Which is your all-time favorite version of Windows NT?

Discussion in 'polls' started by Gullible Jones, Jul 20, 2012.

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Which is your preferred NT version?

  1. Windows NT 4.0

    1 vote(s)
    1.6%
  2. Windows 2000

    5 vote(s)
    8.1%
  3. Windows XP

    22 vote(s)
    35.5%
  4. Windows Vista

    3 vote(s)
    4.8%
  5. Windows 7

    28 vote(s)
    45.2%
  6. Windows 8 (preview)

    1 vote(s)
    1.6%
  7. Other (please indicate)

    2 vote(s)
    3.2%
  1. Which version do you prefer, and why? Please explain your choice.
     
  2. For mine I have to say Windows 2000. It's obsolete now, but I like it because it is just an operating system, and does not have pretensions of being anything else. No fancy clown themes, no desktop gadgets, no compositing effects; it's just a platform for applications, and it just works. Being able to run on really low-end machines also helps!
     
  3. The Shadow

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    XP for me (still using it on our 2 older PCs). While 2000 also was a good basic OS, XP added lots of refinements, including plug & play, yet retained most of 2000's efficiencies.

    I have Win7 on my newer lappy and imho it's just a cleaned-up Vista and should have been released as a Vista service pack (but doing that wouldn't have brought in the big 'bucks' for M$). :p

    TS
     
  4. Wendi

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    What TS said hits the mark. XP just gets the job done on a modestly-equipped PC. :thumb:

    Wendi
     
  5. Pinga

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    None. They've been working on it for 27 years and still can't get it right :p
     
  6. noone_particular

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    With the choices limited to NT systems, it would be 2K. It didn't have all the extra garbage that newer NT systems have.
     
  7. Kerodo

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    Win 2k is by far my all time favorite. Just have so many good memories of those days...
     
  8. Sully

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    I've used them all. w2k was good. I like XP over it most every time though because of small refinements that made a huge difference. One little one, the network tab on task manager. Those types of things made XP so much easier to work with, to me anyway.

    Sul.
     
  9. guest

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    Windows 8.
     
  10. Hungry Man

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    Eh. Toss up between 7 and 8. If 8 had kept metro and just improved the task manager and the used the new metro explorer it would be 8 hands down.
     
  11. chrisretusn

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    Windows NT4 SP6a
     
  12. tomazyk

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    For all time favorite I would go with Windows XP. Now I'm using Win 7 and I like it a lot also.
     
  13. blacknight

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    XP it's my favorite.
     
  14. tgell

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    XP. Stable and able to run on a computer with not many resources. I plan on using it to at least 2014.
     
  15. Noob

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    I'll decide when i give W8 a fair try first.
    As of now W7 would be my all time favorite.
     
  16. jadinolf

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    I'm only a month and a half into it but I've got to say Windows 7 right now.

    I have renamed XP my "not responding" and the "hour glass" Operating System. I still have three XP computers.:(
     
  17. Dark Shadow

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    XP was my favorite and now windows 7
     
  18. arsenaloyal

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    I would have to say windows 7 right now is pretty stable.
     
  19. safeguy

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    I'd go with XP SP3 and Win7. As for Win8, I'd need to see the RTM release and use it for a fair deal of time before I decide.
     
  20. luciddream

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    XP once SP2 came out. Before that it wasn't all that great an OS.

    Surprised I don't see 98SE on this list. That was a good OS too, IMO.
     
  21. guest

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    The poll is about the Windows NT family. Windows 98SE isn't part of it.
     
  22. ams963

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    XP of course. ;)
     
  23. Get

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    XP. Used it the longest and never felt the need to change/upgrade.
     
  24. Tomwa

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    Windows 7 but only because compared to Windows XP I have to troubleshoot so much less. I like both and while I love my W7 I would use XP as an alternate (I think i just spent so much time with XP I got sick of seeing it) if I had to.

    Windows 8 is a literal crap-hat it's like Microsoft took a hat crapped in said hat and then slapped said hat on windows 7 and shipped it out to market.

    Vista was a terrible excuse for an OS (Like W8 ) but it is greatly improved however (Windows 7 was what vista was meant to be).
     
  25. niki

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    I voted for XP which I had since 2003 (first PC) and just got Win 7 last December. XP was so darn comfortable, just like a pair of worn-in slippers and had it tweaked to my heart's content. Still feeling homesick for XP. :'( It's in storage although it still ran great, except me being afraid the tower/hardware would conk out on me after having had it for so many years. Repair (cost wise) would prob. not be worth it.
     
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