Miss Windows 98? Now you can put it on your iPhone 6





  • Yup, that's exactly what I was missing.



  • @Nic said:

    http://www.iphonehacks.com/2014/11/windows-98-installed-iphone-6-plus.html

    I seriously question some people and their use of time...



  • Like, I don't care for iPhones as a rule, but this is foolish even by my standards!



  • Still has poor external drive support and all the icons are squares. Not really an upgrade IMO 😛



  • I was missing Windows 98, how did you guess?



  • OH BOY JUST WHAT I NEEDED! Umm why?



  • I bet a lot of IT people these days don't even really remember Windows 98. That was sixteen years ago!



  • @Reid-Cooper said:

    I bet a lot of IT people these days don't even really remember Windows 98. That was sixteen years ago!

    I remember playing around with it (I would have been 9-10 years old). My first real "IT" experience was supporting Windows ME shudders.



  • @coliver said:

    I remember playing around with it (I would have been 9-10 years old). My first real "IT" experience was supporting Windows ME shudders.

    Where did you use ME in IT? ME was labeled, right on the box "for entertainment purposes only." ME came out after the DOS family had been phased out and no business should ever have seen it. Even Windows 98 wasn't for business use as NT 4 was out two years before it.



  • @Reid-Cooper said:

    @coliver said:

    I remember playing around with it (I would have been 9-10 years old). My first real "IT" experience was supporting Windows ME shudders.

    Where did you use ME in IT? ME was labeled, right on the box "for entertainment purposes only." ME came out after the DOS family had been phased out and no business should ever have seen it. Even Windows 98 wasn't for business use as NT 4 was out two years before it.

    Hence the quotes around IT. It was supporting family and a few locals (both business and consumer) who didn't know better.



  • @coliver said:

    @Reid-Cooper said:

    @coliver said:

    I remember playing around with it (I would have been 9-10 years old). My first real "IT" experience was supporting Windows ME shudders.

    Where did you use ME in IT? ME was labeled, right on the box "for entertainment purposes only." ME came out after the DOS family had been phased out and no business should ever have seen it. Even Windows 98 wasn't for business use as NT 4 was out two years before it.

    Hence the quotes around IT. It was supporting family and a few locals (both business and consumer) who didn't know better.

    So in other words he got his first real taste of SMB IT.



  • I ran ME at home for about 2 days before I shitcanned that install and went with Windows 2000 Pro



  • I was fortunate that I skipped it altogether. I had moved to Windows NT 4 long before 2000 or ME released. I switched to 2000 but then XP as soon as that was available. So 2000, even, was a tiny blip in my OS timeline. I really used NT4 and XP primarily until Vista was out for a while.



  • I was the first in my fortune 500 company to use/play with NT 4.0. When the IT SVP wanted to move from 3.51 to 4.0 I was the one who got the call.

    I only played with ME because it was new - but like Scott, I primarily used NT4 until Windows 2K came out, and moved to XP Pro as soon as it dropped.



  • I never looked at ME because it was on the already dead "consumer DOS" family tree. As a dead end of an old branch, I saw it as old and useless before it even released.

    I mostly felt that way about Windows 98 too. With NT 4, Microsoft had already announced that the future was NT and that DOS was dead.



  • ME was really a punishment from Microsoft. They had warned people not to use the DOS family anymore yet people just kept using Windows 98. So MS decided to poison the well, so to speak, in regards to their DOS line and to make some last minute money from the people that refused to listen to them. They had given many years of warning to migrate everything to Windows 2000 or later but people just ignored them. Microsoft waited to do it until NT 4 had been replaced because Windows 2000 felt so much more modern. They didn't want to make the experience poor for anyone.

    But Windows 2000 adoption was terrible. So they brought out ME to show people why they needed to switch, and fast. Then they brought out XP with lots of extra polish and charm that 2000 lacked. The play worked and people moved over completely within a year or two. It was executed perfectly on Microsoft's part. And anyone that listened to Microsoft didn't get hurt because they gave so much warning and were so public about it.


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