Windows crashing, was Re: Bill Gates: Teen Heart-throb!

From: Jules Richardson <>
Date: Thu Jan 20 03:12:07 2005

On Wed, 2005-01-19 at 20:37 -0500, Joe R. wrote:
> At 04:41 PM 1/19/05 -0600, Jay wrote:
> >This thread has gotten a little far off topic methinks!
> Why? Windows has sucked for OVER ten years!

Classic suckyness. Heh.

I ran Win 2k for a bit and that was sort-of-OK stability-wise, but it
ate a *lot* of memory. Plus it still suffered from the gradual
destruction which I hate about all Windows flavours; as the system was
used it seemed to gradually slow down and eat up more disk space of its
own accord (presumably registry bloat, disk caches etc.)

My old laptop's on Win '95 which is doing well so far, although I don't
use it for much more than Word, telnet, and occasional web access. I'll
stick some free unix-a-like OS on it when Windows finally destroys
itself on there.

I do have access to a Win ME machine, and that thing's the biggest pile
of junk I've ever seen; it can't run for more than an hour without
something crashing it seems, and forget about trying to do any serious
access to shared SMB directories anywhere.

XP - only ever used it for 5 minutes and thought the UI was just way too
warm and fuzzy and cutesey, urgh.

I still miss my previous Win 3.11 laptop to be honest, but the limit in
screen resolution on that became the factor in forcing an upgrade. It
felt a lot more responsive than any other Windows machine I've used,
despite the 486 CPU.


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