Which oldest OS by Microsoft do you use?
Posted 10 November 2009 - 03:42 AM
Posted 10 November 2009 - 04:52 AM
Posted 11 November 2009 - 03:56 AM
Mostly the OS support for Win 95 and its derivations were supported 11 years, althought first practically usable systems were bit newer. Also the next generation of NT 5.0 which is currently still supported will have much longer lifespan that any other windows before...
Some people which live in world of new things do not ever use anything older than 2 years no matter if it works or not. Really no offense, but i was able to work with my old Pentium III for eight years and only now i am going to make a really major upgrade.
This post has been edited by Offler: 11 November 2009 - 03:58 AM
Posted 04 April 2010 - 12:36 PM
I've taken these old PCs to retro gaming events for some Doom 'death match' action
I've not seen NT Workstation 3.51 about in a LONG time.
I liked that OS at the time. 'twas great for my uses.
I upgraded to NT Workstation 4.0 not long after it became available though, as it had better Win32 support.
This post has been edited by woody.cool: 04 April 2010 - 12:37 PM
Posted 04 April 2010 - 03:13 PM
Posted 05 April 2010 - 04:27 PM
I have quite a lot of old non-PC machines.
I too have a Beeb (Acorn BBC B, twin 5.25" drive, MMBEEB ROM & MMC card), several Amstrad CPCs (which run CP/M as the operating system outside of the Amstrad BASIC environment), several Commodore Amigas (running Amiga Workbench and my A1200 which has PC-TASK and MS-DOS 6.22 installed on it) and lots of other random old machines.
Posted 15 January 2011 - 02:17 PM
After the SE upgrade and Unofficial Service Pack, 98 was one rock solid and very useful OS.
I reluctantly upgraded, years ago now, to XP because it was more compatible with the new software that was coming out.
Besides that, as a service tech, I needed to learn how to tweak and tune XP for top performance, which I've done.
I'm running XP-Pro-SP3 right now and I will be for quite some time to come.