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General Chat Thread, OK, who's still using Windows ME then? in General; I've just been though the analytics for the Windows platforms being used to view the site on and this is ...
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    OK, who's still using Windows ME then?

    I've just been though the analytics for the Windows platforms being used to view the site on and this is the result:

    Windows XP – 350,798
    Windows 7 – 227,103
    Windows Vista – 77,071
    Server 2003(!) – 23,997
    Windows 2000 (!!) – 1532
    Windows 98 – 84
    Windows NT – 28
    Windows CE – 12
    Windows ME (!!!!!!!!!)- 6


    Who is it still using ME?

    My guess it's Simon using the 98 based platforms though

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    erm ... only occasionally and it is just a VM ... but that can't just be me.

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    I'm surprise ME still works, I wonder what AV works with it!

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    More to the point - WHY! is anyone using ME to begin with!!

    Also, where are the stats for Server 2008/R2?

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    I use Windows 2008 Server, so interesting that it doesn't appear. Must bundle in with Vista? I think 2k8 R2 appears as Win 7 too.

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    I find it's more worrying people are browsing the internet with their servers?! I hope these aren't mission critical servers and are just test VM's or something?!

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    ME does still sort of work ... I only have it as a few games I have are not happy on anything higher than ME ... and actually work better on ME than they do on 98SE. I also use it for the odd test of sites when using Netscape 4 or IE 5.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Hightower View Post
    I find it's more worrying people are browsing the internet with their servers?! I hope these aren't mission critical servers and are just test VM's or something?!
    Some of us run server OS's as our desktop machines. For example, it isn't easy to develop sharepoint webparts without having visual studio installed on a windows server box with sharepoint installed.

    So Server OS != Server computer...

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    What's the time frame, I'm sure I've visited more then 77,000 times.

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    Quote Originally Posted by buzzard View Post
    I'm surprise ME still works, I wonder what AV works with it!
    Why? It never stayed running long enough to pick up anything!

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    Quote Originally Posted by K.C.Leblanc View Post
    What's the time frame, I'm sure I've visited more then 77,000 times.
    This is the past month.

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    Quote Originally Posted by localzuk View Post
    Some of us run server OS's as our desktop machines. For example, it isn't easy to develop sharepoint webparts without having visual studio installed on a windows server box with sharepoint installed.

    So Server OS != Server computer...
    That's what I meant - it would be worrying if people were browsing from their DC's and other member servers that could be classed as critical.

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    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!

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    I use ME on a box at home but it isn't connected to the internet. It's used for running a bespoke video conversion program that only runs well on ME.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Hightower View Post
    I find it's more worrying people are browsing the internet with their servers?!
    Most likely people with Terminal Services systems.

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