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Windows Millennium Edition

Windows Millennium Edition

Windows ME

(Windows Millennium Edition) An upgrade to Windows 98 introduced in 2000. Windows ME added more support for digital cameras, multi-player Internet games and home networking. Its connection wizard stepped you through Internet Connection Sharing (ICS) for all the machines on the local network. Unlike Windows 98, you could not restart Windows ME in a full-screen DOS-only mode, but you could run DOS applications in a window (DOS box).

Windows ME was considered by countless users and technical professionals to be the worst version of Windows ever released. While Vista comes in as second worst, Windows XP, 2000 and Windows 7 have often been considered the best.

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Windows Me

Windows Millennium Edition, or Windows Me (codenamed Millennium), was released in 2000 after Windows 98. It was based on the Windows 9x/DOS architecture and was often called the “home edition” of Windows 2000.


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    • 3.3 Beta 2
    • 3.4 Beta 3
    • 3.5 RC0
    • 3.6 RC1
    • 3.7 RC2
    • 3.8 RTM

Criticism [ edit | edit source ]

Windows Me was criticized for being unstable and the fact that Windows 2000, released earlier that year, was considered superior. One of the many factors causing instability was the 9x kernel, and the way it works: apps run all in the same memory layer, so if one crashes, the others crash too. Therefore, it is one of the least popular Windows releases, resulting in nicknames such as “Mistake Edition”. It is the last version to use the Windows 9x kernel.

Development [ edit | edit source ]

Windows Me was an interim release, which sprang into being during the development of NT 5.0. It was created as a stopgap release, to keep consumers happy while a consumer NT release was finalized. It was developed by a small team and rushed to market, in order to coincide more or less with the release of Windows 2000. It was essentially designed to look and feel very similar to Windows 2000, while also using the old 9x kernel. The result was a buggy and unstable system, let down by the 9x kernel, which was increasingly showing its age.

Windows Me Windows Millennium Edition , or Windows Me (codenamed Millennium ), was released in 2000 after Windows 98. It was based on the Windows 9x/DOS architecture and was often called the