Re: Anybody miss Windows 98 ?
IMHO, those were the bad old days of Windows. Back before Windows had reasonable security and a reasonably secure unix style user account system (like UAC), and it lacked protected memory, so any bad memory request from a program would bring down the entire OS with a blue screen, rather than just crash the offending buggy program. Those were the dark ages.
Originally Posted by mintfan7200
I originally got my start with the Commodore 64, and later DOS based PC's, but back in these days I dual booted Windows 2000 as my main OS, and had Windows 98SE installed just for games.
Slightly later I discovered Linux, and by the late 90's I had replaced Windows 2000 with desktop Red Hat. A few years later the combo was Desktop Gentoo Linux and Windows XP for games. Eventually I migrated to Ubuntu, and then moved on to Mint when Unity became the default window manager.
These days I'm on Mint 16 (Cinnamon) for most things, and dual boot into Windows 7 whenever I get the gaming itch (which is less and less frequent)
I hate the fact that I have to dual boot all the time, and I'm hoping that the Linux based SteamOS will be a huge success, so that future titles will all be released for the Linux platform, and I can get rid of my Windows install once and for all.
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