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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. dirtyblueshirt

    dirtyblueshirt Under Suspicion

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    Windows 7 will mature into a great OS, I'm sure of it. However with Windows 8 being so radically different, I expect it to be the next "Vista" or "Me". Honestly, Microsoft has had a +/- release record in this century... 2000 (good), Me (bad), XP (good), Vista (bad), 7 (good)...
     
  2. billsharpe

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    There you go again with your choice of adverbs...

    Obviously?

    I don't think so. :nono2:
     
  3. SeaBeagle

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  4. JcT21

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    i used windows xp for years and loved it. i also liked vista. i guess im one of the few that didnt have any problems with it at all. it was very stable and fast on my system. i used windows vista business edition since its launch and use it today on another computer. i have windows 7 professional on my main computer and it is flawless and my favorite so far.

    i have also used the windows 8 preview and dont care too much for it. unless you got a touch screen i see no point in using it. i hope microsoft makes 2 versions of windows 8, one for touch screens and one for the average desktop pc. that metro UI is horrible.
     
  5. harsh

    harsh Beware the Attack Basset

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    You offered no reasons in support of your statement so I can offer no counterpoints.

    As Microsoft moves closer and closer to moving their largely unknown wireless phone software to the desktop, I'm not optimistic about the result.

    As a starting point (it actually began with Vista), I offer the "I know where you put it, but I moved it somewhere else" roaming feature.
     
  6. harsh

    harsh Beware the Attack Basset

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    This is beginning to make the rounds among those giving advice on purchasing new computers: make sure what you buy is going to work with (or includes) a touch screen.
    Don't hold your breath. If Metro is to catch on, it is going to have to be the only choice. dosshell (Explorer) aside, Microsoft hasn't offered much in the way of alternatives since Windows for Workgroups.
     
  7. harsh

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    It is taking much longer for Win 7 to catch on than it did XP and XP is pushing 10 years old. There's lots of users still stuck with Vista for one reason or another (typically because their hardware isn't up to it).

    Maturing in Microsoft terms seems to mean getting progressively slower and requiring twice the resources that it did at release.

    I only hope that the development community gets tired of .net as its killing our machines.
     
  8. Herdfan

    Herdfan Well-Known Member

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    Teays...
    :rotfl:
     
  9. SeaBeagle

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  10. ghontz1

    ghontz1 AllStar

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    98SE,XP and Windows 7 64 bit.I had limited or no problems at all.I love everything about win 7,it is the most stable of all of them.
     
  11. SeaBeagle

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    I still prefer XP because it has a simpler interface. The less option spit me the better. I just sent my laptop out to have Windows 7 replaced with Windows XP.
     
  12. Matt9876

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    My current favs are Win 7 - 64 bit and XP.

    But Windows 98 SE holds a special place for me as running the widest range of programs and code in it's DOS based Windows environment.

    Making programs for this 98 machine was easy and produced stable executable code. :)
     
  13. Nick

    Nick Retired, part-time PITA DBSTalk Club

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    What about "Bob"? :sure:
     
  14. Mike Bertelson

    Mike Bertelson 6EQUJ5 WOW! Staff Member Super Moderator DBSTalk Club

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    Bob lasted about four and a half minutes...that is unless someone bought a GW2K. IIRC that was the only PC maker to bundle Bob. :grin:

    Back in my Usta-B-in-IT days, we were beta testing Win95 and saw a demo of Bob. At first everyone honestly thought it was just a joke...it had to be right?!? Then we were told Microsoft would be releasing Bob soon and would retail for $100. :eek2:

    PCMag (or was it PCWorld) had it in the top ten worst tech of all time. Right up there with Windows Millennium and Sony's rootkit CDs (how did anyone at Sony actually think that was a good idea). :lol:

    Mike
     
  15. scooper

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    I STILL won't buy anything Sony - media OR electronics - from that fiasco.
     
  16. dpeters11

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    The best thing that came out of Bob was Melinda.
     
  17. Nick

    Nick Retired, part-time PITA DBSTalk Club

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    "What about Bob's" was the name of a local restaurant in McAlester, OK. I went there once with my son and his family, and have the mug to prove it. ;)
     
  18. Mike Bertelson

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    It was also a pretty funny movie. :D

    Mike
     
  19. Laxguy

    Laxguy Honi Soit Qui Mal Y Pense.

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    Pretty clever of that restaurant... might have been called just "Bob's", until a bunch of folks deciding on where to go for lunch kept saying, "What about 'Bob's'?"
     

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