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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.
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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, Bsm: HR24-1, Den HR24-2, MB: HR24-5, 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."
SlingTV, Tablo and Plex to Roku 3s and Chromecasts on a Vizio 42" in the living room and a Toshiba 32" in my bedroom. Xbox 360 client on a Westinghouse 42" in the game room. Tablets EVERYWHERE!
I used to update the Dish Network FAQ but not anymore.
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 1.66¢ to produce a penny, my 2¢ worth is really 3.32¢ worth. That 3.32¢ is my own and not the 3.32¢ 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
Posted 07 January 2012 - 05:31 PM
Win 7, of course, will run poorly or not at all on older underpowered computers.
Family room: Sony Bravia KDL-40SL130
Living room: Sceptre 32 inch
Posted 07 January 2012 - 10:42 PM
Those are my 2 greats, Windows 98 SE and Windows XP. I have not used Windows 7 enough to give a solid opinion on it.
Posted 07 January 2012 - 11:29 PM
Posted 08 January 2012 - 11:55 AM
The NEXT best operating system from Microsoft will be whatever comes after Win 8.
With all the 'new' stuff like "Metro" that they're putting into Win 8, I'm predicting it'll be a Vista-like disaster.
Right now, the Air Force is JUST NOW upgrading machines to Win 7. Many of these are being upgraded from XP - a lot of users didn't want Vista.
As a developer, I can tell you I'm a little sick and tired of MS constantly introducing new technologies to try and catch lightning in a bottle. Now we're supposed to throw away all our old stuff in favor of this new Metro look? A look that is, quite frankly, being FORCED on us? Those tiles look like an evolution of a 1980s concept, if you ask me. Then again I might just be rather irritated because of WinMo 7 throwing away the compatibility they'd had since the beginning - and suddenly apps that I'd developed that worked under WinCE, WinMo5 and 6 no longer work.