As I said to one TechRepublic member’s chagrin , Windows Professional never gained a lot of traction in many business environments. I wouldn’t say that Windows has ever been forgotten. Windows Pro isn’t perfect of course. I will use Windows until I can’t anymore, then it’s on to Linux. The use of ad-blocking software hurts the site.
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Now with that being said I think the reasons for the quick demise can be summed up as follows. Now eye candy and piracy protection is more important than usability. Now one could argue that was supported for a long time of which it was seeing that extended support ended in Windows Pro only lasted 18 months before Microsoft shipped XP.
However, somehow Windows is often overlooked and lost when considered as being one of the best. The use of ad-blocking software hurts the site. Any version of Windows before 3. I’m on dial up too. Please disable ad-blocking software or set an exception for MSFN. How IoT, robotics, and AI are tackling one of the biggest problems of the century.
Windows is a lost soul now and all that other junk that’s come out since 7 especially is not Windows. During the time of Windowssay within a two year time frame either before or after give or take you essentially had four MS operating systems which all came out at or around each other.
There seems to be the thought that and XP should be supported indefinitely.
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I suppose I never knowingly saw it because it looks a lot like Windows 95 or 98, so does NT 4. You can also patch some of the security holes in Pro by putting a virus scanner and firewall such as ZoneAlarm on it.
There’s no reason really to pile on where Vista is concerned. The people that know about it and have used it before usually really like it and will always talk about it, the people that never used it way back when just think it’s an old version of Windows, and the people that don’t even know it exists of course have no opinion.
Ahhh Good old 7090gt For antivirus I use the latest version of ClamWin. It wasn’t encumbered by the restrictions or the hardware overhead of Windows XP and Vista.
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Share this post Link to post Share 7900gg other sites. I’ll stick to my non-big brother version of Windows, thank you very much. Why do you think Application Compatibility was introduced in the first place? The funny thing is, as more games were written for Windows XP, those became compatible with Windows as well, so it would have been more usable in the home just not as fancy and glitzy.
Let us not forget that the UUrollup for provides many such upgrades. It overcame the hardware limitations of NT Workstation.
Microsoft will also continue Extended Support on Windows Pro until July which means that it will continue to create security patches for Pro until then. Inside the Raspberry Pi: I think Windows was a very sturdy OS.
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Sign up for a new account in our community. Xp and 7 are going nowhere and will remain in my opinion 2 or 3 and 1 MS OS for a long time. Also, with lack of any recent support how do you keep it viable in terms of internet and software? How self-driving tractors, AI, and precision agriculture will save us from the impending food crisis. It overcame a lot of NT WS’s limitations by having a wider hardware compatibility list. Virtually no XP-only software or peripherals existed until Windows ‘s “support” lifeline was cut off, and Microsoft pushed out compiler tools that were specifically rigged to break compatibility.