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#1 Atomic Wanderer Chicken

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Posted 29 March 2013 - 03:21

How would you rank the 4 Windows OSs which are XP, 8 , 7 and Vista from 1 (best) to 4 (worst)? Explain why you ranked them like this. Mine is below.

1. Windows XP- Just works, and works flawlessly.
2. Windows 7- Fast like XP and works well.
3. Windows Vista- Works well now, but resource intensive
4. Windows 8 - Total disaster of a UI but fast.


#2 +techbeck

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Posted 29 March 2013 - 03:26

XP - Just because how long it was out for before Vista and how many are still using it.
7 - Vast improvement over Vista. Smooth and never had an issue.
Vista - Never had a problem. Main issue as driver support, at first, and hardware requirements.

Have not made up my mind about 8 yet. Still messing with it and want to see what the consumer release of Blue is like. But most likely will fall either before or after Vista.

#3 jjkusaf

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Posted 29 March 2013 - 03:27

Another one of these threads? :) I'll play:

1. Windows 7 - Stable, fast, just works
2. Windows XP - Fairly stable, fairly fast but (for the most part) out of date. Hard to argue against an OS that has been going strong for 11 years
3. Windows Vista - Really no experience except I have XBMC running on it in the bedroom. Haven't had any issues w/ it though.
*4. Windows 8 doesn't even belong in this spot. I would almost rather place Windows 3.1 here instead. :)

#4 Aheer.R.S.

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Posted 29 March 2013 - 03:29

1- 7. The Most satisfactory OS I've ever had, took little to no time to get used to, does everything I need it to.
2- XP. My old number one, only problem I had with it was............... the odd bsod now and again
3- 8. I tried it twice, then figured It's not for me
4- Vista. Had it for an hour before I smashed up my pc from frustration (windows is searching for 'whatever'.exe WHEN IT'S CLEARLY INSTALLED WHERE VISTA PUT IT)
(wow, ironically I rated 8 higher than vista..........)

#5 Obi-Wan Kenobi

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Posted 29 March 2013 - 03:32

Meh...others took the bait, think I'll just sit back and watch.....

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#6 DavidM

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Posted 29 March 2013 - 03:32

1) 7 - Best Windows I've ever used.
2) XP - Great OS, but took 2 service packs to get it really good.
3) Vista - Once you did a clean install with good drivers almost as good as XP.
4) 8 - Hate metro/modern and the ugly ass default theme woth no customazation.

Why does eveyone think 8 is so fast? Win 7 runs just as fast and boots just as fast, if 8 actually shut down it would boots just like 7.

#7 LaP

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Posted 29 March 2013 - 03:37

1. Windows 7
2. XP.
3. Vista
4. Windows 8

#8 Max Norris

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Posted 29 March 2013 - 03:39

Why not.

7 - My personal favorite of any desktop OS from any developer. Fast, flexible, super stable.
8 - A few tweaks will put it over the top, a few annoyances keep it from being there, and I don't mean the usual "baww Metro" complaints, easily worked around.
Vista - Eventually got to a decent place. Too late though, still fairly heavy compared to the others.
XP - It was good back in 2001. (Welllllll after the service packs.. kinda sucked at first, stuck with 2KPro till then) Now, not so much. Too little support, too limited in functionality, too unstable, too old. Definitely not "modern."

#9 Raa

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Posted 29 March 2013 - 03:42

Windows 7, Windows 2000, Windows XP...

Oh you said modern!

#10 c.grz

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Posted 29 March 2013 - 03:44

Windows 7
Windows 8
Windows XP
Windows Vista

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Posted 29 March 2013 - 03:46

8 - Stardock tweaks make it a better 7
7 - a better Vista
Vista - first modern release of Windows
XP - can't be called 'modern' with a straight face

#12 +warwagon

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Posted 29 March 2013 - 03:47

Windows XP : An OS that brought NT to the masses. Sure it's old but it still works just fine.
Windows 7 : An OS which brought some much need polish to Vista.
Windows Vista : Without this there would be no 7
Windows 8 (Does this really have to be on the list?) : Meh

#13 Marshall

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Posted 29 March 2013 - 03:47

If you don't have anything to contribute to the OP's question, please don't bother posting.

#14 BannanaNinja

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Posted 29 March 2013 - 03:50

1. Windows 8 - lots of improvements over 7 (multi-monitor, cleaner desktop UI, all around faster)
2. Windows 7 - good, but not quite as 8
3. Windows Vista - slow, ugly, but usable
4. Windows XP - completely unusable (no Aero snap, graphical glitches, no hit start and type to search, control panel isn't as good, also kinda ugly...could go on and on)

#15 MtnDewCodeRedFreak

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Posted 29 March 2013 - 03:51

1st - 7
2nd - Vista
3rd - 8 (maybe after Blue, it'd be bumped up to 2nd)
4th - XP (too old for 2013)