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 PostPost subject: Starting a OS Collection        Posted: Mon May 26, 2008 5:32 pm 
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I would like to start an OS collection of Windows Operating Systems,But i am not sure on how to go about It... I have windows 3.11 and windows 95 ...
What came after windows 95 ? Can some one give me some kind of a list to look up or go by ?(Please)


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 PostPost subject: Re: Starting a OS Collection        Posted: Mon May 26, 2008 5:52 pm 
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I would like to start an OS collection of Windows Operating Systems,But i am not sure on how to go about It... I have windows 3.11 and windows 95 ...
What came after windows 95 ? Can some one give me some kind of a list to look up or go by ?(Please)

windows 95
windows 95a
windows nt 4
windows 95b
windows 95c
windows 98
windows 98se
windows 2000
windows me
windows xp
windows server 2003
windows vista
windows server 2008

not all planned ones, left out many betas but finals are right :)


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I am still a newbie at this, but I recommend this as a starting point. It has most of the known betas and all finals.
Original link: http://www.betaarchive.co.uk/forum/viewtopic.php?t=606


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 PostPost subject:        Posted: Mon May 26, 2008 6:48 pm 
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Wow , that is some list.. Can you explain to me about the Alpha's and the betas ? I never heard of Whistler or Longhorn...Man this is going to be some collection..


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Here's a list of all the Codenames of the Builds available on the FTP's (Once you get your 10 Contributing Posts):
Janus (Windows 3.1)
Sparta (Windows for Workgroups 3.10)
Chicago (Windows 95)
Nashville (Later became part of Internet Explorer 4.0)
Memphis (Windows 98 )
Windows 98 Second Edition
Millenium (Windows ME)

Windows NT 3.1
Daytona (Windows NT 3.5)
Shell Update Release (Windows NT 4.0 Shell, a common version designed as an update for Windows NT 3.51)
Cairo (Windows NT 4.0)
Windows NT 5.0 (Windows 2000)
Whistler (Windows XP)
Longhorn/Vista (Windows Vista)

You can find all this stuff on the FTP's, once you make your 10 Contributing Posts. :)


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Whistler are the beta/alpha builds of Windows XP. Longhorn are the beta/alpha builds of Vista. Until beta 1 (build 5112) it was called Longhorn after beta 1, beta builds were named as Vista. Not really sure but I think it was something like that :).

I would also recommend looking up here: http://wiki.betaarchive.co.uk/index.php?title=Windows
It covers most of the (Alpha/Beta) builds and some more info ;).


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Whistler is the codename for XP.
Longhorn is in 2 parts, the cancelled kernel and Vista.

You should look trough the list, especially at the blue colored ones (most them are here on the servers), most of the names are recognizable by the build number.

4.10 = Windows 98
4.90 = ME
5.0 = 2000
5.1 = XP
6.0 = Vista

Just to name a few.

But start collecting and testing in VMWare and Virtual PC (safest) with retail builds.
Like Windows 3, 95, 98, me, 2000, xp, vista and server versions, and when you have access download some of the more interesting alpha's/beta's (check the list were you interested in), and please before installing builds, look at the Windows Collection Book (on the server) for the Serial Keys and the BIOS Dates.

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 PostPost subject:        Posted: Mon May 26, 2008 8:34 pm 
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Well, this reminds me of when I first entered the Beta Scene in the middle of November 2006. I remember downloading things from the WinWorld servers and then bringing home every OS related thing I downloaded on a couple of CD-R's (One full sized CD-R and two mini CD-R's). The first thing I did was install Windows NT 3.51 Workstation. It wasn't a Beta but it was still intresting. I still remember the long Readme file. Even though I was intrested in Betas, I still had an intrest in Retail versions as well.


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WOW, Thanks for all the info,I will print it all out.. Man there is allot of
OS's that I have never seen or heard of..

I think I have about 16 posts, but i am not sure where to find the FTP servers, and I don't want to make any mistakes to get band...


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Just some advice, have you 10 contributing posts? then apply to the Advanced Membergroup.

Apply at the Usergroups on the top right.
Then andy will look if you have enough post (do it before thursday, then he is off camping until sunday) and if you get in, just look at the private server section/member server section for details (not posting here, against the rules).

(This is not meant as a moderator post, just to help).

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What do you put under jump too ?


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PhantomX wrote:
What do you put under jump too ?


If you want nice items for your collection, look for Windows NT 5 Beta 2 (something around there), Neptune and Whistler Build 2419.

All show a fascinating in-between state of the previous and later OSes. Were my original favourites when I started collecting :)

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I think I am going too start with Neptune and Whistler and Longhorn first.
Since I don't have enough posts yet to get to the server,I have found another website that has some of the stuff I need..Not sure how many LongHorns where made,but I now have 16 of them now...


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PhantomX wrote:
I think I am going too start with Neptune and Whistler and Longhorn first.
Since I don't have enough posts yet to get to the server,I have found another website that has some of the stuff I need..Not sure how many LongHorns where made,but I now have 16 of them now...


Haha you sound like you're going through them [too?] quickly :) You should spend time with each to get a feel for what it was like, at least a day or so if possible on a real machine.

It's fascinating to watch how each OS progressed, and you see all sorts of design changes as deadlines approach, etc.

NT5->Windows 2000
Whistler->XP
Longhorn->Reset (last main build 4093)
Longhorn Omega13->Vista->Server 2008

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longhorn omega 13?


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Namronia wrote:
longhorn omega 13?


Yup yup. Post reset = omega 13.

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wow, great, never heard before :D


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Neither had I. Interesting :P

Either way, I agree with Grabberslasher, that you should go through, install and play around with most of your builds. A few you might choose to skip, I skipped 4011, and I understand that I'm not really missing much other than an extremely large memory leak. But you should have a go with the builds you get, see what changes and what works and what doesn't.

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Oh ,I plan on going through each and every one I get..It won't be that hard with 10 PC's, I can test them and play around in order they came out..


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Wait, so WfW 3.11 isn't on the FTP? I have like four copies of the original disks. I've got 95 on floppies somewhere. Also DOS 6.22 full install with the supplemental disk.


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Wait, so WfW 3.11 isn't on the FTP? I have like four copies of the original disks. I've got 95 on floppies somewhere. Also DOS 6.22 full install with the supplemental disk.


Erm. Yeh, we do have them on the FTP. In almost all the languages it was released in too :P

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Oh, wow. :o

I guess you guys have been doing this for a while.


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