What is a Microsoft Operating System Like?

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    Unstable? blue screen? What does that mean?

    My XP does not seem to know the above words.

    Of course, I can't say the same for my ME-That is another story though. I have forgiven them now.
    Such is life.

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    Win xp and 2000 don't have the blue screen anymore....

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    I have had XP for one year, three days (yes sad that i know this), and have never suffered a program crash that wasn't my fualt.

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    my xp pro crashed once, but it was blamed on my crappy voodoo3

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    i used windows for most everything.
    i used linux red hat for a half a year.
    i use unix at school.
    i still prefer windows.
    "with a gun barrel between your teeth, you speak only in vowels."
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    Originally posted by Nutshell
    Win xp and 2000 don't have the blue screen anymore....
    Yes, they do!

    My nvidia graphics drivers has generated three blue screens for me. (since February, so it's not that bad)
    Last edited by Sang-drax : Tomorrow at 02:21 AM. Reason: Time travelling

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    My nvidia graphics drivers has generated three blue screens for me. (since February, so it's not that bad)
    If you mean the one with all the white writing that says is protecting yer pc and **** to reboot, theres a fix. My V5 3dfx drivers did that:

    Right click my computer and open properties. Click the advanced tab and go to "Startup and recovery". You'll see a menu that says

    debugging

    and one that says

    system failure.

    Uncheck everything under sys failure and change the drop menu under debugging to "none".

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    Code:
    for(;;)
    printf("crash\t\b\b\b\b\b\b\b");
    if you think windows is stable give that a try on nt, xp and 2k(wont work on Me-95)...
    Last edited by ZerOrDie; 10-16-2002 at 04:38 PM.

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    ....and if you think non M/s O/s are stable, try chucking them out of the window. My old ME machine STILL worked after that!


    And it was raining...
    Such is life.

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    >>try this

    wait whats that

    could it be


    it didn't hurt me :P

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    my windows 98 machine (1 ghz athlon, 128 mb ram, plenty hd space) crashed regularly, and sometimes didn't even open all the way before crashing. then i reinstalled windows, and it's much more stable (for now...)

    linux has never crashed for anything other than a hardware problem for me. (that and technical problems i caused... )

    getting back to the topic, why the... why did troll king ask such a stupid question? obviously he had seen a microsoft operating system before...

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    For those who don't like Gnome 2.0, check out the KDE 3.1 screenshot:

    < http://static.kdenews.org/mirrors/qw...pha/2329-1.png >

    Another screen shot:

    < http://static.kdenews.org/mirrors/qw...1alpha/s13.png >

    Linux is the ultimate OS for themes because Windows control management is decentralized. Here is the article:

    < http://promo.kde.org/newsforge/kde-3.1.html >
    Last edited by Troll_King; 10-17-2002 at 09:54 PM.

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    Nice wanna-be windows screenshot :P

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    Originally posted by Ride -or- Die
    Nice wanna-be windows screenshot :P
    um no.... windows copied x-windows not the other way around...

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    i thought the common lore was the Windows copied mac??

    Li/u/nix v. Windows discussions that degrade to "this is better than that" are pretty lame. Both have their strengths and weaknesses, and both are tailored to suit different needs.

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