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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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#41 OFFLINE   Laxguy

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Posted 09 January 2012 - 10:11 AM

Click around this page... :D

http://www.therestartpage.com/#

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BTW, I voted "none" in the poll......:D
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#42 OFFLINE   Herdfan

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Posted 09 January 2012 - 11:27 AM

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


If it sucked, I would not be running WIN7-64 on my OSX Lion based iMac. :)

I did have most of the versions on the list. I skipped ME, but not Vista. :( For me, 3.0 was the one that started it as many people were still on DOS. I remember I had just gotten a IBM 486 computer and decided to use all that HHD space to put on Win 3.0 which was the newest. Then I got Word for Windows as back then there was also Word for DOS. Once I got used to it, I never went back to Word Perfect. This would have been c. 1991. But 3.0 is what I think started with Windows programs trend and the move away from DOS. This trend then gained steam with 95 and 98 and it brought computers to the home and the internet.

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Posted 09 January 2012 - 11:30 AM

Really curious - why did you pick XP (obviously, for those that did)?


Well, XP was a refined version of 2000 for the business market, and it also finally moved the home user off the old DOS platform. Windows Me really pushed the DOS platform to its limits, which made it unstable (in fact, Me wasn't originally supposed to exist; Microsoft initially planned a consumer version of 2000 that was codenamed "Neptune").

#44 OFFLINE   Laxguy

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Posted 09 January 2012 - 12:19 PM

If it sucked, I would not be running WIN7-64 on my OSX Lion based iMac. :)

I did have most of the versions on the list. I skipped ME, but not Vista. :( For me, 3.0 was the one that started it as many people were still on DOS. I remember I had just gotten a IBM 486 computer and decided to use all that HHD space to put on Win 3.0 which was the newest. Then I got Word for Windows as back then there was also Word for DOS. Once I got used to it, I never went back to Word Perfect. This would have been c. 1991. But 3.0 is what I think started with Windows programs trend and the move away from DOS. This trend then gained steam with 95 and 98 and it brought computers to the home and the internet.


When did the OS move off running DOS underneath the GUI? Is DOS now completely gone?
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Posted 09 January 2012 - 12:28 PM

When did the OS move off running DOS underneath the GUI? Is DOS now completely gone?


Yes. Windows NT 3.1 (?) was the first to boot directly to the kernel. It had the ability to run DOS as a VM underneath, but was a true Windows OS. This kernel became the basis for XP.

You can still access the Command Line even in WIN7, just like you can in Mac OS X.

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Posted 09 January 2012 - 01:21 PM

You can still access the Command Line even in WIN7, just like you can in Mac OS X.


Hence why in NT-based versions it is known as "Command Prompt" instead of "MS-DOS Prompt".

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Posted 09 January 2012 - 05:01 PM

Hence why in NT-based versions it is known as "Command Prompt" instead of "MS-DOS Prompt".


But it's still called "DOS Prompt" by us oldtimers when we're in a hurry. :D

And there is a difference in command and cmd .
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Posted 09 January 2012 - 06:34 PM

HOooollly Cow! I noticed the Mac screen's countdown was actually working, and sure enough, it "restarted". So it's not just a collection of screen shots, it's a working model - nostalgia city.

BTW, I voted "none" in the poll......:D

It's pretty cool, showing all those different Windows/OS2/Mac, etc. I got the link from a friend.

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Posted 09 January 2012 - 06:52 PM

Really curious - why did you pick XP (obviously, for those that did)?


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Posted 09 January 2012 - 09:37 PM

It's pretty cool, showing all those different Windows/OS2/Mac, etc. I got the link from a friend.

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You're too modest! It's one of the best links posted here, ever! :hurah:
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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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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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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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