What is your favourite version of Windows?

Discussion in 'Archive: Census and Games' started by The Gatherer, Nov 25, 2002.

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What is your favourite version of Windows?

Poll closed Mar 24, 2012.
Windows 3.0 1 vote(s) 1.0%
Windows 3.1 4 vote(s) 4.1%
Windows 3.11 1 vote(s) 1.0%
Windows 95 1 vote(s) 1.0%
Windows 98 23 vote(s) 23.5%
Windows NT 0 vote(s) 0.0%
Windows 2000 8 vote(s) 8.2%
Windows XP Home 24 vote(s) 24.5%
Windows XP Professional 30 vote(s) 30.6%
Other 6 vote(s) 6.1%
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  1. The Gatherer Jedi Youngling

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  2. Admiral_Thrawn60 Jedi Youngling

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  3. Tobey-Wan FanForce CR Northwest Ohio

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  4. droideka27 Manager Emeritus

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    Windows 95/98 were fine, windows NT sucked! ug. I hated it when my parents had nt on our family computer. fortunately after i bought my computer with XP Home on it, h went out and bought XP for the family one, do NT is long longer! yay! :p

    I actually really like the way the star menu is set up with XP, and the design on the windows. Once i got rid of that horrible greeen, that is :p
  5. Art_Core Jedi Grand Master

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    Jul 18, 2000
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    Windows '98, it's the only one I have used...
  6. Darth Guy Chosen One

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  7. Rogue_Starbuck Jedi Master

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  8. Whimper Jedi Master

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  9. Mrs_Kitty Jedi Grand Master

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  10. Jedi_Daniel Manager Emeritus

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  11. ForbiddenLove Jedi Master

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  12. The Gatherer Jedi Youngling

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    I have XP Home, and find it to be the best version yet! Bear in mind I have had my new computer for under a week, and it was the first time I have used XP Home... and already in a week, I love it!

    What is the difference between XP Home and XP Pro?
  13. Lord_Riven Force Ghost

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    Nov 13, 2001
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    I've been using XP Professional for a week and it is really nice though it takes some getting used to.

    I think the difference between XP Home and XP Professional is that XP Pro is more oriented towards business whereas XP Home is more oriented towards Home users. Other than taht I don't know. Probably on Microsoft site.
  14. The Gatherer Jedi Youngling

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    Yes, I thought those differences would be pretty obvious!

    From what I recall, XP Pro has better security features, while XP Home relies less on security, but more catered towards Audio & Video.

    Can anyone confirm this?
  15. Tupolov Jedi Master

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    May 24, 2002
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    I have XP home, so I wouldn't know about XP pro.
  16. DarthBabe Force Ghost

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    Mar 18, 2002
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    You forgot Windows ME!
  17. JediMasTer-NaThAn Jedi Knight

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    star 1
  18. wild_karrde Chosen One

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    Yeah Gath, you forgot ME :p

    OK, in terms of troubleshooting, 98 is the best and easiest and 95 is the worst.

    3.x isn't supported by anyone and I haven't even seen it since 1998.

    ME is pretty good, pretty much the same as 98.

    NT is a giant pain in the ass.

    2000 and XP are almost the same, but XP is annoying because you can personalize it too much which makes troubleshooting annoying.
  19. jedi_master_ousley Manager Emeritus

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  20. Jedi_Learner Jedi Grand Master

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    Jul 10, 2002
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    My favourite version of Windows is Windows XP Professional. So much better than Windows 95/98. :)
  21. MASTER_OBI-DAN Jedi Master

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    I'm a big fan of Windows 2000 Server; I've been using it for over a year now and I find it to be very stable. ;)
  22. Darth_Bolo_O_I Jedi Master

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    Oct 18, 2002
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    Windows 2000 is THE most stable OS that Microsoft has released.

    XP is decent, but...

    [venting anger]

    ... networking is extremely difficult, due to the plethora of 'helpful' wizards that are available. IMHO, XP goes too far with the concept of 'User-friendlieness' and creates a system that cannot be used by a high-end programmer. Also, XP has almost no reverse compatibility in any sense, from networking to gaming to hardware tweaking!

    [/venting anger]

    Although the XP Start Menu Options are fairly helpful...

    I apoligize for the massive venting, I will try not to let it happen again, but not making any promises... ;)

    Later!
  23. LittleJedi Jedi Master

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    Jun 4, 2001
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    XP Pro

    And yeah, I think the main difference between Pro and Home is just that Pro has more emphasis on security, that you're average home user might not need. Still, because I operate it on a notebook, which means the computer isn't always in the safety of my home, I prefer to have more security. :cool:

    LittleJedi
  24. UrbanJedi Force Ghost

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    Dec 14, 1999
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    I didn't like XP Home the first time I put it on my computer, but after I upgraded my memory, it works alot better.
  25. Gotterdammerung Jedi Knight

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    Jan 7, 2002
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    Windows must bleed.

    Go Linux! Open-source all the way.
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