The other day I installed Windows for the first time in a long time. Version Seven of Ten. Or Seven of Actually Nine, as there was no 9, I think. Windows Nein. Nein nein nein. Windows 7 is quite nice. I used to like XP, too. Windows 95/98 was… well let’s forget about that, shall we?
When installing I was reminded of how long time it takes to install Windows. Also, quite a few restarts, although nowhere near the mothership NT. That was ridiculous. Updates of 7 also takes time. I am spoiled from using GNU/Linux distros. Another thing is that drivers sometimes have to be downloaded from the software company’s website. Which causes a warning dialogue to pop. It is a bit dual messaging here: “You need stuff from outside our repositories, but do you really trust that?”. By now I take software repositories for granted, it served as a reminder how one did it in the old days.
Well, when all the install and updates were done, it is a nice operative system. The colors and design do feel a little outdated, but not as butt-ugly as Windows 98, obviously. I really forgot the logic of the file system, where stuff are, but I am not going to use it as my everyday system, so it is really not a problem. Windows 8 I never used, and Windows 10 I have not even seen. I know several Windows users that hold on to 7 for as long as they can. They do not like (or maybe not even trust) the newfangled syndromes.
ps. NT was short for “New Technology” I think, not New Testament. I like to think of it as “New Tractor” in Russian accent from Soviet meeting muhahaha.