Windows 2000

A real OS shows messages when it's booting to let you know how far along it's gone. If something goes wrong, you can see where. A real OS doesn't have a fucking marquee of slowly-changing colour that you have to stare at intently from six inches away to see if it's frozen in place and yet another cold reboot needs to happen. Oh, and it logs how the boot went. Every time. Without being asked.

Also, if an OS comes with a package manager -- and a real OS does -- it shows you the fucking version of the software that's installed. A real OS knows that knowing ~FooTastic installed is only half the battle -- knowing that it's the buggy 6.2 build is just as important.

I try to give Windows and Microsoft a chance, I really do. But this is fucking ridiculous.

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