Posted 27 April 2013 - 11:53
7 -> Best by a long shot, improved upon Vista has an awesome UI Glass, Rounding, Shadowing, there is no changes I would make the the OS and UI At all
XP -> While it had bugs and issues it was still a solid OS and an awesome step up from ME which I ran prior to it. I still run XP at work today, albeit some bugs it works fine
Vista -> I prefered the longhorn alphas, but the end result with start search, dark interface. Only issues I ever had were resource related.
8 -> I feel they took stuff out of 7 to make 8. The interface returns back to a blocky, solid color that I think feels old. The lack of standard features present in all windows dating back to 95, no the start screen is NOT a start menu. It's a tablet UI on a Desktop...(or so they say) OS.
If 8 has full Aero w/ glass or a theme that enabled it fully and paired with startisback I would consider using it, but there are just too many things with it that I don't like and with 7 being as great as it is, there is no need to "workaround" stuff if I don't have to.