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Best versions of Windows of all-time?
Posted 06 January 2012 - 07:28 PM
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.
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Posted 06 January 2012 - 07:32 PM
I'm sure Directv can't wait to get their hands on your unit.
Directv customer since 2000
Posted 06 January 2012 - 08:05 PM
Do it Right, Do it Once
LR: HR34-7, Den: HR24-1, MB: HR24-5, Bsm: HR24-2, Kit: H25-5
PrimeStar '95, DirecTV '00
Posted 06 January 2012 - 09:10 PM
And I'm sure Win8 will be even better.
Posted 06 January 2012 - 11:01 PM
Posted 06 January 2012 - 11:40 PM
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.
Posted 07 January 2012 - 12:12 AM
HR20-100 s/w version 0x192
au9 dish NO multiswitch or diplexers.
Internet connection via WIFI.
Posted 07 January 2012 - 01:42 AM
Posted 07 January 2012 - 05:24 AM
DIRECTV customer since 1995.
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.
"Belligerent and numerous."
Sometimes I update the Dish Network FAQ
AT200, Hopper & 360 via HDMI to Onkyo 505 to basement 42" Westy, Hopper via Comp-over-Cat5 to living room 42" Vizio with a Roku 3, Joey to Toshiba 32" LCD with a Logitech Revue. You want fries with that? Pull up to the 2nd window.
Posted 07 January 2012 - 07:24 AM
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.
Since it costs 2.4¢ to produce a penny, my 2¢ worth is really 4.8¢ worth. That 4.8¢ is my own and not the 4.8¢ of DIRECTV, Dish, or anyone else for that matter.
Posted 07 January 2012 - 09:26 AM
I have to go with Windows 7.
I've used virtually every version on the poll at one time or another.
What happened to Windows v3.11 (the sucky one)?
XP SP2 was pretty solid.
Windows 7 is very solid with more polish.
DirecTV Customer Since 1996
Posted 07 January 2012 - 09:56 AM
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Posted 07 January 2012 - 12:35 PM
I voted Windows 7, but still have some computers around the house that can't go beyond Windows XP.
Family Room: Samsung UN60F7100 60" LED 3D TV; Samsung BD-H5900 3D Blu-Ray DVD player; Yamaha RX-V663 AVR. Paradigm speakers - Focus fronts, CC170 center, PDR-8 subwoofer, Atom surrounds, ADP rear center; TiVo Roamio Plus DVR, Toshiba HD-A3 HD DVD player.
Bedroom: Vizio 42" 3D TV, Pioneer VSX-521-K AVR, Panasonic 3D DVD player, Energy Take Classic 5.1 speakers, Roku 2 XD, TiVo Premiere, Insignia HD radio tuner, Toshiba HD DVD player
Posted 07 January 2012 - 01:55 PM
My previous favs were 98 SE and XP.
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.
Sony BDP-S360 Networked