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"Windows 95, you’re long gone but I’m still alive"

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posted on Oct, 2 2015 @ 03:59 PM
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Just a little Friday bug for your ear.







1995
windows 95, you’re long gone but I’m still alive
I’ve gone so far, not even knowing how
I suppose the world is so much smaller now

the plans that you made
when you still had the time
I’ve saved all the things
that you left behind
but by now I guess I’d consider them all mine

windows 95, is only a metaphor for what I feel inside
although I’m older now
there’s still an emptiness
that’s never letting go somehow

have you ever walked into what seemed
to be somebody else’s dream?
and though the time won’t let you pass
it keeps you looking through the glass
looking through the glass

1995
they call the year the future was to arrive
but back in 1995
we thought we were standing on the threshold
to the end of time
(and we still do)
so what’s wrong with living in the past?
it just happens to be the place I saw you last
and what’s wrong with living in a dream?
that one day the echo answers
deep inside of me

I’ll remember 1995




posted on Oct, 2 2015 @ 04:07 PM
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From Dos to 95
From 95 to 98
From 98 to Millennium
From Millennium to XP
From XP to Vista
From Vista to 7
From 7 to 8
From 8 to The spy in your home!!!



posted on Oct, 2 2015 @ 04:13 PM
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a reply to: raedar

That was a good year.
Windows 95 is all ya need.



posted on Oct, 2 2015 @ 05:04 PM
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OUR OS, who art in storage, Hallowed be thy Name.
Thy kingdom come. Thy will be done on Android, As it is in Windows.
Give us this day our daily Facebook. And forgive us our Twitters,
As we forgive those who Twitter against us.
And lead us not into malware; But deliver us from viruses. Amen.



Every Windows OS always had spyware. Either it was a simply has maintaining hidden logs of DVD's, CD's and USB devices plugged in, applications run, and images viewed (.thumbnail directories). ISP's used to have their own custom web browsers and they woud upload your local username as well as the login name. RealPlayer started sending back the filenames of files that people were viewing to their servers back in the USA. Then there was the introduction of webcams and microphones built into the PC.



posted on Oct, 2 2015 @ 05:18 PM
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originally posted by: stormcell
OUR OS, who art in storage, Hallowed be thy Name.
Thy kingdom come. Thy will be done on Android, As it is in Windows.
Give us this day our daily Facebook. And forgive us our Twitters,
As we forgive those who Twitter against us.
And lead us not into malware; But deliver us from viruses. Amen.


LOL




Every Windows OS always had spyware.

Not quite to the extent that we see now, and we certainly were not expected to make an agreement allowing them to spy.


RealPlayer started sending back the filenames of files that people were viewing to their servers back in the USA.
I remember when that happened, luckily I never installed it.


Then there was the introduction of webcams and microphones built into the PC.
Not in my PC, I build my own, the only laptop I ever had had both mike and cam surgically removed



posted on Oct, 2 2015 @ 06:41 PM
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a reply to: VoidHawk
Yes ALL operating systems have always had the "holes" where the government can access your computer at any time.There was an agreement between the government and the OS producers (and still is) whereas they have to leave these access points open.The reason for some security patches is that they were told to change these points.



posted on Oct, 2 2015 @ 06:44 PM
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originally posted by: VoidHawk
From Dos to 95
From 95 to 98
From 98 to Millennium
From Millennium to XP
From XP to Vista
From Vista to 7
From 7 to 8
From 8 to The spy in your home!!!




You left out IBM DOS , AIX , Linux ,ESX and ESXI ,OS2 (from which Windows was first designed) , DR DOS



posted on Oct, 2 2015 @ 07:59 PM
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originally posted by: Gothmog

originally posted by: VoidHawk
From Dos to 95
From 95 to 98
From 98 to Millennium
From Millennium to XP
From XP to Vista
From Vista to 7
From 7 to 8
From 8 to The spy in your home!!!




You left out IBM DOS , AIX , Linux ,ESX and ESXI ,OS2 (from which Windows was first designed) , DR DOS


Ya got me


Actually what I listed (up to win7) was really my own path through the os's. I had 7 for a short time but as I've given up game playing I switched to linux.
My first comp was a zx81, it came with a basic installed, actually it was on a chip

It was so slow I got into machine code (z80) if my memory is correct it had something like 57 instructions

I became very popular in the town where I lived because I could crack the games and give extra lives, no encryption back then just do a search for loading the a register with three and change it to 255.
Had fun with some Atari's then got my first pc, a 256, it had dos on it so wrote a bat file to copy 95 from a friends pc through the serial port to mine, it took many hours! rebooted and it worked!!!

While things are much improved these days I do miss the excitement (and fear) of bolting bits on and hoping it would work




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