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

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Drew2k said:
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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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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Drew2k said:
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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JcT21 said:
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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dirtyblueshirt said:
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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"JcT21" said:
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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What did you not like about Windows 8?

Where did you download the preview?
 

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"ghontz1" said:
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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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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Nick said:
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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Mike Bertelson said:
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:

Mike
I STILL won't buy anything Sony - media OR electronics - from that fiasco.
 

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Nick said:
What about "Bob"? :sure:
Mike Bertelson said:
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:

Mike
"What about Bob's" was the name of a local restaurant in McAlester, OK. I went there once with my son and his family, and have the mug to prove it. ;)
 

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Nick said:
"What about Bob's" was the name of a local restaurant in McAlester, OK. I went there once with my son and his family, and have the mug to prove it. ;)
It was also a pretty funny movie. :D

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Mike Bertelson said:
It was also a pretty funny movie. :D

Mike
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Pretty clever of that restaurant... might have been called just "Bob's", until a bunch of folks deciding on where to go for lunch kept saying, "What about 'Bob's'?"
 
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