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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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#51 OFFLINE   armophob

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Posted 09 January 2012 - 09:51 PM

A NOTE TO MAC USERS: Please do not make any comments such as "All versions of Windows sux" or anything similar.


Can Windows Users? I have only been in use of 95,98,2000. and XP. All of these have given me enough issues to not have a favorite. Like asking what parking meter you find the best.
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#52 OFFLINE   TBlazer07

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Posted 10 January 2012 - 12:27 PM

Definitely Windows ME.

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Posted 11 January 2012 - 12:03 PM

Definitely Windows ME.


Definitely? Surely you jest.

No wonder you're grumpy...:D
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#54 OFFLINE   TBlazer07

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Posted 11 January 2012 - 01:27 PM

Definitely? Surely you jest.

No wonder you're grumpy...:D

I'm not jest, I'm TBlazer07. Maybe you were quoting the wrong person?

However I am still running it on my I7-2600K overclocked to 4.6GHZ. Dual boots to Win 98 (1st edition).

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Posted 13 January 2012 - 11:50 AM

I'm not jest, I'm TBlazer07. Maybe you were quoting the wrong person?


Well, no, you're the right one. Right under your name you are identified as "Grumpy Grampy."

I have used every home version of Windows so far and ME is the only one that has really disappointed me.
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Posted 16 January 2012 - 11:47 AM

Well, no, you're the right one. Right under your name you are identified as "Grumpy Grampy."

I have used every home version of Windows so far and ME is the only one that has really disappointed me.

You're obviously missing the best of the best.

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Posted 16 January 2012 - 01:07 PM

Windows 3.1 was the first completely usable version of windows and lasted many years.

Windows 98 [really it was 98SE that] finally stabilized the modern Windows we know today with USB support, decent networking and internet support, and the all-too-familiar task bar.

Windows 2000 was hands-down the most rock-solid modern business OS out there, and is still in use in many locations, especially in server form.

Windows XP again became a rock-solid standard for both the business and consumer; and again is still in very widespread use. In fact the world's largest Active Directory structured network (owned but he US Navy, I might add) runs Windows XP and her server variants to this day.

Windows 7 finally stabilized the fanciness that was brought forth in Windows Vista. It's now fast becoming the de-facto standard in business as well. The Navy begins its transition to Windows 7 and her server variants this year.
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Posted 16 January 2012 - 01:10 PM

Without a doubt, Windows 7.

And I'm sure Win8 will be even better.

I'm sure your dreadfully wrong on both counts.

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Posted 16 January 2012 - 01:29 PM

Best version of Mickey$oft's WindUp OS? Like asking for the best tasting dung if you ask me.

It is a desktop OS hacked to become a multi user OS hidden by a moronospheric interface that half works (and changes every major version requiring re-certification), requires incredible maintenance to keep it "safe" from intrusion, and it has taught the world that locking up and requiring reboots is normal (and acceptable).

When it's on Microsoft why trouble shoot? Just reboot.

As I learn more about the different operating systems the more sensible UNIX/LINUX becomes.

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Posted 16 January 2012 - 01:43 PM

I'm sure your dreadfully wrong on both counts.

I love that my opinions, which are subjective, are wrong in your eyes. And I love that you can't even bother to offer a reason. Cut and run ... I love it.

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Posted 16 January 2012 - 01:47 PM

I love that my opinions, which are subjective, are wrong in your eyes. And I love that you can't even bother to offer a reason. Cut and run ... I love it.


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)...
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Posted 16 January 2012 - 05:11 PM

You're obviously missing the best of the best.


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

Obviously?

I don't think so. :nono2:
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Posted 16 January 2012 - 05:29 PM

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I read somewhere that about 47% of the Windows based computer use Widows XP. I have a friend hat has Windows 7. I do not lie Windows 7. To me that does not seem user friendly. Even the email application on 7 has too many options. I prefer the simpler Outlook Express

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Posted 17 January 2012 - 04:36 PM

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.

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Posted 18 January 2012 - 08:56 AM

I love that my opinions, which are subjective, are wrong in your eyes. And I love that you can't even bother to offer a reason. Cut and run ... I love it.

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.

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Posted 18 January 2012 - 09:00 AM

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.

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.

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.

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.

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Posted 18 January 2012 - 09:07 AM

Windows 7 will mature into a great OS, I'm sure of it.

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.

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Posted 18 January 2012 - 09:29 AM

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.


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Posted 18 January 2012 - 03:00 PM

[quote name='"JcT21"']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.[/QUOTE]

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What did you not like about Windows 8?

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Posted 07 April 2012 - 12:02 PM

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.

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Posted 07 April 2012 - 04:02 PM

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.


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.

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Posted 07 April 2012 - 06:43 PM

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. :)

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Posted 07 April 2012 - 07:31 PM

What about "Bob"? :sure:

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Posted 11 April 2012 - 04:42 AM

What about "Bob"? :sure:


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:

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Posted 11 April 2012 - 05:11 AM

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:

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