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#1 2015-01-03 01:15:08

Wrobat
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Registered: 2010-10-10
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Best windows os?

As I am experiencing the windows 8 on a new computer I am remember to past windows os's. I seem to hold steady on my belief that windows 3.11 was the best they have made. My memory could have been tainted, I was around 12 and using it to play asteriods or some game my dad had on a floppy on an ibm laptop that cost 5k back in early 90's.

I was just curious if anyone else had an opinion on the matter.


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#2 2015-01-03 01:18:56

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Re: Best windows os?

3.11 for WorkGroups was always my favourite.  Don't think I ever saw a blue screen with that one.


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#3 2015-01-03 01:23:39

Alad
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Re: Best windows os?

Windows 98? But as OP, more for nostalgia reasons.

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#4 2015-01-03 01:31:20

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Re: Best windows os?

ya, I use to fumble around 3.11 and never got it angery at me. 98 gave me alot of blue. on second thought it could be msdos (6.22?) but I am not completely sure it was truely microsoft's software.


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#5 2015-01-03 01:32:29

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Re: Best windows os?

I love them all equally but in different ways.  Just like my mom used to tell my brother and I, even though we both knew she loved me better.

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#6 2015-01-03 01:54:45

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Re: Best windows os?

lol  lol  lol  lol  ↑↑↑↑ Yea, right.


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#7 2015-01-03 01:56:27

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Re: Best windows os?

The best Windows OS is the one I deinstalled to run Crunchbang. Likely my last version of Windows ever, esp since Windows 10 looks to be coming loaded with Adware as a "Feature.".

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#8 2015-01-03 03:03:43

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Re: Best windows os?

^ Hey ... just like the Orange Linux   big_smile


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#9 2015-01-03 03:05:32

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Re: Best windows os?

I loved and will always love Windows 98. Fast, simple and efficient. But you know, it is technically impossible to use it nowadays unless you want your computer to explode with viruses  tongue
Windows 7 is my choice now, it is "modern" enough to run everything I need and it doesn't annoy you to death like Windows 8 (personal opinion people  ]:D )

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#10 2015-01-03 04:10:25

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Re: Best windows os?

Probably Windows 7

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#11 2015-01-03 05:35:46

Alad
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Re: Best windows os?

^ People indeed seem to complain least on that one tongue

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#12 2015-01-03 07:04:11

isosceles
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Re: Best windows os?

98 or 7, horse a piece.

XP was good, but everything XP does for a daily user 7 does sexier. 98 is its own glorious 90's beast.

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#13 2015-01-03 07:16:54

chillicampari
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Re: Best windows os?

For work it was NT, for games and early multimedia, 98. I haven't used anything past XP yet regularly though I've tried the 8 series previews.

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#14 2015-01-03 09:35:47

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Re: Best windows os?

NT4 was reliable, 98 was administratable. The last one to impress me was 2.0 with its window stacking and VGA graphics. (It looked almost like a Mac.)

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#15 2015-01-03 09:47:25

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From: North Carolina
Registered: 2009-10-18
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Re: Best windows os?

XP never bluescreened on me.  Reliable OS was reliable.

My memory of 3.11 for Workgroups was bluescreens on a daily basis, and...my memory is a bit hazy on this, but I remember dialog windows about some kind of fatal exception involving shared libraries?  Those seemed to happen several times a day...

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#16 2015-01-03 10:21:36

olegabrielz
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From: Norway
Registered: 2014-06-14
Posts: 442

Re: Best windows os?

I have only used 98se, 2000pro and XP from MS. I did buy my old HP with vista mad, but I did replace it with XP after two frustrating days. Of those I've used, the best one in my opinion was the 2000pro.

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#17 2015-01-03 11:09:30

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Registered: 2012-06-15
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Re: Best windows os?

Probably win ME (have not really used anything prior to that, looked like a joke to a4000 user), but they told me that 2001 is way better, so i installed that just to be fancy (and slow). I have used XP the most thought.

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#18 2015-01-03 11:58:38

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Registered: 2014-06-03
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Re: Best windows os?

Have used 95,98,2000pro,XP, Vista and 7 (and Various flavours of DOS before those ). DOS for speed but not technically Windows . 7 probably is best Windows so far although I think Vista got bad press for trying to be different (UAC etc which was an attempt to be more secure - what would those critics think of Linux and its tight permissions !)  8)


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#19 2015-01-03 12:05:32

Alad
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Re: Best windows os?

^ Linux has a 15min timeout on admin/sudo, UAC has not tongue (admittedly in some DEs you end up typing your password thrice in succession, and you can launch an admin CMD in Win)

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#20 2015-01-03 12:13:24

olegabrielz
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From: Norway
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Re: Best windows os?

Rocky wrote:

... I think Vista got bad press for trying to be different.

Microsoft admits Vista failure  ]:D

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#21 2015-01-03 13:16:33

Alad
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Re: Best windows os?

^ Sadly, they didn't "fix it".  hmm

http://www.pretentiousname.com/misc/win … list2.html

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#22 2015-01-03 14:55:11

luc
#! Die Hard
From: Munich, Germany
Registered: 2010-03-21
Posts: 597

Re: Best windows os?

@Wrobat well what about your signature? ]:D

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#23 2015-01-03 15:35:21

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Re: Best windows os?

tbh I actually liked Vista.. Definitely nowhere near as good as 7 but I liked it regardless.

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#24 2015-01-03 19:40:16

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Re: Best windows os?

When it comes to 'best' I'd say probably anything before ME, but I'd say XP was the last 'good' Windows OS


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#25 2015-01-03 22:05:51

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Re: Best windows os?

Windows ME, IMO. As far as dependability is concerned, BSD is its only match.


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