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Best versions of Windows of all-time?


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Poll: Which versions of Windows were the best of all-time? (219 member(s) have cast votes)

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

  1. Windows 1.0 (1 votes [0.46%] - View)

    Percentage of vote: 0.46%

  2. Windows 2.0 (0 votes [0.00%])

    Percentage of vote: 0.00%

  3. Windows 2.1 (0 votes [0.00%])

    Percentage of vote: 0.00%

  4. Windows 3.0 (0 votes [0.00%])

    Percentage of vote: 0.00%

  5. Windows 3.1 (7 votes [3.20%] - View)

    Percentage of vote: 3.20%

  6. Windows NT 3.1 (1 votes [0.46%] - View)

    Percentage of vote: 0.46%

  7. Windows NT 3.5 (0 votes [0.00%])

    Percentage of vote: 0.00%

  8. Windows NT 3.51 (4 votes [1.83%] - View)

    Percentage of vote: 1.83%

  9. Windows 95 (5 votes [2.28%] - View)

    Percentage of vote: 2.28%

  10. Windows NT 4.0 (2 votes [0.91%] - View)

    Percentage of vote: 0.91%

  11. Windows 98 (17 votes [7.76%] - View)

    Percentage of vote: 7.76%

  12. Windows Me (1 votes [0.46%] - View)

    Percentage of vote: 0.46%

  13. Windows 2000 (10 votes [4.57%] - View)

    Percentage of vote: 4.57%

  14. Windows XP (60 votes [27.40%] - View)

    Percentage of vote: 27.40%

  15. Windows Vista (4 votes [1.83%] - View)

    Percentage of vote: 1.83%

  16. Windows 7 (107 votes [48.86%] - View)

    Percentage of vote: 48.86%

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#1 OFFLINE   Pink Jazz

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Posted 06 January 2012 - 07:28 PM

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.

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#2 OFFLINE   spartanstew

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Posted 06 January 2012 - 07:32 PM

Dorkiest poll ever.

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Posted 06 January 2012 - 08:05 PM

Win7 because I really haven't had a single problem with it on several laptops.
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Posted 06 January 2012 - 09:10 PM

Without a doubt, Windows 7.

And I'm sure Win8 will be even better.

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Posted 06 January 2012 - 11:01 PM

I'd say Win95 because of it's introduction of the internet to the masses. Stability and more drivers came with Win98.

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Posted 06 January 2012 - 11:40 PM

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I would answer Windows version 2.11. That was the version that started all the other Windows versions. Even though version 2.11 was nothing more than a file manager.

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Posted 07 January 2012 - 12:12 AM

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.

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Posted 07 January 2012 - 01:42 AM

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.

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Posted 07 January 2012 - 05:24 AM

Windows XP and Windows 7.

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Posted 07 January 2012 - 07:16 AM

Dorkiest poll ever.


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

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Posted 07 January 2012 - 07:24 AM

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:

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Posted 07 January 2012 - 09:26 AM

I have to go with Windows 7.

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.
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Posted 07 January 2012 - 09:56 AM

[quote name='"Shades228"']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.[/QUOTE]

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I agree

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Posted 07 January 2012 - 10:09 AM

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

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Posted 07 January 2012 - 10:21 AM

A little off tropic but the upcoming Window 8 with a reset feature sounds nice. It is something they should have had a long time ago.



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Posted 07 January 2012 - 10:54 AM

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.

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Posted 07 January 2012 - 12:35 PM

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.

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Posted 07 January 2012 - 12:48 PM

Windows 95.

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Posted 07 January 2012 - 01:55 PM

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


My previous favs were 98 SE and XP.

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Posted 07 January 2012 - 01:56 PM

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


Agree. I am very happy with it.:)

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