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#61 OP martin88

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Posted 27 August 2013 - 08:15

There is absolutely no reason to use Windows Vista when given the choice, when Windows 7 exists... That basically sums of this whole topic.

Well, Vista is the most recent MS OS I'd use on a laptop/desktop*. After it goes EOL, I'd go with some Linux distro like Elementary OS. Or I could even buy an iMac or something on OS X.

*On a smartphone I like the latest Windows Phone 8 edition, I even prefer Windows Phone to Android. But I'd never use another MS OS on a laptop again. I'd rather learn Linux or even OS X than use Win 7 or 8. Windows 98 and Vista are still my favorite Microsoft OS versions, followed by XP and 2000. But they don't make them like they used to so I have to migrate to a different OS. OS X hasn't changed UI-wise as much as Windows since 2001, its development is evolutionary, while Microsoft tries too hard to recreate everything from scratch with every new Windows version. I don't like that at all, and XP and Vista are the only different-than-what-was-before looking Windows versions I like. Linux distros are also more consistent in their development and there's a distro for every taste. Instead of putting up with every new Windows version being way different than the former, I'd rather migrate to a different OS altogether.




#62 Max Norris

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Posted 27 August 2013 - 11:08

OS X hasn't changed UI-wise as much as Windows since 2001, its development is evolutionary, while Microsoft tries too hard to recreate everything from scratch with every new Windows version.

Everything from scratch? Not sure where you're coming at with this one. You either are afraid of change, that is, don't buy new versions if you don't want anything to ever change, or you got thrown off by a new theme? The day-to-day differences for the end-user between 95 and 7 are fairly mild and evolutionary.. a few things changed/tweaked/added or removed, but the general usage hasn't changed since 95. (Obviously, under the hood is a different story.) Taskbar, start menu, desktop. Check. Added on and improved, but still functionally similar. Windows 8, yea I can see that throwing someone off for a few seconds if they didn't pay attention to that "click here" video during startup, and it takes all of 5 seconds to get that back to familiar territory if that's the users preference too. Desktop's still there, just another layer added on to it. Don't like it then don't use it, all of your old stuff still works after all these years, for me that's a much more appealing option than rolling the dice with another OS and hoping the stuff I need works. I'm pretty happy with 7, and it's supported until 2020. Know how much the various changes in 8 affect me? Not at all, and certainly not worth rage-quitting to another OS about.

Linux distros are also more consistent in their development

That's not a universal truth.. I can name a couple desktops that have gone from sane to WTF rather quickly. Tell me how consistent Gnome 2 vs Gnome 3 is for example, and that's not a change for the better. Bigger mistake than Windows 8. I had a chuckle when some other guy ranted about Windows 8 being touch friendly (even though the mouse shockingly still works)... and then switched to Gnome 3. KDE 3 to KDE 4.. kinda like that Windows XP to Windows 7 jump. Then you got the distros themselves that can make radical changes arbitrarily, look no further than Ubuntu or Arch for that one. Some major changes happened in both, many of which cheesed off users, and in Arch's case, caused some major breakage. It's not all sunshine and lollypops in Linux-land either.

#63 francescob

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Posted 27 August 2013 - 11:14

Ha ha ha! Windows 3.1 with the Microsoft Entertainment Packs easily beats hands down all your fancy new Windows versions.

 

Who needs videos when you can have animated icons? Who needs DVDs when you can format your 1.44MB floppies up to 1.77MB?

 

P. S.: Skifree FTW!



#64 OP martin88

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Posted 29 August 2013 - 06:32

I guess I just got fed up with Windows as a whole. I haven't used anything else since my first computer back in 1998 and I feel like I need a change. :)





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