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#61 LowProfile

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Posted 29 March 2013 - 17:47

1.- Windows 8 -> Like the Start Screen, like to see all the updates (news, weather, etc), fast reliable and the improved search
2.- Windows 7 -> Reliable
3.- Windows Vista -> The misundertood one (it required the latest hardware in his time 2006-2007)
4.- Windows XP -> The unified kernel and .NET philosophy , ended the DLL inferno, so it was the first truly reliable Windows


#62 Astra.Xtreme

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Posted 29 March 2013 - 17:56

1. Windows 7 - Fast and rock-solid
2. Windows XP - Reliable and compatible
3. Windows Vista - Nothing really wrong with it, but it was a quickly abandoned OS
4. Windows 8 - Disorganized and the UI gets in the way. With Start8, I'd move it up to #2 though.

#63 f0rk_b0mb

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Posted 29 March 2013 - 18:00

1. Windows 7 - Best OS ever.
2. Windows Vista - Had a few issues with it before SP1, but it was pretty solid for the most part.
3. Windows XP - Fast when it first came out but by SP2, it was slow and bloated. Didn't play nice with my card reader for some reason.
4. Windows Blue M1 Leak - Look's nice...Metro's starting to evolve into a usable platform. Hope more improvements are made.
5. Windows 8 - Liked it at first, ran it as my main OS during the betas, but I seriously thought Microsoft was going to listen to our feedback like they did in the Windows 7 betas. The whole OS is under cooked, missing core/killer features. I don't see a need to upgrade. Incompatible with some hardware like sound cards.

#64 BobSlob

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Posted 29 March 2013 - 18:25

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

The way Microsoft intended

#65 Enron

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Posted 29 March 2013 - 18:57

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

Never tried Vista.
Haven't really given Windows 8 a full run through yet either.

#66 Azies

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Posted 29 March 2013 - 19:05

I'll make a list after Windows 8 exits it's "Adjustment Phase", that spot of unstability right after launch that EVERY Windows OS suffered from, then I'll post my rank.

#67 Steffan

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Posted 29 March 2013 - 19:14

1) Windows 7 - Good and stable OS much like XP back in the days
2) Windows 8 - It has a lot of potential
3) Windows Vista - It has its issues but made manufactures create better drivers
4) Windows XP - Still a good OS but showing its age

#68 Marcel Berger

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Posted 25 April 2013 - 17:12

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

Windows 8 is the worst OS ever made by Microsoft!!!
It has an unuseable UI!!!

#69 +Quillz

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Posted 26 April 2013 - 03:13

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

#70 MeowPurr

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Posted 26 April 2013 - 04:04

1) Windows 6.2: many improvements, including: the Start Screen, Live Tiles (at-a-glance info like weather and news), built in email (killer feature for me) and calendar, notifications, better performance and less memory usage compared to Win7, IE10, built in antivirus, better task manager, improved file manager, App Store, faster startup times, free unlimited music streaming with Xbox Music, sytem-wide spell checking (it even works for Desktop apps, there's a COM-based API for that), & more.

2) Windows 6.1: the new taskbar (killer feature), Aero Snap & Peek, jump lists, fine-tuned Aero, Direct3D 11, Thumbnail Toolbars, multiple minor improvements.

3) Windows 6.0: beautiful Aero theme, much better security compared to XP (UAC), newer hardware support, live taskbar previews, Gadgets were cool at the time, new Start Menu with search, .NET included, new Windows Explorer, SuperFetch, Direct3D 10.

4) Windows 5.1: first consumer oriented version of NT-based Windows, much more stable than Windows Me (not much changed from Win2000), gorgeous Luna theme & variations (I still love them), new Start Menu, very low memory usage, ClearType, built in WiFi support (SP2+), many other performance improvements.


Every single version of Windows has a special place in my heart, but as Bill says, "higher is better". :)

#71 +nowimnothing

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Posted 26 April 2013 - 04:16

Personally, I think it got better with every version. Never had any problems with Vista, though they definitely tidied things up in Win7. I expect I'll say the same thing about 8 ("Never had any problems with 8, though they definitely tidied things up with 8.1/Blue")

#72 MDboyz

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Posted 26 April 2013 - 04:19

1 - Windows 8 - It just gets better and better.
2 - Windows 7 - Fast and good performance, but just so dated UI.
3 - Windows XP - After couple service pack, it is a nice and stable OS.
4 - Windows Vista - Thing either works or just don't

#73 syobon999

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Posted 26 April 2013 - 04:29

1. Windows 7- Stable, fast, bug-free, largest modern and popular support for the remaining of this decade
2. Windows XP - Vintage/lacks some support in modern graphics area, otherwise OK
3. Windows Vista - Usable after SP1, slower and not as snappy as 7.
4. Windows 8 - Metro sucks, the performance improvement isn't luring me or the millions of win7 users.

#74 Davo

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Posted 26 April 2013 - 04:35

1.) Windows 8 - I haven't found anything that this OS can't do out of the box that I need. It's saved me from installing a gazillion drivers/programs.
2.) Windows XP - I used it for so long because it was a big turning point for Windows
3.) Windows 7 - It's improved over Windows XP and fixed many of the nagging things about Vista
4.) Windows Vista - A fine OS in retrospect but living through it was terrible

#75 siah1214

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Posted 26 April 2013 - 04:56

1) Windows 8 - Can't live without the start screen, going back to 7 feels to me now like 7 to XP felt.
2) Windows 7 - Despite that, Windows 7 is an amazing, rock solid OS. The first MS I used and thought "Hey, this is really cool".
3) Windows XP - Loved that I could change the fisher price interface :p It had its quirks, I upgraded from 98 SE to XP and a lot of the annoyances went away but there were still plenty

I never used Vista so I can't rank it.