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Your Favorite OS

#11turbovirginPosted 8/26/2013 6:37:46 PM
Win7 and OS X since snow leopard
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#12DV8ingSourcesPosted 8/26/2013 6:40:39 PM(edited)
Why no current os? Silly to ask the question in your topic while excluding the best operating systems to date.

That said, probably enjoyed 2000, xp and hell even 3.1 the best. Mac os' are fine but just grew up on windows so prefer their structures more. Linux has never appealed to me as I'm a gamer first and foremost.
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#13Golden MavenPosted 8/26/2013 6:40:04 PM
Windows Vista blew my mind. The look, the new audio architecture and all its features, the stability, the overall sturdiness, the push for more standardized drivers, EVR video output, and a host of other features that more or less directly applied to me yet made the O.S. that much more awesome. Vista was a huge step forward, but a lot of drivers hadn't caught up so the common herd blasted it.

Windows ME kind of fascinated me for some reason. I respected some of what they were going for (a more streamlined version of Windows for the home user). Windows 2000 was a great O.S., but a little too serious for the average home user at the time. Windows ME kinda filled that gap. Too bad the timing of it was so bad, and the drivers just didn't hold up.

Windows XP, of course, was a great O.S. at the time. The new interface was a big improvement, as was bringing the home user to NT. I remember all the custom themes that were running around, you could really make XP look good.
#14GreenMage7Posted 8/26/2013 6:43:15 PM
Golden Maven posted...
Windows Vista blew my mind. The look, the new audio architecture and all its features, the stability, the overall sturdiness, the push for more standardized drivers, EVR video output, and a host of other features that more or less directly applied to me yet made the O.S. that much more awesome. Vista was a huge step forward, but a lot of drivers hadn't caught up so the common herd blasted it..


It wasn't just the drivers either. The OEMs were putting the operating system in under-spec pre-built computers which caused the owners of said systems all sorts of headache. You'd think HP and Dell would be able to read minimum system requirements but apparently the urge to fill their wallet and pass the buck to Microsoft was far too great.

It's why I don't blame Microsoft for being so controlling over Windows Phone. It's just too bad for them that Windows Phone is horrible.
#15Golden MavenPosted 8/26/2013 6:50:59 PM
GreenMage7 posted...
The OEMs were putting the operating system in under-spec pre-built computers which caused the owners of said systems all sorts of headache.


True. I don't blame customers for being upset, but their anger was directed at the wrong thing.

It doesn't matter, though. All Microsoft had to do was re-brand Vista, tweak it a bit, and release it again.
#16Cool_Dude667Posted 8/26/2013 6:55:35 PM
Vista
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#17biohazard1775Posted 8/26/2013 6:59:31 PM
EpicKingdom_ posted...
7 followed by XP.

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#18JonWood007Posted 8/26/2013 7:14:59 PM
Windows 7 > WIndows XP > everything else.
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#19SenkoyPosted 8/26/2013 7:35:41 PM
Why no new ones? And pretty much what the above poster said. 7 is the best, followed by XP. I used that for ages and it never once froze on me. So good.
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