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Posted : Monday, 09 June 2014, 15:15
rockford
What no ’’Vista’’ love Jay? Actually, as you were
Posted : Monday, 09 June 2014, 15:16
steve_ancell
Fuck Vista!
Posted : Monday, 09 June 2014, 15:20
rychan
I wander who else voted XP?
Posted : Monday, 09 June 2014, 15:29
steve_ancell
I voted XP, plainly because I'm still not used to Win-7 after I migrated.

Posted : Monday, 09 June 2014, 15:36
rychan
yay!
Posted : Monday, 09 June 2014, 15:38
Hotshot
Window 7 is the best and forget the rest! lol
Posted : Monday, 09 June 2014, 18:58
dna
The poll does not mention any criteria however:

With windows 2000, it was faster to install and used less ram. the only drawback was that you had to have a driver disk or CD when getting new peripherals. Very, very few blue screens with windows 2000 but those were easily discernible issues. I would probably still use this OS however many companies will not support the OS with drivers let alone other things. It might work.

Windows XP was more problematic than windows 2000 and there were more crashes for me than windows 2000.

With Windows 7 I was surprised to find myself at ease using it since I had been sold on windows XP and found comfort in using windows XP finally. Windows 7 I never chose to move to, I was forced to use it when I had my laptop replaced. It really bugged me when companies put together their install distros that had to format the disk AND a recovery partition. This made the install times huge. I went from a 35 minute complete CD install using XP or before to 2 hours. When I tried the smaller install option, it left out certain drivers that were important. When I tried using those partitioning tools to make a smaller 260 Gig partition within a 1 terabyte drive, they failed. Most of the time the partition was converted from its native format to a simple partition. When that happened on my machine(s), the recovery partition would not work forcing me to use the DVD disks to reformat the drive when it needed formatting for some reason.

Windows 8 I've never used and like I've mentioned before with other operating systems, I do not want to move to the platform. Unfortunately that will change for me at some future point for some reason. The only good point that I know of at this time about the OS is that it uses less ram than windows 7. I was told this, I do not know personally.

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Posted : Monday, 09 June 2014, 19:47
Erebel55
Windows 8 boot times blow 7 out of the water. Which is the reason I made the switch. Once you change some settings to hide all the metro crap and get used to the fact that there is no longer a start button, it really is nicer in my opinion. I was going to stay on 7 as well, but am glad I didn't

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Posted : Tuesday, 10 June 2014, 01:17
spinal
3.1 ftw!
Posted : Tuesday, 10 June 2014, 09:48
Hotshot
Ok...tell me what Window 8 can do that window 7 cant do?
Posted : Tuesday, 10 June 2014, 10:02
Jayenkai
Boot up really really really quickly.
Posted : Tuesday, 10 June 2014, 10:33
Erebel55
Some people will always resist change
Posted : Tuesday, 10 June 2014, 10:39
Hotshot
Boot up really really really quickly.


Is that all?

I might well stick with Window 7 for long time to come until Window 9 come out!

Dont mess up Mircofsoft as you learn from horrible window 8!
Posted : Tuesday, 10 June 2014, 15:11
dna
I never knew it booted up quick. All I ever knew of was the Ram usage.

What ever happened to those people that used to bench test these things in various configurations for the masses?

We all could use that now

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Posted : Tuesday, 10 June 2014, 15:29
dna
With regard to todays poll: Most will probably select windows because you can adjust it more.
With apple you can do this but your are confined in some areas as in the past. But that might have changed.

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DNA
Posted : Tuesday, 10 June 2014, 16:44
steve_ancell
A lot of speed issues with Win-8 is probably due to a crap HDD.

Posted : Tuesday, 10 June 2014, 18:03
dna
That too steve. On other sites I'm being told that there is a substantial speed increase if using a SSD in my machine or any machine.

I never knew that manufacturers made a SSD for my type, let alone in a decent price range if what I was told was true.


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DNA
Posted : Wednesday, 11 June 2014, 04:58
Jayenkai
Speed on new Lappy is as follows.
If I hit the power button, it takes about 8 seconds to reach the password-input screen, and then from there another 15 or so to reach "Ready for use" status (ie, desktop loaded, sticky notes appear, can run chrome!)

Given that the previous lappy used to take well over a minute to reach "Ready for use" status, that's one heck of an improvement.

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Posted : Wednesday, 11 June 2014, 06:04
rockford
You can turn off the password screen if you don't want/like it Jay.

My Win 8.1 lappy goes from turned off to running FireFox in around 8-10 seconds. My old lappy used to take about a minute from off to useable (and I was pleased with that compared to the machine before).

I'm very happy with Win 8.1
Posted : Wednesday, 11 June 2014, 06:50
Jayenkai
Nah, I don't mind the password screen. Serves it's purpose!!

.. Was a hell of a chore trying to remember my old MSN account's password, though!! It's still linked to my Softhome.net email address!!!

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