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View Poll Results: Best windows Operating system.
Windows 95 1 3.13%
Windows 98 3 9.38%
Windows XP 10 31.25%
Windows 7 15 46.88%
Windows 8 1 3.13%
Windows 2000 2 6.25%
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Unread 04-20-2013, 08:04 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Favorite Windows Operating system?

Windows XP, Windows 7, Windows 8, Windows 2000, Windows 95 or Windows 98?
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I use XP but, I voted for 98.
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Windows 98SE was great for it's time, but it had soooo many security holes, mostly because of the explosion of the internet at the time. Not that Win7 doesn't have it's share of security issues, but Win98 was atrocious.

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No doubt, but I have 2 computers. 1 for internet and 1 that is banned from even having a cable/wire that insinuates an internet connection plugged into it. For the latter, 98 would be legit.
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I kept using Win 98 all the way until 2006. I needed to install some software and XP was required. I thought crap, nothing beats my Win98 setup... WRONG! My XP was faster in all aspects, booting especially!!!

Then in 2010 I built the computer I now use just because... well, I was bored and hadn't done it in awhile. It had Win 7 solo for about two years and seldom was used. Then a friend had probs with his computer and I fixed it for him, but made sure he had a dual boot option with Linux Mint as a backup. While researching Linux for him I found a distro I liked and so, the seldom used computer found it's "purpose" in life

Today I have it as a dual boot setup with PinguyOS and Win 7(on a ssd). I mostly use PinguyOS though.

I guess what I'm trying to say is I liked all three of those Win OS's(98se, XP and 7) Win2K was too utilitarian for me and Vista was bagged on so hard I had no interests.

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loved XP most before i got 7. they took the good from both XP and the few good things from vista,
put those togehter and made the whole 20% cooler.

so i vote 7, imo best OS from microsoft yet.
although i guess i might as well say XP, cuz most of the good things from 7 come from XP

also yay for compatibility mode whicha ctually does anything, the compatibility mode in xp 99% of the time seemed to do absolutely nothing for games or programs which needed it
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W7 is really a great success compare to Vista and since I'm on it my system froze like 2 times (+2 years)... but I'm on W7 Tiny eXPerience.

I was on W98 for a very long time and in the last years it was running in a 256MB of RAM so imagine how fast it was (reboot time was 7 seconds).

I miss W98 and still have plans to use it in a Virtual Box or something.

W7 will win this survey e.a.s.y.
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Windows 98 hands down. Compare it to today's windows 7/XP are good OS but if windows 98 was enhanced to run like 7 and XP i'd put 98 back on all day. I currently run windows 7 on my desktop and windows 8 on my laptop, i enjoy windows 8 but its not for your average joe.
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I've used every single OS mentioned in this thread so far and I'd have to say if you're still using XP you should seriously consider upgrading to at least Windows 7.

XP is WAAAAAAY to easy to hack into.

Windows 95
HAH why are you still running this? Maybe if your PC isn't connected to the internet at all. Windows 95 is basically where Microsoft started it's venture into the GUI of OS. This must be your souped up 486 with turbo that you play SP Quake ONLY on right?

Windows 98
This is essentially Windows 95 with service packs honestly.
While Win98 still had huge security holes and isn't recommended anymore for a modern day OS.

Windows XP
Initially i protested WinXP and vowed to stick to my Win98 guns but at a time of great despair (mandatory format) My Win98 OS install disk was lost after I moved states.

Windows 7
This is where (I think) most everyone should be on their production PC. If it's connected to the net and you're not a power user I suggest you use this version of Windows. This is a good example of what happens after MS gets enough time to fine tune their OS I feel.

Windows 8
WTF? Why!?
I'm currently stuck with Windows 8 on my Laptop and the whole touchscreen enabled OS on my non-touch-screen enabled laptop really makes me ponder "Why the heck did they install a touch-aware OS on a non-touch aware laptop? Makes no sense why.


Once you find out where the Desktop is on windows 8 you gain some familiarity from Windows 7 back but get this, WINDOWS 8 HAS NO START BUTTON. I paid $3 for a program called "StartIsBack" of something that mimics the start button of Windows 7/Vista/XP and now My Windows 8 functions more like Windows 7 which makes me happy.

Windows 7 should still be a standard on all NON-TOUCH-ENABLED-PC's.
Windows 8 seems like it's trying to count their eggs before they hatch with the amount of change Windows 8 brings over Windows 7.

Just my opinion from a person w ho's used every single MS OS starting with DOS.

If you pay attention to this type of stuff then you probably know that Linux (specifically Ubuntu linux) is making huge advancements on becoming a "regular user's OS" which I highly recommend for anyone wanting to try something fresh,new and free, also you don't have to worry about viruses like you do in MS Windows.

Vista is essentially what XP should have been.

Windows 7 is the current sweet spot and I have to say at first i didn't like the changes as a power user coming from XP, it felt like they hid a lot of the options I was use to messing with as I traversed the XP interface. Win7 still has a huge variety of settings but they're ?optimized? Honestly I prefer XP's look but Win7's functionality and security.

Even though I use windows 8 I recommend Windows 7 to all.
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