What is a Microsoft Operating System Like?

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    What is a Microsoft Operating System Like?

    I've been using Linux for a long time. Can someone tell me what a Microsoft Operating System looks like?

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    Screenshots of Windows 95 captured by me from VMWare
    http://barbapapqa.dyndsl.com/concon/2.jpg
    http://barbapapqa.dyndsl.com/concon/3.jpg

    Windows 2000 and XP looks alot nicer, though.
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    Wow, that sucks. Here's my screenshot.

    http://www.flashdaddee.com/forums/sh...&threadid=3977

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    XP on the beach :P

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    Originally posted by Sang-drax
    Screenshots of Windows 95 captured by me from VMWare
    http://barbapapqa.dyndsl.com/concon/2.jpg
    http://barbapapqa.dyndsl.com/concon/3.jpg

    Windows 2000 and XP looks alot nicer, though.
    Honestly, why do people complain that Windows is unstable? I've used it in my 'entire' life, and I rarely get the blue screen (haven't happened in years, in fact). The programs do hang sometimes, but they do it in unix too. Trust me, I know .
    If you get lots of crashes, then you do something wrong when using Windows. Of course you can't have 1000 programs open and running at the same time.
    Compare it with a car. To drive a car, you have to do things in a certain way for it to work properly. If you don't, then it won't go, or it will break.
    And when most programs crash, it's because the developer of the software (the programs, not the OS) has made a mistake.
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    Originally posted by Troll_King
    Wow, that sucks. Here's my screenshot.

    http://www.flashdaddee.com/forums/sh...&threadid=3977
    Seriously, the screenshot posted by RoD looks approximately 70065.934 times better than that madrake screenshot. I have XP, too.
    Please direct all complaints regarding this post to the nearest brick wall Have a nice day.

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    Check out these cool and funny error messages, found on a webiste:
    Winerr 001 : Windows loaded - System in danger
    Winerr 002 : No error - yet
    Winerr 003 : Dynaimc Linking Error - Your mistake is now in every file
    Winerr 004 : Erroneous Error - Nothing is wrong
    Winerr 005 : Multitasking Attempted - System confused
    Winerr 006 : Malicious Error - Desqview found on drive
    Winerr 007 : System Price Error - Inadequate money spent on hardware
    Winerr 008 : Broken Window - Watch out for glass fragments
    Winerr 009 : Horrible Bug Encountered - God knows what has happened
    Winerr 00A : Promotional Literature Overflow - Mailbox full
    Winerr 00B : Inadequate Disk Space - Free at least 50MB
    Winerr 00C : Window Closed - Do not look outside!
    Winerr 00D : Window Open - Do not look inside!
    Winerr 00E : Unexplained Error - Please tell us how this happened
    Winerr 00F : Reserved For Future Mistakes By Our Developers
    Winerr 010 : Unexpected Error - Huh?
    Winerr 011 : Keyboard Locked - Try anything you can think of...
    Winerr 012 : Illegal Error - You are not allowed to get this error, next time you will be penalised!
    Winerr 013 : System Crash - We are unable to figure out our own code!
    Winerr 014 : Timing Error - Please wait, and wait, and wait, and wait...
    Winerr 042 : Error : Virus requires Windows 3.11 or later
    Winerr 079 : Mouse Error : Mouse driver not installed, please click cancel to continue
    Winerr 678 : This will end your Windows session, do you wish to play another game?
    Winerr 683 : Timeout Error - Operator fell asleep waiting for system to boot into Windows
    Winerr 815 : Insufficient Memory - Only 50,472,563 bytes available

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    I'd say most of those are fake.
    I mean, why would any message say: Winerr 00C : Window Closed - Do not look outside!

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    > I'd say most of those are fake.

    I'd say the joke was lost on you

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    Originally posted by Magos
    I'd say most of those are fake.
    I mean, why would any message say: Winerr 00C : Window Closed - Do not look outside!
    They were only jokes!!! (but won't be surprised if they came up! )

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    ...ohhh...

    **hitting myself with a hammer to increase my braincell activity**
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    Seriously, the screenshot posted by RoD looks approximately 70065.934 times better than that madrake screenshot. I have XP, too.
    If you like that u should see my boot screen! O wait you can, check this stuff out, its pretty f'n sweet!

    www.bootxp.net

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    Originally posted by Magos
    Honestly, why do people complain that Windows is unstable? I've used it in my 'entire' life, and I rarely get the blue screen (haven't happened in years, in fact).
    I also think Windows (especially XP,2000) is great, and I mean it.

    But try this program on Windows 95 for a laugh:
    (I know, I know this is an old joke, but still funny)
    Code:
    #include <fstream>
    int main()
    {
      ifstream("C:\\con\\con");
    }
    To be really mean, insert an [img] tag pointing to the very same location in your post. Heh.
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    Well if you havent used windows for a while, I guess you havent seen one of thse for a while.
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    Well windows 2000/xp and linux are both stable. But xp GUI, or the general windows interface looks much better than the linux ones. You might say that linux desktop interface are configurable, but there are desktop themes for windows as well, but i tend to stick with the defaults.

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