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Interesting History of the Windows operating system Trooper

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#1 2-10-2003 @ 02:32:54 PM
Posted By: Obsidian Reply | Edit | Del
Yak Yak Yak!

(here's a summary for you guys)

make 3.1 OS.
make it popular.
make win95.
HUGE ad campain for win95.
make lots of money.
fuck off for 3 years.
make win98.
make ad campain.
make more money.
lack the balls to swim across the lake bill's mansion is on (Tom Green did it!)
make win2000
nobody cares
make XP
drop that - make XP with built-in spyware
make money
buy Bungie
make apple cry (YES!)
release eXpensive box with halo
make apple invest in anti-depressants
blow all the money on hair tonics and lego.

[Edited by Obsidian on 2-10-2003 @ 02:33:37 PM]

#2 2-10-2003 @ 07:24:25 PM
Posted By: DiRF Reply | Edit | Del
Yes, Mr. Obsidian, I will reply to your XBOX bashing, and other ingnorant statements...

(1). The XBOX is the same price as the PS2, yet comes with 2 controllers, 2 free games (SegaGT2002 is awesome, you aren't just getting crap games), and you don't need any memory cards...but if you DO want them, you don't have to shell out $30+ bucks like you do for a PS2 or GameCube...you can get a LICENCED (i.e., won't void warranty) 3rd party XBOX memory card for about $20.
If you're calling it the eXpensiveBOX because you're a GameCube fanboy, have fun playing your multi-disc games in the future with your system that can't play movie DVDs. (Yeah, I know it's $30 for the XBOX DVD playback kit, but I'd rather use a remote than a controller. [The PS2's DVD controller is $20.]) Oh yeah, and the GameCube only comes with one controller and NO games for that wonderful $150...buy ONE game and a controller, and you're ALREADY over the XBOX price by $10+...

#3 2-10-2003 @ 07:25:40 PM
Posted By: DiRF Reply | Edit | Del
(2). Microsoft OWNS part of Apple, dumbshit. You don't try to kill something you're financially invested in, smart-guy.

#4 2-10-2003 @ 07:33:46 PM
Posted By: solid_snake Reply | Edit | Del
#2, Gamecube had a bundle for $180 this season

#5 2-10-2003 @ 07:54:02 PM
Posted By: DiRF Reply | Edit | Del
#4, What, pratell, was in the bundle?

#6 2-10-2003 @ 08:29:55 PM
Posted By: solid_snake Reply | Edit | Del
#5, memory card and mario sunshine along with all the regular stuff, Toys "R" Us also had another game with the bundle for ~$10 more I think it was scooby doo

#7 2-10-2003 @ 08:30:32 PM
Posted By: motopsycho Reply | Edit | Del
$ = relase os with bugs, release new and improved version to resolve bugs while making sure it has new bugs, repeat.

#8 2-10-2003 @ 08:34:34 PM
Posted By: DiRF Reply | Edit | Del
#7, Another interesting tidbit...I have this theory that Microsoft designs their software to be "time-bombs"...after a certain amount of time, they're designed to start running slower and slower...I kinda proved this with MY computer (It has Windows '95), I set the year back to 1997, and my computer started loading up Windows faster...certain programs (most notably, my NES emulator) started running faster...it's unbelievable...

#9 2-10-2003 @ 08:35:40 PM
Posted By: DiRF Reply | Edit | Del
#6, Played Mario Sunshine...hated it. It's like Mario 64, but with more RPG elements thrown in (I HATE RPGs), along with SLIGHTLY updated graphics...

#10 2-10-2003 @ 09:02:50 PM
Posted By: solid_snake Reply | Edit | Del
#9, still a better bundle than the PS2 had oh wait.....

[Edited by solid_snake on 2-10-2003 @ 09:03:27 PM]

#11 2-10-2003 @ 10:12:32 PM
Posted By: Obsidian Reply | Edit | Del
#2, no - i'm not a fanboy of GC - i'm calling it eXpensive box because when it was first relased up here - EB tried to sell it for $750.

#3 - did i say kill? That make you the dumbshit (for now).

No - i didn't say kill. But MS can do the next best thing - wound them and shrink their market share at will. To be able to do that (without taking the reins of apple) is still impressive. When apple seems to be getting a second foot-hold - MS can launch an ad campain or lower prices or even ask for more MS-only software. That alone makes them the smart guys. They don't kill off the investment - They milk if for it's worth.

it's just that simple.

and for me to say i'm anti-xbox is kinda hard to digest.

I did manage to get one.

[Edited by Obsidian on 2-10-2003 @ 10:14:37 PM]

#12 2-11-2003 @ 11:36:20 AM
Posted By: DiRF Reply | Edit | Del
#11, Then stop calling it the eXpensiveBOX...The $750 was because E.B., NOT Microsoft...do you know how much PS2s were selling for when they were first released?! Upwards of $1000!!! At least you could walk in and BUY an XBOX about 2 weeks after it's release...I couldn't get a PS2 for about 3 months, when I finally gave up and bought a Dreamcast for 1/3 the price...never regretted it.

You ARE anti-XBOX. I'm sorry if that's hard for you to digest, but I see you bash it every chance you get. "Oh NoS it's Da Bill GaTes BOx...iT mUSt bE bAD, MuSt BASH!!1"

#13 2-11-2003 @ 06:56:36 PM
Posted By: Obsidian Reply | Edit | Del
#12, i'm Anti-xbox - yet i won one (plus 5 games).

lets not forget the win98 os i'm running and the winExcel and winPower-point and the winWord (it's not like i EVER needed word for writing anything. Me being so anti-microsoft i might use MS word for making a bomb or hold a bank with it). Lets not forget MS paint - the program i use to create "photoshops".

I'm not anti-bill gates - oh wait - Bill Gates. In fact - i applaud him and his percision business practices connected and his ability to lessen a rival os until it's revered to be the os of artsy-fartsy people and nutters.

(lets try it your way)

You ARE anti-anti-XBOX. I'm sorry if that's hard for you to digest/understand/forget - but I see you can't get a grip on a joke about microsoft dispite the numours joke about microsoft. "Oh NoS it's Da anit-MS JoKe - iT mUSt bE bAD - MuSt fiGhT wITH WoRDz!!!11"

btw - ps2's retailed for $400 to $450 at eb. Want the math for that?


[Edited by Obsidian on 2-11-2003 @ 06:57:32 PM]

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