> > *** Bloat is just one of the things that turned me off
> > Windows.
> Well, all other things aside, it has spared you the insane
> frustration I experience whenever I see continually released new
> versions of programs which do NOTHING to improve the
> functionality (usually, they just make things more complicated
> and prone to bugs), while increasing the size by ten or thirty-
eye and ear candy are not improvements.
*** Nothing is cheaper than dial-up here in Halifax: $25 a year (yes,Quote:> 3.1 and 9x were not /that/ bad - I used 95B exclusively until
> about 4 years ago when a slow BB connection from my provider got
> cheaper than 2 phone lines and dial-up.
a *year* !)
As for Win 95, I got tired of constant blue screens, blockage of what I
wanted to do, and with the reinstalls.
*** It was better, but when a third reinstall loomed, I dumped it inQuote:> I had to go to 98SEL
favour of DR-0DS and have never looked back.
*** The virus issue aside, I think if you spent more time with it, youQuote:> then, and I installed XP only for one piece of hardware, and it
> is a nightmare. I refuse to use a system seemingly designed to
> be not only impossible to customize to your preferences but also
> purposely designed to be totally incomprehensible, not to
> mention full of spyware.
might achieve the customisation you desire.
On the other hand, I could never customise Windows to do the one big
thing that I wanted: Get rid of the GUI interface. )-: