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Things I Love about Windows....

By Steven Warren ·
At the request of a member, let's start a thread about Things I Love about Windows.

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That's a dangerous approach.

by apotheon In reply to Everybody can manage it

As you mention, that's (at least) as much a downside as an upside for Windows. When you think of your system as something "anyone" can manage, you get exactly the quality of system administration that "anyone" can provide. This leads to downtime, data loss, and worse.

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Uniformity

by RknRlKid In reply to Things I Love about Windo ...

I think this is the one thing that Windows has right. (Almost) every menu and tool button in regardless of application is identical. This makes for an easier learning curve.

Gads, its pretty bad that this is all I can think of!

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Games... lots of freakin games.

by fungus-among-us In reply to Uniformity

Most of the "anticipated" releases are available for game consoles and the PC (Windows-based).

I'm so proud that my $4000+ Windows based PC is basically a glorified game console.

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Devils advocate

by jfowler In reply to Things I Love about Windo ...

It's fun to bash? ;&gt

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It keeps me

by zlitocook In reply to Things I Love about Windo ...

In my job! If it did not have so many problems I would not be working and people would never invite me over to their house.
I think I get invited because after dinner I get to fix their computers.

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Ok I do

by zlitocook In reply to Things I Love about Windo ...

Like XP because it seems to be running good but When I had Win98 loaded I almost never had a problem. And when I did I just reloaded and after an hour I was good to go. If it could not be reloaded that was ok because all my stuff was on the d drive. I formated c and reloaded and reinstalled my programs.

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XP.... da best...!!

by david_shastry91 In reply to Ok I do

OK i like XP cuz of the new UI in place. The UI has been improved so much since 98.Now that Vista's out I like that more but I still use XP pro so I still like it. Ur desktop can look good under XP's UI without a lot of user customization unlike the other Window's releases..... so yeah thats why i like it.

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The great thing about Windows

by gardenerkidd In reply to XP.... da best...!!

Being a bit on the old side (and a bit of a pernickety old sob), I?m surprised to read, some of the comment about the Windows OS?s . None seem to recognize the contribution Windows as made to the computer world. When I started in computers Dos was the standard OS around; ?IT? ?Software? and ?PC? were terms that would send most people (To no avail) diving for their dictionaries. IBM had virtually written off Dos which was still in competition with the much more robust system P/CM. With the advent of Windows all that changed. IBM took the huff and decided to go it alone, creating its own standards, after all it had sold the Dos rights to a couple of little guys who very few people -if any- had heard of, and these little men had the audacity to release an OS called Windows! How could they ever dream of challenging the giant? The rest is history.
My point, however, is the contribution Windows has made to the computer world, the inspirational magic, which produced so much computer talent amongst the young and the great leaps forward in computer software, which ultimately has lead to such a fast pace in computer technology. That to me is the great thing about Windows.

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mistaken memory

by apotheon In reply to The great thing about Win ...

It's Apple that really made small home computers popular. It's IBM's hardware that made DOS more popular than Apple systems. Microsoft got DOS from Seattle Computer Products, not IBM. IBM actually got DOS from Microsoft.

The biggest contribution Microsoft gave to the computing world is the simple fact that DOS and Windows licensing and software quality were bad enough to prompt a bunch of enthusiasts to develop open source alternatives.

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That's the Truth

by rkuhn In reply to mistaken memory

Because that's about all they are...enthusiasts.

Enthusiasts who still can't build an OS and market it such that more than 3-5% of the world will use it.

And, your description of alternative is accurate as well. It is merely an alternative.

And we all now how the world views alternatives...like alternative lifestyles...hahaha.

Kidding.

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