, I feel the same way, I do not like it on a PC even though I have it. Without touch which now ups the price of a laptop, desktop, scrolling from right to left or visa versa with the mouse zooms the screen so fast your eyes go nuts, it is hard to adjust it and I have thought it was just my machines but I went into BestBuy and on their machines, laptops and desktops that they have on display, the same thing happens.
Windows 8, in my opinion should only be on a touch screen, ie TABLET or PHONE, I do not like it on a PC-Period! I even played with the touchscreen laptops and desktops and I did not like the way they behaved
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26 Apr 2013   #16

 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Solarstarshines View Post
So is this Windows 8 /3.1 revised ?

Couldn't they just make it look like 7 but with better features this whole thing is a mess


It's a joke tommy.
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27 Apr 2013   #17

Windows 7 Ultimate x64, XP Mode, W8.1 Preview VM - 7 Pro x64 second remote tower
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by jimbo45 View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Night Hawk View Post
The sad part here is no longer being able to keep IE as the default browser while IE10 is at least one step forward while 8 took a major backwards! Yet I never cared for FireFox much either while the 64bit flavor has been doing quite well despite a few update notices. Never have any problem opening any good links to ZDNet or elsewhere with either browser.

Besides this was the better of the two articles on PCs they offered wednesday. The other was comparison of several brands and which was found to be the more reliable compared to which was seeing the most frequent crashes? Want the most reliable Windows PC? Buy a Mac (or maybe a Dell) | ZDNet

See all that 3.x stuff certainly brings back memories! Too bad the first of six 3 1/2" floppies can;t read from anymore when trying to a VM going for a look at that oldie! When seeing the comparisons to how things looked to what 8 brought with it you have to watch out you don't crack any ribs from laughing too hard!
Hi there
If you want the floppy images I can put them on to my Drop box account as floppy image files which can be read by a Virtual Machine.

Doing a spring House clean the other day I actually found a USB floppy drive adaptor -- not sure if I have the old Windows 3.11 floppies any more though.

Cheers
jimbo
I was trying to figure if I ever did get the first replace how to combine the 6 floppies into one iso since I did have a floppy drive in a 5 1/4" bay adapter on the old case but wasn't going to move that in on this one at anytime. Back in 2009 when the XP Mode beta release was first out I was trying out the old stuff like 98SE on VM while 3.1 and 95 didn't make it back them to VBox. VBox simply couldn't boot the first floppy image or floppy image made from it when transferring the platter over to a blank floppy.

Even with 98SE there were a few twists to get that oldies to even install once I had the VHD ready! I first had to copy a few files from the 98cd into a folder on the vhd and then run the 98 installer for it to even see the vhd! I was thinking that Bochs might be the better option for the oldies there since that also allows ME and 2000 without fuss and you know they had floppies as well.

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by prospero View Post
Yeah. Definitely a touch of Windows 3.1 but still better than Metro, which probably works fine on smartphones and tablets but has no place on a PC. (I'm showing my age).
I am full agreement that MS trashed 8 as far as the gui is concerned! The Window RT gui for their ARM and then Surface Tablet series was implemented on 8 for pushing 8 out on the new tablets and Windows Phone. But why they released it on the desktop releases was simply a marketing decision which is obviously seen with the new Win 8 tv spots showing tablets only! Make everything look the same while 8 sales plummeted immediately when compared to Vista's initial struggles!
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