>The days of downloading linken park DBZ AMVs and sailormoon_hentai.avi.exe
Ah, the days of Kazaa.
>people actually downloaded and used Kazaa
I don't get it. I downloaded Shareaza and got a program that wasn't loaded to the gills with shitware.
Same thing with Bearshare. Why the fuck did people install it?
>hey dad, why does the computer play dubstep when i connect to the internet?
My mother thought the internet was shit and would never catch on. That is until she found kazaa.
This was THE thing in the early 2000's Sweden.
How big was it in places like America? I don't really hear many people mention it.
Fuck yeah I made room. the only thing I didn't have room for was lag.
that 39years is shooped
but back in the dial up days it did used to take around 15 minutes to download a single 128kbps mp3 song off kazaa
and the dial up speeds were around 5KB/sec
I mean. Fair enough.
Ah. I think it was the choice for most pirates before torrents here. To the point of it being referenced on national television as a synonym for piracy at any rate.
Obviously Kazaa and Limewire were used a lot as well. But it seems almost everyone I know have at some point used DC++.
I can see that.
You do realize you can't trust Microsoft to measure that sort of thing, right?
There is a picture ( sadly with words ) that you might find easier to understand the concept. Also, you could still probably travel there and back with index cards in less than a month.
>This computer is NEVER OBSOLETE
could I sue them for false advertising?
If you actually read the label
It says When you join the emachines network.
which would allow you to upgrade to the fastest machine they had every 2 years for $99
so no false advertising there.
I remember when my brother first got a Commodore 64, you had to input all of these specific commands just to boot up some crappy Spider-Man game that took forever to load from a cheap floppy disk.
>Dealing with extended memory managers for hours to get certain games or applications to run.
Having to use QEMM for games and EMM386 for windows 3.1
Modifying config.sys for hours to find the best performance.
It's sad that most people never realized there were 1.5 Mbps internet in the 1980s, that got murdered by the cable company monopoly. Oh and the president of that 1.5mbps company is now chairman of the FFC who just passed the utility bill.
I remember I once watched Austin Powers in like 240p. Downloaded for some old Symbian phone just to see how it looked and I ended up watching the entire movie on my computer instead.
I was using SLI before all the Nvidia kids were doing it.
I wonder how the fuck did I do it?
My father knew jack shit about computers, so he sure as hell didn't teach me to use it.
Yet somehow I managed to learn how to start Supaplex and other games via DOS.
Probably just countless hours of trial and error or something.
Kids can be pretty damn persistent when they feel like it.
I honestly can't remember the last time anything crashed on me. Feels kinda odd.
>This program has peformed an illegal operation
when I was a kid, I thought this meant that the computer actually did something illegal as in breaking the law. The error sound and popup box would scare the shit out of me, so I would stop using the computer until the next day.
I saw so much on kazaa.
I found out from my somewhat Russian friend about it because he'd always sing "kuh-ZAAAAAAA!" In science class.
Boy, I was singing too once I started searching for sailor moon and teens my age.
Can we all agree on "Bubbles" being the greatest wallpaper of all time?
Here's a png I ripped from an actual install, since .bmp isn't allowed here.
>Be me, like 8 years old and Argentinian
>Get this shinny new computer from my uncle in Spain
>It's actualy a pentium 1 with 64 mb of ram but still [spoiler]I still have a 128 mb ram computer with that ram on it[/spoiler]
>I had no interest on internet because I trough it was only text and text and text
>Use most of my days exploring system32 or whatever it was called back then, with very few games.
>In spanish game is "Juego", so I was convinced it had a game hidden somewhere
>Spent like a year searching for it
I used to play the fuck out of this game.