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Published on January 15, 2015 By Frogboy In Personal Computing

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I hadn’t used Windows XP in years.  It’s easy to get nostalgic about how great Windows was back then.  Then you load it up and try to search for a file and you’re greeted by a dog.


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on Jan 15, 2015

I miss the cat from Word 2000. 

Open Office needs a cat, or a dog. At this point, I'd settle for a paperclip. 

on Jan 15, 2015

Great times, I remember trying to skin that dog image using some dark XML files back in the day!

on Jan 15, 2015

How about the paperclip?

on Jan 15, 2015

Let's just leave clipy out of this.

on Jan 15, 2015

on Jan 15, 2015

Perhaps a clever blind skinner could add an animated search avatar.  

on Jan 15, 2015

It's a bleaker computer world these days....all the fun dried up when we lost those annoying 'assistants'...

on Jan 15, 2015

 

One for the office wall...

on Jan 15, 2015

Yeah, I loved those little critters! 

on Jan 15, 2015




I hadn’t used Windows XP in years.

I haven't used XP since Vista came out... and still prefer not to, though I installed om an old AMD rig mid-last year for games that don't like Vista or beyond... eg: the Myst and Riven series.  Hmmm, it has been a long time since I played anything, PC-wise, maybe I ought to get into playng games again.

As for the dog and 'Clippy', can't say that I miss 'em, though something more interesting than the circular 'busy/searching' cursor that appears onscreen in Win 7/8 wouldn't go astray.  Even the stupid dog doing stupid shit would be more interesting than that... though it may spark a new generation of 'the dog ate my homework' excuses.

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