operating systems

Discussion in 'Community' started by jefhatfield, Sep 29, 2002.


least successful operating system launch and/or sales

  1. windows 2000

    5 vote(s)
  2. windows ME

    31 vote(s)
  3. any non red hat linux os

    4 vote(s)
  4. os x

    6 vote(s)
  1. jefhatfield Retired


    Jul 9, 2000
    os 9 worked and is used a lot, same with red hat linux, same with windows 95 and 98

    but some operating systems flopped and had bad sales or were not used that much...which is the most notable flop?

    being a windows/pc tech, i have to say that the launch of windows 2000 was just awful and the industry took a long time to come around and in many cases did not

    though windows 2000 was supposed to be friendlier to gaming developers than windows nt, the develpement of windows 2000 games was sluggish

    and windows 2000 was supposed to have the stability of windows nt and the multimedia aspects of windows 98 and be the first all around operating system, but that did not work so microsoft back pedaled and put out the multimedia operating system windows ME

    driver support for windows 2000 was not great, especially for backward compatible hardware on the hardware compatability list

    in a way, windows 2000 and windows ME was a stop gap between windows 98 and windows xp

    windows 2000 and windows xp have the basic code and stability of windows nt and is not dos like windows 95/98/ME and that is or is not a good thing depending on your perspective
  2. edesignuk Moderator emeritus


    Mar 25, 2002
    London, England
    I'd say WinME, it SUCKED! U were better of sticking with 98.
  3. job macrumors 68040


    Jan 25, 2002
    in transit
    Windows ME = Windows Might Explode.. :D

    SuSE Linux has made it pretty big in Europe along with Mandrake Linux.

    Just because it is not Red Hat does not mean it won't succeed. :p
  4. jefhatfield thread starter Retired


    Jul 9, 2000
    windows me was rushed due to the shortcomings of windows 2000

    red hat got the jump in linux and is not the best version of linux according to many linux people

    the big linux certification for us techies is the RHCE or red hat certified engineer, perhaps the second hardest certification to attain after the CCIE or cisco certified internetworking expert which was originally for salespeople of cisco routers who had to know their product really well

    the windows 2000 technical certifications flopped just like the operating system and microsoft decided not to retire the legions of windows nt certified techies

    and many businesses and organizations kept their windows nt 4.0 networks, too
  5. jefhatfield thread starter Retired


    Jul 9, 2000
    that is true about windows 98 being better

    however, microsoft decided to use windows me for the millions of home computers instead of windows 2000 which was their original plan

    windows xp home ended up being microsoft's first nt operating system widely used in homes
  6. eyelikeart Moderator emeritus


    Jan 2, 2001
    Metairie, LA
    ha ha ha....I just love these multiple jefhatfield threads! :D

    anyway...I'm placing my vote on Windows ME...based on the amount of bitching I've heard by peecee users saying how much they hate it... ;)
  7. dreamlance macrumors regular

    Sep 3, 2002
    wouldn't you like to know?
    Re: operating systems

    2000 and ME just sucked in my opinion. Had way too many problems with both trying run games and avoid freezing. If they tried releasing ME to combat 2000 multimedia problems, it seems like they didn't get it right the second time either. Or it could be just my experience with it.
  8. Rower_CPU Moderator emeritus


    Oct 5, 2001
    San Diego, CA
    ME definitely...

    2K, now that we have seen a couple SPs is much better...preferable to XP Pro in many instances.
  9. funkywhat2 macrumors 6502a


    Jul 14, 2002
    What's all this about people voting for OS X?
  10. mac15 macrumors 68040


    Dec 29, 2001
    OSX ddin't take off so well thats why, now its coming along nicely, but I would have to say Win 2000 , I didn't even know it was out, until someone told me
  11. scem0 macrumors 604


    Jul 16, 2002
    back in NYC!
    I decided to just skim it quickly, and I assumed that it was asking what the best operating system was.... I put OS X. I want to withdraw my vote. I want to put Windows ME:

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  12. solvs macrumors 603


    Jun 25, 2002
    LaLaLand, CA
    ME is 98 4th edition. I checked on my friends system, it actually says that if you know where to look. Plus they removed the DOS underpinning, which should have helped but it just made it worse. Damn thing crashes all the time and has a TON of problems.

    Win2000 had it problems too (only 65,000 KNOWN bugs!). Most of them have been ironed out at least, but it still has problems and M$ has access to your system, even with a firewall. Check the SP3 user agreement. I have 2000 (hacked version, he he) on my cheapy PC and it's okay. Better than 98 was at most stuff. Doesn't seem to crash as much.

    It still sux, though. I can't wait to get OS X on my new Mac after I move in a few months (delays, delays). I've had various versions of OS 9, 8.x, and even 7 (shudder) on previous Mac systems. I had a lot of problems, but they were still better than Win95 (well, most of them, most of the time).

    Now where's my GHz iBook?

    Edit: Oh yeah. WinXP is terrible. I've used it. I hate it. More M$ crap.
  13. SilvorX macrumors 68000


    May 24, 2002
    'Toba, Canada
    windows me without a doubt, i had to set up a friend of my mom's computer a year ago n within 5 min as soon as it was done booting for the first time it already crashed....
  14. King Cobra macrumors 603

    Mar 2, 2002
    I'm going to agree with the majority...ME probably had the most problems. When upgrading from 98 you had a 50% chance of f**king up your PC on installation, and a 50% chance of the PC eventually f***ing up on you.

    Around one and a half years ago I read a report about someone installing Windows ME on three of his PCs. (If anyone has read this story before, I don't mean to bore you to death...) The first installation went rather well, with some minor problems. The second installation required resetting/changing a lot of the data around. The last one required a whole reentry of data, and caused a large number of problems with trying to connect to the internet.

    I have never heard of a PC ***** up like that. But it's happened.
  15. Over Achiever macrumors 68000

    Over Achiever

    Jul 22, 2002
    Toledo, OH, formerly Twin Cities, MN
    I had ME...and that baby sucked. I had barely enough RAM for XP, and even tho' XP sucked I got it...ME was horrible.:mad:
  16. Backtothemac macrumors 601


    Jan 3, 2002
    San Destin Florida
    Who are the friggin idiots that chose OS X!

    X has been wildly successful. Man, the ignorance of people.

  17. sparkleytone macrumors 68020


    Oct 28, 2001
    Greensboro, NC
    i didnt vote because i would say that winXP was the least successful OS launch. it just didnt bring people in droves. i worked the midnight madness at CompUSA and really, it only lasted about an hour, and the people were there for the free stuff.

    win2k was successful enough, it just wasnt aimed at consumers and thats why it didnt show up on the radar. OS X.1 and X.2 have both been extremely successful launches for apple. and just as win2k, linux is not aimed at consumers, so its generally off the radar as well.
  18. jefhatfield thread starter Retired


    Jul 9, 2000
    i am a microsoft MCP in the field and i work on home and business based computers...originally windows 2000 was windows nt 5.0 and the idea was to make it the all around home and business operating system...it's just that m$ did not get it right and get the support in time for launch date

    it was kind of like os x, which started off slowly and then gained steam

    but unlike os x which apple faithfully stuck to, microsoft moved onto the windows xp campaign

    now xp is the main os on any new windows desktop or laptop though one can special order any older os back to windows 95

    os x is great but got off to almost as bad a start as windows 2000...that is why it is on the list

    now i expect jaguar to be better than os x beta...right? he he
  19. krossfyter macrumors 601


    Jan 13, 2002
    secret city

    thats what i was thinking.

    come on who is it? show yourself?
  20. jefhatfield thread starter Retired


    Jul 9, 2000
    i meant two items on the os x poll item

    either the os x beta or os x, 10.0

    10.1 and 10.2 are later versions and not initial launches of os x
  21. ejb190 macrumors 65816


    Anyone remember OS2 Warp?

    Now there is an OS that crash and burned!

    I have XP at work. It was at first intolerable, but the IT department has gotten it so it is halfway stable. Only crashes about once a week now. Of course we had the same problem when we switched from a UNIX network to NT in 2000.

    This network is a monster.
  22. beatle888 macrumors 68000


    Feb 3, 2002

    I accidently clicked on OSX. ***** that sucked.

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