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#16 chrisj1968

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Posted 29 March 2013 - 03:53

ok, XP got us on the NTFS system, so

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Vista
XP


8 to compete with Apple on the tablet


#17 myxomatosis

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Posted 29 March 2013 - 03:54

In my opinion.

-Windows 7. Fast, reliable. The last "real" Windows

-Windows XP. Old but still reliable and usable. Classic Windows version. First "NT" Windows version for home users

-Windows Vista. Not the most light and fast Windows version, but Vista brought some majors upgrades and evolutions to the table. If you like Windows 7, you must respect Windows Vista.

-Windows 8. The "Desktop" is excellent! As reliable as Windows 7, but faster. Windows 8 could have been the best Windows in history, but the decided to shove this horrible Start Screen down out throat. It kills the experience


Ironically I'm using Windows 8 on both my desktop and my MacBook. The only reason I decided to keep it? Start8

If no Start Menu replacement existed, I would simply be using Windows 7.

They block the possibility to use a Start Menu replacement software in Windows Blue? I'm back on Windows 7, as simple as that

#18 Aheer.R.S.

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Posted 29 March 2013 - 03:54

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)

Interesting list, I'm glad you like 8, but could you spare a moment, to explain the multi monitor part of your post? I'm running 7 with 3 screens I had no trouble or problems with it
(basically I guess my question would be, what has 8 got in that area that 7 doesn't?)

#19 +warwagon

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Posted 29 March 2013 - 03:56

(basically I guess my question would be, what has 8 got in that area that 7 doesn't?)


Taskbar on each monitor. Same thing ultramon gives Windows 7 users.

#20 BannanaNinja

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Posted 29 March 2013 - 03:56

Interesting list, I'm glad you like 8, but could you spare a moment, to explain the multi monitor part of your post? I'm running 7 with 3 screens I had no trouble or problems with it
(basically I guess my question would be, what has 8 got in that area that 7 doesn't?)


With 8 your taskbar extends to all monitors and apps only appear in the taskbar of the monitor they are currently running in.

#21 Aheer.R.S.

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Posted 29 March 2013 - 03:59

Taskbar on each monitor. Same thing ultramon gives Windows 7 users.

With 8 your taskbar extends to all monitors and apps only appear in the taskbar of the monitor they are currently running in.

Ah, ok, thank you both :) (Y)
(I use DesktopFusion for that, I didn't realise 8 did that as standard)

#22 yowanvista

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Posted 29 March 2013 - 04:02

1. Windows 7 - Definitely the best PC OS out there.
2. Windows Vista - Older but still very functional.
3. Windows XP - Ancient pile of junk
4. Windows 8 - Nonsensical touchscreen garbage OS

#23 zeke009

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Posted 29 March 2013 - 04:03

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

It wasn't the bait that brought me here, it was that buttery popcorn of yours!

Windows 7 - Progressed not having to hunt/peck through the Start menu
Windows 8 - Hope you learned how to make use of search from Vista and 7
Windows Vista - started the trend of not having to hunt/peck through the Start menu
Windows XP - about to become a massive liability, too expensive to cling to the past

#24 Sandor

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Posted 29 March 2013 - 04:16

ok, XP got us on the NTFS system, so


lolwut?

NTFS pre-dates XP by many years.

#25 Nothing Here

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Posted 29 March 2013 - 04:18

1. Windows 8 - Love Win8. Wished the entire OS was Metro.
2. Windows XP - Wasn't a bad OS.
3. Windows 7 - Looked good. But wasn't as good as XP.
4. Windows Vista - I hate placing this in this spot. Shouldn't be listed at all. Hated it with a passion.

#26 chrisj1968

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Posted 29 March 2013 - 04:44

lolwut?

NTFS pre-dates XP by many years.


to the masses. NT4 was known as a professional OS. I remember

#27 Hitman2000

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Posted 29 March 2013 - 04:53

7 - Best windows so far, only one I had 0 issues with. everything installed automatically, new built system was up and running in about 20 minutes.
XP- just because of how long I had it for, best part of 8 or so years.
Vista- was pretty unstable initially after xp, but once it settled down it was as good as xp or 7.
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#28 TheExperiment

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Posted 29 March 2013 - 04:54

Windows 8 - speed and feature improvements, less app crashes, faster switching between apps when gaming
Windows 7 - speed and stability over Vista
Windows Vista - far less BSODs, self maintaining, self tuning networking
Windows XP x64 - Patchguard and culling some ancient networking crap
Windows XP - it technically works and works well, for a while. If you don't mind reinstalling it every so often and any app being able to screw up the kernel, awesome.

#29 Kaze23

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Posted 29 March 2013 - 05:04

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


Just because you and other so-called "power users" around here whine about it doesn't mean it shouldn't be on the list.

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

#30 Circaflex

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Posted 29 March 2013 - 05:09

8
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Vista

special shout out to xp x64