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  • Windows 2.0

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  • Windows 3.x

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  • Windows 95

    4 5.71%
  • Windows 98

    3 4.29%
  • Windows 98 SE

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  • Windows 2000

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  • Windows ME

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  • Windows XP

    20 28.57%
  • Windows Vista

    1 1.43%
  • Windows 7

    28 40.00%
  • Windows 8 (Dev Preview)

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    What your all time favorite Windows OS?

    What is your all time favorite Windows OS?

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    Windows 95 was my first windows OS, I was 3 when I got my first computer and I remember having to boot up into DOS to play games. I guess that's my favorite for nostalgia.

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    I remember having a Windows 3.1
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    Windows 3.11 rocked, back in the day. But, although Win7 is OK, XP with SP2 was the most stable by a long shot. ME and Vista were just rubbish.

    However, I secretly always preferred the Mac GUI, especially at university when it was a choice between DOS and Mac Classic.

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    Vista is fine with enough memory. As for MacOS, these days the UI looks very dated to me, don't like it at all.

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    I use *nix where possible. Win7 when required. Avoid OSX.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Neil Williams View Post
    Vista is fine with enough memory. As for MacOS, these days the UI looks very dated to me, don't like it at all.

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    Vista will never been fine, its just a fact really. XP is the best ever really they will never better it Ui and stableabily wise again in my opinion.
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    None of the above.

    It has to be Windows NT

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    Windows NT was superb, I use FreeBSD a huge amount but would use OSX more if funds allowed


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    Quote Originally Posted by Neil Williams View Post
    Vista is fine with enough memory. As for MacOS, these days the UI looks very dated to me, don't like it at all.

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    Can't speak for the Mac interface and OS today as I don't use it.

    But, when the choice was between a command-line based OS and basic fonts on the PC or a point and click WYSIWYG GUI with truetype fonts on the Mac Classic (even if it was a greyscale screen) there really was no contest. I guess that would be before Gavin was even thought of let alone born .

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    I notice that no-one has voted for win2000

    What a dog that was...

    I have to have some windows machines in the business for staff morale/welfare reasons....

    I've tried to put Macs in the admin department but got a few complaints - one member of staff quit in floods of tears after being furnished with a spanky new mac with Microsoft Office on it.

    98% of service calls to my tech support guys are for the Wintels...

    printing - can't /won't/scrambled
    Networking - can't/won't/won't for long
    Antivirus - positives/false positives
    and email.......

    One Wintel user moved to Mac last year - won't go back now.


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    Quote Originally Posted by thescoutwebguy View Post
    Vista will never been fine, its just a fact really. XP is the best ever really they will never better it Ui and stableabily wise again in my opinion.
    I prefer the Vista UI, less garish. And it is fine on both my PC and my work one, so it is not a fact at all. Give it at least 2G RAM and it's happy. RAM is so cheap these days it hardly matters.

    I really don't like the W7 taskbar, two clicks to switch tasks rather than one.

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    Quote Originally Posted by DonTregartha View Post

    I've tried to put Macs in the admin department but got a few complaints - one member of staff quit in floods of tears after being furnished with a spanky new mac with Microsoft Office on it.
    i put an old pc in the scout hut office, it was only needed for internet browsing and writing letters...

    i stuck ubuntu on it and two big icons on the desktop for firefox and openoffice

    people would log in, see the OS, swear, curse me that i had put a mac in the hut and switch it off.

    they would not spend adjust to a tiny change... if i had installed an imac, their minds would have been blown

    we ended up buying a win7 PC for an easy life


    oh and by the way everybody

    mac mice have 2 buttons... in fact... they have multiple buttons, swipe gestures etc...
    macs run office
    macs interact with my garmins etc etc...

    more and more 'software' is now browser based... for example, i no longer use memory map etc... I use OS maps online and that works just fine...

    an imac turns up with:

    webcam, good video editing software, good photo management software, speakers etc etc...

    all the stuff that you need to buy extra for a pc...

    try to spec up a decent machine for doing photo and video editing from a big shop (most epople do not build their own) and you will come in at a similar price to an imac
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    Quote Originally Posted by GaryJH View Post
    Windows NT was superb
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    Agree, NT was rock-solid in an enterprise environment but probably a bit too much for the consumer market.

    Quote Originally Posted by DonTregartha View Post
    I notice that no-one has voted for win2000

    What a dog that was...
    I'd forgotten W2000. Agree that it was a dog. My previous employer only migrated away from it last year, moving to Win7 in a Citrix environment.


    Quote Originally Posted by DonTregartha View Post
    One Wintel user moved to Mac last year - won't go back now.
    We have a choice of laptop at my current company. Since I joined they have added the Macbook Pro and Air to the device list and everyone that has migrated says the same. My refresh is not for another 12 months though.

    Quote Originally Posted by Neil Williams View Post
    I prefer the Vista UI, less garish. And it is fine on both my PC and my work one, so it is not a fact at all. Give it at least 2G RAM and it's happy. RAM is so cheap these days it hardly matters.
    Win7 is really Vista with SP 2 or 3 added. Much more stable and easier to support. WiFi on Vista was always hit and miss, especially after XP, which was rock solid. Also Vista had lots of driver and memory issues, certainly in the early days.

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