So, since today/yesterday was the 16th anniversary of windows XP, I wanted to make this thread to remember that great OS, and to share my experiences with it.
The first thing is the UI. This looks like a major step-up from all the previous OS's and took up a few amount of ram. Thank God for that, as you can only have a 4 GB of ram as your maximum amount.
Now, for me, my family has had a windows XP machine before I was born up until past 2012. Yeah, I've had 9+ years with that OS, so I have some pretty good memories.
I'll start with my experience with IE6: I used it.....to download Google Chrome.
The Windows Movie Maker version that I was using was reasonably simple. It's not what I use to make my current videos (I currently use Windows live movie maker) but at the time, it was all I needed. But dear God, the rendering times were awful. It took 3 hours to make a 30 minute video. Anyways, try to guess what software I would use for thumbnails.
Yep, MS Paint! I still use it now, but for rare occasions (I currently use Paint.NET). Basically, at the time, I made a surprisingly well yoshi artwork. I also made custom club penguin stories. And since at the time I was an idiot who didn't know what PowerPoint was, I used Microsoft Word for it.
The version of Microsoft Office I had was office 2007. To this day, I still think that version is the best out of all the rest. I remember figuring out how I learned to inset images, and then every page would be a frame, so I put a bunch of frames and scrolled down slowly, and it looked like a journal. The main character from club penguin that I drew was Gary the lab agent. Idk why, but at the time, he inspired me. Now, not at all. But of course, office tools are meant for work, and luckily, I have just the story for that.
So my dad set me to do a job, and edit one of his excel files. Now, this was being done with an actual pc. For some reason, my dad wanted me to sit on the opposite side of the desk. So I'm Hathaway done, and my dad goes to get something. My grandfather then comes and sees that I'm struggling with the length of something. And I didn't save my work. So he unplug the pc and gets an extension cord. At that moment, I gave up and left.
Well, as for the file explorer and image gallery, my family had fun storing pictures of our family on it. Though, they love to tease me when I say I don't like the "crazy frog" song, so they would always play it. Now, whats the point of software stories if you don't have software stories?
Well, I only remember having 2 machines. All of the story above was performed on a PC that is now lost. The other machine my family owned was a Dell laptop. Now, this laptop was converted to a pc by my family. It was mostly used for my grandfather. What happened was that I disconnected the laptop from the monitor and for some reason, it won't boot up anymore. I remember that PC had office outlook installed.
Well, that's all my stories. Basically, I've skipped Vista as it was super slow to use, and went straight to 7. May XP be remembered deeply in our hearts.