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King Fructose

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What about Windows 8, the OS that was so shitty MS had to skip a number to get further away from it?
Windows 8 had a lot of problems, but at least it tried. It was an OS with passion, even if it was the wrong passion. Windows Me was just terrible.
 
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Truth be told. Those are some of the better abbominations. If you really want to see hell you should look up themes for icewm or xfce on pling or whatever. Actual eldritch horrors.

Here's one for icewm.
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Edit- I didn't realized I double posted. Apologies.
Lol this made me remember I briefly had that Compiz cube thing over a decade ago. From what I remember there wasn't any issues with it but the novelty wore off quickly.
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With a little tweaking and tinkering, and a couple of third-party apps to fix the start menu and a few other issues, you could at least turn 8 into a useable os. ME was unfixable.
The thing I liked the best about Windows 8 was the incredibly passive aggressive patch/8.1 update to restore the start menu. It was like a work of modern performance art meant to evoke a feeling of misery and being in a life situation that can't be abandoned willy-nilly. It's like Microsoft stormed in with the update, slammed it down and screamed "ARE YOU HAPPY NOW?". No I'm not happy now, nothing has really changed.
 

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ye thats the same reason i never pirated programs very much
You have nothing to worry about if you know your system. If a program you don't recognize is suddenly trying to establish a connection to the internet that you've never seen before, you know you have a problem. If a piece of software that normally would never connect to the internet suddenly wants to, you also have a problem. If a program you don't recognize is eating up a tremendous amount of system resources, also a problem. If something that usually has negligible impact on system performance suddenly is consuming large amounts of system resources, that is also a problem. I've been pirating stuff since dial-up days and have never gotten a serious system infection. A couple of time things have slipped by, but nothing that I didn't notice right away and nothing that couldn't be contained and killed.

The trick is just making sure you have complete control of what connects to and what connects from your system. A piece of malware could have written out a plan to blow up the US congress and take out the sitting president with your system being used to distribute this information to the terrorists involved. It doesn't matter if it can't connect to the internet to talk to anyone. Same if a given piece of malware got a hold of all your passwords, your name, address, social security number, your mother's maiden name, and intended to use your computer as a node in a child pornography ring. If it can't connect to talk to anyone, it is a non-threat.

Windows 8 had a lot of problems, but at least it tried. It was an OS with passion, even if it was the wrong passion. Windows Me was just terrible.

Agreed. ME still stands as the worst Microsoft OS or all time.
 
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Toolbox

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Lol this made me remember I briefly had that Compiz cube thing over a decade ago. From what I remember there wasn't any issues with it but the novelty wore off quickly.
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Reminds me of the project Google bought and killed -
Basically an inverse of the linux one, which is funny because it was made for Windows.
It's a cool gimmick for a few seconds and moderately more usable than whatever the hell the cube thing is, but in the end it's so much less efficient than just using a 2d setup. I feel for people who might end up growing up with some VR bullshit that's even less usable.
 
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any software i have ever made deserves to be in this thread. but also:

one bit of software i hate with a passion is the search tool in windows. it is so freaking slow, it seems to take ages to search even a small folder.

i also dislike eclipse IDE. it was what we has to use in my CS lab courses and what was installed by default on my work laptop.
 

IamnottheNSA

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Fucking Windows Me.

1. The last Microsoft OS to be built on MS-DOS, yet without the ability to actually boot into DOS mode.
2. Unstable as all hell.
3. Stupid fucking name
There is something called 98SE2ME - a piece of software that adds all new things from ME to 98SE, without ruining MS-DOS stuff or stability (while the whole 9x line was pretty unstable, 98SE was probably the most stable of them all).
So yeah, now there really is no reason to use ME over 98SE on computers of that era.
one bit of software i hate with a passion is the search tool in windows. it is so freaking slow, it seems to take ages to search even a small folder.
Consider FileSearchEX - it's basically just Windows 2000 search, with same functionality.
 

Cybertonia

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One thing I hated about Windows was if you wanted something better than MS provided, you had to crappily bolt on another program.
That was super fun back in the day when Windows didn't even ship with a TCP/IP stack