Microsoft Windows thread

It’s time.

BEST HOME EDITION

  • Windows 1.0 Family
  • Windows 2.03
  • Windows 2.10
  • Windows 2.11
  • Windows 3.0
  • Windows 3.1
  • Windows 95
  • Windows 98
  • Windows Me
  • Windows XP
  • Windows Vista
  • Windows 7
  • Windows 8
  • Windows 8.1
  • Windows 10

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BEST OFFICE/WORK/SCHOOL EDITION

  • Windows NT 3.1
  • Windows NT 3.5
  • Windows NT 4.0
  • Windows 2000
  • Windows Server 2003
  • Windows Server 2008
  • Windows Server 2012
  • Windows Server 2016
  • Windows Server 2019

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BEST INDIE CHOICE SPECIALIST VERSION

  • Windows XP Tablet Edition
  • Windows XP Media Center
  • Windows RT
  • Windows RT 8.1
  • Windows Embedded Family
  • Windows CE Family
  • Windows Mobile family
  • Windows Phone family

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The best version of Windows ever is obviously XP. A green start bar, a wee dog for search, and it works.

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The old msn butterfly icon is nice

unnamed

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bundling in server OSs with desktop OSs, what madness is this

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Missed an opportunity to make this into a World Cup of Windows.

Sometimes I think about “Fucking Windows 98! Get Bill Gates in here!”

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10 is the best because it mostly stays out of your way (mostly) and you can mostly turn off the annoying things (mostly).

Really wish I could be arsed having some kind of Linux installation again, but I can’t be arsed either dual booting for games or dicking around with emulation layers.

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Pretty sure 2020 is the 25th anniversary of The Year of Linux.

Coincidentally it’s also the 25th Year of Linux.

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It’s so nice though :frowning:

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XP til I die

Told you!

(My hot take is Linux will never be ready for mass market desktop consumption).

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Windows CE powered the Dreamcst m8

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Yeah, I agree. Imagine not having ever experienced a desktop environment that simply does not allow background windows to steal focus unless you explicitly allow it! They’ve never lived.

Obligatory obvious comment warning:

All awful. An ordeal to go back to when you’re used to Macs.

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XP forever

Hard disagree

Yeah, this is probably true, but much of it is just a case of what you’re used to - people used to Windows find OS X an ordeal when they’re not used to it as well.

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I think literally every positive feature of Windows can be reduced to this, tbh.

Having to update programs individually in the year of our lord Tux 2020 is barbaric.

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Convinced a few friends in uni to let me install Lubuntu on their bloated netbooks that were struggling to run Vista or 7 as they mostly used them for browsing and google docs and they were mostly pretty happy

It’s brilliant and hassle free! Until you accidentally do a kernel update and nothing works any more and also you can’t roll it back to the version you already had, and also for some reason that Google and two different forums cannot get to the bottom of, your networked printer only shows up two thirds of the time.

But apart from that

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