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List the Windows OSes used, and rate them best>worst

  1. #31


    Quote Originally Posted by Wenda View Post
    Currently owned (most are installed on one machine or another, or in VMs).

    DOS (several versions from 3.0 to 6.22, not all MS)
    Windows 3.1 3.11 and Windows for Workgroups 3.11
    Windows 95 & Windows 95c
    Windows 98SE
    Windows NT 4 SP1
    Windows Millenium Edition
    Windows XP Home SP1 and Pro, no SP
    Windows Vista Ultimate (no Service Packs yet), and Vista RC1
    Windows 7 Ultimate SP1 32-bit and all official betas
    Windows 7 Home Premium SP1 64-bit
    Windows 8 Ultimate (Pro 64-bit + WMC) and all official betas

    Plus several non-MS operating systems as well.

    Win 7 would be my pick, but I didn't really dislike any, except for ME, which I now have running sweetly with very few issues on a P3/733.

    Wenda.
    Why no service packs, especially XP and Vista? Leaves your PC awfully unprotected doesn't it?

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  2. #32


    South Coast NSW, Australia
    Posts : 615
    Windows 8.1 'Ultimate' RTM 64 bit (Pro/WMC).


    Well, yes. But the XP Pro and the Vista setups are getting them, XP Home (my gaming machine) has SP3 installed, and most of these OSes never see an internet connection anyway, so security is moot. I've also managed to acquire most SPs for the Win NT setup as well, and will install as time permits.
    The two that are online regularly (the 7 and 8 setups) are fully patched and up-to-date.
    Wenda.
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  3. #33


    India
    Posts : 285
    Windows 8.1 Pro 64 Bit


    Windows 8
    Win 7
    Win Vista
    Win XP

    I used XP only in office. Win 8 is my favourite and I have switched to Win 8 completely in October 2012.
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  4. #34


    Quote Originally Posted by Wenda View Post
    Currently owned (most are installed on one machine or another, or in VMs).

    DOS (several versions from 3.0 to 6.22, not all MS)
    Windows 3.1 3.11 and Windows for Workgroups 3.11
    Windows 95 & Windows 95c
    Windows 98SE
    Windows NT 4 SP1
    Windows Millenium Edition
    Windows XP Home SP1 and Pro, no SP
    Windows Vista Ultimate (no Service Packs yet), and Vista RC1
    Windows 7 Ultimate SP1 32-bit and all official betas
    Windows 7 Home Premium SP1 64-bit
    Windows 8 Ultimate (Pro 64-bit + WMC) and all official betas

    Plus several non-MS operating systems as well.

    Win 7 would be my pick, but I didn't really dislike any, except for ME, which I now have running sweetly with very few issues on a P3/733.

    Wenda.
    Wow, Wenda! That's quite impressive! I think that designates you to be the "Queen of the Machine". Let that be known throughout the kingdom. You certainly have my respect.
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  5. #35


    South Coast NSW, Australia
    Posts : 615
    Windows 8.1 'Ultimate' RTM 64 bit (Pro/WMC).


    I must be a glutton for punishment or something....
    Two new additions to the family over the past few days. Ubuntu 12, and Mint 14 'Cinnamon'.
    Not too rapt in the GUI on Ubuntu, but it's useable and easy to learn.
    Mint still downloading as I type.
    One of these will probably become my main OS further down the track if Microsoft continues its
    push to subscription rather than outright purchase.
    Wenda.

    EDIT: - I also unearthed a copy of BeOS that I'd forgotten I even had, until reminded of it by
    another member recently!
    Last edited by Wenda; 21 Feb 2013 at 21:11.
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  6. #36


    Lol! Some women collect shoes. Wenda collects OSs. That's quite a list!
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  7. #37


    Harrisonburg, Va.
    Posts : 10,488
    Windows 8.1.1 Pro with Media Center



    Started with DOS on 75 Mhz IBM.
    Booted with 3
    ½" floppy.

    Went to Win 95---Nightmares

    Win 98-- better

    XP home & Pro--- Wonderful

    Win 8 oem to Win 8 Pro--- not bad.pretty stable except for IE 10.Removed it & use Chrome.Restore points don't work.Have to be careful....Maybe I can get them fixed....
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  8. #38


    South Coast NSW, Australia
    Posts : 615
    Windows 8.1 'Ultimate' RTM 64 bit (Pro/WMC).


    Quote Originally Posted by HippsieGypsie View Post
    Lol! Some women collect shoes. Wenda collects OSs. That's quite a list!
    Well, yes. But it was quite accidental.
    I had a big clean-out some time ago, and found a lot of old OSes that I'd used over 20+ years or more, and realised that they
    were worth keeping, for fun if for nothing else.
    So, since then, I've picked a few others up, and do try to have at least some of them running on a regular basis (which ones I
    have running does change from time to time).
    My brother and friends think I'm mad for persisting in using and playing with them.
    But someone has to, or they will be lost or forgotten.
    Wenda.

    Edit: - Hmm, just thinking...I don't have any versions of OS2 yet. (Slinks off to the nearest car-boot sale).
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  9. #39


    Kolkata, India
    Posts : 127
    Windows® 8.1 Pro 64-Bit


    Windows 8
    Windows 7
    Windows Vista
    Windows XP
    Windows 2000
    Windows ME
    Windows 98
    Windows NT
    Windows 95
    Windows 3.1

    Best:-
    Windows 8
    Windows 7
    Windows XP SP3

    Worst:-
    Windows Vista
    Windows 98
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  10. #40


    Quote Originally Posted by Wenda View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by HippsieGypsie View Post
    Lol! Some women collect shoes. Wenda collects OSs. That's quite a list!
    Well, yes. But it was quite accidental.
    I had a big clean-out some time ago, and found a lot of old OSes that I'd used over 20+ years or more, and realised that they
    were worth keeping, for fun if for nothing else.
    So, since then, I've picked a few others up, and do try to have at least some of them running on a regular basis (which ones I
    have running does change from time to time).
    My brother and friends think I'm mad for persisting in using and playing with them.
    But someone has to, or they will be lost or forgotten.
    Wenda.

    Edit: - Hmm, just thinking...I don't have any versions of OS2 yet. (Slinks off to the nearest car-boot sale).
    Just to let you know, I'm not knocking you whatsoever. Accidental or not, I find it astonishing that you have so many.

    Perhaps you can write your history to share here: Personal Computer Related Memories - I Remember:
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