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Death of WIN9x

By genethomas ·
It would seem necessary to kill win9x at this time as VISTA is near birth.

I will stick it out with my god awful Me until VISTA is mature.


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I'd stick with ME regardless

by Deadly Ernest In reply to Death of WIN9x

Win XP has gotten buggier and buggier with each new 'security' assurance update that MS have issued - WGA being the worst. And they have already indicated that all these 'features' (and I use that word, theirs, extremely lossely) are integral to Vista.

Stay with ME or go to Linux is my recommendation - I just dumperd my legal copy of XP - needed to revalidate it everytime I updated, very annoying - and moved to SimplyMEPIS. Only noticable difference is improved performance.

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Where can I get?

by ohpleaseagain In reply to I'd stick with ME regardl ...

Agree, I happen to like 98SE, but nothing lives forever. Where could I find a copy of Simply MEPIS? It sounds interesting, I'd like to check it out.

Collapse - you can download or buy it

by Deadly Ernest In reply to Where can I get?

I tried SimplyMEPIS 3.04 from the Linux Format magazine cover disk and liked it so much I went and bought a copy of SimplyMEPIS 6 - cant donwload discs on my ISP - service to slow 28 to 37 kbps dial up.

Since January I have tried Fedora Core 4 & 5, Free Mandriva 2006, Mandrake 10, Debian Sarge, Ubuntu Breazey Badger, FreeBeOS and several others - I found SimplyMEPIS to be the best to suit my needs. It's a Debian based Linux that can also use Ubuntu packages

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Windows ME

by jardinier In reply to I'd stick with ME regardl ...

Hi Ernie

You and myself must be the only two people in the universe who have had a happy experience with ME. Everyone else says it is a disaster and the worst Windows ever, yet I have had it running on a machine for four years without ANY problems -- not even Blue Screens. The only minor quirk is that very occasionally it does not shut down fully.

I like the layout of the Program Menu which allows you to view ALL programs if you wish. 98 drives me batty having to scroll down to find the program I want.

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ME is OK if you don't push its capabilities, but

by Deadly Ernest In reply to Windows ME

I really prefer Win 2K Pro or Win XP Pro SP1 to ME. However, if that's what you have, then stay with it as Win XP SP2 is buggy as **** and Vista is likely to be worse.

The only way Win XP SP2 works properly is if you have a borad band and don't mind it talking to MS all the time as the WGA misbehaves if you don't run autoupdates - which I cant, don't have the bandwidth to allow that.

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Win XP SP2

by jardinier In reply to ME is OK if you don't pus ...

After having read about compatibility problems with SP2 and other software, I didn't take any chances and did a clean install of SP2 with only the XP OS installed.

Since then I have been able to install software designed for 95 and even 3.1

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