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Worst 25 Operating System Easter Eggs

Boss Key for Games Included with Win2k - 1.0/10 with 3240 votes
Posted Friday, August 27 in Windows 2000
1) Start->Program Files->Accessories->Games->Mine Sweeper

2) While playing the Mine Sweeper game or any other Microsoft-supplied game...

3) Hit the ESC key and window will close.

4) The task bar will contain "Budget.xcl" instead of the name of... more
pic To Bill from Steve - 1.1/10 with 312 votes
Posted Monday, March 21 in Mac OS X
1. If the dock has the Mail Icon, Then in dock Options, Maximize the dock size (Make it as big as possible)
2. Look carefully at the Mail Icon and enjoy.
It seems like its mail from Steve Jobs to Bill Gates, Very Funny that.
Note: If you do not have... more
Bill Gates - 1.3/10 with 1546 votes
Posted Wednesday, April 26 in Windows 2000
1. Right click the mouse, go to properties and backgrounds.
2. Choose clouds tiled as your background.
3. Click apply then ok, and go back to the main screen.
4. Click on my computer, and then change the name to my microsoft, don't move the mouse.
5.... more
Volcano Screensaver - 1.3/10 with 1855 votes
Posted Wednesday, December 29 in Windows 2000
1) Right click on "Properties" on the desktop.
2) Go to the "Screensaver" menu.
3) Go to the 3-D text screensaver and open the properties.
4) In the text box, type "volcano" (without quotes).

Enjoy! Note: this is the same egg that has already been... more
Still More OpenGL Eggs - 1.5/10 with 154 votes
Posted Thursday, July 15 in Windows NT
1. Run Control panel
2. Select desktop
3. Select 3D Test (OpenGL) screen saver
4. Select setup
5. Enter "MUSIC"
6. Press OK to save settings (or try test first)
7. Press OK to save
8. The screen saver will display a list of bands when it... more
More OpenGL Eggs - 1.6/10 with 311 votes
Posted Thursday, July 15 in Windows NT
1. Go to Control Panel/Desktop/ScreenSaver
2. Change Screen Saver to OpenGL/3D-Text
3. Edit Settings
4. Change text to "BEER" (without quotes) for list of beers
5. Change text to "Rock" (without quotes) for list of bands
Solitaire - 1.8/10 with 108 votes
Posted Thursday, July 15 in Windows CE
1. Open solitare.
2. Find the Ace of Hearts, or keep dealing untill you find it
3. Then drag it up where you put the aces
5. Then drag the ace of hearts off the stand thing
pic Eject Your Pc! - 1.9/10 with 2648 votes
Posted Monday, January 3 in Windows 98

1.Press Start.
2.Then Programs.
3.Then Applications.
4.Right click on calculator, then properties.
5.Click change icon. Double click the normal calculator icon.
6.Press Ok.
7.Press Start.
8.Wait a couple of seconds.

=) hope you like it.
Developers Names in Solitaire - 1.9/10 with 78 votes
Posted Thursday, July 15 in Windows CE
1. Start a New Game in Solitare
2. Find the Ace of Hearts
3. Place it in one of the top piles.
4. Press Ctrl - Alt - Del to get the task manager, as in Win95
5. Click "Cancel"
6. Tap the Ace of hearts
7. You won!
pic Kill Gates - 2.2/10 with 488 votes
Posted Sunday, May 26 in Mac OS X
Log in to OS X, and open Terminal. (/Applications/Utilities)

If a session is not open already, open one, and type "bill gates" (caps don't matter), and hit Enter or Return.

You will receive a rather humorous response...

"OK? kill gates?"

For... more
pic Teapot Screensaver - 2.4/10 with 3407 votes
Posted Saturday, September 18 in Windows 98
1. Go to Display properties for screensavers
2. Select pipes as "multiple"
3. Select Pipe style as "Traditional"
4. Select joint type as "mixed"
5. Surface style to be "solid"
6. Click OK
7. Watch the screensaver for teapots instead of joints!

Also... more
Coffee Distributor - 2.6/10 with 123 votes
Posted Monday, June 24 in Linux
(This egg was found on Mandrake but his also in Debian and maybe some other distributions).

To show the Manual pages for the coffee distributor, simply type "man c" in a command line. It will show the Coffee Distributor with the options (such as quantity... more
pic Teacup Screen Saver - 2.8/10 with 1305 votes
Posted Monday, November 13 in Windows ME
1. right click on desktop
2. click properties
3. click screen saver tab
4. choose 3D pipes
5. click settings
6. choose multiple pipes
7. choose traditional with mixed joints
8. resolution to max
9. solid texture
10. click OK
11. watch screen... more
Time Stamp - 3.0/10 with 72 votes
Posted Wednesday, March 19 in MS-DOS
Simply check the time stamp on all files included in MS-DOS 6.22. They are all 6:22a[m]! For the technically challenged, thats c:\>dir dos\*.* in dos or ^Start, Run, 'c:\dos', ^View, Details, then check the column Modified. Not a rolling around on... more
Developer Credits - 3.3/10 with 47 votes
Posted Thursday, July 15 in BeOS
1. Click on the word "Be" at the top of the DeskBar.
2. Click "About the BeOS."
3. When the window pops up, click the BeOS logo.
4. Watch the credits! [END]
pic Photographers at Apple - 3.5/10 with 201 votes
Posted Saturday, June 18 in Mac OS X
For this little gem of an egg, you can be in any program.
all that one must do is hit the following keys and hold them down at once: (control)+(option)+(apple)+(8). after you have done this your screen will appear as if it is a black and white photo... more
pic Windows Classic Scroll Bars in Paint - 3.5/10 with 56 votes
Posted Sunday, January 6 in Windows XP
Start MS Paint
Click Image|Attributes
Set the size to 50x50 inches
Click OK
Select the Text Tool
Create a Textbox, but DON'T CLICK AWAY
Click either of the scroll bars
Click Anywhere on the canvas
VIOLA...Windows Classic Scroll Bars
Sosumi - 3.5/10 with 45 votes
Posted Tuesday, November 16 in Mac OS X
1. Start System preferences
2. Click on "Sound"
3. Click on the tab "Sound effects"

The list shows all Mac OS system sounds. The sound "Sosumi" is just a simple beep, but it's name is a reference to Apple Computers' legal disputes with Apple Corps... more
pic Star Wars Episode VI in Windows 2000 - 3.6/10 with 97 votes
Posted Thursday, November 9 in Windows 2000
To fidn the star wars episode four egg you must
1. Click ON start
2. Click on run
3. Copy and pase telnet towel.blinkenlights.nl into the text box
4. Press ok and enjoy!
Windows 98 Team 2 - 3.6/10 with 747 votes
Posted Thursday, December 23 in Windows 98
1. Double click on the clock to bring up the date & time properties
2. Click on the 'Time Zone' tab
3. Hold down the Ctrl Key, ( here's the hard part,)Click and hold the mouse button down on cairo Egypt.
4. With the mouse button still down, drag the... more
pic The Shadow Knows - 3.7/10 with 567 votes
Posted Thursday, July 15 in Windows 95
1. Go to the start menu and click Help.
2. Click the tab marked Find.
3. At this point you may get a wizard asking you to set up Find. If you do, use the defaults.
4. In the Find dialog box click Options.
5. Set the top section to: All the... more
pic Pipes Screensaver - 3.7/10 with 429 votes
Posted Thursday, July 15 in Windows NT
1. Open Control Panel
2. Open Desktop
3. Select 3D Pipes (OpenGL) as the screen saver
4. Click Setup, and set the joint style to mixed.
5. When the screen saver comes on - look closely. Every once in a while, a 'teapot joint' will appear.
pic Teapots Are Still Here - 3.9/10 with 894 votes
Posted Wednesday, February 2 in Windows 2000
The teapots in the 3D Pipes screen saver from Win95 and NT still work:

1. Change your screen saver to 3D Pipes(OpenGL).
2. click Settings
3. Change the settings to Multiple Pipes, Traditional joints, with Mixed joint type. Set the resolution to... more
Solitaire Scoring Trick - 3.9/10 with 574 votes
Posted Thursday, July 15 in Windows 95
1. Start up the Solitare game
2. Choose "Game," "Options," and "Draw three."
3. You can also put the scoring and stats on.
4. Type in "xyzzy" (without the quotes)
5. Hold down the Ctrl + Alt + Shift
6. Click on the deck of cards.
7. In newer... more
50/60hz Mode on Gamecube - 3.9/10 with 139 votes
Posted Tuesday, August 20 in GameCube
1. Turn Gamecube Console on.
2. Hold Down the B Button during startup screen.
3. Wait until screen reads, for PAL Regions, "Will you like to switch to 60hz Mode?", and for NTSC consoles it should say, "Would you like to switch to 50hz mode?"

This... more

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