View Poll Results: Best Windows OS

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  • Windows 7

    96 55.17%
  • Windows XP

    11 6.32%
  • Windows 8.x

    57 32.76%
  • Windows Vista

    4 2.30%
  • Windows Longhorn

    1 0.57%
  • Windows 98

    2 1.15%
  • Windows 1.0

    3 1.72%
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  1.    27 May 2014 #121
    Join Date : Dec 2013
    Sydney, Nova Scotia, Canada
    Posts : 10,588
    Windows 10 IoT

    Quote Originally Posted by MilesAhead, post: 30440, member: 195
    Totally slipped my mind. Workstation. I remember back around that time Sun Microsystems machines were "Workstations" and therefore serious pieces of hardware.
    Windows 2000 was the same way, 2000 server and 2000 Workstation. Things got more consumer oriented after that and the Workstation label got dropped. The naming convention split too. ME, XP, 7 etc while the server versions retained the year released designation, 2003 server etc.
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  2.    27 May 2014 #122
    Join Date : Nov 2013
    Toronto
    Posts : 4,660
    Win 10 Pro x64

    Quote Originally Posted by whs, post: 30426, member: 58
    I am sorry, but I have to disagree. Vista was a fine operating system. I am still using it on two PCs and really never had any problems - actually less than with Windows 7. XP is a horrible thing from the dawn of time and gets only beat by 8.1.
    If that is true so why did Vista almost leave the scene faster than XP? And Win 7 came out so fast after Vista was released. I have a Vista laptop here. It's a very nice paperweight. I actually dual boot it with Linux Mint Petra because Petra is much nicer than Vista.
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  3.    28 May 2014 #123
    Join Date : Oct 2013
    Posts : 1,962
    Windows 7

    Vista had a bad start because of the drivers. From then on it was badmouthed - mostly by people who had never used it. But some gor egg on their faces like you can see here.

    I agree, Mint is a nice system. I run Mint Mate 14, 16 and 17.
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  4.    29 May 2014 #124
    Join Date : Jan 2014
    Inverness
    Posts : 1,197
    Win 10

    I go back to before PC's with computers. I voted for Windows 7, but I liked the old IBM OS/2, also.
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  5.    29 May 2014 #125
    Join Date : Apr 2014
    Space coast of Florida
    Posts : 5,369
    Windows 10 Pro X64 16299.19

    Ah ha, you mean this:

    [ATTACH=full]1180[/ATTACH]

    I'm running it under Oracle Virtual Box under Windows 8.1.1 Pro X64
    Attached Thumbnails Attached Thumbnails OS2.jpg  
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  6.    30 May 2014 #126
    Join Date : Jan 2014
    Posts : 743
    Host W8.0 x64 Guest W10 x86

    What's that, OS/2 1.3? It has a 16 bit look to it.
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  7.    30 May 2014 #127
    Join Date : Jan 2014
    Carencro, LA 70520
    Posts : 8,457
    Mint 18.3

    That looks like OS/2 Warp which is a 32 bit system Merlin was a better version.
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  8.    30 May 2014 #128
    Join Date : Jan 2014
    Posts : 743
    Host W8.0 x64 Guest W10 x86

    I had OS/2 2.0 2.1 and 3.0. I don't remember any of those icons. But it's been a long time. Then again I have to think about it to remember who one the NBA game last night.
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  9.    30 May 2014 #129
    Join Date : Apr 2014
    Space coast of Florida
    Posts : 5,369
    Windows 10 Pro X64 16299.19

    Yup, OS/2 Warp 4.5. I worked on it in Boca and then Austin in the Fixpack and Servicepack area. It was a great OS for it's time, much better that Windows but IBM never could figure out what to do with it so stopped developing it.
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  10.    31 May 2014 #130
    Join Date : Jan 2014
    Posts : 743
    Host W8.0 x64 Guest W10 x86

    I bought the Borland C++ 1.0 and 1.5 compilers for OS/2. I was hoping that compiler was an indicator of "critical mass" for OS/2. Just not meant to be I guess.
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