Andrew T. wrote:Although I use Macintosh computers infrequently, when I do I have long been impressed with their innovations, attractiveness, and ease-of-use. The G5 cube is one of the most impressive-looking computers I've seen. I must say, however, that I find dropping media to the trash can rather strange.
In Windows, Ctrl+Tab sometimes switched windows within a single application, in occasional instances like my old version of Microsoft Works.
Plug 'n Pray...er, Play, wasn't fun in Windows 95, but years ago I also used "Plug 'n Play"-compatible devices in DOS and Windows 3.1. That was no game either, although in the 16-bit world it was at least sometimes obvious of what to do in order to install drivers.
Finally, in response to the chart a couple of posts previous, I find it a little surprising how much Windows 95's OS market share has shrunk. Is this purely attributable to Microsoft's discontinue of support, and the fact that it is suspiciously absent from the published system requirements of every new piece of computer software?
1. Microsoft no longer supports it.
2. There haven't been any PC's sold with it since at least late '97 I don't believe.
3. No current software supports it, that would include Microsoft Office, Internet Explorer beyond 5.5 SP2 which you can't even download from MS anymore, and most games, you have to search the internet to find dll's, then register them with the OS before Firefox will run.
4. New hardware doesn't support it, unless you had an OEM service release of 95, you have no USB support, or partial USB 1.0 support if you downloaded the add-on, which is again, no longer available from MS.
5. It's freaking ancient, it won't deal with large amounts of RAM or newer processors very well.
I don't expect Windows 98 to lose market share as quickly as 95 because a lot of 95's flaws were ironed out and copies of Windows 98 are far more available than OEM only versions of 95.
Compared with XP, 9x's Plug and Play support is a sick joke.
95% of the time you just plug it in and it works, no hunting for drivers or anything.
I remember that "It just works" being a Mac advertising slogan, but they CAN get 100% or damn close just because they know every last piece of hardware they'll have to support.
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