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Does anyone remember how good Windows 2000 was? NT4 with USB support. Rock solid, a gem of an OS, quick, stable, and light weight.
I have it running still on a Pentium with 256 MB of RAM, and it is very quick. Far far quicker than win 7 on an i7 with 3 GB or RAM. If any of todays SW would run on it it would be my OS of preference.
Windows 10 is the fastest OS ever.
It crashes faster than any other, it messes things up with every update faster than any other, and it pisses you off faster than any other.
Yeah, nothing beats Windows 10 when it comes to speed
Wasn't 2000 the bastard love child of Win95 and NT? I remember being able to get a coffee while it booted up, I remember never being able to get the right drivers, and I remember the new UI with the drop-shadow menus which were awesome until I started noticing more and more that I'd see the shadow, then wait...and wait...and wait...and then the menu would appear.
I actually loved Win2000 because it was clean, but I liked XP because it supported more peripherals, was a little easier on Mum and Dad users, and was then sad when Vista was panned so badly. Sure they missed the point, but frankly I can't see much difference between the annoyances of Vista and what MacOS does nowadays. Win7 is still my favourite by far.
If they get off their arses and fix the dichotomy between the Metro settings pages and old Win95 based dialog pages that abound in Win10 then I'll love it more. As long as they stop dumbing them down. Whoever is in charge of the Network settings stack needs to be slapped around a fair bit.
Yes, it took the PnP model off 95 and blended it, with USB, on to NT4, coming up with a new kernel model, filters and layered drivers, but using the NT4 API. And a damn goof job was done if you ask me.
Of course it meant a lot of new kernel code was needed, particularly USB, but you cold still run NT4 drivers on it. Even today serial.sys is a monolith driver straight out of NT4
I only recently touched on MacOS, on a tablet, and I have to say, it is crap.
As for win 7 though, don't get me started on it. Its network management is an absoloute disaster. It is almost impossible to get two machine s to talk to each other. And, when they do, something will change at next boot and its back to the beginning again! XP and 2K just worked.
Anyway, I pretty much hate IT anyway, still, it pays for the beer!