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#1 Kevin Greene

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Posted 01 March 2012 - 10:09 PM

In case any of you nerds have a PC you'd like to try it out on.

http://www.windows8n...umer-preview-2/

Completely legit from Microsoft.

#2 d-dave

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Posted 02 March 2012 - 05:51 AM

I've got it running in an ancient 2004 laptop. It's slow ad crap but that's the computer! Its a nice idea, but I still find myself doing things in desktop mode because u don't do multi touch on that PC. It has beautiful design and I wish I had something more modern to put it on. It will be interesting to see how well the market responds. Its very interesting that's for sure!

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Posted 02 March 2012 - 04:29 PM

This will be the nail in vista's coffin for me

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Posted 02 March 2012 - 05:41 PM

Holy cow why are you on Vista, 7 is so much more stable

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Posted 02 March 2012 - 09:07 PM

Having used to work for MSoft whilst developing Vista, I can safely say 8 will be their best OS yet.

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Posted 03 March 2012 - 02:30 PM

i'll take xp pro over vista any day

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Posted 03 March 2012 - 05:49 PM

Every other OS microsoft puts out is poo.

95 - crap
98 - good
ME - crap
XP - good
Vista - crap
7 - good

I'm not holding my breath for 8.

#8 mmmbeans

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Posted 03 March 2012 - 06:02 PM

vista was awful. almost as bad as ME.

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Posted 03 March 2012 - 07:28 PM

i liked 95

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Posted 03 March 2012 - 09:48 PM

Every other OS microsoft puts out is poo.

95 - crap
98 - good
ME - crap
XP - good
Vista - crap
7 - good

I'm not holding my breath for 8.


Windows 95 was a decent OS, it wasn't totally crap.

Also, you missed 2000, which was actually a really good release. (No Windows ME and Windows 2000 are not the same thing. Windows ME was released after 2000.)

#11 natty

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Posted 04 March 2012 - 11:19 AM

I guess it's a stretch to say 95 was crap. It was definitely sandwiched between two better OSs though. I don't really consider 2000 or NT in the regular progression line as they were much different and eventually turned into MSs server OSs.

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Posted 04 March 2012 - 11:53 AM

i'd rearrange your list to say

95: good
98: poo
2000: ok
ME: fuging horrible
xp: probably the best (ram and dx limitations aside)
vista: total poo
7: not bad at all

still follows the pattern

windows 3 wasn't bad, but i definitely preferred dos. i never used windows 3.1 except to play solitaire. too much of a resource hog in the 386 days