That was ELEVEN years ago..

Published on: Author: Mike Hall Leave a comment

The date: Oct. 25, 2001. The event: Microsoft releases XP.

The bad points:

  • It took up way more space than it’s Win 9x cousins
  • It required way more memory than it’s Win 9x cousins
  • A fair amount of older programs and hardware were not compatible
  • A few Windows functions and conventions either had a name change or a code change

The good points:

  • It would run without crashing out
  • It didn’t suffer the registry problems of Win 9x
  • It didn’t have restrictions re filling up the desktop or running too many fonts

It was a huge improvement over Windows 98, but reception initially was mixed. I saw it as being the saviour of all PC’s and I told them so. It came really good after the release of the SP2 service pack

I get tired of people telling me that I used to really like XP.

THAT WAS THEN, AND NOW IS NOT THEN.. XP is ELEVEN years old!!

Windows 7 is the best NOW, better than Windows 8 if you need a proper desktop. If Windows 8 or 9 ever get proper desktop control, maybe they will be the best.

http://windows.microsoft.com/en-US/internet-explorer/products/history

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