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Windows Thread, I take it back Windows ME is great. in Technical; Originally Posted by Chris_ I'm sure SimpleSi has some primary schools with Windows ME 'servers' :P How dare you suggest ...
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    Quote Originally Posted by Chris_ View Post
    I'm sure SimpleSi has some primary schools with Windows ME 'servers' :P
    How dare you suggest that I'd use such a barbaric ancient system!

    I only use the best vintage Win98SE as file server VMs

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    PS Did ANYONE ever ever ever use Active Desktop or did we all just treat it as a virus when it magically popped into operation?

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    Win98SE, now that was a solid build only saw blue occasionally. I went to ME from this for about a week then straight back

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    Quote Originally Posted by SimpleSi View Post
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    PS Did ANYONE ever ever ever use Active Desktop or did we all just treat it as a virus when it magically popped into operation?
    It was one of those things you didn't notice until you had the Big Yellow Triangle, and your desktop went south.

    Then you disabled it and that was 99% of people's involvement with Active Desktop.

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    Quote Originally Posted by localzuk View Post
    I liked ME. It worked well for me for the 2 years I used it. Don't think I had to reinstall anything during that time!
    Same for me my ME Laptop and Desktop were fine

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    We've still got a windows 95 machine in DT, the miller can't be connected to anything better than windows 98 without buying a new one, and they don't use it much (once a year I think)

    Had windows me on my 2nd pc, it was ok, never had any issues with it. The pc couldn't handle XP when that came out though :-(

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    Win 98 SE !!

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    Hi. I'm rookie here, but a long time rider in informatics, so maybe I can say some words: I was using Widows ME until 2011 in my school! Seriously! The reason was very simple - the poor hardware. Some old used machines from some countries. In the same room there were different machines with Windows ME, Windows 2000, Windows XP and Windows 7. True dreamland for teaching! :-) So generally speaking Windows ME was doing his job very nice, but today this is past - thanks a Good!
    I'm working now with licensed Server 2008 and Multipoint server 2011, but I'm fun of the old historical stuffs...you should see (and hear) students reactions when I'm showing them the first Windows!
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    didn't 'ME' stand for Mistake Edition?

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    Quote Originally Posted by maniac View Post
    didn't 'ME' stand for Mistake Edition?
    Malware Edition ?

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    Quote Originally Posted by nickbro View Post
    We've still got a windows 95 machine in DT, the miller can't be connected to anything better than windows 98 without buying a new one, and they don't use it much (once a year I think)
    Why is that?! Driver issue? (oh god... drivers on Win 95, that brought back horrible memories)
    If it only does that then upgrading isn't much of an issue, I guess - the only issue would be hardware failure, but I suppose you can always transfer the machine image to something more modern.

    I wonder if 95 would run on a Core i-series...?

    As for ME, it was the OS on our very first home PC. Only issue I remember is a better-than-decent chance of a BSOD when installing pretty much anything, hardware or software!

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    Not really surprising that a CAD/CAM machine doesn't get new drivers. I know of one which needed an Archimedes to run...

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    ME, now there was a horrible version of windows.

    Wasn't anywhere near as stable as Windows 2000 even if it had visual similarities. If anything was slightly locked down and dubiously patched version of Win98SE. Seem to recall it had no support for any of your 16 bit applications and immediately caused problems with some of your existing 32 bit apps. This was in the name of being a purely 32 bit home operating system.

    I believe its death was fairly swift due to a version of direct X being developed for Windows 2000, of which meant gamers and enthusiasts moved over pretty quickly.

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    never had a problem with it myself, didn't mind Vista for home use and now I am on 8 I hate going back to the start menu. Not even trolling.... bring back ME !



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