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Old May 18th 18, 11:07 AM posted to microsoft.public.win98.gen_discussion
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Could my Windows 98 computer be getting too old?

I just had a reminder pop up on my screen telling me to start packing
for the Woodstock Music Festival which starts on August 15, 1969.


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Old May 21st 18, 04:35 PM posted to microsoft.public.win98.gen_discussion
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Default Could my Windows 98 computer be getting too old?

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On Sat, 19 May 2018 00:07:38 +0700, JJ wrote:

On Fri, 18 May 2018 05:07:47 -0500, ver wrote:
Could my Windows 98 computer be getting too old?

I just had a reminder pop up on my screen telling me to start packing
for the Woodstock Music Festival which starts on August 15, 1969.

- Woodstock Survivor -


Was it even Windows that gave the notification? Cause I don't remember any
built in Windows application which relates to Woodstock.


Years ago, I read an article about some programmers from software
manufacturers putting secret code messages in software, which will pop
up on someones screen randomly.


Yes, just another variation of the "Easter egg" idea.

A Microsoft programmer could have been playing around and added that
message which would have been made to be viewed somewhere before the
Woodstock 30th anniversary. (Aug 30, 1999). Whatever triggers these to
pop up could be anything, and they could pop up at anytime.

I'm not saying this is the case, but it's possible. If they can add a
virus to software, it's probably a lot easier to add some harmless silly
text file popup.

I also recall a screensaver in either Windows 95, 98, or XP, which
allowed putting any text on the screen as a screen saver. Maybe someone
was playing with that saver.


One of the basic 'savers that came with the OS - I think it was called
"Marquee" - let you do that. Though others picked random texts from a
longer list; I remember one which interspersed random quotes with the
time in varying formats (such as "just before quarter to three").

Just a thought.


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