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General Chat Thread, OK, who's still using Windows ME then? in General; Funny you should ask that - I'm not, but we still had a 95 box floating around till a month ...
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    Funny you should ask that - I'm not, but we still had a 95 box floating around till a month or two ago. Needed for horrendous old win 3.11/95 science programs. I found a box of retail copies of Win ME yesterday while clearing out and they're still sat there while I work out who to inflict them on...

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    Quote Originally Posted by tmcd35 View Post
    If anyone has continuously used Win ME as their main OS for the past 11 years without ever re-installing it and has managed a continuous uptime of more than 30 minutes then I'd say that they should be proud and using it should be a badge of honor.

    For me I never got past 15 minutes without a BSOD and a reboot and I had to do a total system rebuild every month. Didn't take me long to revert back to Win'98SE and praise the $diety when XP was released.

    So there you have it. If you're one of the 6 ME users stand up, be proud and be counted. You've achieved what very few others have ever done. We applaud you superior technical know how and marvel at how you manged to convince ME and IE not to BSOD at the first sign of Javascript!
    Agreed! It would be quite an achievement. I remember eagerly "upgrading" from 98 and thinking it looked so cool...for about 10 minutes. The amount of times and different computers on which I though 'oh ill give it another go' then to revert back to 98 the same day was staggering.

    Although I wouldnt ever want to use them regularly now, at least 95 & 98 are still usuable (and 2000 of course)
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    98se was quite stable eventually.

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    2000 is still pretty sound, very stable and pretty quick when set up right. DirectX 9.0c too, just like XP! I only migrated our last couple of 2000 machines a few months back.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mjs_mjs View Post
    98se was quite stable eventually.
    Yes ... I used to tell people that 98SE was so called because the coders secretly called it 'stable ... eventually!' Amazing the number that believed that.

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    Quote Originally Posted by 3s-gtech View Post
    2000 is still pretty sound, very stable and pretty quick when set up right. DirectX 9.0c too, just like XP! I only migrated our last couple of 2000 machines a few months back.
    Wow! You have a lot of machines!

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    So no Mac or Linux fanboys visit the site then ;-)

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    Quote Originally Posted by teejay View Post
    So no Mac or Linux fanboys visit the site then ;-)
    We are about if you know where to look for us

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    Quote Originally Posted by teejay View Post
    So no Mac or Linux fanboys visit the site then ;-)
    Clearly not, since I am they, but...

    Quote Originally Posted by Dos_Box View Post
    I've just been though the analytics for the Windows platforms being used to view the site on and this is the result:
    ...my emphasis.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dos_Box View Post
    Wow! You have a lot of machines!
    :P

    Was that my dumb comment? Windows 2000...

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    Quote Originally Posted by 3s-gtech View Post
    2000 is still pretty sound, very stable and pretty quick when set up right. DirectX 9.0c too, just like XP! I only migrated our last couple of 2000 machines a few months back.
    My dad is still running it on all his machines. One is a C2D machine that's only a year old.

    He also uses office 97.

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    Me using WinME!! - slander I say (or is it libel?)

    I only work with
    WfWg3.11, Win98SE (dabbled with a NT Server and a few Win2000 clients) and XP (Home preferably of course)

    Looking forwarded to learning about whatever comes after VistaSE (Sorry Win7 )

    regards
    Simon

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    I miss NT4 and OS2 ver 3 & 4 - as for Windows ME......[ We called it Windows Mcdonald's Edition in my old place of work ] the network wizard sort of comes to mind in giving me headaches.....

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    ME...............was that the classic M$ OS which lasted 1 day......

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