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 PostPost subject: Windows Easter Eggs        Posted: Sun May 10, 2009 5:12 pm 
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Well we all know they are around, so lets hear about some of your favorite Window's easter eggs. I will start it off:

In Windows XP the minimum space on the drive you are installing to is 1337 mb. (if you don't get that one shame on you ;) )


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http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Easter_egg ... t_products

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Cheater... ;)

It was meant to be more of your favorite's... but I did not include that *edits*


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 PostPost subject: Re: Windows Easter Eggs        Posted: Sun May 10, 2009 8:31 pm 
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I think Thlump completely detroyed this topic. =/

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 PostPost subject: Re: Windows Easter Eggs        Posted: Mon May 11, 2009 10:27 am 
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I didn't find it at Wiki, so I'm putting it here: in Excel 95 (or 97, I don't remember precisely) there is a way to unlock the hell room (or sth like that) with credits of all the creators of Excel.


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 PostPost subject: Re: Windows Easter Eggs        Posted: Mon May 11, 2009 3:31 pm 
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You mean this?


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 PostPost subject: Re: Windows Easter Eggs        Posted: Mon May 11, 2009 3:50 pm 
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Hacker?pcs wrote:
You mean this?


Yeah, that's it.
EDIT: Unfortunatealy, I was mistaken, it's on Wiki too: Microsoft Excel contained a hidden Doom-like mini-game called "The Hall of Tortured Souls".[5] . So, I guess, there's nothing more.


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 PostPost subject: Re: Windows Easter Eggs        Posted: Mon May 11, 2009 3:52 pm 
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Does Windows 7 have any known Easter Eggs yet?

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 PostPost subject: Re: Windows Easter Eggs        Posted: Mon May 11, 2009 4:33 pm 
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Andy wrote:
Does Windows 7 have any known Easter Eggs yet?


"The answer is nowhere to be found in the Wikipedia entry. But here’s some insight from the Technet Forums:

Sorry… But it ain’t gonna happen. While I would agree that finding hidden Easter eggs can be kind of fun and the like, corporate customers would never let it fly. They won’t be buying an OS where hidden stuff can pop out and distract users from doing their jobs or possibly be exploitable."

Quoted from here: http://powerwindows.wordpress.com/2009/04/10/windows-7-easter-eggs/

That's a shame.

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 PostPost subject: Re: Windows Easter Eggs        Posted: Mon May 11, 2009 6:11 pm 
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Very unreasonable conclusion. After all, corporate clients have been buying Windows for years, even with easter eggs.


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 PostPost subject: Re: Windows Easter Eggs        Posted: Mon May 11, 2009 8:41 pm 
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More likely is what I remember having seen before, which is that after the security lockdown with XP SP2 they didn't want any more undocumented code in products, which is why there are no more Easter Eggs.

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 PostPost subject: Re: Windows Easter Eggs        Posted: Tue May 12, 2009 4:33 am 
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I heard it started earlier, after Windows 2000 they stopped all new easter eggs. Among the reasons was that the eggs slowed down the system, especially problematic for Macros and to foster a more professional image.

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 PostPost subject: Re: Windows Easter Eggs        Posted: Tue May 12, 2009 5:02 pm 
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I had a 2k with Bill Gates as owner, although during the installation, no name was given.
(This text is from Google translater. Sorry if it`s bad English. I`m not from England.)


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 PostPost subject: Re: Windows Easter Eggs        Posted: Wed May 13, 2009 1:10 pm 
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Wasn't that in NT 5.0.1946?


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 PostPost subject: Re: Windows Easter Eggs        Posted: Fri May 15, 2009 9:32 pm 
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I think so, same as the Minesweeper/Budget.xls egg.

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That counts doesn't it? It is obviously after XP :P


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The disappearance of "easter eggs" in programs was due to US government requirements that all features should be documented etc. For example, in Windows 7, the easter-egg is that when you start the system, you get a reasonable approximation to a win32 system.


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 PostPost subject: Re: Windows Easter Eggs        Posted: Mon May 25, 2009 4:01 pm 
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The disappearance of "easter eggs" in programs was due to US government requirements that all features should be documented etc. For example, in Windows 7, the easter-egg is that when you start the system, you get a reasonable approximation to a win32 system.


Mostly Microsoft stopped making Easter eggs as part of its Trustworthy Computing Initiative in 2002.


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 PostPost subject: Re: Windows Easter Eggs        Posted: Sat May 30, 2009 6:41 pm 
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I think so, same as the Minesweeper/Budget.xls egg.

Minesweeper? Is that the 'xyzzy' egg?

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 PostPost subject: Re: Windows Easter Eggs        Posted: Sun May 31, 2009 4:47 pm 
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 PostPost subject: Re: Windows Easter Eggs        Posted: Sun May 31, 2009 5:04 pm 
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Thlump wrote:
telnet://towel.blinkenlights.nl

Its not a "Windows Easteregg" at all, it does what it should do, telnet the adress. Of course the adress is an easter egg then, but not from MS.


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