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  1. Geo

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    Search brought nowt up so I assume no post so far on this subject
    Any one got it
    Tried it
    Anything good or bad to say about it
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    I've heard its got one up on Windows 7:thumb:
     
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    Just like busses.. wait for ever then two come along :Laughing:

    No intention of upgrading , from what I've read it's designed for tablets and using the Microsoft 'cloud' , signing into it each time it boots up. So, no real benefit (for me) on a laptop without a touch screen..
     
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    As with all Windowz releases, it's best to wait for the updates to be released. I looked at it last weekend when getting Eddi her new laptop but, from what I could see it would be better suited to a touch screen machine. should you have any bespoke / old software or periferals - printers etc - then you would need to ensure that it will work with the new OS.
     
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    As with all microsoft Os's I never ugrade until the first Service Pack has been released. Usually odd releases are crap even releases are good.

    Think 95, 98 (Good, Bad)
    Think 2000, Me (Good, Bad)
    Think XP, Vista (Good, Bad)
    Think 7, 8 (good, ???)
     
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    i had a play with it the other day at a product demo for our new gizmos

    Got to say...was mightily impressed, it was running on a tablet PC and was quite slick. This wasn't the polished version either it was a pre-release product and build

    As is normally the case with these things...there will be bugs - there are too many variations of hardware and software out there to get it right!!

    so if you are doing an upgrade of your own system - it might not be as slick as it could be - option there is to do a clean install.

    But if you are buying from new...it could well be impressive...but expensive:Eeek:
     
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    Windows ME, that ws the biggest crock of poo ever, what was wrong with 98?

    No intention of migrating at the mo..
     
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    i DONT THINK HIS (Karls) WORDS GEL WITH HIS EXAMPLES:Eeek:
     
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    My recollection of 98 was that it was OK, just 95 with some USB support.
     
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    I agree windows ME was as bad as Vista....

    98 was crap. They had to release the SE version to fix all the problems.
     
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    You forgot NT. NT was good.
     
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    NT was a separate family. It wasn't until Windows 2000 that the consumer and server versions shared a Kernel if my memory is up to snuff.
     
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    Both owed much to the work with IBM on early versions of OS/2 - but NT was still good :BigGrin: We moved from 3.11 to NT at work, wouldn't touch 95.
     
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    How do you mean? Windows 95 was good, windows 98 was crap. On top of the well documented Plug and Pray problems there was the integrated IE4 which caused no end of desktop glitches and crashes. I also had problems driver and with my laptop on 98 not waking up and I ended up going back to 95. I didn't upgrade after that until XP came out. I did however have 2000 on a desktop which was a breath of fresh air.

    Have I missed one as I am only going from memory of what I used/hated/skipped.

    95 Good
    98 Bad
    2000 Good
    ME Bad
    XP Good
    Vista Bad
    7 Good
    8 ????
     
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    I Loved OS/2 Warp. It had a lot in common with the Amiga OS which I was a programmer for at the time. I was about to move to OS/2 when the crap hit the fan:Doh::cry:
     
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    This was the first "windows" program I used, though it wasn't windows, it was called GEM from the DR Dos people. Thought it was fantastic, much better than a dos prompt :Laughing:

    [​IMG]
     
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    You say odd no's are crap then give 95 as good
    You say even are good and give 98 as bad
     
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    I'm sure I still have some software up in the loft which runs on Gem. Information engineering workstation software that was cutting edge in the late 1980s/early 1990s. Superb tools to use.
     
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    The good ones never seem to be consecutive they always seem to have dog or two between good versions. I thought 2000 was good, XP was superb and I resisted moving to 7 but when I did I found it was great. If my theory is right 8 will be a dog, wait for 9:BigGrin:
     
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