Poll: Best Windows OS

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  1. Joined : Nov 2013
    Posts : 804
    10 Pro Preview x64
       10 Nov 2013 #21

    HippsieGypsie, post: 2383, member: 99 said:
    I voted 8. I'm wondering why 8.1 wasn't included in the roster. Huge fan of it.
    ditto
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  2. Joined : Nov 2013
    Land of 10,000 lakes
    Posts : 10,346
    W10 Pro, W10 Home
       10 Nov 2013 #22

    Although I am currently running Windows 7 and Windows 8.1 on my newer PC, I voted for XP, as it is my favorite OS of all time and I still enjoy using it on my older PC.
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  3. Joined : Oct 2013
    Posts : 13
    Server 2012 / 8.0
       10 Nov 2013 #23

    I voted 8 only because Server not included. Server 2012 can use Windows 8 metro apps.
    Server is compatible with skinning, docks, start menus, animated wallpapers, etc...
    I like Server Manager and other advanced features, it keeps me interested.

    As of 2013 (in comparison to all previous), my favorite OS is server 2012.
    Last edited by mdmd; 08 Oct 2014 at 10:38.
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  4.    11 Nov 2013 #24

    All this touch UI stuff for desktops... am I really the only person that hates fingerprints on his screen... :nailbiting:
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  5. Joined : Nov 2013
    Land of 10,000 lakes
    Posts : 10,346
    W10 Pro, W10 Home
       11 Nov 2013 #25

    bigseb, post: 2830, member: 98 said:
    All this touch UI stuff for desktops... am I really the only person that hates fingerprints on his screen... :nailbiting:
    Nope, I totally agree!
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  6.    11 Nov 2013 #26

    LittleJay, post: 2866, member: 114 said:
    Nope, I totally agree!
    Finally...
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  7. Joined : Oct 2013
    India
    Posts : 2,235
    Win 7 64 Bit Utimate
       15 Nov 2013 #27

    Win 7 till now. Waiting for Win 9.
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  8. Joined : Nov 2013
    Chicagoland
    Posts : 20,775
    Tower: W8.1; Laptop: W10 Pro build 10586; Windows Phone 8
       15 Nov 2013 #28

    bigseb, post: 2830, member: 98 said:
    All this touch UI stuff for desktops... am I really the only person that hates fingerprints on his screen... :nailbiting:
    Who says you need a touch screen or that its demanded? It's just another added input. Works great with mouse and keyboard.
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  9.    15 Nov 2013 #29

    HippsieGypsie, post: 3199, member: 99 said:
    Who says you need a touch screen or that its demanded? It's just another added input. Works great with mouse and keyboard.
    Yeah I don't know what its like where you guys live but over here people rave about touch screens. I can see the point on something like a phone or tablet 'cos they're small and adding a keyboard would make them bigger but on a desktop? No thanks.

    Plus I think it would kill my wrists to type on a screen...
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  10. Joined : Nov 2013
    Chicagoland
    Posts : 20,775
    Tower: W8.1; Laptop: W10 Pro build 10586; Windows Phone 8
       15 Nov 2013 #30

    bigseb, post: 3225, member: 98 said:
    Yeah I don't know what its like where you guys live but over here people rave about touch screens. I can see the point on something like a phone or tablet 'cos they're small and adding a keyboard would make them bigger but on a desktop? No thanks.

    Plus I think it would kill my wrists to type on a screen...
    Lol! No one needs to type on a touch screen at a desk. I think you mentioned that you're not a fan of 8/8.1. That you "Passed it up", Yes?

    Here in America there's card readers/touch screens at store checkouts, ATMs, cash registers, airports, ticket counters, rail depots, juke boxes, and the like. It's really nothing new here. Personally I have yet to see a touch screen monitor sitting on/at a desktop, save some all-in-ones. Most here would probably think that's ludicrous, although I've toyed with the idea for myself. Correct me if I'm wrong > I think you're missing the point. Windows 8/8.1 works just as well with keyboard and mouse just as any past OS. A touch screen is not needed or demanded. If you dislike the Modern/Metro design or layout of the system, that's a different story. Beauty is in the eyes of the beholder > practicality is in the hands of the user.

    As I've mentioned > I've toyed with the idea of using a touch screen on my desktop. I would use it as a primary screen and my present monitor as a secondary. A standard desk (top) is 30 inches (76.2cm) deep. If one places the monitor at the back it takes up approximately 8 to 10 inches (20cm to 25cm) so the face of the monitor is approximately 20 to 22 inches from the front of the desk. That's well within arm's reach. The question for me is whether or not it is practical. Personally I dislike the mouse. I'm a keyboarder until it comes to a browser. Not too much keyboard navigation in those. One can Tab key around, which is a PITA. There's Alt/left or right arrow for back or forward navigation to sites, up or down arrow keys for scrolling, Home or End, Page Up or Page Down, F4 for History/Favorites drop-down menu, Alt/S to post, and Alt/F4 to close it out. Other than that, one has to use a mouse, more or less, to be efficient. That list of shortcut keys may seem like a lot, but in reality it's not. At some point I have to reach for the mouse to click. I'd rather touch a screen. To me it would seem to be more efficient with some programs/apps.

    Bottom line is that everyone has to find their own way. Whatever is more practical for an individual. There was touch in 7. Personally I'm glad MS expanded it in 8/8.1.

    With that, I'll post with Alt/S....
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