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Old 01-24-2023, 12:32 PM   #16
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I ran win98 until 2006 to run my machinery. I put up with the daily BSODs and reinstalls 2-3 times a year because I viewed it as a tool. They wanted money for XP. Windows was more dangerous then. One of my kids downloaded a virus that transferred itself automatically over irc. By chance, a few months later, I downloaded a virus checker for CIH, because it was only a meg, and on another whim I ran it and found 175 copies of CIH virus between 2 computers 3 days before it was due to overwrite the BIOS. I never let windoze online again.

More Recently I've used Vista to actually do the odd thing in VMs, purely because it was there. But wine does a better job of being windows than windows does now. The one windows program I use regularly is just fine under wine. It caters for guys with 'hand-me-down' pcs so the 2016 version was compiled i386, and the 2019 version is compiled i586. But the same data updates work on both.

I have win11 on this box since last year purely because windows was there from new and my son may want to use it. I boot it every few months for the updates and then put it away quickly. And I never give it my name, or Internet moniker. To windows, I am TightAss. I invite you all to use it - that will confuse the tracking/data logging wonderfully
Old 01-24-2023, 09:15 PM   #17
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I had a very nice Win7 all-in-one desktop, but an electrical pulse took it out before Win7 went EOL.

It also took out my printer, but left my Linux box, which was right next to it, alone.

Frankly, because of the security vulnerabilities of Windows, I would be disinclined to use a Windows version that was EOL, at least, not one connected to the internet.
Old 01-28-2023, 02:15 PM   #18
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baaad, after installing windows 98 from cd i connected to internet and tried to download updates...

... it were infected in about 10 seconds, i were like wtf how can i update without infecting the box while i do that. i got messages from my ISP that i am infected.

i were noob at that time (i am not pro yet tho :P).


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