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    Windows Vista Launched 17 Years Ago

    Well makes me feel old I can tell you.

    Windows Vista released to the public 17 years ago today!
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    Re: Windows Vista Launched 17 Years Ago

    98SE 4eva

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    Re: Windows Vista Launched 17 Years Ago

    Vista makes you old?!

    I remember having to install Windows 3.11 from floppy disk (after you'd installed DOS from floppy) sticking the 3C509 drivers on there and then connecting to a Novell server..

    Dataease, where the word ease belonged in there I'll never know, Lotus 123 and Wordperfect 5.1, pre-WYSIWYG word processing which was more like some sort of HTML writing in Notepad (Before Frontpage was a thing, and even then you'd want to drop whatever it spat out into a text editor to pull all the additional not needed lines out)

    The joys of installing Windows 95 from CD so I could play Pinball and watch the 'Buddy Holy' video...


    Vista, pfffft the youth of yesterday didn't know they were born then, let alone now

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    Re: Windows Vista Launched 17 Years Ago

    Haha I do remember that too. Back when I was at school Windows 3 was a long way off, enough so that we used typewriters to learn typing, we weren't lucky enough to have that new fangled Wordperfect.

    Vista makes me feel old as my kids were just babies then, not so much these days!
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    Re: Windows Vista Launched 17 Years Ago

    I waited 'til SP1 before going for it. It was quite a drastic and chaotic change for all involved, developers & users alike.
    One of those things that had to happen.

    SP2 was very similar to Windows 7 RTM so I stuck with Vista until 7 SP1.

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    Re: Windows Vista Launched 17 Years Ago

    I liked Vista, the app flip 3D thing felt very Mac'esqe
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    Re: Windows Vista Launched 17 Years Ago

    Happily, I gave Vista a very wide berth, & stuck with Windows 2000 until XP came along.

    My first PC came with DOS 3.1, so none that that fancy WIMP interface rubbish!

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    Re: Windows Vista Launched 17 Years Ago

    I have still never used Vista
    I think that's the only version I have entirely avoided. Relatives etc have asked for help on Windows 8 so that's like a glancing blow. The rest from Dos based Windows and NT 3.51 onwards I've had installed at home or work.

    I have however now been using Linux for some 30 years, also installed from floppy downloaded at 14k4 from that newfangled Demon Internet.

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    Re: Windows Vista Launched 17 Years Ago

    I liked to dance on the wildside when it comes to Windows. I mean, I bought Windows Millenium Edition!
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    Re: Windows Vista Launched 17 Years Ago

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    I liked to dance on the wildside when it comes to Windows. I mean, I bought Windows Millenium Edition!
    Same here. I think I'm the only person alive that thought Windows Me was OK

    I mean, it used to crash during install etc but once you got it running I thought it was no worse than earlier versions.

    No worse than Windows 98, which if the nightmare has burned the info into my brain was only really stable if you were running exactly 98SE OSR 2.5

    I'm starting to trigger on flashbacks of himem.sys entries and autoexec.bat ordering, so I'll go do something else for a bit

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    Re: Windows Vista Launched 17 Years Ago

    Quote Originally Posted by Jonj1611 View Post
    I liked to dance on the wildside when it comes to Windows. I mean, I bought Windows Millenium Edition!
    Oh good grief I'd blotted Windows ME out of my memory...another metaphorical bullet I managed to dodge!

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    Re: Windows Vista Launched 17 Years Ago

    What I love most with Vista is how everybody hates it yet everybody loves Vista SP3... I mean 7...

    I remember installing windows 98, I was an amiga kid before that.

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    OOOOh the Amiga, loved mine, spent soo much money on it...

    I was doing my 'IT' courses and stuff on 386's and 486's, and then going home to my nice shiny A1200, started off with a 1230/28 card, that got swapped out for a 1240 at some point, an IDE board header splitter thing that then ran a cable out the side to an optical drive, extra RAM, Vidi PCMCIA thing, back in the day when an 8Mb stick was >£240...
    It still lives, but over at the Retro Computer Museum, gave it, my old mans 1200 and a load of other bits to Andy over there when I worked with him about a decade ago, he loved it as apparently the 68040 chip on that board can be swapped for an 060, plus it was all free and he likes to collect old stuff, so see him a couple of times a year when I offload old stuff that people have offloaded on to me...

    First actual PC that was mine was a P90 that I built and sprayed the case in a nice dark metallic purple (Think a bit darker than the Dairy Milk wrappers) ended up electrocuting myself with the PSU. The fan stopped working, so I swapped it out, while I was sat on my desk, put a new fan in, then as I got off the desk I stood on the old type physical clicker button, while I had my thumb in the PSU (Hadnt put the lid back on it at this point) and turned it on...
    Needless to say, I dropped the PSU, my arm went a bit 'pins and needles' like and my hand went blotchy, made me giggle as well, the guy in the other office asked what was funny, told him I had electrocuted myself, oddly, he didn't seem to find it as funny as I did, guess managers are like that...

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    Re: Windows Vista Launched 17 Years Ago

    I loved my Amiga 1200,and drooling over the hugely expensive HDD upgrades in PCGamer pages

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    Re: Windows Vista Launched 17 Years Ago

    Quote Originally Posted by Rob_B View Post
    I loved my Amiga 1200,and drooling over the hugely expensive HDD upgrades in PCGamer pages
    I think I had a 120Mb drive on mine, huge back then...

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    Re: Windows Vista Launched 17 Years Ago

    Mr money bags over here!

    I think mine remained stock due to the costs and me not actually needing any upgrades.

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