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Which has been the best Windows OS in your opinion?

Which version of Windows is the best in your memory/opinion?  

17 members have voted

  1. 1. Version

    • Windows 95
      0
    • Windows 98
      0
    • Windows 2000/ME
      1
    • Windows XP
      2
    • Windows Vista
      2
    • Windows 7
      6
    • Windows 8
      0
    • Windows 10
      6


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Windows 7 because MS couldn't change the way an app works without telling me or letting me refuse.


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Windows Vista. It's similar to Windows 7 but it has a much nicer UI. I would still be running it today if more games and applications supported it.


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I know this is controversial, but Windows Vista. It was terrible at release, but Vista became great. Windows 7 was basically identical to Windows Vista SP1, but with some cool features removed (like DreamScape).


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16 minutes ago, Schnoz said:

Feel free to explain why as well!

I voted Windows NT/ME only because all versions of Windows after NT are actually based on NT with improved kernel modifications, so voting for anything after NT doesn't mean much in terms of core OS functionality. However, it's important to note that NT and ME are actually completely separate from each other, where as NT and 2000 would have been a better fit for that option.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Comparison_of_Microsoft_Windows_versions

 

That being said, if we're talking about Windows OS with the best UI, I'd have to pick Windows 7, with Windows 10 closely following it, but only because Microsoft still hasn't moved a bunch of legacy control panel interfaces to the Windows 10 Settings app yet. Until things like control userpasswords2 and the screensaver dialog box are moved over, Windows 7 has better consistency in terms of the user experience.


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2 minutes ago, XR6 said:

Windows Vista. It's similar to Windows 7 but it has a much nicer UI. I would still be running it today if more games and applications supported it.

Skeuomorphism for the WIN

7 was better though. Vista didn't deserve the shit it got when considering ME though. 


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3 minutes ago, Syntaxvgm said:

7 was better though. 

Well it depends on what you're voting on. If it's just the finished product, then yeah, Windows 7. But the reason Windows 7 became loved over XP was because of all the changes that Vista brought and 7 kept. Vista brought some serious innovation and a good overhaul of the UI. Unfortunately it was also pretty demanding at the time hardware wise, which is part of the reason it didn't run well.


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6 minutes ago, JoostinOnline said:

Well it depends on what you're voting on. If it's just the finished product, then yeah, Windows 7. But the reason Windows 7 became loved over XP was because of all the changes that Vista brought and 7 kept. Vista brought some serious innovation and a good overhaul of the UI. Unfortunately it was also pretty demanding at the time hardware wise, which is part of the reason it didn't run well.

snapping, compatibility. There were a lot of things that prevented me from not leaving at least one 32 bit XP drive in my desktop until 7- though I'm not sure if I tried it again after service packs. The changes that vista made though were important, and it started the modern kernel, so drivers from vista still work in a lot of cases, which is great these days for legacy/specialty hardware. A lot got vista/64 bit drivers well past their normal support life which still work today in a lot of cases. 

Still prefer the look of vista over all 


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I'm going to say Win 10. I like having all of my devices (Phone, Laptopt, PC) interconnected in one Microsoft ecosystem. Minimalist non flashy UI also tickles my pickle.


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All of them. Or most of them. Win3.1 for being first that people use in real. Win 95 and 98 for being first true os, not dependent on dos limitations. XP for great improvement in stability and for new features. Vista for first modern os with many new features and speed improvement (yes, compare network speed or drives access speed to previous versions). 7 for some bug fixes. 8 for another revolution (touch screens). And finally 10 as final os.

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