Every OTHER Windows Version....

  1. Posts : 8
    Windows 10 64-Bit
       06 Dec 2015 #1

    Every OTHER Windows Version....

    Why does every other version release of Windows always seem to be significantly better than the last? Since Windows 3.11 - I have noticed this peculiar pattern:

    Windows 3.11 - GREAT
    Windows95 - Meh
    Win98 - GREAT
    Windows 2000 - Meh
    Windows XP - GREAT
    Windows Vista - Lousy
    Windows 7 - GREAT
    Windows 8 - Meh
    Windows 10 - Still Evaluating...
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  2. sn00ker's Avatar
    Posts : 503
    10 pro 64 clean install
       06 Dec 2015 #2

    W 2000 was great and you forgot windows Me and probably would be - Meh for you
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  3.    06 Dec 2015 #3

    It's a marketing scheme, keep the public hungering for more!
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  4. bro67's Avatar
    Posts : 5,221
    Mac OS High Sierra 10.13.5
       06 Dec 2015 #4

    Not another one of these conspiracy threads. The only two that were bad, was Dos 4.0 and Windows ME.
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  5. Posts : 8
    Windows 10 64-Bit
    Thread Starter
       07 Dec 2015 #5

    Windows ME was so non-epic....I don't even consider it a major release. Meh is right!
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  6.    07 Dec 2015 #6

    Most people don't know the history behind each release, and why it was the way it was.

    Windows ME was never supposed to exist. Windows 2000 was supposed to be the first "NT based" consumer version of Windows, but it wasn't ready (XP, released the next year had the ready parts). Microsoft released Windows ME as a stopgap measure, because hardware vendors needed a new consumer release of Windows to supply drivers and infrastructure, so Microsoft rushed ME out the door (cannibalizing parts of Windows 2000 that were consumer based in the process). Essentially, ME got the parts of Win2k that weren't yet ready really. And this was because OEM's needed a new release (back in those days, users generally didn't have internet access to download drivers).

    As for why every other release is "good" (or bad, depending on your view), it's not. People just have selective memories when they remember the past. Win 3.11 was not that great, had tons of problems. Windows 95 was quite good (for what it was, a compatibility bridge between 3.11 and NT), and was one of the most heavily beta tested OS's in MS's history until recently.

    XP also had lots of problems in its first release. In fact, XP SP2 was more of a rewrite than XP had been to 2000. Remember how an unpatched XP attached to the internet would be compromised by attackers before it even finished booting?
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  7. bro67's Avatar
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    Mac OS High Sierra 10.13.5
       07 Dec 2015 #7

    Dilberto said: View Post
    Windows ME was so non-epic....I don't even consider it a major release. Meh is right!
    That is because it was a crossover like Vista and 8. Too bad that 10 is becoming a sinking ship at this point.
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  8.    07 Dec 2015 #8

    Dilberto said: View Post
    Windows ME was so non-epic....I don't even consider it a major release. Meh is right!
    It wasn't a major release, It was just a stopgap W98se with some features to be included in future XP.
    XP was at it's best only toward the end with SP3. Too many people just keep on repeating those Urban myths without actual experience in all or even any of those OSs.
    I have same Love - Hate relationship with all the editions. Each one had more or less troubled start, got better after a while and than became obsolete, time for new one and than all over again.
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