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  • Windows 7

    96 55.17%
  • Windows XP

    11 6.32%
  • Windows 8.x

    57 32.76%
  • Windows Vista

    4 2.30%
  • Windows Longhorn

    1 0.57%
  • Windows 98

    2 1.15%
  • Windows 1.0

    3 1.72%
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  1. alphanumeric's Avatar
    Posts : 14,086
    Windows 10 IoT

    MilesAhead, post: 30440, member: 195 said:
    Totally slipped my mind. Workstation. I remember back around that time Sun Microsystems machines were "Workstations" and therefore serious pieces of hardware. :)
    Windows 2000 was the same way, 2000 server and 2000 Workstation. Things got more consumer oriented after that and the Workstation label got dropped. The naming convention split too. ME, XP, 7 etc while the server versions retained the year released designation, 2003 server etc.
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  2. badrobot's Avatar
    Posts : 5,258
    Win 10 Pro x64

    whs, post: 30426, member: 58 said:
    I am sorry, but I have to disagree. Vista was a fine operating system. I am still using it on two PCs and really never had any problems - actually less than with Windows 7. XP is a horrible thing from the dawn of time and gets only beat by 8.1.
    If that is true so why did Vista almost leave the scene faster than XP? And Win 7 came out so fast after Vista was released. I have a Vista laptop here. It's a very nice paperweight. I actually dual boot it with Linux Mint Petra because Petra is much nicer than Vista.
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  3. whs's Avatar
    Posts : 1,935
    Windows 7

    Vista had a bad start because of the drivers. From then on it was badmouthed - mostly by people who had never used it. But some gor egg on their faces like you can see here.

    I agree, Mint is a nice system. I run Mint Mate 14, 16 and 17.
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  4. fireberd's Avatar
    Posts : 2,299
    Win 10 Pro, 20H2

    I go back to before PC's with computers. I voted for Windows 7, but I liked the old IBM OS/2, also.
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  5. Ztruker's Avatar
    Posts : 13,512
    Windows 10 Pro X64 20H4 19042.746

    Ah ha, you mean this:


    I'm running it under Oracle Virtual Box under Windows 8.1.1 Pro X64 :)
    Attached Thumbnails Attached Thumbnails Best version of Windows-os2.jpg  
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  6. MilesAhead's Avatar
    Posts : 757
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    What's that, OS/2 1.3? It has a 16 bit look to it.
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  7. labeeman's Avatar
    Posts : 18,778
    Mint 20.1

    That looks like OS/2 Warp which is a 32 bit system Merlin was a better version.
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  8. MilesAhead's Avatar
    Posts : 757
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    I had OS/2 2.0 2.1 and 3.0. I don't remember any of those icons. But it's been a long time. Then again I have to think about it to remember who one the NBA game last night. :)
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  9. Ztruker's Avatar
    Posts : 13,512
    Windows 10 Pro X64 20H4 19042.746

    Yup, OS/2 Warp 4.5. I worked on it in Boca and then Austin in the Fixpack and Servicepack area. It was a great OS for it's time, much better that Windows but IBM never could figure out what to do with it so stopped developing it.
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  10. MilesAhead's Avatar
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    I bought the Borland C++ 1.0 and 1.5 compilers for OS/2. I was hoping that compiler was an indicator of "critical mass" for OS/2. Just not meant to be I guess.
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