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I have already seen this word being used for 'leaving MS Windows behind' (and upgrading to a real operating system, like Linux or BSD. (hmmm that's probably not NPOV :-) Polyglot 07:46, 31 Oct 2003 (UTC)


I just have to say, i love this word.

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defenestrate

The second sense, "To stop using the Windows operating system". This was added by an anon months ago, and seems suspect. It's hard to tell because "windows" and "Windows" look the same to a search engine, but I'm not finding print sources to verify it. Dmcdevit 09:02, 15 February 2007 (UTC)

Googling for the words defenestrate and microsoft gives 13.8k hits. The first few answers seem to indicate the definition in question. But some further down said that Windows might persuade the user to defenestrate herself or the computer! —Saltmarsh 09:35, 15 February 2007 (UTC)
This word was probably created for humorous effect, since it’s from Latin fenestra (window). —Stephen 23:07, 16 February 2007 (UTC)
Is /. considered "durably archived"?  :-) --Connel MacKenzie 06:18, 23 February 2007 (UTC)
I found three citations and a reference to works that are in print (or at least associated with print media) and added them. I took the liberty of removing the rfv tag, but I'm willing to hear that the standard is not yet reached. I also came across another meaning, but only once or twice: to close a window to shut down an errant process on a computer. Ben 12:05, 4 April 2007 (UTC)

RFV passed, but marked "jocular". —RuakhTALK 19:06, 31 May 2007 (UTC)

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Rfv-sense: Windows sense. I previously marked this "RFV passed", but Dominic has since pointed out that some of the cites were actually for "defenestration". Further, in trying to clean up the cites, I've discovered that they don't all still seem to exist — and Googling the text, I find different sources for them. Never mind that last part; that was due to a later editor's attempt to clean up the cites. Non-standard formats engender so much confusion … All told, this bears re-evaluation. —RuakhTALK 23:26, 17 May 2009 (UTC)

Cited, I believe.​—msh210 (talk) 17:17, 22 July 2010 (UTC)
All three citations checked and verified. RFV passed.  — Raifʻhār Doremítzwr ~ (U · T · C) ~ 20:18, 4 August 2010 (UTC)