Which Windows do you think is the best? and the worst?
I recently wrote a hub about the reputation that Windows Vista has gained, but now with the release of Windows 8, I have to ask... which Windows do you think is the all-time best? and which is the all-time worst?
I'm going back a little in time as I have a MAC now. But one of my laptops is Vista and the older one is XP. Personally I liked XP, Vista is horrible and I haven't tried 8 yet.
But each and every version of Windows I have used always seemed to have problems whenever trying to add new software or peripherals. I have never had a problem in the 3 years I have had the MAC.
For the past 4 years I have used Windows Vista Home Premium and have not had any major problems. I have run a system cleaner several times which seems to help with system speed.
Other than Vista HP, I have formerly used XP and my experiences with that are similar.
The laptop from which I'm writing right now also has Vista. I've never had major issues with it, but I know it's the "black sheep" of the Windows family to some :-D Other than that, I have Windows 7 at my desktop at home and I love it.
Is it BASIC or HOME PREMIUM? I've heard several people complain about basic. Maybe it's that version that everyone hates.
Before windows 7, XP was best for me. Now Windows 7 is best for me as this offers lots of good things like start up fast, shut down fast etc. This 2 features are the best for me.... yet lots of other facilitates
I believe that Windows 7 is the best version of Windows. It is the most powerful, user friendly, and intuitive. It is the version I am using now, and I consider it the apex.
Though Windows 8 is certainly more powerful than Windows 98, I consider it the worst because it has taken Windows in the wrong direction. Microsoft aimed for a tablet friendly metro style, but in this pursuit, Windows 8 lost a lot of the power and intuitiveness that Windows 7 has.
I'm waiting to see what Windows 9 has.
I pretty much agree with most of your comments. Maybe it's the process of getting used to, but catering to the tablet market has made the navigation of Windows 8 more complex. I had to relearn a lot of keyboard shortcuts to find my way around.
Agree with you! Even i did not like it at all,
#1 XP Pro
#2 Win 7
#6 Win 8
Win 8 and ME are pretty much a dead tie.
I've used a few Macs but never cared for either the hardware or the OSs.
I'm hoping there will be a new kid on the block by the time I have to replace my 2 new machines 1 is Win 7 and I like it ok I still prefer XP Pro. The newest one is Win 8 and it is terrible I use it only for internet and that sort of thing it is too unstable to run anything that matters. I'm still searching for a way to change it over to Win 7 but it will take a different BIOS or something.
I like this list a lot, but I might be tempted to nudge Win 7 to #1 and XP to #2. Thanks for your comments!
There are some things that were lost in Win 7 like 2 key shut down (ctrl+UU)
along with some other shortcuts. Win 7 is much bigger and uses up more memory doing nothing.
LOL, I didn't even know that shortcut existed. I use the ALT+F4 a lot though. As for memory issues, I've never really felt it that way, but you can always disable stuff in your System Configuration. Vista, however, really loaded up a lot of crap.
Go to the performance tab in the task manager and do the same operation on both machines and you will see a big difference. Also look at the memory used just running.
Sure, there's obviously a difference in how much memory each OS consumes, just like there is with every new version of an OS. But I'm not sure what you mean by "doing nothing". I know that I rarely or never experience huge slowdowns or freezes with 7
XP, Windows 7, and Windows 2000 were the good ones. Don't forget Windows 3.1! I still have my floppy disks of the software. That doesn't date me right?
Best: Windows 7
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I think my favorite Windows OS is XP. I don't particulary care for Vista. I guess that would be my least favorite. I thought that XP was much easier to navigate. Vista was more cumbersome.
Windows 7 took some getting used to, but after a while, I do like it. I had no issues with Windows XP either. As for windows 8, I'm not impressed with it and probably will not upgrade to it any time soon.
For the longest time Windows XP was the only way to go. And after everything that Vista put us through I was hesitant to try 7. It actually turned out to be a pretty good OS. Now I just got 8 and don't know what to think about it yet. I hear the 8.1 upgrade will alleviate a lot of my concerns though.
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