Which Windows do you think is the best? and the worst?

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  1. Thief12 profile image90
    Thief12posted 5 years ago

    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?

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  2. duffsmom profile image60
    duffsmomposted 5 years ago

    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.

    1. Thief12 profile image90
      Thief12posted 5 years agoin reply to this

      I don't remember having too many issues with software or hardware installation. Maybe some problems here and there, but never something drastic. Anyway, thanks for the comment!

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    CalebSparksposted 5 years ago

    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.

    1. Thief12 profile image90
      Thief12posted 5 years agoin reply to this

      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.

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      CalebSparksposted 5 years agoin reply to this

      Is it BASIC or HOME PREMIUM? I've heard several people complain about basic. Maybe it's that version that everyone hates.

    3. Thief12 profile image90
      Thief12posted 5 years agoin reply to this

      Mine is Vista Home Premium.

  4. plusMinus profile image79
    plusMinusposted 5 years ago

    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

    1. Thief12 profile image90
      Thief12posted 5 years agoin reply to this

      Thanks for your comment!

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    Ben Blackwellposted 5 years ago

    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.

    1. Thief12 profile image90
      Thief12posted 5 years agoin reply to this

      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.

    2. mujtabasworld profile image61
      mujtabasworldposted 5 years agoin reply to this

      Agree with you! Even i did not like it at all,

  6. Borsia profile image44
    Borsiaposted 5 years ago

    #1 XP Pro
    #2 Win 7
    #3 2000
    #4 98SE
    #5 Vista
    #6 Win 8
    #7 ME
    #9 98
    #10 95
    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.

    1. Thief12 profile image90
      Thief12posted 5 years agoin reply to this

      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!

    2. Borsia profile image44
      Borsiaposted 5 years agoin reply to this

      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.

    3. Thief12 profile image90
      Thief12posted 5 years agoin reply to this

      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.

    4. Borsia profile image44
      Borsiaposted 5 years agoin reply to this

      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.

    5. Thief12 profile image90
      Thief12posted 5 years agoin reply to this

      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

  7. toptendeals profile image79
    toptendealsposted 5 years ago

    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.  big_smile  That doesn't date me right?

    1. Thief12 profile image90
      Thief12posted 5 years agoin reply to this

      Hehe! I used Windows 3.1 and 3.11 back when I started college. I remember when Windows 95 was released, I refused to use the new, updated computers :-D Thanks for your comment!

  8. TDowling profile image77
    TDowlingposted 5 years ago

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    Best: Windows 7

    Worst: Vista

    BTW, Microsoft will no longer provide support for Windows XP in early 2014, which will lead to the online death of one of Microsoft’s most favorite operating systems. On April 8, 2014 Microsoft programmers will stop creating XP updates or patches, which includes code designed to block the latest viruses and malware flooding the Internet. Without the latest programming it would be like surfing the Web without virus protection software or a firewall.  Interested? Check my Hub.

    1. Thief12 profile image90
      Thief12posted 5 years agoin reply to this

      Thanks for your comment! I also have a hub on Windows Vista reputation. Feel free to check it ;-)

  9. nanderson500 profile image86
    nanderson500posted 5 years ago

    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.

    1. Thief12 profile image90
      Thief12posted 5 years agoin reply to this

      I agree. When compared to XP, or even Windows 7, Vista pales. Thanks for your comment!

  10. epbooks profile image81
    epbooksposted 5 years ago

    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.

    1. Thief12 profile image90
      Thief12posted 5 years agoin reply to this

      To each his/her own, but I recommend you stick with Windows 7 for now. Thanks for the comment!

  11. Joshua Scott profile image76
    Joshua Scottposted 5 years ago

    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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