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Windows 7: Windows Seven isnt Seven?

23 Jan 2010   #41
madtownidiot

 

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A similar piece of coding laziness is responsible for the vast majority of programs that will only run as administrator.
maybe that's why COD 4 requires UAC prompt in order to run.. hmmm thanks
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23 Jan 2010   #42
Zidane24

Windows 7 Home Premium x64 - Mac OS X 10.6.4 x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by alphanumeric View Post
2K was 5.0 and XP was 5.1, not sure what ME was. Was ME even based on an NT kernel ?

EDIT: Looks like ME was the last of the 9x series of operating systems from Microsoft and not part of the NT family. At least thats what i get from a quick Google search.
ME was the last DOS-based OS
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23 Jan 2010   #43
alphanumeric

Windows 10 Education 64 bit
 
 

Yes ME was MS Dos 8 and 95/98 was MS Dos 7/7.1. Oh boy here we go with another Microsoft numbering scheme. I think 6.22 was the last full stand alone version you could get on floppies.
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23 Jan 2010   #44
noobvious

Win 7 Ultimate 64-bit SP1 (desktop)
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by alphanumeric View Post
Yes ME was MS Dos 8 and 95/98 was MS Dos 7/7.1. Oh boy here we go with another Microsoft numbering scheme. I think 6.22 was the last full stand alone version you could get on floppies.
Some of the younger members might not remember floppies.....at least not when they still really were floppy, like the 5.25".
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23 Jan 2010   #45
alphanumeric

Windows 10 Education 64 bit
 
 

lol, looks like this thread has been hijacked and is now heading down memory lane.
Yeah the original floppies really were floppy weren't they. I seem to remember seeing some that were bigger than 5.25 too. I saw one nearly as big as the old vinyl LP. Something else some of the younger members might not remember.
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23 Jan 2010   #46
madtownidiot

 

I was around before floppies existed. My mother was a programmer for the state, back in the 70s when external storage meant a warehouse full of punch cards
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23 Jan 2010   #47
bigmck

Windows 7 Home Premium 32-Bit - Build 7600 SP1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by pezzonovante View Post
I wonder why they don't make it public. Because I used to love Vista. Before I got my hands on Win7, I thought Vista was the greatest thing since sliced bread. XP was the worst version of Windows I ever used, and I have been using Windows since the 3.1 days.
Just curious.......Did you use ME?
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24 Jan 2010   #48
Barman58

Windows 10 Pro x64 x2 Windows 10 Enterprise x64, Ubuntu
 
 

ME was a strange OS in it's positioning I actually went from a mix of 98, 98SE and NT4 to a consolidated Win 2000 system mix, of Server and Client machines.

For a long time I spent my time downgrading systems that came with XP installed to either W2K or NT4. This was for compatibility reasons and because XP needed too to much hardware . There was also the dumbing down of the interface and reduced included functionality that came with XP Home. Also of course professional people hated the plastic, cartoon graphic, interface.

The whole Vista hating thing was just Deja-Vu to me ,

In fact I remember users saying all the same things when they moved from DOS to Windows
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24 Jan 2010   #49
alphanumeric

Windows 10 Education 64 bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by madtownidiot View Post
I was around before floppies existed. My mother was a programmer for the state, back in the 70s when external storage meant a warehouse full of punch cards
I can remember loading the operating system onto ,I think it was an IBM something, with a long perforated tape. You wrote your programs on cards. They weren't punch cards though you put pencil marks in little boxes on the cards. One card for each command.

My first home PC was a collection of hand me down parts that nobody wanted. A 486 DX2 66 I think, running Dos 5 and windows 3.11. The next one was a loaner from work with NT4 workstation that I eventually got to keep. As time went on I ran windows 95, 98, 2k, XP and now 7. Only skipping ME and Vista, some of you will know why.
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24 Jan 2010   #50
Pandy90

Windows 7
 
 

As far as I was told, it is just vista but with features people wanted to see on vista
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