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#16 Orange Battery

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Posted 19 August 2012 - 11:58

For me it has to be XP, closely followed by 7. I chose XP because it offered so much over Win ME and was an OS I used and upgraded every chance I could during testing stages because it kept giving me more in the UI and in system stability.

7 was cool, it made my desktop experience feel good again after Vista but I was not a huge fan of the UI, I preferred a smaller taskbar and the start button image of XP (I changed XPs theme to a black version of Luna which I loved)

Not liking 8's UI at all, Im digging around for customisation and getting bored. In order to look smooth and refined in metro there are basically no options - I have more control over my Sky Box.


#17 simrat

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Posted 19 August 2012 - 12:09

Hated XP, liked Vista, In love with 7. I have no excitement for 8.

#18 Jub Fequois

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Posted 19 August 2012 - 12:19

Windows 2000 lasted me for so many years. I found it incredibly well-built, especially after a couple of service packs were released. My "current" favourite is actually Windows 8, although I prefer OS X over any Windows.

#19 n_K

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Posted 19 August 2012 - 12:24

W2K. It sparked the revolution of switching mainline OS to NT and DAMN, it was pretty awesome, fast, snappy, responsive and very reliable. I like 2003 as well but #1 of all time for me is 2000 by far! :D
Vista was the downhill trend for me, 7 is 'nice' and supported and all but it's just not for me, and unfortunately W8 continues the downwards trend with a huge gap.

#20 Detection

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Posted 19 August 2012 - 12:34

Hated XP, liked and Vista, In love with 7. I have no excitement for 8.


Fixed that for ya ;)

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Posted 19 August 2012 - 12:39

Why were Vista and Windows 8 options there? Are they even operating systems? :shiftyninja:

#22 Orange Battery

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Posted 19 August 2012 - 12:55

Hated XP, liked Vista, In love with 7. I have no excitement for 8.


How could you hate XP? Even if you didn't go for Win ME, XP could be styled just like Win 98 but had loads of extra UI features and could recognise so many things automatically plus it had thumbnail view and working user accounts.

#23 Max Norris

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Posted 19 August 2012 - 13:30

On the desktop end I would have to say 7 at the moment, fast, reliable, no f'ing around, it just works and very well at that. 8 is a close contender and will possibly be my #1 once they refine things a bit, but right now a bit hit or miss yet (SP1?). Vista would be third (it was actually fairly decent after the service packs) with a tossup to OSX (works nice, just not my thing), XP and then 2K Pro.

Server side would easily be 2008 R2 by a very wide margin followed by FreeBSD, haven't tried 2012 yet, it's on the to-do.

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Posted 19 August 2012 - 13:40

By todays standards of course it's nothing, but my all time favourite version of Windows is Windows 2000.

#25 simrat

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Posted 19 August 2012 - 17:35

How could you hate XP? Even if you didn't go for Win ME, XP could be styled just like Win 98 but had loads of extra UI features and could recognise so many things automatically plus it had thumbnail view and working user accounts.


Got my first PC in 2007, first OS i used was xp, and i used to hate the default theme so i installed different themes and packs to make it look good. Which eventually made it slow, but the main problem was virus, there were tons of virus for XP and i wasnt power user at that time. After installing vista which actually ran really well on my old pc, i never felt need of any antivirus plus it was pretty, gaming performance was also better.

#26 vetLaura

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Posted 19 August 2012 - 22:11

For a Windows box I'm going to go with Windows 7 right now. I haven't yet tried Win 8 so perhaps it's not a very fair judgement..

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Posted 19 August 2012 - 22:17

I would say Windows 7, but before that, Windows 2000 all the way. Just a perfectly built and powerful OS. Microsoft really got things right with Windows 2000. But 7 was their next well put together OS. Now with Windows 8, I just don't know.

#28 Arceles

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Posted 19 August 2012 - 22:21

I like all of them except Win8, Win 3.11 was a real GUI approach, Win95 improved that even more, Win98 added stability, WinME failed at it but nevertheless I had fond memories of it, Win2000 was a lot stable but had few programs ready for it, WinXP was the GUI going Colourfull, WinVista was shiny but 64 bits and estability was a plus for me, Win7 was WinVista perfectioned... Win8 sends to the trash all the advancements of the GUI.

#29 BajiRav

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Posted 19 August 2012 - 22:24

It's complicated. My favorite version is always the current version of Windows. :p

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Posted 19 August 2012 - 22:30

Obviously at this point I have to choose windows 7 but I voted for Windows 2000, I have the fondest memories of using that. I don't remember having any computer problems at all from that time. Fantastic OS.