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So, since today/yesterday was the 16th anniversary of windows XP, I wanted to make this thread to remember that great OS, and to share my experiences with it.

The first thing is the UI. This looks like a major step-up from all the previous OS's and took up a few amount of ram. Thank God for that, as you can only have a 4 GB of ram as your maximum amount.

Now, for me, my family has had a windows XP machine before I was born up until past 2012. Yeah, I've had 9+ years with that OS, so I have some pretty good memories.

I'll start with my experience with IE6: I used it.....to download Google Chrome.

The Windows Movie Maker version that I was using was reasonably simple. It's not what I use to make my current videos (I currently use Windows live movie maker) but at the time, it was all I needed. But dear God, the rendering times were awful. It took 3 hours to make a 30 minute video. Anyways, try to guess what software I would use for thumbnails.

Yep, MS Paint! I still use it now, but for rare occasions (I currently use Paint.NET). Basically, at the time, I made a surprisingly well yoshi artwork. I also made custom club penguin stories. And since at the time I was an idiot who didn't know what PowerPoint was, I used Microsoft Word for it.

The version of Microsoft Office I had was office 2007. To this day, I still think that version is the best out of all the rest. I remember figuring out how I learned to inset images, and then every page would be a frame, so I put a bunch of frames and scrolled down slowly, and it looked like a journal. The main character from club penguin that I drew was Gary the lab agent. Idk why, but at the time, he inspired me. Now, not at all. But of course, office tools are meant for work, and luckily, I have just the story for that.

So my dad set me to do a job, and edit one of his excel files. Now, this was being done with an actual pc. For some reason, my dad wanted me to sit on the opposite side of the desk. So I'm Hathaway done, and my dad goes to get something. My grandfather then comes and sees that I'm struggling with the length of something. And I didn't save my work. So he unplug the pc and gets an extension cord. At that moment, I gave up and left.

Well, as for the file explorer and image gallery, my family had fun storing pictures of our family on it. Though, they love to tease me when I say I don't like the "crazy frog" song, so they would always play it. Now, whats the point of software stories if you don't have software stories?

Well, I only remember having 2 machines. All of the story above was performed on a PC that is now lost. The other machine my family owned was a Dell laptop. Now, this laptop was converted to a pc by my family. It was mostly used for my grandfather. What happened was that I disconnected the laptop from the monitor and for some reason, it won't boot up anymore. I remember that PC had office outlook installed.

Well, that's all my stories. Basically, I've skipped Vista as it was super slow to use, and went straight to 7. May XP be remembered deeply in our hearts.
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Posted on 10-26-17, 01:32 pm
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Ima make a XP mario maker Theme thanks for the idea XD :up:
Posted on 10-26-17, 06:17 pm (rev. 1 by BoomerangBro on 10-26-17, 06:17 pm)
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Who has been longer Apple or Windows in general? (Linux was prob. last)
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Posted on 10-28-17, 04:29 pm
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Ah, Windows XP, the operating system of memes.
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Posted on 10-28-17, 06:22 pm
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Who has been longer Apple or Windows in general? (Linux was prob. last)
MS-DOS.
Old 3DS XL info:
I used to have a 3DSafe A9LH V11.3.0-36U with Luma in my CTRNAND. Since ReiNAND Reibooted and Re-Reileased, I "switch"ed back.
Right now, I have boot9strap with Luma 8.0 as my CFW. Though, I'd like to see other CFW's for B9S.
Posted on 11-26-17, 06:10 pm
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Apple has been around longer: they started making OSes in around 1982, while MS-DOS came out in 1985.
Linux/Unix based OSes came about around the mid-90s.

Apple these days just has a proprietary-added and more optimised FreeBSD base as opposed to their own operating system. This does mean making Unix-compliant software will work good on MacOS.
Posted on 11-26-17, 06:13 pm
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Meh, I'm all into using Linux with ubuntu, if it weren't for the fact that my GPU is so messed up that I can't make CEMU work on Linux, and it only works on Windows.
Old 3DS XL info:
I used to have a 3DSafe A9LH V11.3.0-36U with Luma in my CTRNAND. Since ReiNAND Reibooted and Re-Reileased, I "switch"ed back.
Right now, I have boot9strap with Luma 8.0 as my CFW. Though, I'd like to see other CFW's for B9S.
Posted on 11-26-17, 06:22 pm
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Debian is a better distribution in my opinion.

Back on-topic however, as a user of Windows XP SP3 up until today (switched to Vista SP2), support is literally on its last legs and will probably be gone by Q1 2018.
Posted on 11-26-17, 06:26 pm
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Didn't support already end in 2014 though?
Old 3DS XL info:
I used to have a 3DSafe A9LH V11.3.0-36U with Luma in my CTRNAND. Since ReiNAND Reibooted and Re-Reileased, I "switch"ed back.
Right now, I have boot9strap with Luma 8.0 as my CFW. Though, I'd like to see other CFW's for B9S.
Posted on 11-26-17, 06:28 pm
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Yes, however I was referring to application support. Once Firefox 52 ESR's time is up in June 2018, pretty much nothing of new versions will work... It's a slow and sad death for my favourite operating system. :(
Posted on 11-26-17, 06:29 pm
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I once had a netbook (Acer Aspire One), on which were installed various OSes, one at a time. I remember installing Micro XP over and over, because I messed up with it every time. Now it’s broken, because my little brother once closed the lid with the mouse inside it.

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Posted on 11-27-17, 09:08 am
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I used to have one of those until Q2 2016. That broke due to my stupid actions...
Posted on 11-27-17, 04:30 pm
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Debian is a better distribution in my opinion.

Back on-topic however, as a user of Windows XP SP3 up until today (switched to Vista SP2), support is literally on its last legs and will probably be gone by Q1 2018.

why not just use windows 7? its got a little more official support left in it unlike vista iirc
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Posted on 11-27-17, 09:12 pm
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I hate Windows Vista

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Posted on 11-29-17, 02:58 pm (rev. 1 by NightYoshi370 on 12-06-17, 04:03 am)
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3D Pinball, minesweeper and solitaire were great
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Posted on 11-29-17, 04:46 pm (rev. 1 by Hüseyin the Mighty on 11-29-17, 04:46 pm)
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Debian is a better distribution in my opinion.

Back on-topic however, as a user of Windows XP SP3 up until today (switched to Vista SP2), support is literally on its last legs and will probably be gone by Q1 2018.

why not just use windows 7? its got a little more official support left in it unlike vista iirc

7 has telemetry spying updates in every Patch Tuesday nowadays and tries to force updates and prevent you turning off the Windows Update service, like 10, since a while ago.

@Samplasion: Vista SP2 was a rock solid and damn good OS, it’s the RTM that was slow and crappy.
Posted on 11-30-17, 08:26 am
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Debian is a better distribution in my opinion.

Back on-topic however, as a user of Windows XP SP3 up until today (switched to Vista SP2), support is literally on its last legs and will probably be gone by Q1 2018.

why not just use windows 7? its got a little more official support left in it unlike vista iirc

7 has telemetry spying updates in every Patch Tuesday nowadays and tries to force updates and prevent you turning off the Windows Update service, like 10, since a while ago.

@Samplasion: Vista SP2 was a rock solid and damn good OS, it’s the RTM that was slow and crappy.
I hate Vista anyways, I dunno why

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Posted on 12-01-17, 05:25 pm
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7 has telemetry spying updates in every Patch Tuesday nowadays and tries to force updates and prevent you turning off the Windows Update service, like 10, since a while ago.

@Samplasion: Vista SP2 was a rock solid and damn good OS, it’s the RTM that was slow and crappy.

man why did they have to ruin 7? it was actually good ya know

oh well
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Posted on 12-01-17, 08:16 pm (rev. 1 by NightYoshi370 on 12-06-17, 04:03 am)
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Apple has been around longer: they started making OSes in around 1982, while MS-DOS came out in 1985.
Linux/Unix based OSes came about around the mid-90s.

Apple these days just has a proprietary-added and more optimised FreeBSD base as opposed to their own operating system. This does mean making Unix-compliant software will work good on MacOS.


if your talking about the os on the apple 2, microsoft had a hand in that

microsoft basic was the most popular basic of the age of basic
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Posted on 12-14-17, 03:42 pm
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I know IBM made the first computers.(unrelated)

But was Apple or Windows around first?

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Posted on 12-14-17, 06:59 pm