Windows 2000

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Re: Windows 2000

Post by MajorSky17 » Sun Feb 12, 2017 12:05 am

NewYorkEagle wrote:
Sat Feb 11, 2017 8:43 pm
MajorSky17 wrote:
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Fast, secure and simple. What else is there one could want in an OS?
A home edition for it, which is what ME (Millennium Edition) was supposed to be?
Or Neptune. :cry:
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Re: Windows 2000

Post by TheCanadianToast » Sun Feb 12, 2017 2:00 am

Yeah, Windows Neptune was going to be a home edition version of Windows 2000 based off of the Windows NT code, and not off of Windows 9x, but it was never released. Instead, Windows ME happened, based off of Windows 9x, and had restricted access to real-mode DOS, and also a highly criticized operating system by Microsoft.

That was until 2001, when Microsoft decided to discontinue the Windows 9x series, and when future versions of Windows came out only on Windows NT code on one operating system name, starting with Windows XP. Windows XP Professional, and Windows XP Home Edition, and so on...

This still continues today with Windows 10 Pro and Windows 10 Home...
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Re: Windows 2000

Post by NewYorkEagle » Sun Feb 12, 2017 2:46 pm

TheCanadianToast wrote:
Sun Feb 12, 2017 2:00 am
Yeah, Windows Neptune was going to be a home edition version of Windows 2000 based off of the Windows NT code, and not off of Windows 9x, but it was never released. Instead, Windows ME happened, based off of Windows 9x, and had restricted access to real-mode DOS, and also a highly criticized operating system by Microsoft.

That was until 2001, when Microsoft decided to discontinue the Windows 9x series, and when future versions of Windows came out only on Windows NT code on one operating system name, starting with Windows XP. Windows XP Professional, and Windows XP Home Edition, and so on...

This still continues today with Windows 10 Pro and Windows 10 Home...
I find that to be a positive thing for Micrsooft, since their DOS versions are just a pain in the butt to install sometimes.
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Re: Windows 2000

Post by nknight » Sat Feb 18, 2017 7:44 pm

MajorSky17 wrote:
Sun Feb 12, 2017 12:05 am
NewYorkEagle wrote:
Sat Feb 11, 2017 8:43 pm
MajorSky17 wrote:
Sat Feb 11, 2017 8:13 pm
Fast, secure and simple. What else is there one could want in an OS?
A home edition for it, which is what ME (Millennium Edition) was supposed to be?
Or Neptune. :cry:
I remember you doing a video on Using Neptune as a daily OS.
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