Post subject: Re: WinME Posted: Sun Apr 11, 2010 12:02 pm
Amateur Beta Collector
Joined Tue Feb 02, 2010 5:58 pm
Favourite OS Windows 7 Build 7601 SP1
I don't get it, can someone explain what is so special about all the older OS'es than XP ?' I'm a newbie so I don't know everything. I see XP the easiest to customize.
Sorry for my bad English.
Well... the ages before xp could of had a large effect on how we use pcs today. one example would be the development of windows 95 or as we call it- chicago. chicago once had an interesting variation of the taskbar and if used it would of changed how we use computers today. So to put simply we just find it interesting because it looks cool.
you can but it is very rare to come accross something that is good or not removed from the internet at all. Use to have a copy on an old pc, I recall finding an app that allowed some good visual styles, If I knew I would tell you, really good for windows me. Hate to leave you wondering what it is but keep your eye out. Im sure you get this alot, but I recommend you upgrade to at least win 2000.
Post subject: Re: WinME Posted: Mon May 23, 2011 10:26 pm
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Joined Mon May 23, 2011 5:03 pm
Location The Netherlands
Favourite OS 3000
yeah honestly I hated the os, always got bsod, it was really slow and would always freeze. Incompatible with everything now anyway but some just like to toggle with the old os's anyway
I'll have to disagree with this. The thing with ME is that it "can" work very well but it's easy to make it crash the way it is when you have a fresh install. You'll need to tweak ME to make it work.
Of course people will say that 98SE is much more stable, but the thing is, you'll need to invest time to tweak 98SE as well! Out of the box 98SE won't even recognize USB mass storage devices, nor does 98SE know what to do with compressed folders.
The advantage ME has over XP (and especially 2k) is that it has a much lower footprint. Try putting 2k or XP on a rig with only 128MB RAM, it'll be painfully slow in comparison to a tweaked ME system. Anyway, why bother with 2k in the first place? A tweaked XP (think:nlite) would have very few disadvantages over any 2k install, not to mention that XP has better support for security fixes.
9x is a good family of OS's to use on older hardware, particularly when you have something with limits like 128MB RAM or lower, 10GB harddrive or lower or a P6 class CPU running at 400Mhz or lower.