Don't forget to activate Windows on your ATM's

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  1. fitz

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  2. madmatt

    madmatt Bow Down to the King Political User

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    I saw this last week. It doesn't surprise me given the local.
     
  3. Henyman

    Henyman Secret Goat Fetish Political User

    haha thats great :D
     
  4. hansrijf

    hansrijf sh! it stinks Folding Team

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    In Amsterdam I travel always by streetcar (tram). In the newer ones they have put in tv screens that show commercials (ofcourse) and local news. Most of the time these tv screens show windows errors though... I'll take a picture of it next time and post it here to.

    Would be a nice idea to start a thread about windows errors and messages on the funniest places (with pictures of it to prove it)
     
  5. Aprox

    Aprox Moderator Political User

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    It totally surprises me that they would use windows on a ATM machine. Wouldn't you think you would use a more secure and stable (over the long run) OS? If not some proprietary OS with the basic functions required to do its job.

    Funny Though :p
     
  6. drz01

    drz01 Weekend DJ

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    They used OS2 for a long time but IBM stop supporting it. They said OS2 would run forever without rebooting.
     
  7. X-Istence

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    OS2 was EXTREMELY stable.

    I've seen more and more machines pop up with Windows XP on them, the Fry's self-checkout counter uses them as well, and they had an error message up as well when the screen's touch display was not properly plugged in, missing hardware. Also, when you get there at 0500 they are booting em into Windows XP.
     
  8. Steevo

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    I had windows 95 stripped down version run non stop for over 5 months on a daily work computer. The only reason it went off was from a power loss.


    Anything is stable unless you are beating it to death or have ****ty apps.
     
  9. ray_gillespie

    ray_gillespie Moderator Staff Member Political User

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    Except Windows ME obviously hehe :)
     
  10. Mastershakes

    Mastershakes Moderator

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    You can reverse engineer ME and slowly strip it. I boot it with 4 processes running. It's a file server.

    :)

    I like my Linux build better now though. More settings to play with.
     
  11. Steevo

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    That windows 95 box was a move to new hardware. No new installation, I just went berzerker on the registry and system files. I was a 233Mhz P2 box (HP branded) and it became a 550 K6-2 and Rage card box. It was beautiful to behold.


    But yar, Windowz ME sucked bawlz untill you stripped it of all the excess crap.
     
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