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Best versions of Windows of all-time?

Discussion in 'Tech Talk - Gadgets, Gizmos and Technology' started by Pink Jazz, Jan 6, 2012.

Which versions of Windows were the best of all-time?

  1. Windows 1.0

    0 vote(s)
    0.0%
  2. Windows 2.0

    1.2%
  3. Windows 2.1

    0 vote(s)
    0.0%
  4. Windows 3.0

    0 vote(s)
    0.0%
  5. Windows 3.1

    0 vote(s)
    0.0%
  6. Windows NT 3.1

    8.4%
  7. Windows NT 3.5

    1.2%
  8. Windows NT 3.51

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  9. Windows 95

    4.8%
  10. Windows NT 4.0

    6.0%
  11. Windows 98

    2.4%
  12. Windows Me

    20.5%
  13. Windows 2000

    1.2%
  14. Windows XP

    12.0%
  15. Windows Vista

    72.3%
  16. Windows 7

    4.8%
Multiple votes are allowed.
  1. Jan 6, 2012 #1 of 79
    Pink Jazz

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    If you could consider certain versions of Windows to be the best of all time, which versions would they be?

    My picks would be Windows 98, XP, and 7. These three versions were refinements of pre-existing versions (95, 2000, and Vista) and improved on them by making them more stable.

    A NOTE TO MAC USERS: Please do not make any comments such as "All versions of Windows sux" or anything similar.
     
  2. Jan 6, 2012 #2 of 79
    spartanstew

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    Dorkiest poll ever.
     
  3. Jan 6, 2012 #3 of 79
    Drucifer

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    Win7 because I really haven't had a single problem with it on several laptops.
     
  4. Jan 6, 2012 #4 of 79
    Drew2k

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    Without a doubt, Windows 7.

    And I'm sure Win8 will be even better.
     
  5. Jan 7, 2012 #5 of 79
    dennisj00

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    I'd say Win95 because of it's introduction of the internet to the masses. Stability and more drivers came with Win98.
     
  6. Jan 7, 2012 #6 of 79
    SeaBeagle

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  7. Jan 7, 2012 #7 of 79
    B Newt

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    Seven has been great then XP.Windows Me was an abortion!!! When windows 3.? was out I was using IBM os/2. It was the bomb at the time.
     
  8. Jan 7, 2012 #8 of 79
    Shades228

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    Anything could be said for each version to a degree but NT 3.1 is what really made Windows what it is today without the NT developments.
     
  9. Jan 7, 2012 #9 of 79
    MysteryMan

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    Windows XP and Windows 7.
     
  10. RasputinAXP

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    I can make it dorkier: Windows for Workgroups 3.11 is missing, and that's where networking became completely functional.
     
  11. Mike Bertelson

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    I have to go with Windows 7.

    I think I might still have my disks for Windows 286. It was the first version I ever had. I ran it on a Gateway 2000 286 machine. I had a hard time getting used to the mouse at first. I was so used to the keyboard. I learned as many of the keyboard short cuts as I could find...I still use some of them today. Although, my mousing skills are greatly improved. :grin:

    Mike
     
  12. hdtvfan0001

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    Same here.

    I've used virtually every version on the poll at one time or another.

    What happened to Windows v3.11 (the sucky one)? :D

    XP SP2 was pretty solid.

    Windows 7 is very solid with more polish.
     
  13. SeaBeagle

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  14. hilmar2k

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    I am surprised at the votes for 98. And ME shouldn't even be an option.
     
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  16. CCarncross

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    I actually voted NT 3.51...way better than 3.5 and it set the groundwork for what we have today...of course I use Windows 7 for everything now. ANd I thank NT 3.51 for it.

    ;)
     
  17. Cholly

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    Me was an abomination. I quickly removed it. Vista isn't much better, certainly not an improvement over XP.
    I voted Windows 7, but still have some computers around the house that can't go beyond Windows XP.
     
  18. fluffybear

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    Windows 95.
     
  19. Matt9876

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    It's a slam dunk for Windows 7 on the 64 bit platform, Awesome ! :)


    My previous favs were 98 SE and XP.
     
  20. SPACEMAKER

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    Agree. I am very happy with it.:)
     

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